Women's SwimMates Vine Print Halter Bikini Top
I am enjoying it
I hesitated to order a bikini top as I have a plus sized figure. However, the usual skirted and tankini type suits drag me down while swimming. I was attracted to the bra sizing of this top, and thought just maybe it would work. It does! The top fits well and stays in place. The halter strap is a little tight, but I can live with it. I am a C cup. I can see that anyone with larger cup size may have a little trouble with coverage. Whereas I will not wear this top in public (my figure flaw, not the top), it is great for the privacy of the backyard pool.
September 16, 2012
Good quality, perfect fit.
This top was just what I was looking for. It fits me perfectly(but I am a 36A) and does not look skimpy which works well for someone of my age. I already had bottoms from my tankini which matched but I did purchase the matching top to go over it and that was great too. Another winner from Lands End.
August 18, 2012
Good for small busts
I am 6'2", 150 lbs, 36 largeA/smallB cup. I have a very angular build and the halter combined with the bra-style top is flattering. I felt a little over-exposed with the low-cut....more for lounging on the beach than bent over building sand castles with the kids. But I have a hard to time finding a flattering fit and if you are small-busted, this is a good top for creating curves. Due to low cut it might not work for C+ sizes.
August 17, 2012
Having read the other reviews for this top, I will also agree that this is much more suited for a smaller bust. I am a 36B/38A, and this top fit me perfectly, including the halter, which I was surprised about because it is non-adjustable. (The strap that goes around your rib cage, which was adjustable, did seem to fit just a little small.) I don't need much support, so this top worked great for me, but again I would imagine this top wouldn't work as well for women with a larger bust.
I absolutely love the vine print design and the top is overall very flattering. It gives me the illusion of a larger bust because of the eye-catching print and the flattering design. I am very much a pear shape so I matched this top with their solid black SwimMates Mid Rise Bottom (highly recommended) to minimize my hip area and further bring attention upwards. The two together work beautifully.
Overall, this is a great, high-quality top and I would recommend it to any smaller-busted lady.
June 8, 2012
Weird fit, not suited for larger cup sizes.
I bought this top for my daughter who is a 34DD. The cups were too small, the neck straps were too long (even on the smallest setting. It seemed like the cups were set too far apart as well. I had my other daughter try it, same assessment. I tried it as well. I'm a 34D. Same result. The quality of the suit was up to Land's End standards, I'm just not sure how they arrived at the sizing.
Larger busted teens and women need a true bra fit for suits. I will say that we also tried on Land's End suits at Sears, they just didn't have the selection that the catalogue did.
May 1, 2012
Great looking top, got some nice compliments, downside is the straps that are part of the halter are not adjustable. For me, this is a problem as the straps "bag", I had to have someone pin it for me, and then it was fine. Please remake with adjustable straps and it will be a perfect bikini top!
April 29, 2012
No support for curvy tops
This is a very cute top and I was excited that it was available in D/DD sizes. However, it isn't anywhere near supportive enough nor does it provide enough coverage for large busts. It needs an underwire. Returned. Too bad.
April 28, 2012
This top is a great halter with no knots!
Fit is a little small in the cups, even though I ordered the correct size. My husband loves the extra cleavage though! Nice pattern and high quality material.
April 28, 2012