Women's Y-back Swimsuit
I purchased this suit to use in an aqua aerobics class. It fits well with not tugging or readjustments necessary. Well made. I've just had it a couple of weeks, so time will tell how long it holds up.
February 19, 2015
Suit great - durability poor
As in two other product reviews, this suit was a comfortable fit, but only lasted 3 mo in a chlorinated pool swimming 3x times a week. This suit was the shortest-lived of the past suits I have worn over the past year at our local Y. I just purchased another LE tank with lining both front & back because I loved the fit. I am hoping it will last longer.
February 13, 2015
I bought this suit for my daughter... great coverage and fit. Unfortunately I ended up returning it because I could not find shorts that fit to wear over the suit. I went with an "aquatard/unitard" style suit with the bike style shorts built in.
January 17, 2015
Lasted 2 months!!
I bought this for lap swimming, three times a week on 10/14. Pool not heavily chlorinated, most of my suits last 4-6 months. Fit was great . But by first week of January, it is stretched out and the fabric is deteriorating. Not a good choice for athletics
January 7, 2015
Slimming design, very comfortable
I like this swimsuit but it is a little longer than others I have from Lands' End, not a lot. I got it in a 12 based on another suit which was too short/small. A 10 may have fit in this style, but this is fine for the price (got on sale.) I am 5'6.5" tall and about 160 lbs. Measurements are 38 30 40 and there is plenty of room for a larger person. There is no bra inside so you can expect to be flattened out considerably if that matters to you. The princess stitching is flattering though. I haven't worn it outdoors so don't know how fast it dries.
November 22, 2014
Not for me
The fit was very tight. I had to go a size up from what I normally wear, and honestly a size above that might have been even better. It was extremely hard to get on, as well, even in the larger size. I got it because everyone said it was great for swimming laps, which is what I wanted to do in it. However, as a younger lady, I found the cut very unflattering on me (my husband said it looked like an old-timey men's swimsuit on me). Back it went.
November 19, 2014
So far, a great suit!
I bought this suit to jump back into lap-swimming. I'm a curvy, small-frame gal of moderate height and weight (145 lbs.) and the Size 10 fits. The fabric is lightweight, stretchy, and air-dries quickly. VERY flattering front-seams, and covers all my lady-parts in style. Will amend this review only if the suit wears out too soon. So far, so good!
October 22, 2014
exactly what I wanted
I swim/ hot tub several times a week so I go through a lot of suits. It's so easy to order from Land's End because the suits always fit. The style descriptions are accurate and the quality is excellent.
I found this one on sale which was an added bonus!
October 19, 2014
disappointed: fabric change?
I LOVE this suit...I have recommended this suit to many friends over time and have purchased at least a dozen (probably 14 or 15) of these suits over the past 4 years as I swim at my gym at least 4 days a week + jacuzzi & ice pool after, so I'm in chlorine for at least 2 hours+ each time...and these suits have been the best: great fit, sleek design, and until now, they have held up very well with hardly any stretching out or fading (usually the chlorine finally gets the better of the suit and the fabric across the rear just finally gives out (typically after at least three months or 100+ hours of actual time in sustained use in chlorinated water--I do treat my suits with care, gently washing out by hand immediately after I get out of the pool & let them air dry). So I am greatly disappointed that my last two suits (one cobalt blue, the current one red) started stretching out in the straps and breasts almost immediately (I am 38 B so not a straining fit): the blue one barely held up one month before it was like a sack and I thought it was a fluke but now at week 3 wearing the red one, I've got the same problem. Not noticing any particular fading issues in these two colors but clearly something has changed in the fabric :(((( I gave two stars because these are still great suits in fit and style for casual pool swimming but even then I don't know how they'd hold up if you wore them dipping in and out of a pool. Land's End: I am disappointed by changes to less expensive lower quality fabrics...something that sadly seems to be happening in sweaters as well: its as if LE consciously identifies their most consistent selling items and then looks for ways to cheapen them...we, your loyal customers, do notice. I won't purchase these suits (or any others from LE) again until I see review comments that this problem has been fixed.
September 24, 2014
Too much Stretch. Immediate Color Fade
I purchased this suit in June. Within the first week of wear, it stretched to the point of having to pull it up and readjust it so it didn't sag. Within a month, it lost most of it's color (from black to gray) except for the crack up the back (lovely) and the breasts (huh!). I'd purchased 3 of these suits in black and blue in the past 3 years and am still wearing them. After a year in each, the cup lining stretched, but they are still wearable - whereas, the one I bought in June is not.
September 21, 2014