Women's Beach Living Batik Princess Tankini Top
LOVE IT! Very Forgiving.
I LOVE this suit. It is very forgiving (2 babies under 3 and just have not regimented myself to have the desired physique I am most familiar with and can only hope to one day see again). This suite has beautiful gathering affect so it does not show off all your imperfections.
The pattern & color options were just what I had in mind (also adding to the forgiving appearence)
I like how you can wear as a halter/ bandeau (by just tucking the thick straps inside.)
One small thing that is a bit annoying but I can get over is the very top rolls down a bit exposing the white liner/backing underneath. It would have been nice to have a bit more of the patterned material so this would not happen. It is not enough of a concern that the suit is going back. Just thought I would mention.
I do not think you can go wrong with this top. I hope this review helps and if you order it you love it as much as I do!
Reasonable pricing for the quality if the suit. I originally purchase 25% off + free s&h but returned & repurchased when they had 40% off & free s&h. It was worth it to me since I had not worn the suit yet & I was not out anything more than a run to Sears.
May 12, 2013
This is a great top for anyone with a long torso. I no longer have a bikini body, but have a very hard time finding tankini tops long enough to cover my dreaded midsection. This one gives me the length. And I love the rouching on the sides to that I don't feel like the suit is clinging to my every flaw. I actually feel good in the suit and not at all self-conscious. I love this top and how comfortable it is on top of looking good.
April 30, 2013
The color & pattern was lovely but bust is WAY too big
Ordered this in the blue pattern, size 18. I really loved the pattern, but the top was very long (I'm 5'3" & could pull it down over my butt. And even though I wear a C - D cup, the top was drooping down. No way to tighten it enough as the straps are set a bit too far to the sides. If the bra back was adjustable underneath it might work but still the cups could probably fit someone with DD's. I will be returning this one tomorrow.
April 28, 2013
love this. flattering fit and stays put.
would love to see more attractive prints offered in this style.
April 28, 2013
The 10 was true to size. However the straps are a problem.
I like the top but the straps are so far to the sides that they serve no purpose. I had a seamstress move the straps in an inch so that they will pull up the front of the swimsuit and keep it in place. As a result it is more comfortable and looks better.
April 16, 2013
I really liked this suit when I first tried it on, but after one or two wears the ruching starts to sag. The front of the suit ends up lower than the back of the suit and there's a ton of saggy/bulgy fabric over the stomach. I really don't need extra bulk there! However, it's comfortable and I like the idea of the style. The execution, however, may need a little more tweaking.
April 15, 2013
Not recommended for a flat chest
I really like the fabric of this bathing suit. It feels different than traditional swim fabrics, almost cotton-like. I have another Lands' End suit and it seems to be the same fabric. I think it will hold up well. Anyway, I bought this suit for the shirring at the bust and sides, and because of the sewn-in soft cups. I have a small chest and this suit isn't the most flattering, though. There's a bigger up and down bust area than I have bust for. Nonetheless it is a pretty design. I wouldn't recommend it for a flat chest, though. It just doesn't do any favours. The tango orange is a nice colour, but you might like to know that there are also purple dots in the pattern. I actually ended up sending this top back for an exchange of the same size and style because the shirring on the right breast was faulty, resulting in buckling. I'll try the new top before I decide whether or not to keep it for the long run. It looks really cute with the tango orange swim mini. Also, I ordered in tall because I have a longer torso, and it seemed more like a regular length to me.
April 13, 2013
I purchased this in the bright orange batik print. I've always loved batik and adore orange in the summer. I bought my usual size 10 in the top and both the 10 and 12 sizes in the bottoms. I am keeping the 12s in the bottoms even though the 10 would work. I like a little extra material on the bottom and it still fits nicely. Very cute. Bought the buttercup color leaf swim shirt to wear over it. Runs true to size.
February 22, 2013