Rated 5 out of 5 by KBCali Very flattering suit
Shopping for a bathing suit so can demoralizing, even though I work out at the gym several times a week, so I've been wearing the same suit for about 7 years in an effort to preserve what little self esteem I have from evil department store mirrors. I bought this one online and am very pleased with my purchase. It is comfortable, covers what I want covered, slims what I want slimmed, and flatters my bust line and shoulders. Well done, L.L. Bean!
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Wonderful Suit
Whoever designed this bathing suit had the heart of an engineer and the soul of an architect. The fit is wonderful and it looks so good. Beyond that it is surprisingly comfortable which is so important in leisure clothes. Even with the skirt it is not matronly. The colors in the suit are perfect for the design and it is very slimming. This is my second LL Bean swimsuit but it has become my favorite.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ridgelover nice surprise
I haven't wanted to go through the trauma of buying a bathing suit at a store for 20 yrs. - so when I saw this pretty suit on sale in the catalog I gave it try - terrific! Yes, it's tight to hold in the tummy - but not painful - and the skirt - my first - isn't too long, so it's not matronly. Such a pretty fabric and neckline I find it flattering - I'll even go out in public happily!
April 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by deddle Poor Bra design
Top of swimsuit does not have any body. Just floppy. Straps can be adjusted, but still did not work for me. I ordered size 18. The bottom was nice but a little snug, probably due to the slimming effect.
It was like trying to pour myself into those control top panty hose garments. I wear a sz 16 and some 18s.
Sorry, but this is being returned.
Otherwise the colors are pretty and the top is just a mistake.
Maybe you will have good luck with this suit, I did not.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by oakparkmomof3 Great Fit
Bought this suit to wear for a water fitness class. The suit fits true to size and is very comfortable. It has good coverage and stays in place. It also is very slimming. Best fitting suit I have had in years.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MSAWN I'm impresssed!
Buying a swimsuit online is obviously risky. I fully expected to have to return this as soon as it arrived. But with all the excellent reviews this suit has, I thought I would give it a try -- and I'm so glad I did. I am 5' 8" and usually wear LLBean size 10-12 (medium). Based on reviewed, I ordered size 14 (Long) - and it fit! Not only is it comfortable but looks great too! I don't like to wear revealing swim suits but I also don't want to look like I raided granny's closet. This suit is perfect in that respect -- I feel covered up but it doesn't look frumpy and actually looks quite cute on me! I like it very much. Unlike previous "slimming" suits that I have had -- this one isn't super tight and you don't need to perform any wriggling gymnastics to get into it. This makes it very comfortable to wear but I find it doesn't have as much "tummy taming" as I would have liked (my problem area). If I lived closer, I may have tried a size 12 (my true size) instead of ordering up as I think that might be the issue. However, it is comfortable and certainly not overly restrictive like many slimming suits can be. The material is surprisingly substantial but wears wonderfully when you put it on and flatters my body shape nicely. I would order a second one in a heart beat if they had more colour/pattern choices. Quality and fit of this suit is outstanding.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mar2u One little flaw...
It's a great fitting suit, as well as slimming. No problems with fading. Classic looking from the front, but the back straps have cheap looking silver metal on them, while they are very strong..they just take away from the classic look.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JosieLu Feeling Sassy
I was a bit apprehensive about a swim dress, but knew that this year with a 3 year old and a 1 year old by my side at the pool and the beach, I needed all the help I could get when lifting, bending, and sitting. This suit arrived, and I love it! It is just enough coverage on the bottom and just the right amount of sassy throughout the rest of the suit to make it work. The adjustable straps allow you to "lift and hoist" while feeling sexy, and the slimming material helps keep the belly a bit firmer. I am 5'6" and wear a size 10. I ordered a 12, and it is perfect. Kudos!
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomOfAllyandAvery Great fit and Super Comfy!
Great swim suit! I'm 28 and just had baby (#2) 7 weeks ago and it definitely helps smooth out my belly and holds everything in on top! It's very comfortable and is true to size!
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by June234 Very flattering suit
I ordered this suit in navy and am also going to order one in black. I am approaching 50 and I know I can't wear a string bikini any longer (and shouldn't be!) but I don't want to wear a boring suit either. This suit helps with the fact that no matter how much core work I do, my stomach will not be what it was when I was 25. It cinches in my waist, slims my hips and the top is really comfortable too all while being really flattering and classy while still having some style. Love it!
June 22, 2013