Rated 3 out of 5 by Stitcher888 Not for bigger chested girls
My daughter is almost 12, slim and fits the LLBean size chart almost exactly for a size 14. She is short waisted and long legged. This top totally didn't fit her, which is a shame because it's so cute. If you tie the neck so she gets the coverage she needs on the sides of her breasts, then the contrasting band that to me looks like it should be under her breasts then goes right across the middle. If you bring that contrasting band down where it belongs, then there isn't enough coverage at the top and sides. This is very unusual, since she normally has the opposite problem since she is short waisted. The Beansport bottom fits well and looks so cute, and she loves Bean swimsuits and asks for a new one every year. I'll try to talk her into trying the bikini top but she's normally so modest that she doesn't like her belly exposed so I don't think she'll go for it.
March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HomeOnthePlains Excellent quality
Ordered this in the plain blue to coordinate with several other pieces in this line (brilliant blue striped skirt, plain blue skirt, brilliant blue striped top). Ordered a size 10 for my long-waisted and slender 9 year old. Fits perfectly, once tied tighter. Seems to be a great quality, but I'm concerned the tie may loosen throughout the summer. Hopefully not! Worth every penny for a a stylish and age-appropriate suit.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jensuni Cute but fits small
The color, style and quality are very nice.
My daughter who fits 10 in everything felt this was just too snug and she is not an overweight kid at all, in fact some would say a slim 10. We wanted to like it but it just was an odd fit so sadly we had to return it.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldIrvingMom High quality and age-appropriate
This is the 3rd or 4th year I've bought these swimsuits for my girls. I love that they are age-appropriate for my tween in patterns she loves! We swim 3 or 4 days a week in the summer and the suits look brand new at the end of the season. Sizing is true-to-size as well. I buy each girl two tops and two bottoms in coordinating colors so they can mix and match.
May 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CocoOllie Bought again this year
My daughter had the same top last year in a siz 10. Very cute style for a tween. Although the suit still looked great after swimming in it all summer, it was too small this year. I ordered the size 12 in a different color. Fits great! The only thing LLBean should consider doing is adding more of a bra in the size 12 and up. Just a lining in the top doesn't cut it for developing girls. To avoid sending it back, I took out the removable pads from an old bra and sewed them in the top. Worked fine and now my daughter feels better about wearing it.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nhseacoaster good fit
My daughter picked out this top and matching bottom. What a cute set! And it fits very true to size. She loves it! I think she'll be wearing it often this summer (and hopefully next summer, too).
July 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CocoOllie Cute top
Great fitting top. Stylish for a tween but not too revealing. Pairs well with the side tie bottom. Perfect length to hide stomach but show ties. My picky 10 year old loves it.
June 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by domom cute cut
Bought for my 12 year-old niece. Not too young of a style, but not too revealing either. LLB bathing suits wear well - the color lasts and they retain shape well.
April 11, 2012