Women's AquaTerra Aqua Floral V-neck Tankini Top
Pretty, feminine and comfortable
I was hesitant to try this tankini because the halter isn't adjustable, but I wanted to try it because it's pretty and doesn't have underwires, which I hate. I'm glad I took a chance as this has turned out to be the best suit I bought this season. I figured I could always resew the halter hook closure if needed, but I didn't need to as the tankini fit perfectly. I'm larger on top, 34D, and I did find it to be supportive even while swimming, although it is bit revealing. If you're fuller on top and want complete coverage, this probably isn't a good choice. If you don't mind a little cleavage showing, go for it. I bought the lime green/blue color and it's very pretty and fun and doesn't look matronly.
June 9, 2013
Cute but poor fit
I always buy my mastectomy bathing suits from Lands End, usually one suit per year, they are always great. This top looked super cute on line and even when I opened the package. BUT when I put it on the cut was totally bad. Hello....it is a mastectomy suit for a reason....I can't show cleavage....the V in this suit went to my breast bone. Looked totally ridiculous. Back to shopping to find the right suit for this year.
May 30, 2013
Problem w/ construction of top
This top seems like it originally started out life as a tank top w/ straps straight up and back - and in the last moment it was decided that it would be a halter top.
As a home sewer, I can see that there is not enough curve in the straps. The material chafes your skin above the armpit. So getting the halter to fasten behind your neck forces the fabric & seaming to strain and the bust to gap.
A plus - they finally solved the problem of the floppy bra cup; it is much better constructed.
But still had to return :(
May 20, 2013
This tankini top fits generously through the body - no pulling or stretching through the torso. Be aware that it runs a bit longer than usual in the body length.
September 18, 2012
Not what I expected
Usually I love Land's End swim suits, and it is the brand I buy most. I love the Aqua Terra line especially, but not this top. It was too loose and bunchy.
September 15, 2012
not up to usual lands end standards
I have ordered many lands ends bathing suits and am always happy with them. This bathing suit top fit well and was top quality material. The major problem with this top is that the clasp around the neck does not fit properly - the plastic part does not slip into the material loop, so the bathing top is completely defective and can't be worn. Also, the padding in the bra is not attached to the material and it falls out of place. Very disappointed - I don't like returning items and have rarely had to before.
September 2, 2012
Fit well, but did not like it on my 53 year old sloping shoulder body
Fit well, but did not give me enought support or compliment my 53 year old sloping shoulders.
August 19, 2012
Good quality fabric
Love this top, but wish it had more than one location to hook at the back . Not all women are the same size. I need to tighten it behind my neck but am unable to . Other than that it is a great product.
August 18, 2012
Works, Sort of
After 2 inches of sewing on the front wrap opening of this mastectomy tankini top, it now fits and is attractive. But it's not comfortable and stretchy enough like all my old Lands' End bathing suits were. My old LA mastectomy suits were comfortable enough to wear all day! PLEASE rehire your old designer/manufacturer and share some basic goals:
A mastectomy top needs to:
1. be very flexible and accommodate lots of different sizing needs on the left and right.
2. be sewn with elastic thread and not contain metal and bands or ribbons that don't stretch.
3. contain breast pockets with large enough openings (but not too large openings) to accommodate forms.
4. not gape open, but also not chafe--my ideal is a soft top with a shelf bra (like a good cami).
Please offer all mastectomy suits in Petite and Tall.
Your suits can be #1 again. Some non-mastectomy people might like pocketed bathing suits to just increase their breast appearance without surgery.
August 8, 2012
great suit but fades quickly
This looked awesome on me when i got it. Size 6-i'm usually a size 8 in other clothing. I wore this for 4 weeks, and it is all faded.
August 6, 2012