Rated 5 out of 5 by Serabella Thank You!
Thank you for the best swimsuit I've ever worn. You've made this momma feel confident, modest (but not frumpy), and cute! After having two children, I never thought I'd find a swimsuit I loved. Thank you so much! The swimsuit fits perfectly and is the most flattering one I've tried on (and I've tried on hundreds). I did order a size up from what was suggested in the size charts and it fits perfectly. I also love that I don't feel "squished" or uncomfortable like I did in other "slimming" suits I've tried on (not from LLBean). This suit was expensive for me, but worth every penny.
September 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 19LLBShopper19 Cute swimsuit
Even though I sized up one size, it was still a struggle to put on, and it was a tight fit. Really nice concept, but I decided to return it. Too much trouble to put on.
August 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ConGma Pretty but uncomfortable
I put this on and liked the way it looked. But with all the trim fitting, tummy tucking, hugging material it was like putting on a wet suit. I read another review that said it was hard to put on but thought I could deal with that. Well I found myself not wanting to use the pool because I couldn't stand the thought of tugging and pulling this suit on. I'm finally going to return it and look for something that's comfortable to wear and put on. Avoiding the pool because of the bathing suit it such a hassle to put on is a sign I need a different suit.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJandMira Great plus-size suit
I am a size 18W and I actually smiled when I put this on for the first time. Let's face it, no swimsuit can make me a size 6, but this one is flattering and hides huge flaws. I can't wait to wear it at the pool and not feel self-conscious. One warning: this is not the suit for you if you are small chested. Those of you who are more well-endowed will appreciate the underwire and adjustable straps.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DTheriault Where has this suit been all my life?!?!
I am a heavier woman who hates wearing swimwear. I have a young family and we frequently go to beaches, camp, waterparks, pools, or hotels with pools. I hate standing in line or walking around in a swimsuit. Until NOW! I LOVE THIS SUIT! Nobody can tell it is a one piece, and since I have started wearing it, people ask if I've lost weight!! I really hope LL Bean continues to make this suit. It is the most flattering and comfortable suit I have ever owned! I did size up because so many reviews stated the midsection was snug. It fits comfortably and should I actually lose weight, it will still fit without bagging or hanging loosely.
July 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shopper14141414 A REALISTIC Review
I was very disappointed in this suit, after reading all the positive reviews! The fit shows every ounce if imperfection that you're trying to hide. Because of the type of fabric, this suit doesn't hide or disguise anything! It highlights them! The colors are too bright, too "discount store" looking. Tacky is the only word that comes to mind.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larimarlover Fabulous Fit
I bought this suit in the orchid, fell in love had to get the purple too! It is so hard to find this quality suit that is also stylish and slimming! I may need the teal as well! I am large busted DD so I sized down in the suit but went with the D cup and it fits perfectly! I am 43 and 5'6". This style is great. Need tropical prints next year!
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 218472 Best Bathing Suit ever!!
I have never felt this "pretty" in a bathing suit. It really does work with the trouble spots. It covers everthing but manages to look very updated and not at all out dated. I love LL Bean.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennieFromTheBlock My Prayers have been answered!!!
This suit is AMAZING!! Every year for the past 3 years I've done my annual "order and return bathing suits" sequence in the spring. This year I'm finally, FINALLY keeping a suit! I am 5'2" and exactly a size 10. Normally wear a DD bra. When I buy a swim suit, it's always a size 12 because they are SO snug. I ordered this one in a 12D and much to my surprise, the bra part was a little roomy. I exchanged it for the regular size 12 and it fits like a DREAM! The middle truly slims you out, the skirt provides just a little extra coverage and the top is very supportive. I've always hated the 2-piece tankinis (they are just not made for us busty girls!), but loved the look of them since I am still young. This is the perfect compromise. As long as you are OK with the snugness of the middle section, you will absolutely LOVE this suit!!
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by azrose This suit makes me feel presentable
I love this suit. It looks like a very stylish tankini, but is actually a one piece. I feel like my 50ish body is securely covered. There is nothing worse when wearing a real tankini and accidentally exposing your blubbery belly when you raise your arm or the pool water makes it float up. With this suit you are covered!
I usually wear Llbean XL tops and size 16 pants. I am apple shaped with narrow shoulders and an ample bust. I first ordered a size 18, but it was too small thru the belly. So I then ordered a size 18W, it fits better that any suit I have put on in years. My belly is toned up by the black spandex "undersuit" that the public cant see. Yet it is not so tight that I feel like a sausage.
I am thrilled, in fact so thrilled that I saw they are now on sale so I ordered a second suit in a different color. I hope Llbean continues to carry this type of suit. Next swim season I would love to see this suit with a tropical print top and a black skirt. I think that would be even more slimming.
Ladies don't be afraid to order this suit! You'll love it!
June 6, 2013