Girls' Smart Swim™ Pattern Skirted One Piece Swimsuit
Comfortable and functional
This suit worked out well for us. Our 12-year old is very petite. The suit was very roomy on her, so she can use it next year. Girl's swimwear usually runs very small, but the Lands End gear always fits according to the size of other clothing. We have only used this brand and hope to get one more year out of girl's swimwear. We ordered the size 16.
August 26, 2014
Eleven year old with distinctive taste--loved the fit, color and coverage! Perfect arrival in time for family vacation! Thank you.
My granddaughter's swimsuit did not fit and we were leaving for vacation in a little over a week!! She shopped all over with her mom, but nothing fit. This was a perfect style for her with the coverage to suit her 11-year old taste and in her favorite color purple. It arrived two days before we left. It couldn't have been better for her.
August 22, 2014
Cute fit but fades easily
I loved the skirted swimsuit I bought my little one last year. I bought this one in purple this year and while the fit is fine, it has faded terribly and is various shades of purple. I'm disappointed.
August 20, 2014
Excellent Design and Fit but fades easily
I bought a couple of these in June and now in August I am watching the website to buy more in the size I need (love they offer plus sizes, that is fabulous). I am still buying more even though as others have reported here, yes the fabric color fades pretty fast depending on how harsh the water conditions you use it in. The more aggressive the chlorine conditions, the faster it will fade. I will still buy these though because the design and fit is so great. It would be wonderful if Lands End made these same designs and sizes next year but with more colorfast fabric. Seems that the poka dot design was the faster to be sold out and my favorite too. The striped design is cute but maybe not as popular because the stripes on the skirt are clashing direction with the torso portion and could look odd to some...I'm guessing, but the striped one accentuated my child's "chunkiness" a bit. I think the fit is almost true to size, like my gal is normally a size 7-8 in most clothes, so I got an 8 Plus in this suit and it is near perfect (being maybe a tad bit too long for her but not too much). I also got an 8 Regular size and it was a little too small for her thicker waist area. On another note, I don't like it much that companies only make a certain design and color for such a short period then change their designs. I would love to buy these exact same designs next year, like in polka dot, in this exact style (or at least for the next 6 months if a year's too long to offer). I don't understand why the need to change so quickly, Target does this a lot too. I use ebay looking for new items of previous designs just for this reason...sometimes it works, sometimes it is hard to find.
August 9, 2014
Loved it....at first
We initially LOVED this suit for my 11yo daughter. The full lining was perfect, it had great coverage, and she loved wearing it. It was her favorite suit out of her two options on hand. We bought it in early June and she has been using it in our saltwater-system pool in the backyard.
We've had issues with spray sunscreen discoloring it.
We went to Great Wolf Lodge recently. I don't know if it was something with their chlorination, or if the suit reached an expiration date, but she wore this suit for a total of 12-15 hours in their water. It's like all the elasticity in the material went "poof." If she puts it on now, the lining fits appropriately, but the colored fabric is blousy....and when it gets wet, it clings and highlights EVERYTHING underneath. It's no longer fit to wear in public, sadly. Frustrating for a suit that we've only had about 8 weeks and that had never gone in the dryer.
July 30, 2014
My 8 year daughter loves this bathing suit!! Fits great and is just adorable!!
July 27, 2014
It looks great on my niece!
I purchased this swim suit for my niece who is on the chunky side and she looks really good in it. I love that as a size 10 length-wise she has a bathing suit that will fit her width-wise, as well.
July 26, 2014
Adorable and just the right amount of coverage
I bought this for my 5 year old and had it monogrammed and it's adorable! Highly recommend!
July 24, 2014
Cute, dries quick but not quick to put on
This is a very cute swim suit and it does dry quicker than other swim suits. I like the style - with the stripes and the skirt. My only qualm is that this is not a quick swim suit to put on. Since the straps criss-cross in the back, I have to make sure to cross the straps before my daughter steps into it to put it on and she is not old enough yet to really do this on her own in a fast fashion. So don't wait until the last minute to put on this swim suit.
July 8, 2014
Nice quality item that doesn't snag and fits well. Also endures washing very well. Like other reviews suggested, we ordered a size up, and it fits well, with a bit of room to spare (but not sagging anywhere). My daughter may even be able to wear it again next summer.
July 6, 2014