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Black Retro Swimdress
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Black Retro Swimdress
Tropiculture 3.76
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 4-16 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 with mild soap. Roll suit in towel & squeeze out excess water. Dry flat: avoid washers & dryers. Chemicals found in whirlpools, spas & public pools may cause your suit to deteriorate faster. Suntan lotions, salt, prolonged sunlight, chlorine & body perspiration may also cause discoloration & fabric breakdown.

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 by Inches Off, 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 3.8 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nice for poolside, but not great for swimming I bought this last year, and it was great while I sat beachside, but when I got in the water, and once I got out, it felt terrible. First, it puffed up and made it hard to swim; when I got out, it clung to the body heavily and the fabric was so thick it too a long time to dry. If you're just having out poolside, it's lovely. If you want to get in the water, keep looking.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fit is off Not at all what I expected. In order to get lift the straps had to be so tight is was uncomfortable. Going back.
Date published: 2016-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very flattering Very stylish suit. Looks great on. I wish it was half a size smaller but I'll get lots of wear out of it this summer anyway. It's a little loose in the bust and around the back and I'm a 40C.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer beware! If you are tall, heavier and bigger busted, buyer beware! I am 5'7" and wear a size 18, and the one piece was not even close to being long enough to fit my torso. Even if i pulled it high enough, the bust had no support what so ever no matter how tight you pull the halter straps. The length was nice, but everything else was awful!
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended The suit is cute but has size problems. I'm 5' tall and have a torso of 64" and bought a size 18, which is supposed to have a torso of 68". The swimsuit is so short the band at the bottom of the bodice is nearly at my waist. The straps are barely long enough to tie. There's no support for the bust and it's cut so low I'm afraid my boobs will float out. FWIW, if you have floppy boobs, it will be obvious to anyone who sees you in this suit. Another drawback is that the skirt flies up in the jacuzzi. I'm surprised at the poor fit. I loved other suits I bought here. I wish I had returned this suit before wearing it.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's cute but... I just got the package and excitedly tried it on. Bummer...cute style, but doesn't work for me. It might look great on the smaller plus sizes, but for the larger plus sizes, there are some things this suit is missing. #1. Absolutely NO support under the armpits (ie. very loose stretchy fabric and no stays), where a bra tends to "pull you in." Very unflattering for a "top-heavy" gal. #2. I'm 5'6" and I'd say the torso needs at least 2-3 more inches of the mesh that connects the built-in bra to the panty; it was waaayyy too short....which means if you're a big girl, it's either going to pull the panty way up or the bra way down. Now for the good. 1. If you have large breasts, there is Ample room. (Too much room for smaller-breasts, say C cup.) 2. The suit is indeed 22" (even on the larger sizes) from under the armpit to the end of the skirt, But the skirt seems to drape slightly lower in the front. It's hardly noticeable, but it actually has good belly and upper thigh coverage because of this. Overall impression: If they used a less-wimpy fabric and made the top better at holding in the breasts and so-called "side-boob," and they made the torso longer (maybe offer a "tall" size), this would be nearly a perfect suit! Would I recommend this suit to a friend? Hmmm... maybe a short, perky-breasted friend who was only mildly overweight. Sure!
Date published: 2016-02-16
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
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experimenting--haven't received it yet.
Martha L on Feb 27, 2017
the price and color was right for me.
Sandrine G on Feb 22, 2017
experimenting--haven't received it yet.
Martha L on Feb 27, 2017
Looking for something to cover my tummy. This piece looks flattering.
Amanda E on Feb 24, 2017
the price and color was right for me.
Sandrine G on Feb 22, 2017
very flattering
Susan P on Feb 17, 2017
love the sleek lines
Heidi T on Jan 15, 2017
amy c on Jan 12, 2017
Deborah M on Jan 10, 2017
I like the retro look. Great lines!
Barbara P on Nov 29, 2016
I was looking for a flattering suit with a little coverage for the waist and hips. I have received tons of compliments wearing this suit
Alexis B on Nov 4, 2016
this is a gift
Kristen P on Oct 2, 2016
looks slimming
C A on Sep 10, 2016
Classic and classy!
Jocelyn A on Sep 5, 2016
Vala S on Sep 2, 2016
Love a retro suit and thrilled to find it in Plus Size.
Dorre T on Sep 1, 2016
Looked like it would be a good fit
Judy H on Aug 19, 2016
Just cool!
Jennifer B on Aug 4, 2016
TRACI H on Aug 4, 2016
looks like a sexy neckline, yet will hide a waist/stomach problem.
S U on Aug 2, 2016
I like the style!
CINDI F on Jul 26, 2016
Old lady like
AMANDA T on Jul 18, 2016
looks like it will fit better than the other suit. tie at the neck allows me to control upper support
natalie r on Jul 16, 2016
Flatters Apple figure.
R A on Jul 12, 2016
this swimsuit is good for going to the pool with the kids as well as going poolside on vacation with hubby..classic
Laura D on Jul 3, 2016
Shelly G on Jul 1, 2016
Hides my wide hips and bust.
Kristen A on Jun 28, 2016
Not ready for summer, but this looks cute and will hopefully hide my problem areas!
Christina P on Jun 23, 2016
did not fit right
Karen G on Jun 23, 2016
I liked the styling
Robyn R on Jun 22, 2016
loved the retro style--sexy and fun!
Holly J on Jun 19, 2016
looks really flattering for those of us with tummy issues
AMY M on Jun 19, 2016
for the cruise - stylish and comfy
Gina H on Jun 19, 2016
To feel confident and comfortable!
Nichole M on Jun 15, 2016
cover up my hips!
Deborah J on Jun 12, 2016
I love retro clothing looks
Whitney O on Jun 11, 2016
Classy looking with an edge of sexy
JOSEPHINE L on Jun 8, 2016
It looks as though it would be very flattering while retaining modesty. I was looking for that classy, sexy style that could hide my flaws while accentuating the positive.
Sarah D on Jun 2, 2016
This one has a retro effect and sometimes with different company Id like to hid my problem areas and enhance the girls!
Nina T on May 25, 2016
I like the fact that this suit might cover my big hips and still look so classy instead of "old-ladyish". It reminds me of something a movie star would have worn in the 50's. I hope I like it on me!
Becky P on May 24, 2016
Bought a swim dress in the past love that i can wear it on the beach or boardwalk and not have to cover up.
Ashley R on May 20, 2016
I was looking for something kind of modest.
Tiffany E on May 20, 2016
slimming, flattering, hides tummy and hips
Sandra K on Apr 15, 2016
This looks becoming for a big bottom girl..... Sexy and not too revealing.
Laura C on Apr 8, 2016
liz y on Apr 3, 2016
Think it will flatter my shape
Welma T on Mar 24, 2016
thought that it would be flattering
judith C on Mar 22, 2016
Like the retro styling - the ability to adjust the strap length (since they usually stretch after awhile) - the skimming style of the skirt...
Laurie K on Mar 9, 2016
Not slenderizing
Kay B on Mar 8, 2016
I find I wear a smaller size in this.
Christine W on Mar 2, 2016
style, once piece, covers well, shows waist, low cut
Pamela F on Feb 22, 2016
cool, retro.
Melanie L on Feb 22, 2016
Looking for something to cover my tummy. This piece looks flattering.
Amanda E on Feb 24, 2017
very flattering
Susan P on Feb 17, 2017
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
Are the straps sturdy enough for a waterpark?
Rebecca O on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these tie halter straps are sturdy and can be adjusted for your own comfort.
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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