Tropical Chic Ruffle Bodice One-Piece Swimdress
Another suit with a VERY long skirt
I guess this brand of suit just has a very long skirt. It fit well, but it came halfway to my knees and I am almost 5'8". I got tired of trying on suits, so I took this one to my local alteration place, and for 8 bucks they will shorten the skirt 3 inches. Hopefully, that will be enough to make it look like a swimsuit!
August 9, 2013
Some things to consider!
Thanks to the reviews of others, I did order my suit in a larger size. It actually fits and feels super great! I suggest ordering one to two sizes larger. Positives for me: the straps feel good and are ever so slightly moved in at the back to help hold them up (for those of us with rounded shoulders), it has a comfortable stomach control and nice flow to the skirt (I could see this being too tight if you have a more rounded stomach or body type), and the length is just slightly longer for those of us who want it to be a bit more skirtlike. Negatives for me: the colors are deeper than pictured, I felt that it was not a youthful looking bathing suit on me (I felt old in it). Other thoughts: I thought from the picture that the material looked lighter and airier in material weight. The weight of the material is fairly substantial, which for me seemed too heavy, but some may desire that.
April 3, 2012
looks great, but on/off is a real workout
The material and print was very nice. Getting it on was like a snake slipping into an old skin -- the control panel definitely was effective. Looked nice while wearing, but the getting off process was as hard as getting it on. Just too much work for me in this stage of my life -- I can't throw my back out every time I want to swim. Returned it for one without the control panel. Return and replace was a smooth process and I love the other suit.
March 24, 2012
Skin tight dress
I really wanted this suit! The suit itself fit like a dream. However, the dress part of the swimdress was as tight as the suit! The fact that I'm buying JMS, and a swimdress, indicates that I need some generosity of fit- and I need the dress to cover the swimsuit loosely! Having it just as tight as the suit completely defeats the purpose. Sadly, I returned the suit.
March 4, 2012