The material was different from what I expected. It is more flabby and less cottoningly than I expected, but then again I never read the specifics about the fabric before I ordered. It gives full coverage and not much of a lift, and I seriously question the descriptionon of this as being a balconette. It is definately an okay bikini top - but not what I had expected or was looking for. I returned it. I normally go for a 38HH but I thought I would try this in 40H instead, as sometimes I've found 38 a bit tight in other bras/bikinis. It fitted, but maybe I would have been happier with it if it had been in my regular size.
A little on the mature side I chose this style for the support and choice of matching briefs. After a very helpful call to customer services team I ordered one back size up from normal for comfort with medium matching briefs. The bra retained its support even after wearing a full day, plus swimming. I splashed out on the swim brief and swim short intending to return one, but the style and fit were perfect so I kept them both feeling confident I was well covered for any situation. Truly felt amazing wearing this comfortable, classy bikini around the pool knowing I could sunbathe or swim with no fall out. This bikini deserves some claim to fame and is definitely one of my favourites.
the bikini top was fine, needed to exchange it for a larger cup size..... but the bottoms ordered the swim briefs were very disappointing, were far too small ordered 2xl, compared to other bottoms in the same style and size that were purchased last year, they look at last 1 size smaller - had to return them to the shop and purchase bottoms elsewhere
Not impressed with this purchase... (a surprise 'birthday' gift from hubby (spoiled gift as it happens as the packaging had got saturated in a storm due to postman delivering over our gate...perhaps a poly bag would have been more sufficient? :-( and I had to retrieve it, and saw the contents)) Bikini had to be laundered, and have to say I'm disappointed with the colour of it. Grey marl looks as though it has been worn for several times over a period of several years. A solid grey would have been better.