Aquabelle's exclusive polyester spandex fabric is chlorine resistant & colorfast. Spandex adds comfort & stretch to retain fit and resist bagging.
Signature PowerMesh tummy-control lining
Soft molded cup bra with encircled plush empire band provides full bust support
Non-adjustable crossback straps
Side seam measures 16" from Underarm to Hem
Sizes 8-16 fit up to a C/D cup; sizes 18-34 fit up to a D/DD cup
82% Polyester / 18% Spandex
After every use, the garment must be hand washed. Harmful elements such as suntan lotions, salt, chlorine, and body perspiration can cause discoloration and spandex breakdown. Since laundry detergents are too harsh on the spandex and the color, use mild hand soap made without added moisturizers. Do not wring the swimsuit to remove excess water. Lay it flat on a towel and roll the towel up and squeeze gently. Remove it from the towel and lay it flat to dry. Do not hang it to dry as that will stretch out the fibers in the fabric. Avoid using washers and dryers as damage can occur due to agitation and excessive heat. It is also important to let your suit "rest" between uses. This allows the spandex to bounce back (called recovery) to its original size and maintain its fit longer. If you wear a suit without letting it recover, it will lose its shape and fit more quickly. It's recommended to let the suit rest for 24-36 hours between uses. Always remove excess moisture with a towel and lay flat to dry indoors or in the shade. Also note, direct sunlight will fade your suit. It is always a great idea to have more than one suit.
Aquabelle is our exclusive chlorine-resistant swimwear collection engineered for high performance at every curve. Sporty yet feminine, the entire range is constructed with our AquaSculpt design fit system—ensuring full tummy and bust support. The anti-bounce Aquaform bra with fast-drying, lightweight cups and plush elastic shapes without sacrificing comfort. Aquaslim power mesh is strategically sewn into all the one-piece suits for a flattering middle. In fact, it’s been proven to cinch the waist by 1 ¾”. The superior quality helped Aquabelle earn the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, meaning these durable suits (some made with Xtra Life Lycra) have been third-party tested by the long-trusted authority for colorfastness, fabric abrasion, UV protection, and chlorine resistance. Go ahead, dive in!
Azul Cross Back Swimsuit is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Pretty suitThis suit is very pretty and is quite comfortable. The colors are vibrant, but not to flashy. The bust area is supportive and the tummy area feels just right...not too tight, but still gives some support. It's a little difficult to get on with the crossed back, but not a big deal. A little struggle is worth how nice it looks on me and how good it feels on me. Another reviewer mentioned having the pattern on the back as well. I think I would agree. The pattern/colors are so pretty, it would be nice to have it on the back as well instead of just the plain black. Overall, I love this suit! It does run a bit small, however. I usually wear a size 10, but had to exchange it for a 12.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 4 out of
After three months looking for a suit i found it!So I started back at the end of November trying to find a suit for swimming laps in. I am fairly busty and have had issued with tanks falling off. I started looking on this website. I had my hubby measure me and I got several two piece tankinis because that's what the measuring tape said i fit into. 4 returns later I found a two piece that I liked. The two piece worked but was hard during turns so i purchased this swimsuit. I love it! It's supportive and keeps everything in when doing all the strokes. I just wish the pattern was on both sides.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 3 out of
Barb S from
Tight around the middleI love the colors, but this suit has an elastic band that goes all the way around the middle under the bust. It is extremely tight. Sadly this will have to sit in my drawer until I lose about 15 pounds. I tried cutting the elastic which helped some, but I still can't breathe in it. Fits find every place else. This suit is fine as long as you don't have belly fat.
Date published: 2015-06-24
Rated 5 out of
Aquabelle Azul Cross Back Swim SuitI purchased this suit for water aerobics class. It is comfortable and doesn't ride up or grab in the wrong areas especially with all the movement that goes into water aerobics. It rinses the chlorine out easily and isn't broken down by the chemicals.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of
Attractive, almost makes me look good!I only used this suit once and I agree with a bit of a struggle to get on, but that's not a huge deal. It fits snugly but wish it had a little more tummy control. Guess it's back to dieting. Also since I'm basically using this for sunning, was hoping for a little lower neckline. All in all, I've looked at a lot of suits and this is one of the best.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 3 out of
Crossed back strapsThe suit is very difficult to put on and even more difficult to take off due to the crossed back straps. You almost need an assistant to wear it properly. The back strap becomes twisted and because it's in the back . . . very hard to untangle. Taking off the suit is just as difficult, the suit rolls and as you pull it off and it becomes one roll around you hips . . . very difficult to pull off (not to mention painful)
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 2 out of
Impossible to get on and offI just received this suit, and despite going up a size, it was impossible to get on. Once I got it on, it fit so strange I actually started laughing. Definitely going back. Ordered a different style and it fit fine.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 4 out of
Great color!I love the suit. It is great once it is on. Just had a little trouble getting my arms in the top with the crossover back.
I have purchased Longitude in the past. The long torso is perects for tall women. The fit is perfect and true to size. I love the color scheme in this suit. I wear a pair of swimshorts over the once piece and it works better than a tanki and shorts.
I tried the tank and the cross strap styles in this brand. The tank style is too long in the torso and too big in the bust for my 5'1" pear shape with size 16 hips. The cross strap style is slightly shorter and the bust fit is more snug so I think it will work for water aerobics and pool play with the grandkids.
I like the cross back rather than the normal low back swimsuits. This should also come in a vneck or surplice neck to add more sexy for mature women. It's already a one-piece...jazz it up a bit for us "more body concious" ladies. When you develop a suit with my suggestions, please let me know. I'm certain there are other ladies who would be interested in this style. Also, I would like royalties. Thank you..lol.
Price is reasonable; has tummy control; leg openings are cut at a reasonable point/ not overly baring; has actual bra cups which hold their shape well instead of just a shelf bra or flat lining; straps stay up because they cross in the back; I already have this suit in a solid color and it fits well..... this color option/ print is a nice touch but still maintains the black color at the bottom where the most concealment of flaws is needed.
Best Answer:My experience with this swimsuit is predicated on using it 2 to 3 times a week, in the pool for 1.5 hours. I always get it wet before going into the chlorinated water (reduces chlorine absorption) and I always rinse it in cold water after use. As recommended, I don't wash it with detergent. With all this information in mind, the suit kept its color for 6 months. I replaced it because by that time the elasticity was beginning to be reduced. Hope that helps you.
Best Answer:Personally, I would start with the torso. If this is too small or too large, then the rest of the suit will not fit correctly, regardless of the other measurements.
Please see below for extra information:
For the best possible fit, Please compare your bust/waist/hip measurements to the sizing chart below: http://www.swimsuitsforall.com/browse/sizeChartLanding.php Please disregard the " Cup Size" on the sizing chart. ( It's generic to the universal sizing statistics.) ** Your bra size is different from your actual bust measurement.