I ordered this suit in Rose for a vacation at a northern lake and it's great. The medium fits me well. I'm almost 5'8" and weigh 135 lb. Loved the style in the photo and also after wearing the suit. The halter strap ties behind the neck so you can adjust it for your height. Unlike some other reviewers, I really like the skirt and would definitely not want to remove it. An added advantage for me is that this suit is warmer than some of my thinner tank suits which made it more comfortable in the northern lake. I am in my 50s and was pleased to be able to order a well-fitting flattering suit on-line for a great price.
Ruched Skirtini Swimsuit
Very satisfied and pleased with my purchase and would like to order more of this item in different colors.
Durham, NC 27704
I don't think I have ever given a swimsuit a five star review, but here is one truly worthy of it! I ordered mine in black, it was very nice and looked very classy! The fit was absolutely perfect, I had my reservations about ordering it without trying it on, but I was not dissapointed. I am mostly fit, but I hate showing too much in public, so I loved that this one offered more coverage, yet not overboard! This was on sale when I ordered it and was pretty reasonably compared to other places on sale. Sometimes I feel Chadwick's prices their stuff at least out of my budget for clothing. Thank you for a great item at an affordable price!
Fits like a very expensive swimsuit and bought another one, just a different color.
I ordered this in caribbean. The fit was great and I felt good in it. I ordered in watermelon the next day!
Excellent swimsuit. Great fit and very flattering.
Great Bathing Suit for the price
I waited till the end of the summer to buy a suit on sale. The suit fit perfectly and is very comfortable. It looks beautiful on and I got many compliments on it. It was a bargain.
This is the most flattering suit for a woman my age (59). It hides a multitude of sins in the tummy area due to the rucheing and the top has a comfortable halter. The skirt is not too long nor too short. I loved my first purchase from last year so much I bought this suit in every color available!
The Hamptons, NY
I was looking for a cute retro-styled suit that was also modest. This one is absolutely perfect and it was the best price I could find anywhere. I am a 42 year old mom of three boys and I usually wear a sundress when we swim :). I tried this one on and they agreed that it was very nice looking- I don't want to mortify them! It fit perfectly, was a gorgeous color, and the style is great. Get one!
I ordered this suit black. It was adequate enough although the ties at the back of the neck bothered me a bit. I thought the skirt was a bit long - then again, I'm petite and this suit didn't come in a petite size. In fact, Chadwicks doesn't offer much in the way of petite-sized clothing. I needed something that would provide modest coverage as although I'm pretty fit, I don't want to wear a bikini. Next year, I'll most likely shop for another suit that fits me a bit better as this was slighter large.
North Canton, Ohio
I bought this suit in Sea Mist and watermelon. Got so many compliments when I wore them. They were very slimming and sexy looking. Held in my "rolls" very nicely. Loved them so much that I went back and ordered more in every color!
Staten Island, NY
This suit is ideal for modest coverage. I ordered the color black, however, the top and the bottom were 2 slightly noticeable shades of black. Both items appeared new but the colors were a miss. I am keeping the suit as the fit is perfect for what I was looking hide. Size is true to fit.
Allen Park Michigan
I wore this for the first time today. Perfect fit - looks great - very comfortable! Love it!
Ok ladies! This suit is the bomb!!! There is one little problem. The first suit fit well. The second.... The bottom pants were cut wrong and they opened in a very bad place when you walked. I went to Target and got a suit bottom. Also I cut the skirt off and it looks like a 1940s suit. The mint green is beautiful even on my light coloring. I also got it in black .
I got the purple in size 14 which is my usual size. Fits great and color is very pretty. I like the suit but do not wear it at the beach as the mesh lining collects the sand and it is very hard to remove all of it.
The Colony, TX
Great Bathing Suit
I purchased two of these on a whim. Once I received them, I loved them so much I ordered another. It fits perfect. Good sizing.
