Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthEastMother Solid Red Skirted Swim Bottom (Item # TC274625 )
This solid red skirted swim bottom (Item # TC274625) is cute and not matronly. It provides adequate coverage and is true to size. I also purchased the red tankini swim top with white dots (Item # TC274620 ) to go with it as well as the navy blue swim dress with white dots (Item # TC274616, Size 18 Long). I typically wear a size 18 at my current weight so I ordered a size 18 Regular for both the red skirted swim bottom and red tankini swim top and they fit perfectly (I'm 5' 5" tall and weigh 190 pounds). The shipping and delivery was fast too (I received it within 2 days...I ordered on July 7th and received it on July 9th). I would recommend this to a friend.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJB43 A Great Skirt That is Flattering in Every Way
Thank you, thank you, thank you for a swim skirt that is flatteringly short but comes to the waist! I had to search high and low before finding this and couldn't be more pleased. I can use it with a swim top, or with a regular top when I just want to walk in the waves. The fabric is not too heavy or too light, and I love the wide waistband.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Media35 Ran small
I upped my size by one. It is perfect. Comfortable, dries quickly. Is long enough to be modest enough for flabby thighs.
May 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by OnlineBargainShopper Runs extremely small
I was very disappointed to order this before going on a beach trip. I normally wear size 8 to 10 petite in clothing, and ordered a 12. It is very tight, so I am returning it. Why on earth do bathing suits run small? I am rarely dissatisfied with LLBean, but this time I am.
The quality seems OK if it just fit.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gramaneen Love it.. comfortable and such a nice material
Love this two piece set. (this bottom) fits great and is so pretty...Caught it on sale too.. That's a winner in my book!
March 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by marypr2 Nice fabric, but too tight
I ordered both the top and bottom when they were on sale. I ordered the same size I have in at least 2 suits from LL Bean, and this suit was much tighter. Both the top and the bottom were too tight in the stomach area. I am not willing to show off my flab at this point in my life. Some may have worn the suit this way, but I wouldn't. The length on the skirt was good. The top was just a little too short for my taste.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by missmayflower Nice, Comfortable Swimskirt, smooth lines
Ordered this in pink. It didn't quite match the polka-dot pink top, but close enough. The fabric is great. It is light enough to dry more quickly than other skirts I've tried, but is still very good quality. It has a typical yoga-pant waistband, which I find very light and comfortable. It lies flat and doesn't dig in and create a bulge like elastic waistbands I've tried. I noticed that some reviewers are bothered by the very thin elastic in the wide waistband, but I find that is what makes it light and comfortable. A wider elastic would be heavy and constricting. I usually find the tummy control in swimsuits very uncomfortable, but this one is light enough to not be constricting, yet feels secure and supportive. The length is perfect - long enough for modesty, but not too long for swimming. I find llbean sizing to be a bit smaller than I am used to - I often take size 16, but was glad I read the size chart and ordered an 18 from my measurements. The chart is accurate
August 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jbrownbear Just not for me
When I purchased this I forgot that it was only a bottom, but willing to purchase the top if it fit well. Sadly, the bottom did not fit well, but I have an older shape and this one just didn't work out for me.
May 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NotJustMe It Breaks My Heart
I was so excited to see this back - I had searched faithfully several times a year - just in case - but I missed it - and now they're gone - mostly out of stock -
I have two - the reason I only give it four stars is because the fabric on one "picked" - it is SO comfortable that I wear it at home anyway - and I think the fabric has been improved now and I was so anxious for a fresh start - the length is PERFECT - yes, I would wear it anywhere I would wear shorts, but the BEST ever - why don't they make/order enough?? Pricey, but worth it -
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BklynExPat Perfect!
I was afraid that I'd look like a thick-thighed, middle-aged woman in a mini-skirt, but instead I look fashionable and appropriate! My husband's face actually lit up when I tried it on for him. He said, "You look beautiful." And the material is so soft and feels so comfortable on, not at all tight and binding. I bought the suit in the solid blue bottom and dotted top and love it so much that I just ordered another in the solid huckleberry bottom and top. Thank you, LLBean -- I'll feel comfortable and confident at the town pool this summer for the first time in years!
April 28, 2012