silver heels review La Blanca Womens Shirred Hipster
This is a fantastic suit, classic Speedo quality and flattering design.
If you've read all the reviews and are wondering what's going on with the sizes, here's what you need to know:
1. It is cut for serious swimmers, not to wear while sunning yourself on the beach. That means it grips tightly around the straps and leg holes. If you're muscular, you won't notice. If you're less muscular, you might bulge a bit. That doesn't mean the suit is too tight!
2. The sizing is accurate, that is a 36 is a size six (which is what the chart tells you it should be). I'm 141 pounds, 5' 5", 27" waist, and wear a size 6 jean. The suit fits me perfectly.
3. That said, I expect it depends quite a bit on how you're built.
If you're pear-shaped, with a narrow torso, you should be fine. My butt is 39" (39.5 on a bad day) but my rib cage is only 29" or 30", with a bust size of 35" fully expanded. My shoulders are big, but basically: the parts of me that are INSIDE the suit (stomach, torso, chest) are relatively petite. The parts that are OUTSIDE the suit (shoulders, butt) are where I carry a lot of my weight.
If you have a thick torso, big waist, or large bust (as one of the other reviewers noted), the suit probably WILL be tight for you. I could see where someone with a 34" or 36" rib cage (or a 38" or larger bust) could run into problems.
So if your butt or shoulders are largish--no worries, get the suit. If your waist, chest, or bust are on the large size--consider going up a size or two.
Hope this helps!