Women's Shape & Enhance Floral Surplice Tankini Top
The fit is very tight.
The fabric and construction are lovely, but it is VERY tight and the strap placement not very flattering on a size 18.
July 8, 2014
The material is lovely and very high quality. Unfortunately, I will be returning this item. The bust is somewhat loose on me and the underwire actually interferes with getting it on and off. My husband had to help me get it on and straightened in the back. (This was in our bedroom. I couldn't imagine trying to put it on in a hot beach cottage, or taking it off when wet.) And as another reviewer mentioned, the length is shorter than shown in the picture by three to four inches.
July 8, 2014
Looks great, but it isn't quite the same as pictures.
I bought this in the plus size in white. It looks and fits great, very slimming which white doesn't usually do. The plus size has a good built in bra and will show modest cleavage if you are large in that area. Material feel sturdy and a bit heavier than normal swim suits. True to size. My only problem is that it isn't as long as it seems from the pictures. I still like it a lot, but in actuality, it is average length, not long.
July 2, 2014
Great fit and flattering
Love this suit! No worries in the waves as the silicone lining at the bottom keeps the tank in place. Great support and flattering in all the right places!
June 22, 2014
Love it. So flattering
This tankini is so cute. I bought the white with black flowers, didn't think I could do white well, but its so cute. The straps are unique; flattens the tummy well. Can't wait to take it on vacation. I usually wear a 4, but bought a 6. Fits perfect. I like this even more than my Grecian suit that I bought 2 years in a row.
May 21, 2014
This suit is great, comfortable but has a lower neckline than I'm used to for Lands End. No problem for me but if you don't want to show too much cleavage this isn't the suit for you if you are busty. The suit could benefit from adjustable straps but the ruching is great. I also appreciate the gripper that they put at the bottom to prevent the suit from riding up.
May 5, 2014
Needs adjustable straps
fabric and pattern are great, however, the straps are too long and there is no underwire, which made things just sad in the boob department. It's ashamed because otherwise it's very cute. If there were a petite option I would have tried it. (Although I don't usually wear petite). I will return it.
April 16, 2014
Great for hiding tummy
I'm 5'7", 140 lbs, wear clothing size 6. This top in 8 fit great. I have a small chest (36B) but feel like it would have also fit up to a full C or D, you just may show a little cleavage as I show NONE. The ruching is perfect for concealing a belly that hangs over jeans, making a one-piece an impossibility. I agree with other reviews that it's a bit short to wear in the lower retro style advertised. I bought this with the shape and enhance high rise bottom and it looks great!
April 15, 2014
Top is SHORT
First, this was the BEST fitting bathing suit top for my large bust that I have ever tried on. I LOVED the secure fit on top without being too modest and the way it slimmed my waist to give me a great shape in all the right places. Having said that, it was about 2-3 inches too short. I tried to make it work. I desperately wanted to make this work. Land's End, I would pay twice the retail price for this suit if it was 2-3 inches longer. Really, I would.
The problem was that the top ended at my natural waist leaving my bathing suit bottom completely exposed. I like the tankini tops to cover at least some of the bathing suit bottom. The pictures online are not truthful as to how short this top is and it is hard to tell the length when the models wear a skirted bottom (plus size pictures). There are grippers at the bottom of the suit to "hold" it in place, but if you pull it down to be more like a tunic length (like the regular misses size picture shows online) it sags the bust and the top pops up to a short length once you raise your arms.
Bottom line: To make the bust fit well the top ends up being too short. When the top is pulled down to be longer and held in place with "the grippers," it makes the bust sag. The top will pop up to a shorter "waist" length as soon as you move around or raise your arms.
Solution: Offer the top in a tunic length, adjustable, long, or custom length.
April 10, 2014
Finally, a miracle
I ordered four tankini tops and this was the clear winner by far! I have always loved Land's End for coverage and taste, but the past few years have been lackluster for the plus girls. This is the PERFECT suit top. I bought two! If trims you, hugs you and makes you feel slimmer trimmer and most of all not jiggly all over. There is an inner mesh support the length of the tankini that keeps everything in place. The underwire support is excellent. And it's not too revealing or too plunging. They finally made what I've been looking for! Thank you Land's End you hit this out of the ballpark!!! Hooray!!!!!! Get this, you won't be disappointed, it's worth every penny and then some!
April 8, 2014