Rated 1 out of 5 by cfawiley28 UNI BOOB --TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT
This tankini top is so difficult to put on and take off that I need help in doing so. Also, I looked like uni boob! The bra is VERY tight.
The material is nice though. Returning after a few uses.
Order a few sizes up!!!
July 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by scubadeb Love the top, but....
I bought the Water-Sport Swimwear Tankini suit top before my last vacation and love it because it fits great, has the sewn in bra (shelf bras in a competitor's suit are too small) and the strap design keeps the top from being too revealing. The reviewer above is right, the bottom is too full and floats up, but that's a small price to pay for the fit thru the bust. The problem is now I cannot get another one, and there is hardly any choice in matching bottoms. It seems this top is intended to pair only with board shorts. I'm a scuba diver so want something less bulky. It's very frustrating to finally find a swim top I LOVE and now cannot get another in a color other than black (all you now have in my size.
May 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by gflowers Why always a bra???
Why did you stop making suits for small BREASTED woman? I used to be able to buy a Bean suit that was fully lined, or at least with just a shelf bra. I wear a 36AA. NO swim suit bra is EVER that small. This would make a perfect fully lined tankini top. Please consider us smaller woman too, not just the large breasted woman! Thanks
May 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Silver123 Grows Larger When Wet, Order Smaller Size
I love this swim top, but it keeps growing larger in the water. I've only used it a few times, but from the bottom of the bust down it is way too large. I've taken it in 2" on each side, but it still floats up. I am 36"-27"-37", and I ordered a size 8.. Maybe I need a size 4?
May 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by adkfam Unflattering
So disappointed.... I was looking for a sporty top for swimming and paddling, but this was very unflattering on. I ordered a medium and typically wear a size 6, 34 C. The top was difficult to get on, gave me a "uniboob" look (ugh) and the colors were very different than those pictured on website. Sending it back. Bummer.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NEKmomof3 Color inconsistency
I measure for a size 8 but tend to wear a 10 in swimsuits, and the 10 fit perfectly. I ordered both sizes to be sure, and was surprised to see a large color difference in the 2-the 8 is more blue and yellow, and the 10 is much greener. Very comfortable top, no sagging at the neck so I can bend over without concern.
April 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hela Beware the inconsistent sizing
My measurements are chest 31", waist 27", hips 34.5", so I ordered a size 4 - chest 34". Way too small. I could hardly breathe once I'd struggled into it. I exchanged it for a size 8 - chest 36"- thinking surely this would be large enough. Wrong - it was too snug under the arms. The straps aren't adjustable, although that probably wouldn't have helped. The Knit Swim Shorts I ordered in a size 4 - hips 36.5" - were also way too small. I typically order XS or size 4 in non-swimwear from L. L. Bean, and find the clothes fit ok, or are too big. I'm giving up on L. L. Bean swimwear.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by thankfl1 Disappointed
These run very small. I wear an xs in llbean shirts and ordered both a 6 and 8 in this suit and the 8 was very tight in the bust. The colors on this were muted and washed out looking as well. The material and length are very nice, too bad about the rest.
March 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Silver123 Very High Quality, but Stretches larger in water
I really like this swim top because it is so well made and the fabric is sturdy and comfortable.. I bought the black solid with the red detail along the strap, and I think it looks classy. Just a word of warning about the size: It does stretch out a bit in the water. My hips are smaller than my bust, so the suit does not stay down where I want it. If I order this again, I would get a 6 instead of an 8.
February 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by spargle Excellent!
I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 only because the bra tends to get rolled up while putting it on, and rolls when I'm putting on the wetsuit shorty. Otherwise, it is great and matches the various bottoms that LLBean carries. I really like having the freedom of having different pieces to match to wear, and wash out between dives. I bought the size I thought seemed right, and it was.
December 27, 2014