Women's Beach Living High Rise Swimsuit Bottom with Tummy Control
It's better than anything else I have found, but not perfect.
Look at how it fits on the model - this is how it really does fit. I would classify this as mid-rise, NOT "high" rise. Having seen the photograph, it is what I was expecting in that regard and what I wanted. I'm only 34 so I wanted a little more coverage without looking matronly - this fit the bill very well and looks great with my tankini tops. For me, it fit pretty true to size. I wear an 8 in pants right now (with a bit of a muffin top since I carry all of my weight in my tummy) and based on other reviews I ordered an 8 and a 10 to try them both. Honestly, they both fit about the same - there seemed very little difference between the two sizes. The leg holes are tight, but not uncomfortably tight for me. I felt like the "tummy control" was actually a bit lacking. I wish the band at the top was a little wider and a bit tighter - It doesn't really do much for me, and it rolls down when you bend over. I am keeping the size 8 since I like them better than anything else I have found - but they aren't perfect.
June 10, 2013
Loved the banded top
The look and fit were great. I loved the way the top waistband was banded. Felt great on and coverage was perfect.
June 9, 2013
Leg holes snug
After not investing in a swimsuit for over five years due to pregnancy, I wanted a good, figure- flattering tankini suit. The bottoms fit well around the waist, but were too small in the leg openings, they pinched and made unsightly bulges and while I am by no means super slim, I am not on the other end. I am a true size 10, which is what I initially ordered. I returned them for 12 size and the fit better but still pinch and cause bulges and waist a bit loose. I like the fabric and the higher waist, just not the leg openings. Order up a size or two.
June 8, 2013
This was in no way a "high rise" bottom. Returning.
June 1, 2013
fits like the skirted version
I am a 14 regular. Curvy but not in the bottom area! I found this to be saggy in the bottom.
I also had the same problem with the skirted version. I returned and found the shirred skirt to be a better fit for my body.
May 29, 2013
fit was off
I ordered these in a 16w and the area around my stomach was loose but the cut around my legs was very tight. I had to return them. The 18s I ordered were too large and based on my other Lands End bathing suits, I wear a 16W. i'm not sure if it was this specific fit or not but they didn't work for me.
May 22, 2013
Great, durable, but too small
I really loved these bottoms. They are thick, durable, and high enough to cover my mommy pouch. But according to the measuring guide I was a size 8 (normally I wear a size 6 in pants). When they arrived, the swimsuit totally cut into my thighs and a little into my belly. It was extremely unattractive. I am going to order a size 10 and see how that goes. I am definitely a bottom heavy person (my thigh measures 23in), so if you have skinny legs, don't worry about it, but if you are curvy, I would order a size up.
May 18, 2013
Great fit and support
Very true to size and fits securely. I don't have to worry about it riding up or sagging in the seat. I liked the height better than the high rise bottom without the tummy control. It's about an inch higher. It offers control without giving a muffin top.
May 12, 2013
Fit was way too small
This bathing suit was uncomfortably tight in my regular Lands' End size. The fabric was a nice weight but the constricting feeling and bulging appearance of this item made me send it right back.
May 11, 2013
This is very comfortable and the tummy control works like a charm!
May 11, 2013