Tropiculture Black Retro Swimdress
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Tropiculture Black Retro Swimdress
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Tropiculture Black Retro Swimdress

STYLE # 2604
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  • Built-in, soft wire-free bra cups
  • Self-tie halter straps
  • Side seam measures 20" from Underarm to Hem
  • Empire waist flatters and disguises imperfections
  • Full one-piece matching black suit underneath
  • Sizes 8-16 fit up to a C/D cup; sizes 18-34 fit up to a D/DD cup
  • Swimdress fits true to size
  • 82% Nylon / 18% Spandex
  • Hand wash.
  • Flat dry.
  • 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.

Tropiculture offers high-end swimsuits at an I’ll-take-two price. With cutting-edge silhouettes, thoughtful embellishments, and rich colors, the line is steeped in jetsetter sophistication. Designs inspired by a passion for travel exude a sense of luxury coveted by the most discerning clientele. These streamlined silhouettes are guaranteed to always be on trend – from Baja to St. Barths.

Fashion meets function in our new Core Control Collection, featuring one piece swimwear with control fabric that instantly smooths without restriction – sleek results with NO squeeze! Get the effect of a slimmer waist without sacrificing glamour. The Tropiculture woman doesn’t buy swimwear with the need to be noticed, but when wearing the collection she always is.

Retro Swimdress is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from In my opinion not a swim dress! Having bought a Marilyn Monroe swim dress from swimsuitsforall last year and LOVED IT, I was expecting a similar satisfaction with this suit. Not the case! This barely covered my backside and was short in the front as well. The Marilyn Monroe swimdress was long and came down to above my knee which looked nice and made me feel comfortable. I'm only 5 2", most things are long on me but not this! I felt the actual sizing was one to two sizes smaller than it's listed size. I did not feel comfortable in it so I returned it! They no longer sell the Marilyn suit or I would order it again.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic I am 5' 3" 140 lbs with bust 38", hips 41", waist 32" and torso 63". I ordered a size 12 and though this was great for other suits on this site, this one was a tad looser, not too big to send back though. The one thing I'd say is different is the skirt. The way it is shown looks like it is more fitted, but it actually flares out quite a bit (think ice skater skirt). Otherwise, pretty suit.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable & stylish I bought this for my backyard pool and found it very comfortable with the mesh under the stomach area making it lighter and cooler. I like the flattering halter top and perfect skirt length. Only annoying thing is the skirt floats up.
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Swimdress This is the first swimdress I have ever purchased. I have not worn it yet but will next month on vacation. It is well made and I do like the top and the mesh under the dress. I am 58 years old and wear a size 14 and this fits perfectly. I'm not very big on top and was afraid it would be too big but it fits very well. I bought a couple of other items and they seem true to size. Very pleased with my purchase and will buy again.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Just Love This Swimdress I love love love this. I have at least 8 suits to bring on a trip to Punta Cana we are going on, but decided to order just one more. I picked this one, as it is so cute. Just got it today and I love love love it. I actually ordered it a size bigger, so that it would fit a little longer than pictured. It fits great, but I will have to tie the top tighter. I sort of wish I would have got my regular size, but I just love it!! It's so darn cute it just might end up being my favorite!!!
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bigger size not a problem I was nervous about the sizing because I wear a 34E bra. Although I'm a size 12 by their sizing chart I went with a size 18 based on their info about cup size. I figured that if it fit in the bust I could take it in anywhere else. I needn't have worried because the fit is good all over, the silhouette is great and it's comfortable. Fit may be an issue for someone with a long torso. My only wish is that it gave a little more lift in the bust. But considering how it makes my tummy disappear I'm not complaining.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great swimsuit! i have been looking for a new swimdress for quite sometime now, & this one has surpassed my expectations. it is both flattering & stylish. love it!
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very attractive styling I purchased this swimdress because it was a longer length skirt. I have heavy thighs with severe cellulite and this helps hide it. I also chose it because I have had breast reconstruction and experience pain under my arm with tight clothing. This halter top swimdress is very comfortable.I am 60 yrs old, 5'4" and weigh 170 lbs. The size 14 is perfect!
Date published: 2014-07-03
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I am top-heavy (ie. apple shape), and my last swimsuit had straps that came up from the sides of the bust and tied behind my neck, similar to this design. The style was quite flattering, and I'm hoping it will be with this suit too!
Kensea on Feb 8, 2016
Classic style that makes me feel sexy.
Helen C on Jan 13, 2016
I am top-heavy (ie. apple shape), and my last swimsuit had straps that came up from the sides of the bust and tied behind my neck, similar to this design. The style was quite flattering, and I'm hoping it will be with this suit too!
Kensea on Feb 8, 2016
Likes the straps around the neck and the black all over color.
Sandra H on Jan 20, 2016
Classic style that makes me feel sexy.
Helen C on Jan 13, 2016
Love the chick style and it should hide those curves that I dont quite like
Sandra G on Jan 12, 2016
I need to hide some trouble areas. I also liked the "retro" look of this suit.
KRISTY P on Jan 11, 2016
swim skirt and the tummy reducer
Susan C on Jan 8, 2016
Longer skirt
Rosalie B on Jan 7, 2016
trying something new with tummy coverage
lita j on Jan 7, 2016
My wife liked it.
Todd G on Dec 24, 2015
Love the retro look!
Rhonda K on Dec 20, 2015
Classic style
Janice G on Dec 15, 2015
I like all th black swim dresses, slims you down
kathleen p on Dec 9, 2015
excellent reviews on how flattering it is.
Tammy S on Dec 9, 2015
Love the retro look. Also, hope it's flattering on my figure. Can't wait to get it!
Elizabeth B on Dec 9, 2015
I wanted something that I felt covered the parts of me that are not so flattering (post baby) but I could still feel good wearing by the pool/beach
Gabrielle C on Dec 7, 2015
The reviews. Looking for good coverage with support.
Claudia K on Dec 1, 2015
Looks perfect for me!
Lisa S F on Nov 27, 2015
Because it is cute, will hide the jiggly bits that I want while still looking sexy and because it can be strapless, fewer tan lines.
Chantel M on Nov 26, 2015
To hide belly bulge
T E on Nov 26, 2015
Wife will look hot in it.
Brian P on Nov 25, 2015
hoping i'll like it.
Denise E on Nov 15, 2015
Cover tummy and upper thighs.
Theresa F on Nov 11, 2015
slimming, comfortable
antonia g on Oct 29, 2015
Looks comfortable
Josie J on Oct 25, 2015
It will cover my problem area (upper thighs) and flatter the waiste with a timeless look.
Melissa L on Oct 24, 2015
Liked that it hid the hips
Christine G on Oct 21, 2015
to hide my curvy thighs
Carla R on Oct 19, 2015
Style but material was strange
Robin C on Oct 17, 2015
Getting older is a good reason to hide my flaws and still be stylish.
Kathleen M on Oct 12, 2015
looks like it may be slimming
Suzanne F on Oct 8, 2015
Linda C on Oct 4, 2015
I liked the length & retro look
Sandra S on Oct 1, 2015
It looks sturdy and I prefer the tying around the neck
Beth E on Sep 30, 2015
good for large legs
Eleanor D on Sep 25, 2015
I like the way it looks
Leila S on Sep 22, 2015
Fits my style ....large stomach and heavy hips.
Color black ...hope it is good for water aerobics.
Kathleen S on Sep 21, 2015
I like the look.
Joyce N on Sep 19, 2015
It looks simple and classy.
Diane Z on Sep 19, 2015
Looks perfect for my body type :)
Ronda M on Sep 18, 2015
Looked great for heavy people
Beth S on Sep 16, 2015
I chose this retro swimsuit because it looks flattering.
Caterina B on Sep 14, 2015
I love the retro look in swim wear, so this is a perfect fit for me. The swimdress is a good pick also because I have a more mature figure.
Donna R on Sep 10, 2015
Suzan P on Sep 10, 2015
flattering neckline
Karen A on Sep 9, 2015
Can walk to and from the pool without having to use robe or beach cover
Lorraine B on Sep 9, 2015
Wendy P on Sep 7, 2015
Hope it fits like the way it looks
Maria S on Sep 5, 2015
very cute swimsuit that looks flattering
Heather H on Sep 4, 2015
Stylish, flattering and provides plenty of coverage.
Linda K on Sep 4, 2015
not such a billowy skirt
Pompea G on Aug 28, 2015
Likes the straps around the neck and the black all over color.
Sandra H on Jan 20, 2016
Love the chick style and it should hide those curves that I dont quite like
Sandra G on Jan 12, 2016
my chest bra size is DDDD, when measured as directed my chest is 44 but my hips at 40. would you recommend the size 16 which is the right size for my hips or an 18 which might be to be in my hips? what is your recommendation? Thank you
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
What is the length for size 18 and does it have a built in bra?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It does have a built in bra, but i'm not sure the exact length, it comes to mid thigh though if that helps.
How long is the dress from under the bust to the bottom edge in size 14?
Is it best to fit bust or hip measurement?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2015
what is the dress length ?
Lori J on Sep 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The dress hits mid-thigh.
under the dress is it a panty type bottom?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is a attached panty under the swim dress.
It said there are size 8's, but all I see for the swim dresses are size 10 and above?
Jodi S on Apr 7, 2015
does it have bottoms?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The item has a attached panty.
attached crotch ?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this swimsuit has bottoms underneath
Does the length of the dress get longer for the larger sizes?
Kensea on Feb 2, 2016

