Women's Carmela One Piece Slender Suit
Please don't discontinue!
I have this suit in two colors. I am over 50 and petite. Even though I don' t have much on top I still need a good bra for support. I still want to feel pretty yet conservative and this suit has it all! Why then would you discontinue such a great suit? Please reconsider for us mature ladies who still want a beautiful suit. I have tried other style LE suits but one compare to the Carmela!
February 28, 2014
This suit is great. Fits well- but they need more colors!
February 27, 2014
Why oh why?
I, too, love this suit and am disappointed it is being discontinued. I take a water exercise class 3 days/week, and this has been the best suit for that purpose. It has held up to the chlorine while holding me up! When it finally started to break down, it did not reveal much-the inner lining has prevented the world from seeing my skin. Please bring this style and fabric back!
February 26, 2014
I just want to add another voice proclaiming SERIOUS dismay that you are discontinuing one of your best products ever.
I have owned 5 of these and would happily buy another 5; I suspect my sister, who clued me in on this design would agree, as she has also bought several. They provide plenty of support; are comfortable to pull on and off, and keep their fit until the fabric finally dies after years of use. Very disappointing that they will no longer be available - now I have to start over finding a company that provides great swimwear. I have bought others from Land's End but so far nothing has come close to the quality of this design.
February 23, 2014
Best suit ever!
This is the best swimsuit I have ever had. I am ready to buy another one and am disappointed to find that it is discontinued. Nothing else on offer compares. Bring it back. Please.
February 16, 2014
this suit no longer offered
I agree this is the best suit for support and fit, particularly for full figures. I owned 6 of them and wanted to buy 3 more, but the suit has been discontinued and replaced with a lesser product according to all of the reviews. I will not order any suit from you unless you bring carmela back. I have tried many of your other suits and they do not compare for full figures. PLEASE bring back asap.
February 16, 2014
Very supportive and modest, but runs short.
I bought this in regular size 6 last year in a hot pink color. It's beautiful on and feel very supportive, but the straps are so tight. By the end of a swimming session I had deep red marks on my shoulders. I tried it a couple more times hoping the elastic would loosen but they didn't. Eventually I gave it away and bought another carmela suit in the "long" size, even though I'm only 5'4". This one fits much better and I no longer feel restricted and squished. I suppose it's possible that my hot pink one had inconsistent sizing, but there's just no way I can exercising comfortably with it on. I also have a Grecian suit and a Slender Princess suit in regular size 6 and they fit just fine. I think the Carmela suit doesn't have as much "give" and is made for very firm support. A bit pointless for the size 2 - 6 range. I did buy one for my mom who's in her 60s (also "long" size) and she loves it.
February 11, 2014
Are you kidding? Who discontinues one of their most popular swimsuits?
I bit the high cost bullet and purchased the Carmela last year for the first time. Absolutely loved it and wore it in chlorine several times a week. I'm ready for a new one, but you've discontinued it??!! The reviews of the new underwire suit are not that complimentary. I was ready to order the Carmela today, but now I'm looking elsewhere for something, or I'll stay out of the water when my Carmela finally wears out!
February 2, 2014
One of the best suits I have owned!
I came here to buy another one of these suits. I bought one in purple a few years ago and have LOVED it. I am a bit heavier then I want to be after having kids...5'7" and around 180...so have had a hard time finding a suit I feel comfortable in. I ordered 38D. I am curvy and this fits great. Not too low in front so I don't feel like I am hanging out. Totally flattering fit, pulling in my tummy and minimizing my bust. I love the back of this too. So cute and fun. I get compliments on this suit all the time.
Mine is starting to fade and wear a bit so I wanted to order another one for our up coming vacation to Hawaii. I should say that our local rec center pool does a number on suits. Most people I know go through one every 6 months to a year, so the fact that this has lasted as long as it has is very telling, in a good way. BUT, I am so sad to see it is no longer offered in the purple color. I really, really hope they bring back this style for the Spring and add some colors back into the line up. Please!!!
January 30, 2014
Best suit ever!
The Carmella suit is the best fitting suit I have ever owned. So many folks ask about it and want to know where to get it. It saddens me that you are getting rid of it instead of making it in more colors. This is a huge mistake for the many folks who love the fit and feel of this swim suit. I have one in every color you had. Please reconsider your decision to discontinue it. None of the suits you have now come close to the fit of the Carmella.
January 25, 2014