Women's Plus Size Slender Tulip Swimdress
LOVE this suit
I had the good fortune to try this suit on in my local Sears store, so I knew I would need one size up when ordering. I usually wear a size 18 bottom and 20/22 top. The size 22 works great for me. The huckleberry color is very pretty and different from all the black I always see. The skirt DOES NOT float up to reveal any thing underneath. The rouching is VERY flattering, hard to do on a plus size woman!! I've worn this to the pool and beach with no problems, seems to wash and dry well. Even my 11 year old daughter complimented me on this suit. Wish more suits were made like this one!!
July 15, 2013
didn't accomodate large breast
Ordered size larger and suit fit fine but chest gaped open on one side so will be sending it back.
February 2, 2014
I ordered 4 suits hoping for a winner, but this wasn't it. It was close, and it was my own fault. "Knowing" in the past how swimsuits usually fit I foolishly ordered a bigger cup size, so even with my bulk, this suit was too big on top. I should have stuck with the DD, not DDD. If I had, this would have been my top choice. I didn't want to mess around with reordering, and am happy with the suit I did choose. Also, I'd mention that the bra top is quite thick - that's good for nipple coverage, but seemed a bit too thick, and I wonder how it would act when soaked with water. I ordered the huckleberry color and it was very nice.
August 30, 2013
surprisingly good fit for someone with larger cup size, and the skirt looks more like you are wearing a skirt over your bathing suit then typical "granny suits" very comfortable.
August 3, 2013
If you have a big butt, this may not work for you
First let me start off by saying that I'm 46 years old, 5'9" and, unfortunately, about a 100 lbs overweight. I ordered this swimdress in huckleberry and overall, I really loved it. The fabric is not as heavy as some other swimdresses. However, since I have a big butt, the seam on the back (where the bodice meets the skirt) hit me at the wrong place (in between my waist and the largest part of my butt) and the skirt curled up a little and didn't look smooth as it should. As others have mentioned, this suit doesn't have an underwire bra, rather a soft cup bra. I defininitely don't need any additional padding in the bra area, but I really didn't mind the soft cup bra. It was super comfortable. In fact, I may have preferred the soft cup over an underwire because some of the underwires hit me too low. Overall, this suit was fabulous, but, unfortunately, for this big-butt girl, it didn't work.
July 27, 2013
Very flattering but buy 2-3 sizes up
I am a regular size 10 (and 36B) but know from years of experience buying swimwear that I usually buy up in size. I liked the look of this swim dress online and since the smallest size was a 14 I decided that it would probably work. It does fit, but barely. It fits in the bust and waist, but the straps dig down into my shoulders and my bottom squishes out the back of the brief. It is super flattering on me so I have decided to keep the 14 and hope that it stretches a bit in the straps through wear. The bottom doesn't matter so much since its hidden by the skirt.
Honestly, if I had bought this in a store I would have tried on the 16 and that may have been a better fit. As I said, its extremely flattering though, if you don't mind the tag saying a few sizes larger than your pant size ;)
July 11, 2013
I was a little nervous about buying a bathing suit online but I am sooo glad I did. This is the most flattering suit that I have ever put on. This suit really does slim your figure. I usually wear a size 14 but I am rather large busted so I needed to find a suit that would actually hold me up and in (I ordered the suit in 16W). This suit makes me look (and feel) great. I never would have thought that I would actully feel pretty in a bathing suit. The skirt is the perfect length to cover my backside without hanging out anywhere. The top is also very nice because it doesn't feel like I'm going to fall out of it. I highly recommend this suit to anyone who wants to stay on the modest side of swimsuits.
June 27, 2013
I loved this suit!
I loved the color and fit of this suit. We were on vacation in Jamaica and I felt very comfortable in my suit.
June 24, 2013
Follow sizing information in the bust area and this will fit
I just returned from a week in Florida and used this suit daily. It fit perfectly and those with me thought it was a flattering fit. When I was contemplating this purchase, I read all the reviews and became very concerned with the size and called Lands End. The person on the phone assured me that if I measured my bust properly and ordered the size that was appropriate for that bust size that the suit would fit. She indicated that most that had ordered the size they wear in street clothes and that is why their suit was too small. She was right. This suit does hold a lot of water in the skirt and it took me a while to get used to having the wet skirt touch my legs after getting out of the pool. I had to wring it out. Just be forwarned that this will happen with this style suit with the long skirt. It may have faded just a bit from the chlorine and I did rinse it out after each use. When I got home, I washed it on gentle in the machine with Woolite. I'm looking forward to the beach this summer.
April 6, 2013
More options please!
I love my DDD Grecian one-piece in a beautiful eggplant color and would like to replace it because I have snagged it on the bottoms of pools over time (the quality is great though). I'm so sad that its only available now with only the skirt and only 2 colors. The fit on my old suit was perfect for my large bust and otherwise average body, and I would buy it again because it's the only suit I've found in years that fits well and is attractive. Please bring back more colors and the style without the skirt!
March 28, 2013