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Order bigger and you will be pleased :)
on July 15, 2013
I ordered this suit after discovering I had only packed one suit on our 10 day lake vacation. I am always hesitant to buy clothes online, let alone a swim suit, but after reading several reviews, and receiving the product, I'm glad I did.
The suit itself is as described. The material is thicker than some of my suits and the Lycra seems strong, yet flattering, and that it will (hopefully) last a while with proper care.
I am 5'4" and I go between a size 6 to 8 in my jeans/shorts. I've had two kids so my stomach is not what it used to be. I'm currently an 8 (need to get thyself to the gym!) and am 152 lbs at 5'4" with a short torso (I carry my weight evenly through out my body). I have an athletic body with muscular legs. I am a size B. After reading several reviews, I ordered a size 14 and am pleased I did.
The top is tight enough to keep my tummy in with no bulges anywhere, and when I'm in better shape I think it will still be flattering due to the strong Lycra. It has slight padding in the cups. The top feels secure, without having to be too tight (I get headaches if it is) and I wasn't worried chasing my kids at the beach that I was going to give anyone a show. Once I even had to quickly rescue a ball floating out with the wind and had no problem doing a few strokes in this suit. The vertical lines are flattering and the suit is very comfortable. The top stopped well below the tops of the hot pants created a good line and comfort for me. No muffin top for this girl!
The bottoms are not too tight on the lower part of my leg creating an unflattering bulge, even with my muscular/tree trunk legs. They are shorter than I'm used to (so a few pull downs every now and then), but I don't think you'd see anything more than if you had traditional bikini bottoms on. Again, make sure you're groomed!
Overall I'm very pleased with the suit, especially for the price! As a mom, with a body that currently needs some toning, I think this suit is the perfect combination of cute/sexy for my husband yet modest for the family. I would highly recommend this suit! Order bigger and you will be pleased as well!