shoes Speedo Girls Spectacular Splatter Splice
I have not swum in this suit yet, so these are my first impressions. It's a surprisingly good fit for me; I'm a muscular 5'6", 2X with an average-length torso, and unless the suit stretches out a lot, it should remain a good fit lengthwise. Coverage is excellent - I have been twisting and bending in all directions and there's no gapping, everything remains nicely covered even when I bend way forward. The cut around the thighs is more modest than most swimsuits I've found, more so than in the pictures, and yay! it doesn't look prone to riding up in the rear. There's a noticeable flattening effect on the tummy when I'm standing, less when I'm seated but I'll cover up out of the pool anyway. The foam cups seem to be more for modesty than any real support effect, but the shaping is good without the unflattering uniboob effect a lot of suits have.
The two things I like less are:
- the clip, which I struggled with a bit - I'd prefer a regular x-back but like the other customer whose clip broke I would improvise because the fit's so good.
- some what look like permanent fold marks in the black fabric; these may fade out over time and I'm not going to exchange for that. In fact I'm buying the other colorway as well.
I would recommend this for the plus size woman who doesn't like showing off cleavage and lower areas when she swims or hangs out by the pool. Definitely an athletic look rather than glamorous.