Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Nice, but shelf bra doesn't offer enough support.
This is a super nice shirt and I wear it ALL the time at HOME. It's nice that I don't have to wear a bra with it in the really hot weather; HOWEVER, it is not something I could exercise in except for possibly walking or elliptical trainer. My bust is DD, so basically no shelf bra is supportive enough, also I've noticed that my "high beams" are quite noticeable so would be embarrassed to wear it in public. And as other reviewers have mentioned it does sort of puff out at the belly and make me look less than sleek, though that doesn't bother me because it is comfortable, and I really like how it accentuates and flatters the shoulders. I am a size 12 across all brands and the large fits nicely and is super comfy.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBCatalogBuy Comfortable, waterproof, and great fit!
Very happy with this tank! Suits my purpose for working outside in hot weather (love the built-in shelf bra!); the fit is great and true to size for me (am broad shouldered) and I love the drawstring bottom. The "hot coral" color selected is more tangerine than coral, but is beautiful. Definitely recommend.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by oneflower Discreetly flatters the middle aged figure
I needed a top for yoga at 80 degrees and everything, everything! I saw was skin tight and clingy and my boobies were spilling over the top. OK, I know I'm full figured with my share of middle aged bulges but I don't need my yoga top to tell me.
This top saved me! Its light, comfortable and the design is discreetly flattering even if you don't have that taut lithe little yoga body. And it stays where I want it to, even during inversions. My only complaint is the logo--very uncool. Otherwise its a really super and unique product.
May 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Choreographer Ok, but not great
This should be a great top, but for anyone who moves alot the straps are problematic...they have trim on both edges and are too wide...making them thick, bulky and difficult to keep flat on the body. If this part of the top could be redesigned it would be a great top for fitness, dance and swimming!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OCRiverChick Exactly what I was looking for!
I will be celebrating my 49th birthday while white-water rafting in Idaho! I was searching for a swimsuit alternative and this top is perfect. It's comfortable and quick drying. The odor control and sun protection are bonuses that I hadn't even considered but will probably be necessary after the four day trip!
I'm top-heavy with a bit of a belly so I prefer the tank left loose. It drapes nicely without being too baggy.The low-to-moderate support will not be enough for me, but like to wear my own bra with most active tops. The built-in shelf bra is just supplemental for me.
I like the cross-back straps for tanning. (I know it's bad... But I still like it.) The UPF 50+ should be perfect coverage for the non-tanned areas!
I ordered the dark gray in XL. I usually wear a size 16 and this XL is true to size. I'm ordering the coral one now!
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MidwesternMom Yes, it's a little swimsuit-like
The other reviews mention that this is like a swimsuit. I'd say, yes, it is similar but not quite there. I like this top for working out. It's comfortable, works for Zumba, yoga, and other "jumpy/moving" kinds of classes and exercise. The fabric, which seems a little odd at home feels exactly right when you start to warm up and sweat. I will buy another.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiltdream Very comfortable
I do not normally wear this type of shirt, but I decided to take a chance on it. I am so glad I did. The shirt looks great and is very comfortable. I normally take a medium in llbean shirts, but for this I ordered a large as I am chesty. The fit is perfect.
February 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Scratch Pregnant?
Nice colors, fit true to size, material is heavy for a top such as this. It would probably work well as a swimsuit top if worn w/some type of swimwear bottoms. Built in bra very supportive. On me, it just ballooned out in the belly, making me look pregnant (I'm 58 years old). Also, it's quite long in the body, went down to low hip area. I'm avg ht and wt, but this just did not fit right.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canoehead So cute!
I just received this in the mail last night. I am often a medium and sometimes a large. Because this was close fitting in the bust I ordered large and it fits perfectly. The material is substantial and soft and the coral color is gorgeous. I would say the bust support is light-medium, perfect for yoga where I intend to use it. Looks really cute on and the style covers tummy bulges perfectly. Love it!
January 22, 2014