Women's Seaside Gardens Watercolor Floral Balconette Bikini Top
Unfortunately, I did not like the way this looked or fit on me, so I returned it. I wear a 36B bra and ordered a size 8, but It just wasn't flattering at all on my body.
August 4, 2013
Please offer more of this corset style...great for fuller-busted women
As several reviewers have noted, this style is pretty roomy in the bust area, so if you're smaller-busted, it may not work for you. But for my 36D (5'2", 125 lb) figure, the size 10 fits me with the pads removed. It provides great support and the style is retro glamorous. This bikini style is very hard to find, but I hope Lands' End offers more of this style in other colors/prints (with scalloped edging to make it even more feminine), as this shortened corset style is really flattering on those of us with hourglass figures. This is my first bikini top purchase, as I can't wear typical bikini tops because they provide no bust support and make my already large breasts look even larger--besides being too immodest for my taste. I'm pairing it with the Lela Swim Mini in Light Blueberry and the colors go well together. I would have liked to get the matching bikini bottom, but it was too skimpy for my taste.
August 4, 2013
Cups were way to big but so cute if it fits you
I am on the petite side and usually wear an XS. I was really hoping this top would fit, I love the style! So I ordered a size 2 and couldn't wait for it to arrive. When I tried it on, I couldn't believe how much room was left gaping in the cups! To wear the size 2 my guess is you'd have to be a size C cup, which is not me :( Please make this with smaller cups, I was so sad to return it but there was nothing I could do to make it fit.
July 31, 2013
"vintage Hollywood style"
It ran true to size and I love the turquoise color.
July 20, 2013
I love this top. Good coverage, support, color.
I am tall and small busted. This padded top keeps me from "slipping out of the bottom" without being too tight. The colors are beautiful shades of an almost lavender blue and aqua.
July 8, 2013
I bought this to wear while gardening. It fit okay (I'm a 32G cup bra) but the material was baggy and wrinkly and looked like something that was put together without much thought to fit or pattern. I sent it back.
June 28, 2013
Supports and lifts comfortably.
I wanted a new bikini top for my solid black bottoms and I thought this one would bring some color and cuteness. It supports and lifts me with comfort and I feel like if I jump into the water nothing will come out on top!
June 25, 2013
Cute but weird fit
I love the style and print of this suit, but it just did not fit right. I originally got a 10 following the sizing chart. It fit well around my ribcage, but I could have fit an extra set of breasts into the cups. I exchanged it for a smaller size and wound up with a size 6, which fits my bust, but is a little tight around the band. It's also a little uncomfortable with the underwire. I really want to like it, and will probably make some of my own adjustments, but unless you have larger cup size I wouldn't recommend.
I also wish the bottoms came in a higher waisted version :(
June 24, 2013
No, no not this top, not for me
I love a retro-inspired top but this one gapped at the top and was unflattering because the gathering made it look like I had stuffed my top with tissues.
June 22, 2013
Sexy and fun with full coverage
I love this top paired with the skirt mini. After I left my bikini days I used to wear tankinis but got tired of always covering up so much. This top with the skirt is fun and flattering and I am very comfortable taking long walks on the beach in it. I love the coverage of the top underneath the cup area and the top has removable padding which I was happy about, but it does run a little big--I'm a B cup and it seems to gap a bit, however with the shirring it isn't noticable. I'd be tempted to try one size smaller than I usually take but it isn't so bad for me to bother with it. I'd suggest the clasp in the back have two different spots to hook so it could be a little tighter.
May 28, 2013