Although I normally wear a 16 in bathing suits for the top to fit, I had to return the first suit I ordered in a 16 as one size too big. Just received this in a size 14, I have heard people say this suit didn't work for them, but for me - it looks absolutely fabulous on and the 14 does the trick. I am a 62 year old with an hourglass shape, fairly broad shoulders, 5'4 and close to 150 lbs. This suit is made from an expensive feeling, solid weight material and shapes & covers everything I want/need covered very nicely, even the silly stuff in front of the armpits. And the color is a very pretty smoky blue, a bit grayer than in the pictures. Love it - wish they offered in more colors or prints, but I am ordering another in black anyway!