Rated 1 out of 5 by Mollyrae Review of Women's Swimsuit Tank
The women's tank suit has a terrible odor, and cannot be eliminated by washing. The fabric is thick and the cut of the suit is not flattering. I am a size 10/12 Regular, and I had to buy the 14 Long because it was not true-to-size. In the past these same tanks wear out quickly in the butt, and the color will fade over time. I would not recommend this tank to anyone if they want to look flattering, feel comfortable, and smell pretty.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by advisedshopper a great bathing suit at last
Just perfect !! Well cut, well designed !!
Not too thick, not too thin, not too covering but still covering enough.
Holds every thing in place without being a girdle.
A great bathing suit !!!! Love it.
June 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by watergato BeanSport Medallion Print
For some reason, the review is showing "stripe". I had 2 of the BeanSport Tanks with Stripe, and they lasted a long time. But the BeanSport tank with Medallion Print wore out quickly. It faded and became thin after about 2 months and is about to spring the elastic - hence why I am shopping again. I wear lots of BeanSport Tanks with long torso for lap spwwiming and am happy with the fit, but this time I am not happy with the durability.
May 31, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LLBeanshopper3369 chest not proportionate
I wear a size 18 and although the suit fit fine I am small chested and the soft cup bra was too big and looked frumpy. Wish it came with either a shelf bra or just lined.
April 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Netgirl Good quality, smallish on top
The suit is good quality though it could use a little more room in the bust area. A slightly different cut might make it work for C cups without making it too big for A cups/B cups. I returned it because the pattern and style didn't work on my body type (C cup, wide waist, proportionately slim hips). I'm a size 14; the suit was true to size.
April 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AquafitGrandma Wanted to love this suit!
This swimsuit fit great and was comfortable. But after 2.5 months was baggy and became transparent in the back. I exchanged it for another one, but it only lasted 1.5 months. I take an aquafit class 3 times per week and thought the suit should last much longer than it did. A disappointing purchase.
April 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CriticalGrandma Material Loses Shape Quickly
I like the style of this suit but I wish the company would use polyester instead of Lycra. I only get about three months of wear before I have to purchase another one. I wear it in the pool five days a week.
March 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Midwesternlibrarian Chemical odor, sizing is off, fading early
I really want to love this suit. The cobalt is beautiful and the style is simple and utilitarian, which is just what I wanted. It would fit well if I had ordered a long, but my measurements were within the product description for the regular, so that is what I ordered.
Out of the bag, the suit had a horrible chemical smell that didn't go away, even after washing and wearing several times for at least three weeks (yes, I should have returned it as soon as I realized the stink wouldn't go away). Finally, even though I have worn this suit a maximum of 3 times a week only about 2.5 months, the color is fading along the back seam, the typical sign that it's time to replace the suit.
I realize that $40 is a good price for a swimsuit, but I've bought others that have outlasted this one and I expect more from L.L.Bean. I may still order another, as I have read that other colors might not fade so quickly, I am hoping the smell was just a fluke, and I now know to order a long. But the suit I have is a huge disappointment.
March 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tortuga30 UNLINED BEHIND - Not fully lined!
Beautiful pattern, great looking suit. It seems to run a little short in the length. Ordered 6 regular. Will be exchanging for an 8 regular. I ordered a few suits in this shipment: BeanSport and Tidewater separates. Be warned, NONE OF THE SUITS ARE FULLY LINED! Only the fronts, not the backs! Which doesn't make any sense to me. Cost cutting strategy? Disappointing. I'm hoping the pattern will help disguise this issue. Overall I recommend the suit, it really does look beautiful and slimming on.
February 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by kyegirl No fabric match on backside
I had ordered this suit in a size 6 which was a little tight. I was very disappointed in the fact that the striped fabric on the back of the suit was not lined up to match. What woman wants to draw attention to her backside in a swimsuit. This speaks to very poor quality in my mind. As I was going to try a size larger I hoped that the mis-matched stripes on the suit was just a fluke but the 2nd suit I received was mis-matched on the back too. This suit is very cheaply priced at $49.95 and I guess you get what you pay for.
I do think that the quality of clothing at LL Bean has denigrated in recent years and this purchase has really reinforced my opinion.
February 15, 2015