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I bought this top and a similar top from Speedo (*details below) for swimming laps and for Aqua Fit, where explosive movements in and out of the water would make my string tops slide, both in XS. This one fits perfectly, while the Speedo flattens me terribly and makes breathing hard, despite it being also adjustable in the back. I have a small chest, so an A or small B would be OK in XS.
There are only pros to this top, no cons, other than they don't make many more colors:
- Flattering fit that doesn't flatten the chest - Stays put - Allows uninhibited movement, despite crossback, which sometimes hurts my neck - Fully lined - Adjustable - The colors are more vibrant than in the pictures: hot pink and bright orange!
(*Speedo Women's Missy Franklin Signature Collection Endurance Lite Color Block Tie Back Swimsuit Top)
There's nothing wrong with the suit itself, it's definitely as depicted in the pics, but the tie-back is a bigger problem for me than I'd hoped. The cross straps seem to be placed a little too wide or something because occasionally I'll feel them moving over my shoulder blades. The front is also very low- I've got little mosquito bites up top, but if you have anything larger than a small chest, your girls are probably going to be falling out while trying to do your workout.
I always enjoy TYR's competitive suits. This was my first bikini purchase. I will definitely purchase again! The top fits great and seems like it could withstand the impact of diving in the water and/or tubing/water skiing (which is why I bought it). It was also a quarter of the price of the Speedo suits! I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
I bought the pink and orange color and holy cow is it BRIGHT.... it looks like a pretty rose or coral pink with a muted orange in the picture, but it's true neon in person like to the point where you might be able to see me from space HAHA. So that's why I'm only giving it four stars. On the other hand, I love the fit! I struggle to find bathing suits that give enough coverage because I'm a 32ddd, but this style is great! I love it because I bought the XL to make sure it had enough fabric to cover what others don't need to see, and with the adjustable straps, I can adjust it to fit my otherwise small figure. I'll be ordering in a different color.