Women's Beach Living Deco Shirred Tankini Top
Great DD fit.
This Lands" End tankini top just arrived and I was so pleased at the perfect true DD fit. I have ordered other DD tankinis in the past and the fit was off. But this style has plenty of cup room, but stays in line for the rest of the fit!!! Excited for vacation....
May 20, 2013
This tankini fits REALLY good. The DD cup is perfect. I am an 8-10 top and ordered a 10, since swim suits tend to run smaller than normal clothing. I ordered a regular 10 in the polka dot, but it was a bit snug in the bust. Too bad, I would rather of had that pattern. I only have two complaints...I'm not crazy about the patterns it came in and I don't care for the underwire. It's rather constricting for a swimsuit.
May 9, 2013
definitely love this fit compared to the shirred top. great colors too!
April 28, 2013
Disappointed; sizing small in bust.
The quality of the material and workmanship is good and what I expected from LE. The print/colors are great. It ran small in the bust, in my opinion. Also, I found the underwires to be very uncomfortable. I can't imagine wearing it comfortably for an hour, let alone an afternoon. The straps are very thin and not supportive. I don't think I could have sized up as it would have been too large in the other areas. Wanted to love it, but just sent it back. My bra size is 38C and I ordered according to chart measurements. My actual measurements indicated a size 12 would fit, so I am disappointed. I would say if your bra size is a B or so, this might work for you.
April 22, 2013
Does fit small, go one size up than you would normally order. Secure fit, feels like snug full coverage bra.
April 16, 2013
Flattering with an okay bra top
After trying on several styles, this is the one I ended up keeping. I felt the deco print looked a little old on me, so I traded for the paisley.
I loved the fit and the neckline on this suit. I struggled with what to do about the cup sizes though. All the suits I tried in DDD (I'm normally a 36 E/F) were just a little too big and stabbing my armpits. The DD, at least in this suit with it's less adjustable neckline than the shirred top, had a slight muffin top effect before a little tugging and adjustment. I ended up going with the DD. The cups are sewn in all the way around on this one, so no shifting removable cups. I do wish they'd go back to the "cookie" style soft cup of my old suit, it felt a little less bunchy, but this works. The straps are well placed for swimming, non-detachable. It feels long enough in the regular length (I'm 5'7") for swimming as well.
April 10, 2013
No support for bra in the front
I was very disappointed in the bra styling on this suit. I have 3 other Lands End tops that are similar styles, and they all have elastic all the way around including under the bra cups. On this one the bra cups are just attached to the top and sides of the suit, leaving everything flopping around. After much debate with myself and a couple of try-on sessions, I decided to keep it and sew my own elastic under the cups in the front, but it's pretty sad when you pay this much and have to alter it yourself to match the other suits that Lands End has sold.
April 9, 2013
I'm pretty disappointed in my first Lands End bathing suit experience. A friend suggested trying tankini tops from here because I wasn't having any luck elsewhere. There happened to be a free shipping code going on so I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm usually a 34 DD and since some of the other reviews indicated the top was small, I went with a 38 DD thinking that would be more than adequate.
Not even close. This was so small I couldn't even get it on. My friend, who is a B cup, happened to be over when it arrived. She tried it on, and it fit her perfectly. There's no point in me exchanging this, since based off a DD cup fitting a B cup, I'd need a G cup or higher which isn't offered.
March 25, 2013
I tried this suit on in Sears for sizing help (I was planning on buying another suit) but it was so cute I got it. I bought it in the olive/fuchsia and I appreciate the unusual color combo. I am 142lbs and athletic figured with a small chest and the top flattered my chest. I certainly don't need the underwire but it doesn't seem to hurt anything either. I bought a size 8 in the top and a 10 in the skirt and I think I look good enough to go out in public!
March 24, 2013
Perfect fit, very flattering
I had high hopes when I ordered this online, I usually have to try on all swimwear to make sure it fits and is flattering.... this swimsuit did not disappoint. I am 5'6" tall, 155 lbs and I ordered a size 10. It fit perfectly! Can't wait to wear it this summer...
March 22, 2013