Women's Beach Living Batik Dot Twist Front Swimdress
Great flattering swimsuit!
I love the way this suit looks, the fabric is heavy and the suit is well made. Love the color! I wanted a longer swim dress, and this is a perfect length. I am a size 8 and it fits really well.
April 13, 2013
Just Not Flattering
I had high hopes for this pricy suit, but they were dashed. I'm 5'4", and it's a very unflattering length--it comes too far down the thigh. The inner lining did nothing to help shape my torso, and you can see every bump. The shirred bust fabric is pretty, but the underwire was just not that supportive. Perhaps I got a size too large, but I measured carefully and used the sizing chart. Finally, the cup padding that free floats--rather than being sewn in--is a nightmare. The padding in one cup was all twisted and bunched, and there was just no way to smooth it out and position it when it was bone dry. Can't imagine how it could possibly work when wet! I found this suit unflattering and aging and I won't be keeping it.
February 11, 2013
It is NOT true to size... Was very disappointed and in process of returning product.
October 13, 2012
Great quality fabric, really uncomfortable underwire
I have a different swim dress from Lands' End that I LOVE and is super comfortable, so I decided to buy another one at the end-of-season sale price. The under wire in this one was so uncomfortable I took it right back off. My other one doesn't have under wire and still provides plenty of support. This suit is made of quality fabric and that does mean it is heavier than the cheaper quality suits you might find other places, but I never had a problem with it being to heavy when wet. The only general complaint about high quality, heavier fabric is it is a little tricky to pull back up after using the bathroom when the suit is wet. But totally worth it. I have worn my other swim dress 3 summers in a row, so at least 100 times and I am very satisfied with how well it has worn.
August 21, 2012
Nice style and design
While nice style and color the size 18 runs tighter than I would have liked it too. Wish companies would have the same size across the board and not have the discrepancies. Inside bra took a little to get used to and get adjusted rightnsomit wouldn't show.
August 18, 2012
not what expected
I purchased your swim dress last year and was very pleased with the fit , look and comfort, however, this year's model is a dissapiontment! My issue is mainly the bust line and underwire bra which don't seem to match up making it very unflattering. I also found the skirt too flared for my body shape. I am a 4 on bottom and 6 on top. I bought the 6. After reading other reviews I find several that had an issue with the underwire bra. Last year's was fine. Why did you make these changes? Unfortunately I have to return this .
August 16, 2012
Pretty in pink!
This is not your grandma's swimdress! It is a vibrant, but not loud, pink. The fit is very flattering. The under layer holds everything in comfortably and the outer skirt skims over it giving a smooth appearance. The fabric is on the thicker side, but is silky smooth and makes you look that way too - no lumps or bumps! If you are worried about drying time, have a suit to wear on alternate trips to the pool or beach. The skirt ends mid thigh, so resembles a sun dress more than a bathing suit. The twisted front of the top is very feminine and the cup provides good coverage, but the middle does dip down to the band (as shown in the photo) and does show cleavage. The underwire provides lift and keeps the top in place in and out of the water. My only suggestions for improvement would be to make the straps slightly wider to add support and comfort and to please sew in the padding in the bra. Removable pads sound like a good idea, but if you choose to use them they are VERY difficult to smooth out after you get the suit on.
August 7, 2012
Well made, cute, but not for me
I've always wanted a swim dress. I'm sick of trying to match up tops and the skirt bottoms, but they always seemed to start at a size 6 which was too big for me. So I was very excited to see they had them in smaller sizes this year. It is very well made and cute, but I did not like that it was double the layer, meaning that there is a full one piece under the skirt portion of the suit, Too heavy. The biggest issue I had with the suit was that the top seemed to squish my breasts down,which was very unflattering. I am a 32D.
I then ordered the black one with the "D" cup and it did the same thing.
August 4, 2012
I love this suite!
I would recommend this to any one who has thighs they would like to cover, still look nice without looking totally covered and like a grandma! I have seen in prior reviews the fabric is to heavy, it is a quality fabric that doesnt show dimples, also i have seen reviews that say its to long, I am '5'2 I do not find its to long I think it is the perfect length for covering the upper thighs and still looks fun. I am also happy with the bra underwire portion after a child my chest doesnt stay in the same place, the underwire keeps them in the correct spot, the underwire makes my chest look nice with out being immodest. I am 30 and love this suite! the only thing I would say is the measurement guide was a little on the big size I got a size 13 as the guide rec. and should have gotten the 12. this is a real swim dress it covers appropriate areas, i have been looking for a swim dress that was long enough and this one does, I would not change a thing love it!
July 28, 2012
I was looking for a modest bathing suit that wasn't expensive. This is it. I feel comfortable and am looking forward to getting years of use out of this suit.
July 22, 2012