Women's Beach Living Paisley Bandeau Tunic Top
Love, love this suit!
I'm 39 year old mom, 5'2" and 114 lbs. I'm a breast cancer survivor with reconstruction. (Is that too much information? oh well, if it helps just one person...)
I ordered this suit before my beach vacation because it looks so cute on the model. It was a leap of faith to order a swimsuit online but the shipping was free and I could return to sears if it didn't work out. I wanted to look pretty but not show too much skin and the strapless option seemed perfect! The suit came very quickly in the mail. I ordered the dark blue version with the dark blue bikini bottoms. I also bought the tummy hiding swim skirt but it didn't look right with it, there was too much fabric around the middle on the suit. (More about that later) I am very sensitive to constriction around the chest area due to nerve damage. This suit was PERFECT! I wore it strapless in the Caymans all week. I played hard with my 2 boys in the beach and it never budged. It was comfortable, high quality and adorable. Lands End is my new favorite swimsuit store. No more Target! I'm short so the only pause for me is the waist. You can untie or tighten the side strings to made the suit fit how you want. However it was a bit loose around the tummy area but I'd rather loose than tight. All in all, a perfect swimsuit that was comfortable and endured snorkeling and water activity.
July 9, 2014
The bra top ripped off!
Even before I'm out of the house, the bra top ripped off. There wasn't enough seam allowance from the lining part. I don't live in the US so returning the item would be too troublesome for me. I've sewn the lining back myself and hopefully it won't come apart again.
November 18, 2014
Nice but fits small
I love the ruched style. I generally always have to buy a larger size in LE swim tops and that held true for this top. Unfortunately, it was longer than I liked due to the larger size. The bottom front draped longer than I liked and it did not improve the more I gathered the sides.
November 6, 2014
The swim top fits perfectly, the colors are great and the quality is Land's End!
I love the way the top looks. Mixing and matching is always fun and it's nice to feel as though you have lots and lots of choices. We live in FL so swimming in the pool is my daily exercise. The small, small problem I have with the top is that it tends to rise up while I'm in the pool. I have fixed the "problem" easily with a small safety pin. The top is great!
October 28, 2014
Nice top. Too much fabric
I find this top to have too much fabric through the middle. It looks nice, just feels like it could be less fabric through the tummy when shirred.
September 23, 2014
This swim top is great!
It fits great and is flattering. The sizing worked great and was good. I think the only thing that would make this better is an underwire bra so that the top looks nice when you remove the straps and wear it as a bandeau top. I use this top mostly with the straps on so that it offers more support and "lift" at the chest because I am currently a 'D" size cup and it doesn't look as nice and lifted if I don't wear the straps. We go to the beach almost every week, and this suit is still holding up nicely!
August 12, 2014
beautiful at the pool
Lands End suits are all that I have bought in the past 10 years because of the mix and match option (tops and bottoms) and the size D cup availability. This particular top is beautiful in color and styling and fits well once on.....but VERY difficult to pull on and off Over the head is even worse when you are dealing with side "stays" to support D cups. I have not yet worn it but have other such LE swim suit tops that have not lost their color or shape over the coarse of daily pool use all summer. While I do recommend this swim top, one should be prepared for a struggle to get it on and off. I think LE should start to design tops that have a bra closure in the back and then a flowing fabric from below the bust line for ease of dressing and undressing. I definitely will not buy another top until such a design appears in Lands End catalogues/online.
August 10, 2014
Nice design, but straps uncomfortable
Purchased this bathing suit because of ability to use or remove straps. Design was nice and fit of bathing suit was great. Unfortunately, the metal hooks used to connect straps to bathing suit were very uncomfortable. I had red rub spots within 5 minutes of wearing bathing suit. It rubbed so badly, the bathing suit never made it out of my bedroom. I tried wearing it 3 more times and each time, the rubbing was so bad, I had to take the suit off. I have a "normal" body type and weight so it was not due to body size. It is a shame as the specific design that provides multi-functionality is what makes this bathing suit very uncomfortable. I am in the process of returning suit.
August 10, 2014
Swim suit anxiety is gone!
I love this top. I hate wearing swim suits. Together with the swim-mini, I feel comfortable, covered, and still pretty but not matronly. The shirring hides rolls. The straps are hard to take off, which is good when you want them to stay on! Flexible side stays (boning) under the arms keep the top in place. The quality is amazing. I expect to wear this swim suit for years to come.
August 6, 2014
Love the color and flattering fit
I got the pink and love the color of it. The style is very flattering if you get the correct size. I measured a size ten long but that was to big so I got an eight regular and really like it
August 2, 2014