Colorblock rash guard
Best swimwear purchase ever!
I burn very easily even when using sunblock, so I wanted a swim shirt to provide some extra protection for my skin. I was a little nervous that it would make me feel too "closed in", like I was suffocating in the swim shirt. However, I needn't have worried because the shirt fits like a dream.
The fabric is perfect. I had wondered if the black color would trap the heat and make me too hot, but that was not the case at all. I have been wearing it in the 90+ degree Southern California heat while swimming without any problems. It actually helped keep me a little warm when my kids wanted to go night swimming and the water temperature had cooled off considerably. My kids were shivering a little in the cooler water but somehow the shirt helped keep me at a good temperature.
I purchased this online and wasn't able to try it on for size before buying it. I usually wear somewhere between a size 14/16 and an 18/20 on top, depending on the cut/style. (Not sure if this is relevant, but I wear a 38DDD or 40F in bras, to help give you an idea on the roominess for us busty girls). I bought this in an 18/20 and it fits nicely. It is not too snug and I don't have trouble getting it off when it's wet. It stays down well while I am swimming, unlike my tankini top, which always seems to float up around my chest when I swim. I might have been able to go down to a 14/16, but the 18/20 is working just fine for me.
The design on the shirt is very cute! My kids and my husband told me that it was pretty and that it made me look thinner too. I haven't washed it yet, so I don't know how it will hold up after being laundered. I have been using it for about 5 days and have just been hanging it to drip dry in my bathroom.
Thanks Lane Bryant, I love not having to slather myself with half a bottle of sunblock before I go out for some pool fun with my family!
July 22, 2014
Excellent product, great price. Definitely true to size. Slimming design. Great for divers.
June 9, 2014