Women's Shape & Enhance Knot Surplice Tankini Top
Pretty but not functional
While this is a beautiful suit it is not practical for use. I realize sometimes the need arises for a fashionable swim suit but I needed something more useful. I have come to really trust the sizing and descriptions provided by Land's End however this time it was not reliable. The suit is not true to size, running small. The fabric is flimsy and skimpy compared to others i have purchased through LE. I think there should be a "Fashion Swim" category so that the pretty suits are in one section and the ones to actually swim in can be found in another.
July 27, 2014
OK if you like this style
I especially like the straps, side and back coverage of this top. The tummy controlling aspect was uncomfortable though. As I have mentioned in my review of the swim mini, Lands End's faille separates (no longer available) were very comfortable, yet also tummy flattering due to the substantial fabric. I'd love to purchase new faille separates. Think you can bring them back?
July 22, 2014
Great support for the "girls" but hate the tummy bulge
I was hesitant to get this because I definitely have a tummy bulge after not taking very good care of myself for many years. And I was worried about the color turning yellow when I went on my cruise. Even so, I felt that my "girls' were not well supported in my old suits, so I gave this one a try. And I'm glad I did. Yes, the mid-part of my tummy bulges out. It's not pretty. But that's my fault, and I'm working to lose some of the weight. Once I do, it's going to be a fabulous suit, as it lifts the bosom and keeps them from falling out all over the place. (I'm a 42-44 D, and ordered the size 22 suit.) I also love the length, and how it has some sort of rim underneath near the bottom that helps the top stay "stuck" to the skirt part of the suit. Great for the hot tub -- and the beach! By the way, I wore the suit on a seven-day cruise, and the colors still look great -- no yellowing to report here. Nice suit top -- just wish it cost a little less!
July 21, 2014
Sent it back
Nice color and print. Nice length. Perfect amount of cleavage coverage. Sent it back because the braided straps were not comfortable and did not look good.
July 13, 2014
Great color/material, middle too tight, definitely shows the tummy bubble area.
Quality of material was excellent as well as the color, expected the fit to be better for the middle aged woman wanting to hide tummy area bulges. This top seemed to accentuate the tummy bulges. Otherwise it was a great top.
July 11, 2014
The best tummy control I have found.
I am 5'7", 200 lbs. my bra size is 42DD. I ordered a size 20. It's fits perfectly. It actually makes me look smaller and gives my confidence a boost. The silicone around the waist helps it from riding up nicely too. If I could change anything, I would make the straps adjustable though.
June 10, 2014
Loved the suit until it discolored badly
I loved the fit of this suit. I am apple shaped, and this gave my figure a little boost, slimming in the middle and I liked how the arm area covered more in the back of my shoulders. Would have been perfect except for the fact that the white parts of the suit (black knots pattern) turned completely yellow. Not just around the top where some sunscreen might have rubbed off, but all over. The white is now almost banana yellow. And this is after only a few weeks of wear. I've never had that happen to a LE suit before. I have this suit in purple too, and while the dark color hides it better, I can tell that it is discoloring too, if at a slower rate. I have LE suits from three years ago that are still pure white in the background. Wish I could return it. :(
June 10, 2014
I loved the pattern and colors, but the suit cut into my underarms in such an uncomfortable and unflattering way, it didn't matter what size I bought- it would never look or feel right.
May 29, 2014
Fell far short of expectations
This was my first slenderizing suit, and I didn't expect it to be so constricting. I tried it on during a cool day, and can't imagine how uncomfortable it would feel sitting in the hot sun. The main reason I returned the suit is that 1# the armholes are cut so high that quite a bit of flab peeks out above suit when you hold your arms to your sides and 2) it didn't come in LONG, which I really need. The design is beautiful and looks elegant, but the swimsuit's shortcomings made it a poor purchase. Please note that I am NOT that overweight - maybe 10 pounds - but I've had 3 children and that takes its toll ... I have bought about 10 swimsuits from Lands End #including one last year, a tankini that I LOVE) and I am definitely not giving up on finding a suit for this summer.
April 29, 2014
love this tankini
if you are like me long torso, short legs,no real curves than this is for you. i am a plus size i paired this tankini (black knots) plus size22 with the tummy control shorts(solid black) plus size18. and shazam! i had my little black suit! whoopee! ! this pairing immediately slenderized me, elongated me and what can i say? i look good. so will you!
March 28, 2014