Rated 5 out of 5 by LondonPeach Figure flattering glamour
I bought this months ago in navy and have had compliments every time I've worn it. The design is fabulous 50s glamour and the cut wears more like shorts, which I love as it downplays my hips unlike most normal swimsuit cuts. I've also gained weight around my stomach recently and this does a good job of minimising the bulge.
The only cons here are that if you are a true pear shape with relatively little on top, you do need to tie the suit fairly tight to stop the inbuilt bra cups from drooping. Also, the fabric is of the highest quality and very thick. But that also means it takes an age to dry if you can't dry it out in the sun (as was the case on a recent trip where our hotel room didn't have a balcony and it was still damp when I put it on the next day). Finally, I would recommend sizing down 1 size if you like a snug fit. While I wouldn't say mine is loose, it doesn't feel as tight as I'd like it to.
All in all I think the price is worth the investment as it's likely to be the most durable and flattering suit you'll find!
December 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bethelen Best swimsuit. The end.
I hate swimsuit shopping... with a passion. Since the birth of my first child my body hasn't been the same--pouchy tummy, deflated ta-tas, jiggly rear--my bits just aren't where they used to be! Bikinis aren't really an option right now, since I'm not really feeling comfortable showing that much skin anyways, so I was on a mission to find the PERFECT one-piece. No matter the cost.
I'd searched every store in my city to no avail: ugly prints, strange designs, too much padding, not enough padding. I felt like it was hopeless! Why hadn't someone designed a swimsuit for young, post-baby women? REAL women who were used to wearing bikinis, but not up for that challenge just yet?
I took a chance on this one. I saw it in 2011's swim catalog and realised that my wishes had been answered... I just had to spend the money, cross my fingers, and hope that I'd ordered the correct size (I live in Canada where the nearest store is 8 hours away, so returns aren't really an option). When it arrived I couldn't wait to try it on...
And my husband couldn't wait to take it off! He definitely loves it. Plus, I get compliments everywhere I wear it: beach, pool, spa, water-slides. Something that makes me feel this confident nearly-naked, post-baby is worth every penny and more! It's everything a bathing suit should be.
Only qualms: since my ta-tas are slightly deflated from a year of nursing I sometimes worry that they'll slip out (just gotta make sure I've tied the back tight enough), and I probably could have sized down to a 6 since the 8 stretches slightly with extended swimming.
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chix Cute but not right
I wanted to love this swimsuit, but didn't. The good news is that the top of a size 8 fit and I have a full chest (36G). That is a swimsuit miracle as far as I'm concerned. However, the bottom part didn't look right - I felt it made me look dumpy?. Felt like a needed a whole outfit around it. Oh well, I tried! Otherwise quality is great.
March 4, 2013