Women's Beach Living Paisley Adjustable Scoop Tankini Top
Not Supportive Enough
I've always loved Lands End suits. They have always been my "go to" company for bathing suits. I am a 34-36 DD and it gets harder and harder to find suits with enough support and coverage. I have had good luck with LE in the past, but unfortunately, that is no longer the case. The only way I can get the support I need is through bathing suits with underwire. This was one of the only tankini tops offered through a Lands End this season with underwire. I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, the hopes didn't pan out. The straps are adjustable, but they are way too skinny to provide enough support for the large chested set. There is also some padding in the bra that makes it very bulky in that area. Additional bulk up top is not what the big chest ladies need. It made me look even bigger up top. I need some minimizing qualities from a top. LE used to offer good options for that, but no longer do. I don't know why companies can't understand that alot of women need the support of underwire. Every swimsuit retailer I go to has 1 or 2 suits with underwire and usually they are push ups with padding, two things that are not attractive on DD. Is it too much to ask for a supportive, modest, attractive swimsuit top? I refuse to give up on and will keep looking.
On a positive note, if you are not overly endowed in the chest area, this is well made, cute style and pattern tankini top and it looks like it would hold up well. I wish it would have worked for me.
March 26, 2015
Great fit for small busted
The size 4 fit great, the 2 was a little tight and shorter than I liked. It's very becoming especially for someone that is small busted. Doesn't make you look flat and hides the tummy nicely.
March 19, 2015
Really happy with this product
I purchased this tankini top at the end of last season. I wore it several times and was very happy with it. It is difficult to find everything I like in a swim top; tall, D-cup, and underwire. This one had it all. I like the tall, D-cup, underwire, and nice pattern. It is long enough and supports where it should. Not too revealing, but still nice looking.The material is extra heavy so no see-through. It covers everything in the chest area. It is long enough. It also seems to hide the stomach area fairly well, although it is a tight fabric. I wear a size 10 and it seemed to be a true size for me. I have the black one and really like to pattern. I guess it takes awhile to dry as other reviewers have said, but that is not a problem for me. Overall, I highly recommend it.
January 22, 2015
Size is very inconsistent
Very cute fabric and length is nice (overlaps bottoms). Sizes are way off. I usually wear a 14 in swimwear, sometimes a 12 (5'9", 185lbs, 40 1/2 chest, D cup). I bought this in a 10 reg -- according to size chart, there's no way this should fit me but it does. The cups are a little tight but think the D cup would be too large. The 14 reg was way too big all around. Luckily, I was in a store and could try on a bunch of sizes.
Sizing between different styles of Lands End swimwear varied greatly, I was a 16 in one. Size 10 to 16? That's just crazy. This sort of sizing inconsistency makes online ordering virtually impossible.
November 13, 2014
Great swimsuit top for larger chests
This was my first two piece swimsuit I ordered from LE. I was hesitant to spend the $$ on a swimsuit but I'm glad I did. I'm 5'5", a 38DD and carry my weight in my mid-section and was having trouble finding a suit. I ordered a size 14 , 38DD and it fit great with plenty of coverage. The fit isn't too tight across my abdomen and the pattern is timeless. Thanks LE for another great item!
October 14, 2014
Love the print and fits great
Comfortable, and good quality. Fabric takes a long time to dry ...
September 27, 2014
Colorful and flattering
This top is a flattering choice for me - I have narrow shoulders and a small bust. It is the second in this style that I have purchased and they last a long time. The length is a little shorter than expected, but I also have a long torso.
September 24, 2014
Well-made and looks good
This top is very well-made and supportive. I like that I can adjust the coverage so it is not so low-cut. It is very attractive. It has held up well in the washing machine (in a lingerie bag) for the half-dozen or so times I have washed it. That said, I think it is better for someone who likes to sit by the pool rather than swim, since it is very thick with the bra inside and takes forever to dry. I took it to Mexico along with another suit and wore it only once because I didn't want to be in a wet suit all day.
September 9, 2014
Nicely made -- big in the bust, otherwise true-to-size
I really like this top, but as with most plus-size clothing, the cups are way too large for me, and this is not even one of the D+ cup styles. I did keep this item, but it COULD BE BETTER.
There are many of us plus-size gals who wear B cups, thus these C-and-larger cups need either pads inserted or have a "collapsed chest" look. How about either smaller soft cups, or else pockets to hold "breast enhancers" (I tried several mastectomy styles, but very uncomfortable, with high underarms and higher-cut fronts -- they were all returned).
Since no LE retail locations are located within 100 miles, I do appreciate LE's generous return policy. I will often order each item in 2 sizes, then return ill-fitting items to the local Sears store.
September 3, 2014
Great fit and coverage
I got the mastectomy cut suit because I like more coverage in the bust area. This definitely gives the coverage. I also like that Land's End suits are lined so they don't feel flimsy or like they will fall apart. They are well made.
August 30, 2014