For this swimsuit I went up from my regular size 18 (6"2' and 220 lbs) to size 20 and I like the fit much better! The design is made to make your chest look larger and your bum and tummy to look smaller-- which it does very well. The loop back was one of my favorite parts because it was almost a halter top feeling and added a nice detail to the overall product. It is a well made product and was good quality in print and material. My only problem with this swimsuit is the inseam (or the length from shoulder to crotch). It was about two inches too short for my long torso. The last one I bought I sent back because it too was too short for me and pulled tightly around the crotch and back areas. I took off one star because I had to alter this swimsuit to fit properly. I have bought a swimsuit from Longitude which was two inches longer and fit beautifully and I was hoping that all the companies made theirs like that. This company would sell more products to women who are tall if they had a tall section!