I ordered the sea green size 10 - rec'd item fast but ret'd it because the style did not look well on me nor did I like the skirt bottom as it was loose not fitted as pictured - the ruched front did not hold in the belly roll as thought & I would have passed on it if seen in a store ... I prefer trying items on before purchase but thank you Chadwick's for a great return policy.
Since swim suits sizes can vary, I ordered a 10 and a 12; tried the 10 on first and it fit perfectly. Color is great. I love it!
5 stars. Great fit. Becoming. Color as pictured.
Great quality and super easy to slide on. Colors are way brighter than they seem. Sea mist is a bit on the green mint side. I'm getting used to it. Watermelon is very bright neon. Not liking it. I'm 5'2, 152 lbs, and size 10 fit perfect. Looks great. Size 12 was too big. The skirt does flare more than in photo. If cut off the bottoms and top is pulled down over hips, it looks great like a 40's pin up style. Unfortunately, I ordered the sea mist in 12 (and watermelon in 10 to try different sizes) but I wish I ordered the opposite. I kept the 12 sea mist and it's a bit too big and I keep pulling the top up on my chest all day and the straps are too far towards my shoulders. I feel much more supported in the 10.
This I really loved, color was great, fit real nice, and an excellent price, I was sorry that I did not order it in other colors, but was trying to get several different suits in case some fit better than others.
Nice color but runs small. Sending it back.
San Antonio, TX
I usually don't bother with reviews but this swimsuit was exception. The price is unbeatable and the quality was better than expected!!
Love the color. Sea mist. Bottom fit great size 4 top a little tight but all things considered great for the price! Overall rating 4
This is a great swimsuit. The reviews are correct about the suit being very flattering. Loving the watermelon color.
why is this two pieces?
I swim in a pool for exercise. I like keeping my belly under wraps, but having layers of fabric floating around is unappealing. Climbing out of the pool while trying to straighten out the suit, just not at all chic. Make it a one-piece and give it another try.
I bought the light green suit. Tried it on and something bothered me about it. Went for a swim in it and the skirt stuck to me. I cut the skirt off and it is a wonderful 1940s look sexy suit. People were asking me where I bought it. If you buy this suit, cut the skirt off you won't be sorry!
Bought an 8 and if fit fine. Love the purple color.
I ordered the suit a size bigger than I am because most suits I try seem to run a bit small. The top fits perfectly. The bottom is fine but is maybe a tad bigger than I need, but still works well. I am kind of a rectangle shape and about 20lbs bigger than I want, but the suit is flattering and I kinda love it! And the watermelon color is very fun to have. It's true to the photo.
It did not fit well. The rouch part was only on the very front & needed to extend at least to the sides. Now that I look at the picture I can see it is a little skimpy in that area. I ordered it in both an 8, which I usually wear,& a 10. Neither fit right. Returned them both.
El Paso, TX
The suit fit true to size for me and is very comfortable. I love the color and the top is bunched near the stomach so it hides my tummy.
Satisfied with Purchase
I am satisfied with this bathing suit for the price. It fits fine but I don't feel as overjoyed as most other reviewers. I was expecting to love it based on the reviews I had read- I like it but don't feel it fits me quite like it seems to fit most other reviewers. I bought my normal size (8) and it fits but it's not as flattering as I was expecting. This may be due to my height and body shape- I'm 5'8" with a long torso. It's cute, but not quite the modest retro vibe I was going for. Overall, I feel that it will suit me for my needs this summer at the lake.
Great Looking Bathing Suit
I gave the suit 5 stars because it appears exactly as pictured and described! However, I ordered a 6, which is my size, and it was very tight, therefore not looking good on me at all. I can't wear it. Most everything I order online works for me, but there are always a few exceptions and this suit is one of them. This is why I can't penalize the rating of the suit and the presentation with less than 5 stars. I will just say that the suit runs small.
Love the bathing suit it hides the stomach area and holds the top part in place and its very slimming. I would recommend this to a friend.
