Rated 5 out of 5áby WhereHaveYouBean Works great for paddle sports
Love this top. Fits much better than competitors because the shoulder straps are wider/softer,have no hardware to dig in, and are spaced correctly for a size 6. Also, the bra is made from mesh with lightweight, padded inserts appropriate to my size--not large padded cups that are spread too far apart and take forever to dry. Being way past both the Speedo and bikini age, I appreciate a modest bathing suit in my size--almost impossible to buy anywhere.
July 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby sticklady Worst Fitting Top
It looked fine while dry, but as soon as it got wet it turned into a huge ballooning sack. I wish I had seen similar reviews before I bought it in the store. The material is really weird when wet. It is by far the worst fitting bathing suit I have ever seen. I was surprised because most of my LLBean clothing is terrific.
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby kayakmomof3 Not good for short waisted ladies
I love the print. I got the size that would fit my chest and it was a nice fit across. Since I needed a size (12) to fit my 36" C chest, the body of the top was blousy and looked more like an empire waist/maternity sytle swim suit and added 10 pounds to my figure. On top of this, I am short waisted and the length of the top ran long and covered my bottoms that i bought to match the top. I am 5'4". My 11 year old daughter suggested I wear different bottoms b/c it looked like I was wearing nothing. A side note, if you buy the matching swim bottoms, the manufacturer for LL BEAN did not put in the non -roll elastic and it is constantly folding over and not laying flat in the waist band.
July 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby sallyNC So Disappointing!
This tankini was so appealing online with its bright youthful stripe and attractive design to cover my not so youthful figure. As soon as it arrived, I hurried to try it on. Then I eagerly checked the mirror and I liked what I saw, UNTIL I lifted my arm and saw the side seam with its grossly mismatched stripes! Instead of the two dark stripes that appear on the front and back of the garment, in the side seam there are four dark stripes, each at a different position in the seam. These are not small mismatched stripes; these are very wide, mismatched stripes that simply steal the class from the suit.
I turned back facing the mirror and thought perhaps I could just keep my arms down when I?m not in the water?I mean, in the water nobody will notice... In that moment, I went from feeling very sharp looking to feeling a little self-conscious. Too bad!
May 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby marypr2 Didn't Fit Like the Old One
I bought this top to replace a beloved one that had faded. Anyway, I bought the new beansport suit pieces to replace what I had, and both the tops and bottoms are way skimpier. I have lost weight since I bought my first set, particularly in the top, yet the one size down is uncomfortably tight in the wrong places. Other people might wear their suits tight like this, but I'm too modest. The skirt I had to keep at the same size as before despite my weight loss, and that is skimpier than the former as well. I think these suits are relying on less suit and more lycra. I you don't want to highlight your tummy, get a size up.
April 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby rosie247 great fit
I love this top. This is the second one I have bought from Bean. But after 2 years, the elastic in the shelf bra disintegrates. I had to toss my previous, beautiful lime green top, and now a black one; I have ordered a new black one but knowing it won't last more than 2 years. I am careful to wash them out after each swim, never put them in a drier, etc., and yet the elastic gives out. I have swim wear from other companies which lasts for many years, yet I keep ordering this top from Bean because it is the best fitting and the best looking. It's a little longer than others so stays down, the cut and shape is great, and it's very comfortable. I will keep getting these tops in spite of the elastic problem.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NOCAfan all day comfort
comfortable and modest to wear all day even around town with crop pants to slip over the swimsuit bottoms. I followed the chart and got 2 different sizes in the top and bottom and both are perfect. The sizing chart doesn't lie! Only problem for me is that the top could be about an inch shorter but I am also under 5 feet.
March 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby ocean Same as last season.
The print on this tankini top is a nice combination of shades, and it's a good swim top for those who want more of a tank top style. However, it's the same style as last year's BeanSport Tankini top, not particularly becoming for small figures, just another tank top style. The fabric is certainly substantial enough without the inside lining, and the lining only makes the top much too thick for hot weather, and takes too long to dry. Already had one of this style from last year and didn't need another! LL Bean needs more selection in their swimwear, nice prints, cami straps, and becoming styles!
February 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Diana97210 Cute but not at all functional-Returning
Thank you, LLBean, for offering Women's sizes. But women of size need undergarment support. The bras in these swim tops are ridiculous for most women of any size, let alone a plus size woman. Needs a redesign. Returning both purchases.
November 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby kb4eating Tankini tanked.
Totally didn't understand that this was just a tankini top...not a complete bathing suit. That information should be crystal clear somewhere in your discription. Clearly, I'm disappointed.
August 1, 2013