Rated 5 out of 5 by Nurseontherun Instant comfort and perfect fit!
I am 5'9" and weigh 165 lb, and I have a big bust. I ordered a size 14. It fit perfectly. I felt comfortable in the suit immediately. It looks fresh and stylish, but is not too revealing for a modest granny with some flab.
I liked the fact it slips on easily and has excellent bust support without an uncomfortable wire, and very good coverage. I was apprehensive about ordering a swimsuit online -- I have had bad experiences -- but when I put this suit on, it was an immediate perfect feeling! Yes! :)
July 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CyberMom Sarong Slimming Swimwear
I received this garment today believing I was getting a suit that I could actually swim in. Unfortunately, it has a *skirt* on it, which is not stated on the online description. I'm going to have to sew the skirt to the suit so I can swim laps and sit in the massage area without it bubbling up around me. I would return it, but all the others have plunging necklines that show cleavage, "soft" bras, or two pieces, none of which is acceptable.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by BFWPA Don't like the new version
I have bought several of this same suit over the years because it fit my tall, plus size body comfortably and modestly. I was thrilled to find it available again this year on line. Unfortunately the thrill is gone. This years version of the sarong suit is tight and constricting, and the new underwire bra is uncomfortable and fits poorly. I would return it, but before I put it on, I cut out the tags and washed it. So now I'm stuck with $100+ bathing suit.
July 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by cadbar iron maiden?
Once upon a time bathing suits were comfortable, so you could swim in them without feeling hampered. This is like a suit of armor! Going back as fast as I can send it.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LivingSimply Great Suit Need More Solid Colors
I bought this suit several years ago in a nice deep blue, kind of dark ultramarine blue and I positively love it. Alas it is no longer offered in that color. The fit is very flattering and I received lots of compliments last summer. This suit is also a great fit for me as a D cup with a very thin build/back.
The prints do not appeal to me because I like to wear a print beach wrap with it. Hope LL Bean will bring back the deep blue color or at least a solid turquoise.
February 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLLLW terrible suit
I read the reviews. I should have listened. It has a terrible smashing corset kind of un appealing fit. It has a heavy underwire, adjustment buckles on the straps and is way to tight in the middle making you squish out all over. I think any size shape person would have the same problem.
July 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cleveland Not like the original
The original version of this suit offered several years ago was not a "slender"suit; it fit comfortably and was flattering. I like the modesty of the sarong. But this version is like an iron girdle: what gets squished in squirts out the back and under the arms. I tried a size larger, and it was still too tight. I tried two sizes larger, which was too big. Please, LL Bean, don't think that everyone who wants the coverage needs to be trussed like a turkey. I have returned all of these; hoping my old original continues to hold up.
May 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MLBsf Great Except Size
Color and style flattering and went up a size to 12D. Seemed ok dry but stretches a lot when wet, I wished I had ordered a 10D like I usually do because I think the support would be there in the pool. Now that size is sold out in blue.
May 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nolegs Worst fit ever!
The cups are so small an average person falls out of them and the bottom so big that it sags. I bought another suite in the same size and it fits great. This suite just fits strange.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CJAH Pretty and Good Coverage
I'm a size 8-10 but D cup and I have trouble finding a flirty swimsuit that I'm not falling out of in the top. I may be a senior now, but I don't have to look drab and matronly. Plus pretty colour choices are important, because if I have to buy another "black" swimsuit, I will scream. I ordered the solid blue colour which is gorgeous.This swimsuit is a bit constraining (like a girdle) but I like the full support, more generous bra area and the underwire that really flatters. The size 8 was too tight and cut unflattering lines into my back but the size 10 works. Plus once you get into the water a few times the fabric relaxes and is less restrictive. I would like the leg to be a little higher cut, the back a little lower cut and the tummy control panel is too high (at my abs) and should be lower around the navel area and down where I need the extra control. But since it works for me and I felt very good in it, I have ordered a second one. Plus it stayed put when the waves hit me or I dove into the pool.By the time they wear out, hopefully there will be an improved version available. The UVH protection is not necessary for me, but a safe add on.
February 25, 2015