Bx, New York
Just received this today and did the happy dance once I tried it on. I purchased the Caribbean Blue and the color is great. As a 57 year old who DREADS shopping for swim suits, I am thrilled with this purchase. I am a size 10 and usually buy my swim suits in a 12. After reading the reviews, I took a chance on the size 10 swim suit. Fits perfect and is very comfortable. I must now go and order another one in a different color. I hope that Chadwick's continues to offer this suit year after year.
Patchogue, new yorkjust recieved
Love the color
I really like the Tankini suit I bought in the Caribben blue color - looks the same as pictured in catalog. And I thought it was a good price for $36.99. I haven't worn it yet but I might buy an another in different color if this one works out on the lake this summer. I'm getting tired of spending Big Bucks on swim suits that only make it one season so if this one does then I've spent half the money as last summer...
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Good quality, very comfortable, very figure flattering...great suit for a great price.
I've never worn a skirtini before, but I love this one! Fits great, is well made, slimming, and a good value. Very comfortable and true to size. I got the catalina blue, and it seemed just like the picture.
Traverse City, MI
Moms can look hot!
The fit is great. It's well made. It's a classy and cute suit for moms.
South Bend, IN
I simply love it !
It was a great buy. Love the color and the style.
My new favorite bathing suit ever! I want one in every color.
Great fitting suit!
I was not expecting the fit to be good, based on past bad luck. I was delighted with the fit.
I love it. I am 30 pounds overweight and look great!
skirted bathing suit
I purchased two Ruched skirtin bathing suits,a coral and a seafoam shade.They fit perfect in a size 10 .I don't care for them too tight so they are very comfortable and pretty.They are very attractive on as well. R
Love it. Ordered another one.
Monmouth Beach New Jersey
Cannot beat this suit at this price
I think this suit is a great deal at this price. In fact, I ordered three of them, the grape, black and Caribbean blue. My dress size is 8 and I ordered an 8 and it fit perfectly. It is flattering and very comfortable. I felt the skirt did not flare and I am completely happy with it. There's no need to spend $100 or more for a swimsuit especially in Upstate New York where the season is so short.
Upstate New York
Sea mist beautiful and fit flattering!
This is a great two-piece suit. The 12 ran large so I bought a 10 and gave the 12 to my girlfriend who also loves it. Highly recommend. The sea mist is a soft, warm and beautiful color.
I bought this in the mint. The fit was tru to size . I'm not sure if I like the skirt. I have not worn it yet as the weather is still cold. If I don't like the skirt I can always cut it off. So I will see. Good points are... Love the color, and it does make you look nice.
was confused when I read reviews so I bought a 12 when I usually wear a10 but usually in swim suits you go up a size not with this one. it runs large and the carribean blue color was a bit dull not like picture, also skirt is flared not straight as pictured but overall ok for the price. will have skirt taken in for a more youthful look.
ft. myers florida
The quality of the material won't hold up to a lot of wear. The style will suit my purpose as cruise wear.
Beautiful suit! Great coverage for us taller girls with long torsos. Sea mist color was beautiful. Fit true to size.
Not the Worst, but Not the Best
After reading the mostly great reviews I did order this in black. It's not the worst thing I have ever purchased, but not the best suit I have ever purchased either. Probably should have ordered the smaller size. I will keep it, but it's not my favorite.
Big Girl Best Friend
Size 18 never looked better than when I placed this swimwear on. Fits perfectly & very comfortable. Covers areas that I didnt wish to expose. Plan on purchasing another color.
Long Island, N.Y
color was not as bright a caribbean blue as pictured but still nice. size runs big now have to have skirt taken in on sides because is flared not like shown in picture which is more of a straight skirt but overall a nice swim suit for the price.
3rd One I've Purchased!
I purchased a black suit 2 summers ago, then the blue last year and the watermelon this year. I am 5'7", 130 lbs. Bought the 10. Probably could get away with the 8 but I don't like things crazy tight. I feel so comfortable in this swimsuit as well as attractive. Easy to move around and swim. I have a long torso and most tankini's don't reach the top of the bottom. This does! No little "smile" of belly whenI lift my arms! I wonder which color I'll buy next year...
