Rated 5 out of 5 by MitzSq Jewell Island Squareneck Tanksuit
All my requirements were met with this great swimsuit: slimming look, soft cup bra, straps that stay put for lap swimming, comfortable with no tugging, and modest coverage. The first suit I bought met the 1-kilometer swim test so well that I ordered another. My only suggestion is to have it available in more colors! Best swimsuit that I have worn in a long time.
July 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by bowanon Did not fit
I can see how, if sized appropriately, this would be a very slimming and well-fitting suit. However, I am normally a size 8 or 10, and I couldn't get myself into a size 12. Sold out in any larger sizes at the time I needed, so these all went back.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BettyBeaner Nice suit
I choose the suit for the Dark Cider color, a hard to find color that is my "new black". A square neck always looks better on me than the scoop or deep V , so that's another big plus. The color and fit held up just fine after getting wet in the ocean, pool and washing machine. The only feature that I don't love is the weight - it is thicker (that "slimming" fabric) than other, more comfortable suits. This won't be a big deal for wearing on the Maine coast, but it bothered me under the Caribbean sun. I normally wear size 4, but I purchased the size 8 suit, as I do with other brands too.
April 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by OutofTownGal Beautiful color and neckline, but
Suit is sewn to drape nicely, but makes for a tight fit. Love the square neckline and good coverage behind. I'm 5'9" and the long length is perfect, although the blue stripey one I also bought is more comfortable.
April 25, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by biketrailwalker Tight, tighter, tightest?
I've had an LL Bean swimsuit for several years. Like many of my favorite Bean purchases, that old suit seemed like it would last forever. Thinking I should probably spring for a new suit for our spring break trip, I bought this suit. I usually wear a size 6. When I tried it, I could barely pull it up. Returned it and re-ordered an 8 -- also too tight to breathe. When I ordered the 10, and still felt way too squeezed in, I decided this suit was not for me.
The color and style are great. But, I'm not sure why there's little-to-no variation in the sizing. Fading warnings were a concern, too. For the price of this suit, I'd expect more.
March 30, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by AliciaD Nice fit, Poor quality
This bathing suit has a great fit, very slimming. However, I washed it as it said on the tag, and it is sooo faded. Even worse, it faded unevenly so it looks horrible! I am disappointed in the quality of this suit. I expected more from LL Bean!
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by loch Repeat
I purchased this suit last year and found it to be the perfect swim suit. I am a size 12 in pants and dresses... also a M and L. However in this suit I wear a 16. However, when I wear this suit I look like a size 10. This year I purchased two of these swimsuits. The construction and material are of very good quality.
January 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5
by Verified Reviewer Color Bled Out on Second Use
Heartbreaking. I bought the Caribbean blue and the color bled out with the second use (see photos). This has never happened to me with any other suit. It looked streaked with most of it fading to a very pale blue, almost white. What a waste of a lot of money (felt like getting robbed). And very sad because the suit fit so beautifully. I expect much better from L.L. Bean.
September 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SCDukie A Pretty Suit
I swim laps so I wanted a comfortable suit that is flattering. This suit is somewhat slimming and easy to move in. The tropical blue is just as pretty as it appears in the picture. I'm very happy with it.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GLSailor Great Suit
Ordered the dark blue. Love the fit and color.
July 23, 2015