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38 people found this helpful
on January 12, 2011
I love this swimsuit! I used it last summer for a month while I was in FL. I wore it to the beach and at the pool. One thing I loved about it at the beach was that I could actively swim and play in the ocean without worrying about losing any part of my swimsuit, but it wasn't too hot when I would just lay out on the beach (like a lot of one-piece swimsuits are). Almost the entire back portion is cut out so it keeps you cool. The size runs small (because it is an athletic swimsuit) so be realistic about your size (look at the size chart). Overall this is a great buy, and I would suggest this suit to anyone who wants to actively swim and look good while doing it! I will certainly be using this swimsuit again this summer!
*Update* I have owned this suit for 3 summers now (since 2010, so this will be my fourth summer using it), and it is still in great condition! I cannot tell you how wonderful this swimsuit is. If you are looking for an active/athletic swimsuit or something more conservative that holds you in...this is the suit for you. If you are merely wanting to get a tan then don't wear this suit--wear a biki or something more cut out. This suit covers your entire front area (right below the collar bone), but (as stated above) the back is cut out so you do get good movement. I have also owned a Speedo one-piece in the past so let me compare them (in my unprofessional opinion): Speedo one-pieces have a thinner material while this Dolfin suit is tighter/thicker (not like you are wearing a sweater thicker but almost like an extra layer of skin) so it sucks you in a little as opposed to hanging on your body. The reviewer who said it 'fits like a glove' makes a spot-on comparison...it does fit like a glove.
I also wanted to add that since I wear it in the ocean and in a pool I do clean it after every use--I wash it in cool water with Woolite in the sink, lay it flat in a towel and roll the towel to gently 'ring it' and remove excess water, and then let it hang over the shower to dry. I am never sure if people know how to clean their swimsuits to keep them looking newer/in good condition longer. (I feel like if you wash it in the washing machine it will wear it out faster and make little fuzzys appear.)
Also, if you look at the comments below this review you can see my advice about sizing. I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews on the suit because of sizing...don't blame the suit if you don't do your homework on sizing! :)