I am super afraid of swim suits (I am 5'3, 240lbs) but this is the most flattering, non-scary swimsuit you could purchase! Love the color (black) and material. For me, the size 18 was true to size...not too big/small. Pretty Perfect!
West Haven, Ut
Went on vacation with the family, and I felt wonderful! Swimsuit fit and looked wonderful! True to size! Thanks Chadwick's!!
North Wildwood, New Jersey
Great suit, love the color, very comfortable! My second one!!
BOUGHT THIS SWIMSUIT FOR OUR BEACH TRIP. I TRIED IT ON AND IT LOOKS REALLY NICE AND FEELS GOOD, HELPS HIDE YOUR TUMMY TO!
love this suit
I ordered the Caribbean Blue and I love the color. This swimsuit covers my problem areas and is very stylish.
Fits true to size, covers modestly. I really love it. Comparable to Lands End swimsuits from Sears. Durable and thick material. Will buy more! 5 stars!
I love the way this swim suit fit can't wait to wear it in Jamaica Thanks
This tankini fits perfectly and covers everything modestly. I ordered black and was very happy with the fabric and fit. I am ordering another color this week! Well worth the money.
Love the style
I really like the style and fit of this suit. I'm a DDD, so was relieved the sizing was consistent with the size chart measurements. It washed well, but the fabric is fairly light and looks lightly wrinkled after line drying. I ordered caribbean, and the color is pretty close to the online picture.
Love this swimsuit!
This is the best swimsuit I have ever owned! It is very well made and very flattering! I loved it so much that I ordered another in a different color and might order a third.
I ordered the "watermelon" and the color is a little different than I expected. I would call it more salmon than a pastel pink. Other than that, it's flattering, true-to-size, and I'm ready for summer!
This is a top notch suit! The fabric is heavier so as not to allow imperfections on your body to show through. It really holds the rolls in tight well. Very well made and flattering. Wish they had it with a small print. Can't wait to wear it this summer.
I loved this suit and didn't realize it was a 2 piece either but it fit great and looked excellent. The most comfortable halter top I have owned.
Love it didn't know that it was a 2 piece but it looks really nice and the fit is really good
Nice swim suit
I love this swimsuit. Even tho I didn't know it was a two piece it's perfect.
Love the color!
I already have this suit in a larger size in the fushia color, but needed another one in a smaller size. I chose the Caribbean color to mix and match with a different tankini. The other reason this suit is so great is that it is made with polyester which lasts longer in chlorine than Lycra or nylon.
Back to the Beach!
Haven't bought bathing suit in ten years - fell in love with this one. Love the fit, style and quality.
True to size...fit nice, compliments my figure, good quality
runs true to size, I think
I always wear an 8 or small in clothing, but usually go up to a 10 on swimsuits, so I ordered a 10. However, it's a little big and I am wishing I had ordered the 8. I think rather than exchange, I'll just take it in a little...... I've had good experience with polyester suits holding up to chlorine better than nylon, so I'm hoping that will be the case with this, as I exercise in a pool with quite a bit of chlorine.
Salt Lake City
I ordered this suit in black and one in the Aqua. I am very pleased with the quality. The size was perfect. After quickly receiving my suits, I finally am excited for my trip to the DR next month.
Great stylish swimsuit
Very flattering fit, lovely material, like the style!! Bought this suit in grape & the color is rich & vibrant!
Amazing Bathing Suit
I bought this suit in black for vacation in 2012. I also wore it last year and it still looks amazing. I've lost over 25 pounds and need to order a smaller size. So happy to know it is still available. Yes, the fit was perfect and I plan to alter the old one.
