Women's Carmela One Piece Slender Suit
best bathing suit I've ever had
I love this suit! With a DDD top, I've spent my life falling out of suits
and never comfortable. I am so glad that Lands End has come to the big chested girls
rescue with a suit that is both beautiful, comfortable and stylish and it FITS!
I ordered 2 more to get ready for the summer. I swim 5 days of the week (indoors now)
and this suit is comfortable, modest and looks great, even on this old body.
March 5, 2011
Very flattering fit.
The fit was great-true to size. The quality of the fabric is high and the tummy control is nice!!!
July 30, 2010
I bought it in the eggplant-purplish shade and it's beautiful. A great one piece that is stylish and supportive.
July 30, 2010
Easily the best swimsuit I have EVER owned!
Leaving for Hawaii in four days, and my swimsuit arrived today from Lands End. It is absolutely a PERFECT fit, modest and extremely comfortable! Being a plus size, I hate to wear a swimsuit in public. This swimsuit fits so well and is so flattering that it has boosted my confidence. I might even try the waterslide this year- so look out! ;)
August 30, 2013
Love this bathing suit!
I'm full figured with wide hips & a DD bust- this is the only bathing suit I've found over the past 5 years that is comfortable, flattering, AND provides enough support in the chest & mid-section. It's great that they offer it in the larger cup sizes - not many one piece bathing suits do. I wish Lands End had more!
I have this suit in blue, purple & black- love them all! I've had the the purple one the longest- about 2 1/2 years now- & it's still actually in great shape & the color has not really faded at all! You'll definitely get your money's worth out of a Lands End bathing suit- they're worth the price. The only thing I don't like is that the blue one has a beige lining that tends to 'ride up' in the middle of the bra part & you can see it occasionally - since it's a different color than the suit, it stands out. I wish they made the lining the same color as the suit so it would blend in. Oh, & it does seem a little baggy in the butt- not enough to be uncomfortable but that might be something Lands End can take into account & adjust for in the future.
August 23, 2013
Disappointed and concerned that you are apparently discontinuing this suit
You have really confused me by the very limited availability of the Carmela Plus size suit. I have bought only this style since its inception because it is ideal for a plus-size swimmer. It offers modesty with a fairly high cut bodice. The back is attractive and the crisscross straps offer support. The slender suits are flattering and comfortable. It has received good reviews from many satisfied customers.
I have tried several others over the years and always sent them back. Although you have a big swimsuit inventory, the Carmela is unique. I also like the cup sizes. You are making a mistake if after a decade I need to look elsewhere. Sad to see it go!
August 21, 2013
Chlorine did a number on it!
I have bought at least six swimsuits of this model -- love the style and the fit -- but the last two have not held up to the chlorine! My last one started fading and breaking down after only six weeks of water aerobic classes, three times per week.
August 15, 2013
I love the top support provided by this swimsuit. Also, I like that the front comes up high enough that I can comfortably ride a boogie board at the ocean without feeling I am providing a "show" for those on the shore.
August 6, 2013
I love this suit WHEN IT CAME IN BRA SIZES. D, DD, DDD etc. Please bring it back !!!!
I love this suit WHEN IT CAME IN BRA SIZES. D, DD, DDD etc. Please bring it back !!!!. this was the best swim suit ever. but now, that it no longer has the bra size option, it just does not fit right. I am skinny, but I need the extra bra sizes along with the support. I have 2 suits from several years ago in a 8 - DD and it's perfect. I wanted a new one, however, the new size 8 just doesn't work. Please bring it back.
August 4, 2013
comfortable and flattering
I LOVE this suit. It fits so comfortably with plenty of support.
I find it very flattering on my plus size body. I just wish the liner was the same colour as the suit!
I have it in blue and the liner is beige - and it shows around the straps and bodice.
August 2, 2013