Rated 4 out of 5 by Pinchick2 A flattering suit
I got this suit on sale. It was in an old color, pink on black. I love the look and color and print. The fit isn't perfect for me. I'm busty and it wasn't available on sale in the D cup. The regular size 8 seems to have more like an A cup. It was way small. I modified it by pulling out the underwires. It's now like a soft cup bra which is much more forgiving sizewise. My only other comment is that the tummy slimming panel is a bit high for slimming my tummy. It's really a waist slimming panel. If this were available in petite perhaps a petite, size 8, D cup would fit perfectly. All in all, it's still a flattering bathing suit, which isn't so easy to find for an older body.
I haven't tested this suit in the water yet, but I would consider buying it at full price with the D cup.
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBIJERSEYGIRL Perfect
I just received my suit today and it is a perfect fit as well as being comfortable. It has an underwire bra in it which gives me the support I need. The adjustable straps are an added bonus.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by webster1943 good coverage
Nice suit- vibrant color. I purchased this suit for the good coverage; no plunging neckline . The fit is good for a busty gal- does not extenuate the bust. .
April 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthBayShopper Plain Black Suit
Bought the plain black sarong. Love the fit once on, very flattering. Ran true to size for me (16 long). It is tough to get in and out of the suit.
March 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gramaneen Great Quality - Way off base with sizing!
I am typically a size 10/12 for all clothing. Purchased a few sizes of this suit and even the size 14 Long didn't fit me comfortably. Felt like I was in an 8 rather than a 14 L. I was skeptical to even order a 14 (just in case) thought it would be 'swimming' (no pun intended) on me, but it wasn't. I thought about sending it back to get another size but there is no way I would purchase a 16 or 18 just so it fit comfortably! Price point was a bit high too...
Other than that it was pretty and well made.
March 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by loveullbean nice looking suit but not for those with pot belly
The colors and print of this suit are beautiful. I so wanted to love it. And I did like the sarong style of it, thinking that that would hide my belly a bit. And the suit is slimming in some respects. However, the tummy control panel that is mentioned is for the midriff area only and holds that area in quite nicely. But if you have a belly that sticks out below that, there is nothing to hold it in, and the bulge is very noticeable. Also, the leg openings were a little big on me, but that's because my thighs are not proportioned to my trunk...they're smaller. If there had been a control panel in the panty to hold my belly in, the suit would've been a keeper. Unfortunately, I had to send it back.
March 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fitzy5 This is a slender suit
I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the description and failed to note that this was a slender suit. The color was very nice and I love the sarong but I felt like a sausage. It was very uncomfortable and restrictive which is not what I was looking for in a swimsuit. I have other swimsuits with control panels that are very manageable, but this one had to go back
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoLA504 Slimming and feminine
I've never been proportional...my bottom has always been bigger than my top, so while my "B" sized breasts didn't "fill" the underwired cups, the suit's cups did not look "under filled" like deflated balloons. I have worn the suit. The shoulder straps stayed in place. I like the modest and feminine look of the sarong styling and felt less self-conscious about wearing a swim suit now that I am overweight and approaching age 65. I found the tummy control effective and the design and material worked to provide a slimming appearance. I purchased the blue/aqua/navy floral and liked it so much I hope to get a second in one of the solid colors. Hope LLBean will continue to offer this styling.
March 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CHERJU Washed out after three washes
I love the fit and appearance of the suite. However, after three washings it is totally washed out. It is really uneven. Certain parts where there is lining did not fade. The material has also lost a lot of its body. Very disappointed. I use it in a therapy pool. Needless to say it is coming back to you.
February 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wolfster flattering and so very comfortable
I am taking my 1st cruise in 1 mth & knowing that swimming will be involved I have been frantically trying swimsuits with no such luck. I spied this in the blue tones & thought after much consideration that I would order the suit & return it if need be. Well much to my surprise after opening the package I fell in love. I wore the suit around the house for 2 hrs & it fit amazing and looks so flattering. This is the perfect suit for my shape~thanks llBean! I was hesitant b/c of the underwire but, I didn't even notice it was there. The suit is so comfortable & so supportive of my DD bust. I am bigger around the middle & this suit has a slimming effect with the control panel, color and pattern it helps to camouflage my flaws. The fabric feels lightweight & so very comfortable. I am so excited about the cruise now b/c I will be feeling confident as I lounge around the pool & on the beaches in the Caribbean! thanks llBean you put a smile on this custormers' face. p.s. even my husband said it was a great suit for my shape!
January 20, 2014