This suit is very flattering. Slimming to waist and big hips. Only issue is I am pear shaped so I wear a 18 bottom and 14-16 top. Wish I could have ordered the pieces separate and had to take in the back seam on the halter top because it was too large in the 18 I ordered. The bottom fits perfectly though and it was an easy fix on my sewing machine for the top
I wish I could say I love it still
I loved the suit until I saw pictures of myself in it.. if you have a small bust and a bit of a tummy like I do its a questionable suit for you. I thought I looked like one of those turkeys wrapped in plastic for Thanksgiving purchases. I love the suit itself, the color, the shape and I felt very pretty in it until I saw how it made my mid section look with the gathering there, as it emphasized it even more.. but like I said I have a small bust..
Best Suit I've Found In a Long Time!
I have been looking for a flattering suit for a long time and have had no luck. I ordered this on a whim, not usually liking the halter top look. Well, when I tried it on I was pleasantly surprised to find that I absolutely loved it! It fits so well and the styling is perfect for me. It is slenderizing and comfortable. I am thinking of ordering another one in a different color! I ordered a size up, and it was perfect for me.
I tend to be overly self-conscious about how I look in a bathing suit. One would think I would be ecstatic about purchasing a new one after dropping nearly 20 pounds, but I dreaded the idea and hated every suit I tried on, that is, until I found this one. I absolutely love it! It's modest and figure flattering at the same time. I have a slight "sweet roll" which this suit hides very nicely! I bought one in grape then decided to get another in rose. Think maybe I might get one in black too!
I ordered this suit off the reviews I read, I have tried very expensive suits in hope to get good support at the top and all around coverage and never found what I needed but this suit was perfect. I am very heavy at the top and this suit fit perfectly not on at the top giving me good support but all over. I ordered another one in a different color as well. Very pleased with the suit and the cost.
B-C size only!
The one that wrote she added her own bra was correct. I am 38DDD and I am returning this suit. If a bra with back hooks had been added I could keep this, but all it does is cover, no support.It was a close fit. I am 5'7" work out so muscle weighs more than fat 161 lbs. Ordered size 14. Color was perfect, just wish it would have done more on support.
siler city nc
ordered this in pink, fit is perfect, color is beautiful. I stress out every year and try on lots of swim suits. I saw the price and thought I'd give this a try. Very pleased with purchase. Arrived in 3 days too. The price was half of what I usually pay for a suit. Thank you Chadwicks!
I bought the pink and it was more of a purply-pink. And the ruched needs some improvement. It does not fit as sleekly as it does on the model and it kind of droopy. And the same thing for the fit along the bust line. Not sure whether I am going to keep it because of this.
Love this Suit!
Ordered this suit in purple - am going to order it in every color. I am 65 years young, wear a size 6 & a 36-D top - the fit was perfect and everyone compliments on the suit - it is definitely flattering and not "old lady"!
Exacting what I expected. Ordered in Caribbean and it is just what I wanted. Suit helps to hide flaws and is modest but stylish!
So pleased with the fit and color of this suit. Fits perfectly and shipped quickly. I love the fact that the top is long enough to cover my hips. I don't have to worry about my it coming up, it just lays perfectly. Skirt is cute and fits great too. Happy, happy!
So pleased with the fit and color of this suit. Fits perfectly and shipped quickly. I love the fact that the top is long enough to cover my hips. I don't have to worry about my it coming up, it just lays perfectly. Skirt is cute and fits great too. Happy, happy!
Needed something to cover the hips and tummy.I am 52 still want to look stylish. Fits perfect, slimming, love the bottom, many compliments. Ordered another one!
Lake View NY
I love the fit of this suit!!! I just got it yesterday and I am off to the pool today feeling very comfortable in it. It is very complimentary and makes me feel good not only on the outside, but the inside, too! I am very pleased with this purchase. I may go back and order another one in a different color! ~Gretchen
Love This Suit
I bought this suit to bring on a cruise. I have gained a lot of weight in the past year following surgery so I was looking for a suit that would conceal my worst body parts. This suit runs a little large. The material is extremely soft. the color grape I bought is vibrant and will look great with a tan. I notice that color is not available anymore but the Rose looks just as nice. I almost wish I had bought this suit in a size smaller than the size 16W that I ordered but it does seem to conceal my belly with the stretch panel inside the bottom. I think this is an excellent value for the money, It's a quality product.
