Rated 5 out of 5 by trink7 perfect.....!
I ordered this suit just before a sailing trip.......and was so happy .....it looked and felt just great.
After 10 days...during which I wore it every day.....I found it to be exactly what I had hoped...Simple, sleek, gorgeous color..
I just ordered 2 more in the other colors!.......Thank you, LL Bean!
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cruisergirl7 Pretty, but runs short
I am 5' 4", 135 lbs. and wear a size 8 in clothing, but usually order up to a size 10 in swimsuits. Ordered this in a size 10R and it was WAY too short, and thus too tight. I reordered it in a 12L and it fit, but I will be pulling it down at the hips, as it is not a "tugless" tank that I wear from another retailer (in a size 10R, by the way). Have not gotten it in the chlorine pool yet, hope it holds up well as the print is so pretty. It just seems odd to me that a 5'4", 135 lb. person could possibly wear a 12 LONG--what size must my 5'9", 120-something lb. daughter wear--a 16L?!?
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanCustomerSince1980s tight fit
The suit itself is great, well constructed, beautiful material. I was so looking forward to it. Normally an LLBean size 4 is too big for me, but I took a chance. Using the guidelines, I ordered a regular length instead of tall. I'm sorry I did. It's a tight, short fit. . . the kind I'd want to get out of asap. I have to send it back and now no more in either a 4 tall or a 6 reg. So sad.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 You can't go wrong with a Bean .... anything
I have had bathing suits in the past that could not withstand the use I get from the Bean sport tank and tankini. I am in a pool at the YMCA 5-7 days a week for 1 - 4 hours. The chlorine levels are very high and have had "non" Bean suits that broke down, faded or just plain disintegrated within 2-3 weeks. Unfortunately, it was a money loss as I had to dispose of them. Then I went to LL Bean and have been using the Bean sport bathing suit and Tankini with skirted bottoms. I have had to replace the suit because of the chlorine levels in the pool; BUT the beauty of the Bean suit (or any of their products) is that it 100% guaranteed. I have replaced my suit 2 times in a short period of time - but no problem. I love the fit and the styles, colors, and gracious people at LLBean. Thank you for being a great retailer. I have recommended the Bean products to all the women I swim with and more than 20 of them have gone and purchased their swim suits at LL Bean.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by harpergirl Really great suit, reasonably priced
I have a swimspa, and I go through bathing suits. I usually buy two every year. This was my first LL Bean suit, even though I have been buying clothes and things for years from LL Bean. It was on sale. I chose the purple. I always get the "long," because I like my bathing suit to have some "give" and I didn't go wrong with this long. I am 5'6, short-waisted, but the long version fit me perfectly. I just wore it for the first time and am delighted about how it looks, and how it feels in the water.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JilinGA Comfortable
Haven't actually worn it yet but when trying it on I find it very comfortable EXCEPT for the elastic around the rear end leg openings. I ordered a "long" specifically so I wouldn't have to tug it down constantly, but this one just sort of drooped in the back so I just sewed some elastic on the back leg holes and now fits much better. I don't really blame the suit since it may have fit better in a size 12 instead of the 14, but didn't think the rest would have been as comfortable. And it may be because my rear isn't as round as it should be, it's more on the flat side!
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kcp4art Never try on another bathing suit!
I bought this style several years ago, and was very pleased with the fit and the style. I never have to tug it back into place, no matter how active I am. The first one that I bought has held up for season after season of swimming and water aerobics, and did not fall apart like other non-chlorine-resistant suits that I bought at the same time have done. I was a little concerned that the style or fit might have changed when I ordered another recently, but it fits exactly as well as the original does. As long as LL Bean offers this suit, I will keep buying them. Never again will I have to face the trauma of trying on bathing suits!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Babatofive Perfect fit; comfortable
Wore this for the first time today to swim at the Y. It's my first LL Bean suit and wow is it comfortable! Obviously a basic style suit, but perfect for laps. I've always needed a long; I'm 5'7" and 135 lbs -- the 10 long fits great. So glad to find a suit that fits so I can throw out my old ones! (the testimony on the site sold me!)
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by eileen512 Fits great, lasts long.
I have had several of this style suit over the years and swim in chlorinated pools. I usually rinse the suit in water and hang it outdoors. I need a long, and this always fits well and stays where it's supposed to. I have had several colors. In Texas summers, I swim most days. It's not fancy, but it sure feels good and I've taken it on many trips.The elastic in the back of my black suit has given out, so I'm getting another. Most of my suits end up this way, but I've had good wear from it. Any chlorinated pool is hard on suits.
November 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BonnieJG Fades quickly
After only eight wearings in a saltwater/chlorine pool, this swimsuit had considerable fading. The extensive fading makes this swimsuit not wearable.
November 4, 2013