So, I got my Athleta swimsuit in the mail yesterday. I was so excited to open the package and try it on, but to my fleeting disappointment, it wasn't quite as cute as it had looked in the catalog. (or so I thought). The colors were just a little different than what I was expecting.
When I stripped down and put it on--WOW! Hands down, without a doubt, this is the best-made bathing suit I've ever held in my hands. Impecable stitching, darts in all the right places to make you look even more shapley and amazing-quality fabric that is JUST the right amount of stretchy and JUST the right amount of stiff. Not only that, but the particular one I bought ties in the front between the ta-ta's instead of around in the back--which I LOVE because it doesn't give me a funky lump underneath my cover-up on my back--and I can lay or sit back and there's no big hunk of knotted fabric there. Plus, the tie in the front really lets you boost the girls up where you want 'em!
In addition, the reversible aspect of this suit is awesome! I didn't think I really liked the "posey" print as much as the "honeycomb" print...but now that I have tried it on both ways...I LOVE IT!
I know they're pricey...but now after having one, I HIGHLY recommend you order yourself a suit from this place. It's free to ship it back if you don't like it...but I have a pretty good feeling you will like it.
As far as sizing goes...I really didn't know for sure what to order...but I ended up ordering a Medium in both the top and the bottom and they fit like a GLOVE. So...to judge against that...I am a size 4/6 pants and a size 34C top. I think the tops are more "forgiving" because you can adjust their fit...but the bottoms are pretty firm and I wouldn't suggest ordering a Small unless you are considerably smaller than a size 4/6. (like a 2).
So...there you have it...the worlds awsomest swimsuit! Pics to follow...when I get my tan in order and down to my 125 goal! (only 4 lbs away!)