Women's Leaf Grecian One Piece Slender Suit
This swim suit is true to the color and look that is advertised. It is very pretty and looks good both wet and dry.
The fabric is not as nice as the straight colored suits in the same style. I own the navy, brown and hot pink suits in this style so thought this would be the same. It is not-- the material does not have the same give as the others do. It is not as soft and "forgiving" as the straight colors are.
June 13, 2014
Big let down...
First of all, let me echo everyone else that wants the Carmela suit back! By far my favorite suit, had I known they were going to discontinue them, I would have stocked up! So flattering and came in such a variety of colors. Mine is looking pretty rough, but I'm holding onto it as long as possible!
Now about this suit...I've always ordered my suits from Lands End because they offer long torso one piece suits that are comfortable, flattering and well made. I was really disappointed when this suit came in the mail, because it was none of those things. The suit fit like a regular torso, so much so that I had to double check the tag. It says it's a long torso suit, but it doesn't fit at all like any of their suits have in the past.
I also ordered a size up based on all the other reviews and it still was incredibly tight. I'm not disillusioned about my size at all (5'11", 230) , so I knew what to expect. It was so tight I could barely get it on. Needless to say it was not very comfortable or flattering.
I took a chance on the pattern...I usually opt for a solid colored suit, but I liked this one, so I took a chance. When it arrived, I found I really liked the pattern so I was excited. But once I had it on, all the white on the back half of the suit was see through. The front half is double lined, but the back was not. I expected this to some extent with the white, but it was a disappointment from a company that usually has such well made products.
May 30, 2014
That's how my husband described this suit on me! I am 5'3", petite 16, and large busted. I thought this suit would do well, but it didn't work. The body of the suit fit and was quite slimming. However, the top was a little ... baring... and lower cut than I imagined.
May 26, 2014
Beautiful print, but runs very small
After reading the reviews, I ordered this suit one size up from what I would normally order. Unfortunately, the slender sizing was STILL too small to get it on so I would need to order up even larger. So I'm not sure how it looks on since I decided to go with the other LE floral swimsuit I ordered instead of ordering a bigger size. The print is beautiful although I'm not totally sold on white in swimsuits. I'd prefer it be a navy or black swimsuit with the print reversed instead of being white with navy + black leaves.
May 24, 2014
Beautiful but sizing has changed?
I've slimmed down to a size 10, but ordered a 12 long just in case. Even that is way too small for me! Will be exchanging it for a different size, because I just think this suit is gorgeous!!!!!
May 23, 2014
This is so flattering!
I swim and do water aerobics twice a week with friends and they were all so enthusiastic about this suit. Lands End is one of the few places that I can get such beautiful, slimming suits with a long torso, which is a must for me. Even with frequent use they withstand pool chemicals for a long time. They are not inexpensive, but I feel great in them. I hope that Lands End will continue to give me a nice selection in long torso sizes.
April 26, 2014
nice suit, sizing has changed
This is beautiful suit, and this is the 3rd year I have ordered this exact one, in a size 10 tall every year. This year I lost 12 lbs., but ended up having to order a 12 tall for it to fit. The sizing must have changed, but I still love how it smooths my figure out. I do wish there was more of a selection of one piece suits that came in a tall though.
April 21, 2014
Stylish and Flattering
I'm 5'10" and needed the long length. I usually wear an 8 but ended up buying the 12L to get the added length and chest room I needed. The style, pattern, and color are super stylish and flattering. The cut and fit were just right--not too boring and not too revealing. Nice I didn't have to try on dozens of suits to get the longer length in a suit that is actually stylish and attractive.
April 13, 2014
Nice but not quite right for me.
This suit is nicely made and flattering on. The color was not the best on me and the shoulder straps seemed to dig into my shoulders on top even though the suit was plenty long. I chose the color-blocked one piece over it and sent this one back. I have two other slender suits from Land's End and love them both.
April 12, 2014
I LOVE this style bathing suit. This would be my 3d. They seem to be sizing them smaller and smaller ( no I am not getting bigger) . The second, I got last year, was a bit tighter- but still fit and looked nice...This year I am sending it back for a larger size as it is way too tight. I love the pattern and look. I hope the size up will fit like my first two.
April 11, 2014