Women's AquaTerra Aqua Floral V-neck Tankini Top
Not for large busted women!
Loved the pattern and fabric. This suit fits true to size and is a perfect length for a tall woman (I'm 6' tall). My problem is that the v neck is cut too low and the soft cups are simply too small to hold large busts. I was hoping the bra-like back strap would add the support that I need but In the few minutes I wore it trying it on, my neck was getting stiff from the halter style. Most women who order plus sized or large cup suits need more support and adjustment options than your styles offer. Skinny shoulder straps, halters or strapless suits simply don't give the support needed. Strongly consider making a line of suits for larger women - not just larger versions of your regular suits. Our needs are not the same!
June 6, 2013
I'm a D cup and a former competitive swimmer so buying bathing suits that hold the girls in and make me feel comfortable has always been a challenge. Typically suits with this shape for the chest don't hold me together in a manner that makes me feel comfortable. However, the reviews I read were good and so was the price so I went for it. Total win!! I feel like I could actually work out in this top and my girls would stay put. Paired with the matching read swim mini and I have a bathing suit that actually makes my curvy image look sexy in a bathing suit. Which for so many women is a huge challenge. Thank you to Lands End for making suits for "real" women!
March 23, 2013
Poor design for mastectomy
I love Lands End bathing separates but I can't understand why year and after they offer mastectomy suits that are not appropriate for someone that has had mastectomies WITHOUT implants. The halter style is great because it covers a good part of the chest, but the V of this suit is cut far too low. Can you also start offering mastectomy suits in a long torso? I am only 5'7" and these tops barely cover my waist. So many tankini tops your offer in "regular" bra size would be great as mastectomy suits; why not offer them to us too? Please don't cut them TOO high because then it is like an advertisement that we have had surgery. Most people wear 2 piece suits these days; more mastectomy tankini tops please! We beg you to consult with real mastectomy clients.
February 10, 2013
LOVE IT! Fits true and flatters
I ordered my usual size 16 and the fit is amazing. I had ordered the aqua terra scoop neck tankini and while I have kept it I did have similar problems as others: bust a bit smaller than it should be and flaring of the top so I was worried about how this top would fit. This one is perfect with neither of the problems mentioned! I have a C cup bust and this accomodates perfectly and still allows for great support. There is some cleavage (pretty much unavoidable for my size category) but is conservative. Now I only hope I don't have the yellowing problem I'm hearing so much about.
September 30, 2012
very cute suit. Straps around the neck were a bit long, (I am small chested) so I knotted it one time then snapped the hook, which lifted everything up where it needed to be! The top is nice and long as well, usually I order a size tall when ordering tankinis, but I had no issue with this suit. I did listen to the other reviews and made sure to order a size smaller ( I can wear size 4 or 6 in tankinis, so I went with the 4) not snug on the bottom half of the suit either. Love the print, enough coverage that I felt comfortable and cute at a child's pool party.
August 27, 2012
I love the cut of this suit. I have a larger chest and it fits perfect. Keeps me in while swimming and playing with my 2 year old and 6 year old.
** My issue is that the part that is white is now a yellow color only on the top. I have had Lands End suits for years and this has never happend. If you look at my suit the part below my chest is very white and everything from that point up is yellow. I know it is from sunblock. HOWEVER this has never happend before. I was just with friends who also just got a newer suit this year and the same issue with hers and her sons suits. I love this suit but very sad it looks so gross.
August 8, 2012
low cut top
The cut of the top is so low that it does not cover well and the cup fit is inconsistent with a protesis. Wish the designer had been more sensitive to the needs of mastectomy patients. It is an attractive suit.
July 12, 2012
NOT for a woman with a mastectomy!
I was so disappointed in this top! The cut overall is too low---both at armhole site and at the "V." Lands' End needs to have mastectomy models try these on. It's great they offer some really cute suits, but most of us are very self conscious and the fit HAS to be right! Keep working on it!
July 9, 2012