Women's Beach Living Bardot Floral Princess Tankini Top
Cute suit, but don't like the fit
I orginally ordered this suit in a 10 Petite as my other LandsEnd suits are size 10 (I wear a 34 DD but have a little waist). When I tried the suit on the problem was that it was very big in the stomach for me, I felt it made me look fatter rather than skinnier. It also does not have any sort of adjustable bra clasp, so what you see is what you get, no way of really adjusting it to make it tighter if it stretches out some. You can re-tie the halter part, but this did not help me. I re-ordered in a size 6 (despite the representative telling me to order an 8) and it fits much better in the chest, it actually feels supportive now. I honestly may return it because I am really bothered by the fact that you can not tighten it like most tops. It is so cute in the photos, but I guess not for my body type.
May 16, 2013
Very comfortable and flattering tankini top. Really hides stomach and muffin top.
May 12, 2013
Flattering style, but.....
Love this top but the white lining likes to peak through on the top. I plan on sewing it down in hopes that might help. Hey, Lands End, change the lining and this top would be perrrrfect.
May 11, 2013
Not so great for my figure.
I'm 5'7" and 170 pounds. This didn't look good on my figure. I think the ruching made me look even larger than I am. I don't need that.
May 11, 2013
Cute but a few things...
I found this top to run on the larger size. I am typically a size 6 but have always ordered a size 8 in swimsuits. I would definitely stick to the size 6 in this style because there just seems to be a lot of extra fabric. The ties kind of feel like they are placed extra wide which bugs me a little. Also, I ordered the pink multi colored top and the bottom that is supposed to match is a bit brighter. I would prefer to have a bottom that matched the greenish darker color in the suit. I'm sounding fairly negative, but I do think the suit is cute and plan to keep it!
May 10, 2013
Love this suit.
I love this suit. I am broader on top than bottom with tummy issues and this suit works perfectly. It has scrunching through the middle so it does not settle into the bumps and groves. I especially love how the straps come from the widest part of the top front and angle in from there - very flattering and prevents the armpit ooze. Plus, the princess cut description fits it perfectly. It has a very feminine cut across the front.
April 18, 2013
Need curves to wear this suit
I love lands end bathing suits. No matter where I start shopping for bathing suits, I almost always end up buying them from LE. They last for years and the sizing is consistent. I can buy the same size each time and they fit, a big plus when ordering online. That being said, I returned this suit because of styling not quality. It did nothing for my small chest and straight figure. I love the style of the top and the shirring at the front and I'm sure it will look great on someone with curves.
April 13, 2013
This bathing suit top is very flattering. I am petite, but short waisted and normally wear a 36C. The 8 petite fit perfect. It seems to run on the long side. I usually like my tops a little longer but glad I went with the petite because it hit right at my high hip. The regular size 8 would probably have been way too long. I'm on the busty side and this did not make me appear overly 'inflated' as I feared it would, maybe it was because there was a nice balance with the gathering and seams in the front. It will also hides a multitude of middle age womanly problems...namely, pouchy stomach , back fat..etc! I think most body types could wear this quite well.
March 20, 2013
I had a very similar style years ago in solid black and wore it until it was see through :) Thought I'd get this one as I loved the last so much! This suit fits very true to size and is quite comfortable. Fits well all around and is a really nice material.
My only suggestions to Lands End would be:
a) have better fabric options, specifically SOLIDS (who doesn't love solids?!?)
b) bring back the neck tie that was solid and undid with the clasp, it was super comfortable and when it was down it wasn't a big long tie
c) possible extend some of the ruching on suits to the back to hide possible unsightly back rolls.
Otherwise great suit!
March 7, 2013
Finally found a top I like!
This tankini is what I have been looking for the past year ! I am tall, so finding tops long enough has been a challenge. This top is both long enough and has the gathers to help cover any waist issues. I also like the halter look, not always so easy to find. It fit true to size for me. The one thing I will agree, I wish it had an underwire bra , then it would be perfect. Loved it so much, I bought two colors!
February 27, 2013