Yes, the length of the dress is different for each size and gets longer in larger sizes.
Bathing suit comes crushed in package. How best to iron out wrinkles?
Aliya J on Oct 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I simply hand washed with delicate and hung to dry
I'm long in the body. Is it generous in length?
Jan M on Sep 27, 2015

It has side seam measures 20" from Underarm to Hem.
does the dress Rise UP to your chest when in WATER ?
consuela D on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It stays up if that's what you're asking.
I am trying to find out how long this is. How many inches from the empire waste is it?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2015

The side seam measures 20" from Underarm to Hem.
Is this a 2 piece suit?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's one piece
Hi does this have full bottom and upper thigh coverage? Thanks
Nicole A on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It comes down to mid-thigh without pulling it down or anythinf, but it is very fashionable. If you are insecure about your thighs (like me) I would say that this swimdress is almost perfect because the swimdress is stretchy and you can pull it down to cover your thighs fully.
Is this suit long? I am very tall.
Barbara W on Jun 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm 5'7 and it went half thigh! I was happy with it!
does this swim suit have bra pockets?
A shopper on Apr 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not real deep ones. This is a cute suit and supportive if you are big busted otherwise it flattens you out.
is there an under garment or shorts?
Sandy T on Mar 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is a complete one piece suit. There is nothing you need to add.
can this swimdress be returned?
karen l on Feb 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We accept returns within 60 days after your purchase for US customers and 90 days after your purchase for International customers.
The description says molded bra. Does this mean padded? I am already more than ample in the bosom and am concerned about adding more with padding. What exactly is meant by molded?
Sheher on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is a very thin layer of foam to prevent nipple show-through.
Does this swimdress come with swimpants?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is an attached swim panty.
Looking at this swim dress Im looking for a swim dress thats high under the arms is this swim dress high under the arms or could you recommend one that is thanks?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2015
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