Women's Shape & Enhance Dot Surplice Tankini Top
Top droops no matter what I do with ties
I love the deep V style top on me -- small busted, but kind of block shaped and overweight. Find it quite flattering. I couldn't get this top to fit right at all -- no matter what I did with the neck tie or the sliding straps fit adjustor or the center tie, the top drooped down way too low and looked just funny. Sigh. Too bad, because I love polkadots and love tops potentially made for small busted women -- there are really lots of us, LE, and we don't need all that padding -- it just stays almost empty and then droops even more -- just an underwire and some bit of shaped lining is plenty.
January 18, 2014
This top is perfect for a full figued woman. It covers all the parts that need to be covered!
September 30, 2013
too tight, too heavy
The top as well as the bottom are far too tight, although I ordered a size that should have fitted me loosely. The problem with the new bathing suits is that they are lined which makes for a heavy swimsuit, it feels like I a straight jacket, not to mention the travail to put it on and tske it off.
July 8, 2013
Best suit I have owned in years!
I love this suit! I paired it with the high waisted skirted bottom. The color is great and the fit is awesome on this pear-shaped grandmother. The top stays put and really enhances all my curves. I am pear-shaped, so I ordered a size smaller in the top and the fit is great! I am really happy with this suit! I weigh 170, 5'5" and ordered a 12 in the top and a 14 in the bottoms and am thrilled with how I look in this suit.
June 25, 2013
Fit and quality were as expected. I really love this tankini top!
One thing though, the straps are not adjustable so if you are longer in the torso you may find them a bit short. But for me they are perfect.
June 23, 2013
Cute but wish there were more bottom options
This tank fit well (160lb, 38B, size 12). The twisted detail on the straps was cute, it laid nicely across the midsection, and the extra silicone trim on the inside was perfect for keeping the bottom edge of the suit laying flat. My only complaint is the lack of bottom options to match this top. I was specifically searching for swim shorts and found that this top does not match the Lands End swim shorts in Deep Sea blue. I ended up returning this top because of it.
June 13, 2013
This suit certainly provides great support and I really wanted to like it. I did like that it has a strip of silicone at the bottom of the suit to keep it from riding up while you're in the water... a great idea! Unfortunately, this suit was too too tight and uncomfortable to put on and more uncomfortable to take off. It does provide lots of coverage on the sides of the bust and on the back, but that proved to be uncomfortable for me. The straps are twisted, which is a cute touch stylistically... but also uncomfortable. I'm 5'7", 36A/B and 135, and I ordered the size 8.
June 7, 2013
Perfect for a post baby (or 2) tummy tuck
My second baby was born in the winter & I was not looking forward to swimsuit season. This swim top & the swim skirt has me trussed up & ready for the pool.
May 29, 2013
Would be perfect if offered in Tall/Long size!
I wanted to love this and I do - except I am 6' and really need a tall size. I decided to try this anyway and hope it would work. It does look great on and it does the job to hide those post-baby tummy imperfections, but it just felt too tight especially in the shoulder straps. If the straps were adjustable, then maybe it would have worked. Just not a good fit for the tall girls.
And I was disappointed with the bottom options in the same "graphite navy" color - it's either the smaller bottom or the ultra high-rise, nothing in between. I bought some bottoms in other dark blues like "deep sea" and they were an okay match but it would be nice to have more options in the same color!
April 19, 2013
Weird fit, definitely not for D-cup women
They should change the name of this from Shape & Enhance to Flatten & Spread ... at least that's what it does if you're a D cup. The fit of this tankini top was so weird, unflattering and not at all consistent with the usual fit/cut of other Lands End suits (and I've tried many - every year I try on about half a dozen styles and keep one or two). I am about 5'3" and ordered a regular size 6, which is my usual size in Lands End swim tops, and this top did not have enough room or support in the built-in shelf bra. I never order the petite tops because they are sometimes too short and never order the D-cup versions of the tops because sometimes they are bulkier than the regular ones and uncomfortable, and anyway the regular tops have always fit fine, but not in this case. Also I thought the polka dots would be white, but they are gray. Now I see that makes sense given the color name, but it wasn't obvious enough in the picture. This was definitely a disappointing purchase.
April 4, 2013