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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic suit! Competitive swimmers, ignore the other sizing reviews., July 3, 2009
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As a former competitive swimmer, I'm accustomed to Speedo products. Regardless, I ordered a size larger than I normally do, due to the reviews listed here and had to return it. I wear a size 8-10 in regular clothing. A 40 swimsuit was ridiculous on me. I needed a 36 for a comfortable practice suit-NOT competition tightness.

Ladies, proper fitment of a Speedo swimsuit may not be what you are used to. The legs are cut extremely high-a couple inches away from your natural waist. It does not follow your hipline. Hike up that suit! I promise you wont fall out or have a super wedgie.

Once you get the legs in the proper place, the rest of the suit should feel snug. That's a good fit for a practice suit. A competitive suit will be 2 sizes smaller than snug. ;) As soon as the suit gets wet, it will stretch. It will also stretch with frequent wear. If you order a suit that feels comfortably loose while dry, it will become saggy and loose in the pool. This will cause drag and discomfort as you feel the suit swish around your body while swimming.

This is a great suit with an extremely flattering design. After gaining a few pounds since my competitive days, I will say that this suit makes me look fantastic. Any extra "pooches" around the waist are rendered invisible by the dark background, while attention is drawn to the lighter areas, visually slimming you down.
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Initial post: Apr 23, 2013 3:27:21 PM PDT
amnecia says:
Reading the reviews for this suit, I was so damn confused. Thank goodness I (a fellow ex-competitive swimmer) weighted your review more heavily than some of the others and got the right size (my normal 36). It fits just as I'd expect from a streamlined lap suit, and it's pretty hot, too! Anyway, many thanks for the extremely useful review.
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