I was unsure what the "crochet" fabric would look like in person, and how much it might "float" around me in the water. The thin "crochet" is only unattached in the skirt area, below the hips, really, so it flounces and falls nicely when out of the water, and doesn't float up too much when in. Other skirts or shorts have looked silly in the water. The size was right for me. I have a large bust, and this is flattering and supportive, too.