Great Quality For The Price
To start my review I want to tell you that this suit does run a bit large. I usually wear a size 16 and a 14 might have been better but this still fits well without binding anywhere. The fabric is absolutely luxurious, soft as silk. I bought the grape color and it's exactly as pictured.The bottom has a stretchy panel at the stomach to help hold it in, but since my suit is a bit too large it doesn't hold it very tightly. The top is comfortable and the ruched material gives a slimming appearance.I think I'm going to be happy with this suit. The quality overall plus the lavish color makes this suit look very expensive.I would definitely recommend this suit.
GREAT suit! I bough it in black, and I absolutely love it!! It's comfy and fits great.
Just Right Coverage
Love this suit! I feel very comfortable in it, just enough coverage but still stylish. I am not very comfortable in a swimsuit so this one rates 5 stars!
I really like this suit, but I was disappointed with how big the skirt on it was. I am 5'6" and weight 135, so I ordered Size 10, but could have gotten away with an 8. The top and brief part fit good, but the skirt was way to wide and flared out. It looked nothing like the picture. Fortunately, the skirt is only attached to the brief at the waist, so it was easy to alter it. I took it in 2" on each side and made it straight instead of flared. Now it is form fitting and looks like the picture. I am very happy with it after the altering.
Looks are deceiving
Don't buy the blue if you expect the color in the picture.Much darker
OMG So Suprised!
I am not one to write a review but I had to share because I am one that reads them. I have worn one piece skirted bathing suits for years (having children will do that). Being 42, 5'4" 150lbs I ordered the size 12. I am also 38D. This fits perfect. I ordered the Rose color. I was so surpised how much I loved it. How nice it was in cold water (hang to dry). I ordered the Blue since it is such a great price and two piece so much easier for bathroom breaks! This is a winner!
Love This Suit! Comfortable and looks great and can't beat the price! It has a bra in it but I need more support (age 50) so I'm adding a more supportive bra and it looks great with that. Love the colors. I have dark hair and The Rose looks especially good. I also love the Caribbean Blue - great color for the beach! Note: I ordered a size 8, normally wear a 6 and the fit was good, not too tight but comfortable.
New Cumberland, PA
Cute suit color not as described
I ordered this suit in Caribbean blue thinking it would be light blue (something like a aqua blue). It arrived and the blue was actually darker and not what I wanted. It also seems to be a little loose around the leg and would ride up. I would double check the Size Chart for accurate fit.
I love this suit! I am 5'5" and wear between a size 12 and 14....and this suit is amazing. It's slimming and hides some upper thigh flaws but doesn't look "old lady"- ish. It looks retro and cute.
NOT for busty women!
The description of this suit said it runs small and to buy a size up since I tend to be in between 2 sizes. Big mistake! The bottom is too large. And the bust of the suit has very little support, so the halter pulls on your neck as the suit slides downward and shows way too much of the bust. Maybe in the right size it would be better, but since swimwear is not returnable, I am stuck with it. Definitely do not order a size up.
Santa Cruz, CA
I ordered this suit a year ago and finally received it yesterday! It is beautiful mine is the grape colored suit. The color is nice but what I really like about this suit is the top! It is so flatering on me I am 5'6'' and 129 lbs. and the top hugs my torso without being tight , just a nice comfortable fit. the bottom is perfect for older legs like mine there is a skirt to it that I didn't know about so its a bonus.! the price is right too 30.00 dollars for a bathing suit(tankini) is ideal these days.
San Jose Cal.
LOVE this swimsuit. Bought it in black and it's adorable. I'm buying another one. What a steal
I've bought this swimsuit in black a year ago and LOVE it! The fit is perfect, and the quality of fabric is great, it doesn't deterioate after a number of washings (hang dry only). I've just ordered every color and cannot wait to wear them :)