Being really heavy it is difficult to find a swimsuit I feel comfortable in. I have tried sarong type, "dress" type, etc. to cover up my fat. Usually I still feel heavy and then just weighed down in the water additionally. I LOVE this swimsuit. It is comfortable, and I feel like wearing a one piece is actually more slimming because those dresses tend to make your legs look short and stumpy... I love the high neck so I don't feel exposed, and I like the clasp in back which helps me feel comfortable (no feeling the straps are going to fall off your shoulders in this swimsuit!) I have received a lot of compliments on it and sent everyone to this website! I ordered another swimsuit as well, but that one doesn't unclasp (it has crisscrossed straps in the back) which make it MUCH harder to get on! I wear a pants size 24W and this swimsuit fits perfectly in a size 24 (based on my measurements I considered a size 26 and am glad I didn't go up).