I must admit this is a well made suit. I have yet to wear it in the water yet, so I can't comment on how it appears after use or after laundering. However, I purchased this top to go with a high waisted bottom I have from another designer. This beautiful top goes perfectly with it. At this sale price, honestly this is a steal! I'm 5'11'' and a true 16/18 and I have a full DDD bust. I went up a size originally thinking I needed more room. However, I exchanged the 20 for a size 18 top and it fits like a glove with great support. I'm pleased and will definitely purchase more tops to switch up for next season! Don't hesitate just buy it and get ready to be noticed. I also must say that this gives a lot of coverage so no need to be apprehensive about those areas us curvy girls are always trying to hide! Be brave and love yourself!