Rated 2 out of 5 by katfish frumpy and skimpy
I bought a few suits to try on and select the best. Sadly every one is going back.
LL Bean used to make modest, comfortable swimwear. Now I just don't understand what audience they are trying to reach.
This top hugs the body below the bustline and is just too short. the back cuts across right where the back flab is-even on a fit woman. The fabric is not particularly pretty. The cups will not hold a breast bigger than a C securely.
The fabric is sturdy. I gave it two stars for that.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dllyllama i like this top
I bought this top in the tropical blue color hoping to get away with wearing it with black bottoms that I already own! Hahaha. I like the fit of the suit. Fits me a tad on snug side which is good because I hope to be shrinking a bit more in the future. I am age 33, 5'6" and 168 pounds. I bought the size 10. In a shirt I wear a medium or large but not an xlarge. One area that I see a possible issue on the suit is in the back where the straps meet the actual suit. There is the possibility of any fluff or extra skin at my bra strap area sort of bulging here due to the design. if I had a lot of fluff/skin here I might not like it as well.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by iShop1967 happy I took a chance!
I was hesitant to buy a swim suit on-line, but I am so happy I did. I have never had a swim top that fit so well, looked good, and was high quality fabric. I am 5'2" and size 16, and the size 16 fit me absolutely perfectly (fit well, but not skin tight). I was disappointed that it only came in navy blue, but checked back a few days ago and saw it in pink, so quickly bought that one too (however the pink one isn't on the website today). Now I am ready for the beach!
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by missmayflower Flattering, Fits Securely
Got it in pink - very pretty colour. Read the size chart. I normally take a 16, but LLBean runs a bit small and was glad I ordered 18. My bra size is 42D and the top fits great. It gives more support than other swim tops I've tried. The configuration of the straps at the back makes it very secure and I can swim with confidence. The fabric is very high quality, smooth and light. I often find tankini fabric too heavy and takes a long time to dry. This one is lighter without sacrificing quality.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jujubee1 Best. Suit. Ever.
When my LLBean catalog arrived in the mail, I absolutely fell in love with this suit. I am always hesitant to order a swimsuit online, but after reading all the glowing reviews, I took a chance. I'm SO glad I did! I used the online size chart to determine what size I needed and it was perfect. I ordered a 10 in Arctic Blue, and this swimsuit fits me better than any I have ever had. The material is nice and doesn't feel bulky, and I love how the tankini top flares slightly at the bottom. After a week of wear at the lake, it has kept it's shape and color. Knowing how hard it is to find a swimsuit I love, I am considering purchasing the dotted suit in Jadeite.
July 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by caramelkiss2008 Wonderful style- opted for another print
The fit of this swim top is worth every penny. It stays secure and you don't have to worry about ties coming undone or things popping out on you. The design is very flattering however I have curvy hips so the horizontal stripes accentuate that area. I found the polka dot suit in navy was my happy ending. I also bought the matching swim skirt with the built in panties. Hopefully I won't need to swimsuit shop for a good long time. I was glad to be able to do it from home rather than in some fluorescent lighted department store dressing room.
Thanks LL bean!
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MadDansMom wow!
This top is flattering, supportive and actually provides more coverage than the scoopneck top. I love it!
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnnW Nice
I just bought the black top of this tankini and it fits well. It's cute and not matronly (sometimes the case with LL Bean). The fit is snug on top (very secure feeling) and loose around the waist without looking baggy. Haven't used it yet, but looking forward to it!
April 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgiaBeanShopper Great fit!
I purchased this top and the skirted bottom both in glacier blue. I love the color and the fit. The top covers enough that I feel nothing will "fall out". The cross straps are attractive and help keep everything in place. I'm very happy with this purchase!
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GardenLady127 Great shape!
I ordered the Glacier Blue Dot and am thrilled with the fit! I was not able to try this on at my local store, but tried on the BeanSport Scoopneck top for size. The styles are different, but the sizing is similar. I have not worn this swimming, yet, but I feel like the v-neck is pretty full-coverage (which is exactly what I was looking for). I am a 5'-5" apple shape and this style flatters my broad shoulders better than the Scoopneck and takes some of the focus off my stomach area (it's a looser fit in the tummy than many other brands...perfect for me)! Also, I ordered the Beansport Lined Swimwear Short in Brilliant Blue and it matches perfectly!
April 11, 2012