Rated 4 out of 5 by acham It's a keeper!
Im 5'2" at 170 Ibs. I'm fairly proportioned with medium girls up top and a bigger bubble bum in back. I'm short, so I definitely try to get petite sizing when available. I ordered a large, which fits slightly tight, but well. This suit is quite tight around the middle, enhancing the waist by drawing it in. The rouching is very flattering though I find there could be more of it, as the inner material hugs so tightly. This suit is so soft and luxurious! Very well made, excellent attention to detail. As other reviews say, two ways to wear it. As shown, also head through "v" with thick straps coming up over shoulders, which gives the girls a lot more support. You can arrange how much support you like by pulling and loosening the ties. LOTS of room up top, so if you have trouble finding suits with enough coverage, this could be for you. Absolutely no side boob happening. Watch out for cold nips though, as the material is so thin with no padding, those niplets will just poke right on through.
The leg arch comes up moderate to high on the sides, and the bum is not a full coverage, which is flattering and makes my bubble bum look smaller.
Besides the steep price, I am SO completely satisfied, happy and confident in this suite.
May 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Malko I have found my Ultimate Suit.
I have been searching for the ultimate black one-piece for what feels like forever? probably the past three years. The 1940s/50s throwback boy-leg halter suits I see all over the place are great, but I wanted something different. A little bit more modern in design but just as classic in feel, and the moment I saw this beauty I knew it was the one. I didn't even wait for it to go on sale.
The suit is well constructed, and the material is pretty similar to J. Crew's swimwear if you've ever had it: very fine, light and silky. The flexibility of the piece is awesome. You can arrange the cut of the bikini and the ruching as you please, and most of all, the halter panels make the girls look amazing. It's true that the thinness of the material could show some nip, but this doesn't bother me. It's 2013, we all have nipples, you're at the beach, get over it.
One tip, and the reason this didn't get five stars: Because the ruched side seam is not meant to stretch as much as the rest of the suit, I advise being extra careful when taking on/off, especially when wet. It's just one of those instances where the stitching is more robust than the material, and you could end up pulling the stitch if you don't take it easy. I don't see this as a big issue, it's just something to be aware of.
While my measurements would fit me into an XS, I was concerned about my longer torso and 32DD bust, so I followed the advice of a few previous reviewers and sized up. The S fits wonderfully. For ladies with a longer body or a proportionally larger bust, I also recommend going up a size, but otherwise, take your measurements and follow the size chart.
If you like this suit, absolutely get it! You will not be disappointed.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Redhead Best bather!
I LOVE this suit! the material is luxurious and the attention up high is super flattering. I don't have much of a waist and the ruching really helps with that. I am surprised they don't show a pic of the alternate way of wearing this - with the wide straps coming over your shoulders (basically your head through the front vee) That is how I like it best. You can also create a lot of hold with the ties. If you have extra 'behind' you may feel a bit of a 'breeze' as it is cut sparingly but the front will accommodate quite a lot of curve. This is a sexy but sophisticated suit. Worth the price.
April 15, 2013