Rated 4 out of 5 by TheStrawberryGirl DON'T WEAR IT IN A HOT TUB! :-(
I bought this suit in pink to go on a cruise. I expected it to be a lighter color, and was thrilled with the beautiful fuschia it turned out to be. It feels a tiny bit small on the outside, meaning, the dress part. The shapewear inner part fits well, I would just prefer the outer part a bit less clingy. I feel like it almost defeats the purpose of the shapewear. I don't really have a problem with the chest, like other reviewers did, and I'm a full 38C.
My biggest problem, though, is that I wore this suit in the hot tub on the cruise, and it faded! At first I thought the top was still wet, and that's why it looked darker, but that wasn't the case. The entire thing, minus the ties on the top, is about 2 shades lighter than it was. I bought it on ebay, so I didn't bother contacting the company - I figured I would have no recourse since I didn't buy it directly through them. So - lesson learned. Next time I go away I'll wear an old suit in the hot tub, that I don't mind getting faded. I'll definitely buy this suit again, though.
July 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by katkev cute but need more material for large breast
bought this as a reward for myself for losing 20 pounds. bought the large size thinking it would be sightly big but It would still look good. boy was I wrong. very, very, very snug. It barely contained my D breast size. I weigh 135 pounds. It still looked good once I was able to squeeze myself into it.. Very cute look but size runs a little small.
July 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Renee48 NOT for large breasts!
I bought this suit at Target. Its the exact style I've been looking for - halter with a skirt. I tried on a Large and although it fit my body perfectly, my breasts didn't come close to fitting in the cups, even without the padding. Unfortunately, I had to purchase an XL just so they would (barely) fit. And even in the XL, I'm popping out all over. Because I had to purchase an XL, the suit is a little big in the mid section and the "shapewear" aspect is lost. I am a 38D and the suit simply does not offer any breast support - they're smushed together and popping out on the sides. I'm constantly having to lift and re-position them.
I've worn the suit a few times and every time I've wished I could wear the L. I felt so much more comfortable in it! I'm a new mom and my tummy was completely sucked in, back fat disappeared and my silhouette looked super smooth!
The skirt is PERFECT. Its a great length, and I have the option of pulling it down long (almost to my knees - I'm 5'5") or bunching it up into a shorter skirt. My thighs are my biggest trouble area and the suit covers them nicely. I just wish the top fit as well.
I can't believe women requiring an XL swim suit have small enough breasts to fit in the cups it comes with!!
I would definitely recommend this swimsuit for women with smaller breasts.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenRN1 Great Bathing suit!
I am a mother of 3 and a runner. I am 5ft 1in and weigh about 115. No matter how much I run I still have a mommy tummy. This suit is perfect! It holds you in at all the right places and fits like a glove! You can change the length of the skirt and the halter ties around your neck so you can choose how much on top you want to show. This suit is modest but sexy! I can play with my kids in it not having to worry about anything falling out and I feel pretty, like a 50's pin up girl, at the same time! It is the best suit I have ever owned! It is tight to put on but once on I can wear it all day. I plan on getting the pink one as well. The price is amazing! Looked at the mall and bathing suits over 100 buck and not nearly as cute or shaping! Thank you for a great suit!
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alyce This suit has flattering features and a classy look / style
This is a classic for style and grace. I love the way I feel in this suit. It covers my body where I expected it to and I feel very graceful in it. The suit accents my body in a way that makes me feel comfortable, yet elegant. I wear it when entertaining guests at our pool parties and lounging with the grandchildren. It allows for flexibility.
June 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by norcalmom Small fit, not for larger cup sizes.
I ordered an extra large knowing I probably only needed a large. It was very hard to squeeze into. My bra size is a 38 C and I felt my breasts had no where to go. The padding inside kept folding up so I took it out. I looked very flattened out and pressed down into the suit in the chest. I tried to loosen the tie but then the suit was way too low cut and I was falling out on the sides. If you have larger breasts don't order this suit. I liked that you could play with the length and rouche it up if you wanted it shorter or pull it down if you felt you wanted more coverage. Cute idea and looks great on model but not for everyone. Maybe compensate for larger breasts with a larger suit.. then it would work better.
May 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by shinejlw The swim dress was nice for the price, however uncomfortable.
Unfortunately I've undergone a breast reduction and the halter pressed too firm on my incisions, therefore making it impossible to wear. I recently returned the item for a refund. I would have ordered another style if they were not so expensive. I'm still paying for the corrective surgery from the botched reduction and can not afford most styles.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natalie20 Really cute one-piece
I have to say i was somewhat apprehensive about buying a swimsuit from Spanx but was very pleasantly surprised when I received it and put it on. I would say that this suit would look best on someone who does not need much "help". In other words, if you need to hide more than just a not very toned tummy after having a baby, I would say this suit is not going to work for you. I am a size 6, 5.9", B cup, and size Medium fits perfectly. I am looking forward to wearing it at the pool this summer.
May 7, 2013