Women's Beach Living Bardot Floral Adjustable Scoopneck Tankini Top
This tankini needs some help
Mastectomy swim suits are getting hard to find. Have bought mine at Lands End for years but alas, my favorite one-piece suits have disappeared. So I bought two Adjustable Scoopneck Tankinis and bottoms instead. Haven't worn the latest one purchased this month. The tankini style with adjustable straps is a great idea if you can keep the bust portion adjusted outward on the straps; it keeps slipping down the strap, allowing the bust portion to drop too low and gap open. Wouldn't a snap, or button, or something on the strap help keep the bust extended out? I might try a velcro 'dot' to keep it up. The tankini does fit well to hang out - just don't think about swimming laps in it. Back to my old tank for laps! Also noticed that the material is different than a year ago, silkier but much thinner.
May 11, 2013
Bra looked frumpy and old lady-ish. Pads moved everywhere, would not stay in place, and were uncomfortable. Ordered DD (my regular size) but the bra was too big. And although the bra was big, the rest of the suit was too tight.
May 11, 2013
Great fit and color
I'm very happy with this item - the color matches what I saw on the website, and it fits great. It's a tall, and is the right length for me.
May 11, 2013
D cup has good coverage
Fit: I ordered the D-Cup version in size 10. It fits great! I need pretty serious support and this swimsuit provides it. The material is much thicker than most swimsuits I've ever purchased before. This plus the underwire, adjustable armhole and adjustable center really works for me.
Quality: Again, the swimsuit material is super thick which I really like. The seams seem good. Time will only tell if it holds up. My last LE swimsuit was the same and it lasted 5 years without any wear. Let's hope this one will be the same.
Im not crazy about the pattern or the color selections but the fit is awesome.
May 11, 2013
Big busted ladies beware
I took my measurements and ordered a 20 as per the size chart. Even though I'm a 42 D, I didn't order the D size since I rarely have a problem with cup size. But this top was small in the bust, which is a shame! I love how the straps can be crisscrossed in the back, and being able to adjust how much cleavage you're showing in the front is nice too. It's a cute top and I liked the colors, but the bust was just too small. So if you're like me with a D cup bra but don't usually buy D cup swim tops, you might need to for this one to fit comfortably.
May 7, 2013
Great fit, nice pattern, but...
The tankini fit perfect, and was true-to-size. One thing I would change about this suit would be to make the lining black instead of white. Doesn't make much sense. My only major complaint began as soon as I opened the plastic bag it came in. What is that terrible smell?? I've read others complain about it as well. I've ordered several swimsuits in the past from LE and never had this problem.
May 4, 2013
Fantastic Suit but Inconsistent
I have a horrible time finding swim suits that fit correctly, and this one is better than any others I've tried. I'm 5'8" and often find swim suits to be too short, but this one is plenty long. My bra size is 32G, which makes it very difficult to find swim tops. The 12DD fit perfectly. I loved it so much that I ordered a second one in a different color. The second suit top didn't fit as well. I actually measured the inner white lining (that gives all the support), and the first top is 32" around while the second one is 33.5" around (measurements are without stretching at all). Luckily, I sew a lot and can alter the second suit myself. I just find it odd that two suits the exact same style and size fit very differently.
I'm so thankful to have a nice supportive modest swim top to wear on my family vacation!
May 3, 2013
Not enough support
I was very disappointed in this swim top. Because of it's elastic straps (which made adjusting them irrelevant) and the adjustable top portion that goes under your arms and sides, it gave no support to a larger bust. Will be sending back.
May 2, 2013
Nice swim top.
I thought I would like this top more but I think it's just ok. It is well made as are most landsend suits so I do recommend this. It covers flaws and holds bust well.
May 2, 2013
I love it!
I bought this top to go with some navy bottoms I already owned. I decided that at my age, even though I'm in great shape, perhaps it was about time to wear something a little more conservative than the bikini top I've worn for years. I was afraid the pattern would look too "old lady", but was pleasantly surprised that it didn't. (I'm only just into this age bracket . . . )
I purchased this after reading several reviews that had me a little worried - mostly about the white lining showing in the bust area. However, most reviewers who said that were larger busted, so I decided to give it a try. I'm a B cup, and I don't have that problem with it. I still agree that it would be nice if the lining would be in color, perhaps the same as the main color of the print you choose, but it doesn't show on me unless you're looking down my top - so perhaps when I'm bending over it will be visible, but hopefully most will be polite enough to avert their eyes when I bend over anyway! :-)
I was very glad that the straps are adjustable, as I had to lengthen them to their full length so the back wasn't being pulled up too much. Even with them all the way out, I still feel as if the back is being pulled up a little bit, so it doesn't hang exactly even with the front, but it's not bad. That's my only complaint about it, and it's certainly not enough to cause me to return it. Can't wait to wear it in Mexico next month!
May 1, 2013