Moderate/ Conservative Coverage

Verified Buyer Reviewed by JED from nm on Thursday, September 25, 2014
While I am satisfied with my purchase, the fitting process was a bit cumbersome. I took my measurements per the Sierra Trading guide: I'm a tad over 5'4"; weigh 122-124; measure 35/28/37; "C" cup in bras. I typically wear size 6's in this new era of "vanity" sizing; however, I believe I am truly a size 8,

Even the sizing guidelines are not entirely foolproof. They indicated I should order up and so I did: the size 8 was too small. And so I exchanged for a size 10--what I would consider a "true" size. Still, the top end of my bathing suit could probably be more comfortable (or a 12), but then how would that fit at the bottom? Given the material, I think I could get away with it. So I would recommend going up 2 sizes IF your measurements mirror a busty and nicely full/wide hip bottom.

The conundrum I (we customers) face is asking, "is the manufacturer following the new "vanity sizing" or a true method?" Even if you use STP's fitting guidelines, you and I still face getting it wrong. And so I am writing this review.

Because this material feels more "tight" with less give than spandex, it is less likely to stretch out any time soon...I think.. The suit was not available in a 12 and so I will keep the 10 b/c it is okay. Besides, I had to meet a deadline: water play with grandkids and lap swimming on my down time..
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