Women's Slender Floral Tunic One Piece Suit
Cut differently from before, or what?
I have had this same suit in size 16 DD (not 16W) for years and it is in some ways my favorite swimsuit -- feels good, straps never fall down, looks pretty good (I don't like the print on the old version much), covers the center front discreetly without having an annoying skirt.. Since I am large-busted, and not getting any thinner, I ordered this suit more recently in 18W DDD. As some others have noted, the suit does not provide support in this size. I think that's because the elastic band under the bust doesn't go around the back -- ? (not that it did in my old suit either). Yet, I find that the body of the18W barely comes up far enough, so the bottom of the bra section is too low -- another reason for lack of support. And I am only 5 foot 1!! (okay, I take it up in the "tummy".) I got out a measuring tape and discovered that from crotch to elastic bra band, the old, fine-fitting size 16 is two or three inches LONGER that the badly-fitting size 18W. Does that make any sense to anyone? The bra design is also different -- the cups go all the way to the side seams and stays in the old one but not the new one. I would buy another of these tunic suits, but I have no idea what size to try now! I checked off "true to size", but actually it's too small in the abdominal area and too large in the bust. The sizes are (pardon the pun) BUSTED!
March 12, 2015
Cascading floral swimsuit
I found this on sale and is well worth the price!!! My husband loved it on me. The swimsuit fit is secure, which I like, especially the crisscross back and the secure closure at the neck. I usually do not wear black, but this is great!!! Land's End never let me down!!!
March 5, 2015
Beautiful suit but...
I loved the look of the suit but it is not offered in long torso and I could not get it up past my stomach! runs at least 2 sizes smaller and was very tight around the mid section. I had to return it and did not re order in a larger size because then it would have been too big in other places just to get it to reach my chest!
February 28, 2015
Not for exercise!
This was the first time I ordered a suit on-line and doubt I would do it again.
It is a beautiful suit, very stylish and I received several complements. However, I do physical therapy in the pool every day and it is not at all comfortable for this activity. I don't like the extra front panel and the front straps rub on my arms all the time I am exercising. Since, I already wore it, I will keep the suit and have to wear it periodically. It is not a suit I can wear everyday.
Probably very acceptable for sitting on the beach or by the pool, but not for pool physical therapy.
February 21, 2015
I was afraid I would never find a bathing suit I could wear to the Wellness Center for water exercises as I am a short, large busted older woman. This suit in a 14 DDD fits very well and provides plenty of support to the bust while trimming my middle, I look better than just "acceptable" and am ordering it in the pink.
February 17, 2015
Good suit for large busted lady.
February 16, 2015
I don't like extra panel at bottom. I do water aerobics 3x week and need a good fit and a suit that lasts. This is true with Lands End suits.
Fits well and holds up well.
February 14, 2015
Best swimsuit - excellent support & coverage
By far the best fit of any suit I have purchased in years. DDD provides excellent coverage and support for those of us that need it... I took a risk as my cup size is much larger than DDD (try closer to H) and this suit more than covers me and keeps everything in place... no longer wear an extra bra top under my suit or a second swim top... fully confident in this suit.
Cut is very flattering on my plus size body and moves from lounging to swimmimg lengths with ease. The extra closure high on the back even stands up to my young kids as they play in the pool with me... definitely not worried about straps being pulled down and accidenly show more than you bargined for.
Also Love the mini built in sarong - it covers just enough of my belly without being bulky like a swim skirt.
Purchased the black and purple/pink version - It is beautiful...definitely considering the blue one as well. We shall see how it stands up to weekly swims.
January 21, 2015
Great support and love the flowers!
I'd ordered the black suit last summer and it fit very large so I returned it. I tried again last week, ordered down one size in the black and my usual size in the navy. They both fit, slightly differently , but very well. The workmanship seems to have improved overall, thanks for a pretty suit in a busty size!
January 18, 2015
Very attractive bathing suit!
I needed a new bathing suit because my previous Lands End bathing suit had removable cups, which were always a pain. So, I ordered this suit and it really is very attractive. Love the fact that you can pick the cup size you want, which certainly enhances the way the suit fits. Now I'm all ready for my water aerobic classes!
January 5, 2015