Women's SwimMates Orchid Floral Bandeau Bikini Top
Cups are not structured well, weird band across top...
I'm a 36B (on the large side of B) and ordered this in a 36C/38B after reading the reviews. I had a Lands End bandeau floral top from last year and love it (bought that one in my normal 36B/38A). This one fits completely differently and I'm returning. I thought ordering it bigger would work but there is a weird "band" of fabric across the top - I'm sure it is made the same as this year's colorblock bandeau, which has a band across, too. The band does keep the top down against the skin without the fabric flipping over to show the lining (which my old one does do just a tiny bit), but it makes the cups fit sort of flat....the underwires are very close together and they didn't even lay against my rib cage under my chest. TO LANDS' END: please go back to your OLD bandeau pattern, that one was the best strapless bikini top I've ever found!!
May 9, 2013
I'm 5'2" and 130lbs. I wear a 32B bra size. I ordered 32B top in this and it was WAY too small. I couldn't even get it snapped! I'm hoping the larger size up works... it's really cute.
April 28, 2013
Felt like an ace bandage
Fit was more like wearing an ace bandage feeling like it would fall right off if you lift your arms.
Not comfortable at all and the sizing just doesn't make sense. I ordered the same size in the dot print tops and they fit beautifully. This item fits much smaller.
The SwimMates dot print top fits like a dream and I own one of each color.
April 28, 2013
Smasher: Way too small for 34C
The 32D/34C was more a 32A. I had to expand the band to the max but the cups were almost flat - no depth at all. It's not "balconette" either as the top dimension is as tight as the lower one. There is not enough information in the LE "Sizing" tab to let us know how to order the right size. It's not our regular bra size at least. I will try a different style all together.
April 21, 2013
Ordered a double D cup and at best it might have been a B cup. Do not recommend this top for anyone who is looking for a top that needs to be for bigger breasted womren.
April 11, 2013
Wish I would have read reviews before ordering!!
Love the suit, but the D cup is really a B Cup. I ordered a 32 D, but am reordering a 34DD, hope it works!!
I find all bathing suit bottoms run small, I'm a size 4, but always order a size 8 bottom so I won't have a muffin top....the size 8 is great.
March 19, 2013
Great quality, but cups run small
I was so disappointed this top didn't work out for me. I ordered the burgandy floral in a 34dd. I am a size 6, 32 or 34dd. The cups were MUCH smaller than a typical dd bra cup, while I wished the band would have been a little smaller (maybe the 32 would have solved the band problem for me). Wasn't crazy about the way the adjustable band appears in the back - like a horizontal bra strap. The material and quality are beautiful, so I'll try other styles before giving up! I bought the coral dot halter cover-up to go with this. Love that, but I feel Lands' End missed a key target market for the 4-piece-bikini line this season. As a mom of 2 young children, I fell in love with this collection last year, but this season none of the top/tank combinations appear to conceal cleavage :( That was the whole point to loving the 4-piece collection last season - removable coverage if/when you want it! Another note to keep in mind - my top appeared similar to the black orchid sample photo with solid burgandy on one side of the chest and a big white flower on the other. Looked strange in person, so may be worth ordering more than one in your size to get a pattern placement that you like!
February 28, 2013
Barely any pattern
The bandeau I received has barely any pattern on it -- just on the straps and trim. The rest is more or less solid navy. It doesn't look like the photograph, which shows a definite floral pattern. I'm so disappointed because I really like the cut. For $54, I'll be returning this -- it's just too plain.
February 26, 2013
Better for smaller chests
I am a 34dd with a small thin frame and this suit did not fit well for me. The pattern is cute and style but did not fit or look well for my body type. I am returning.
January 5, 2013