Soft molded cup bra with encircled plush empire band provides full bust support
High back provides coverage and additional bust support
Side seam measures 16" from Underarm to Hem
Sizes 8-16 fit up to a C/D cup; sizes 18-34 fit up to a D/DD cup
One piece swimsuit fits true to size
82% Nylon / 18% Xtra Life® Lycra®
After every use, the garment must be hand washed. Harmful elements such as suntan lotions, salt, chlorine, and body perspiration can cause discoloration and spandex breakdown. Since laundry detergents are too harsh on the spandex and the color, use mild hand soap made without added moisturizers. Do not wring the swimsuit to remove excess water. Lay it flat on a towel and roll the towel up and squeeze gently. Remove it from the towel and lay it flat to dry. Do not hang it to dry as that will stretch out the fibers in the fabric. Avoid using washers and dryers as damage can occur due to agitation and excessive heat. It is also important to let your suit "rest" between uses. This allows the spandex to bounce back (called recovery) to its original size and maintain its fit longer. If you wear a suit without letting it recover, it will lose its shape and fit more quickly. It's recommended to let the suit rest for 24-36 hours between uses. Always remove excess moisture with a towel and lay flat to dry indoors or in the shade. Also note, direct sunlight will fade your suit. It is always a great idea to have more than one suit.
Aquabelle is our exclusive chlorine-resistant swimwear collection engineered for high performance at every curve. Sporty yet feminine, the entire range is constructed with our AquaSculpt design fit system—ensuring full tummy and bust support. The anti-bounce Aquaform bra with fast-drying, lightweight cups and plush elastic shapes without sacrificing comfort. Aquaslim power mesh is strategically sewn into all the one-piece suits for a flattering middle. In fact, it’s been proven to cinch the waist by 1 ¾”. The superior quality helped Aquabelle earn the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, meaning these durable suits (some made with Xtra Life Lycra) have been third-party tested by the long-trusted authority for colorfastness, fabric abrasion, UV protection, and chlorine resistance. Go ahead, dive in!
Xtra Life Lycra Orchid Swimsuit is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Nice but with issuesOverall a nice bathing suit (although I have not worn it yet), but I wish the material stretched more or that they offered some aquabelle suits in petites. I'm a short (5'0")full figured woman and ordered the size 10 which is the longest torso that will work for me. I knew the bust would be tight (I'm a 36DD), but figured the material would stretch more then it does. The suit is very tight. Also the way the stripes run it seems to emphasize the belly, rather then de-emphasize. Please consider true diagonal stripes across the torso and a lower back.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 3 out of
Mile a day from
Lots of complimentsI swim a mile four days a week in the community center pool and I rotate this suit with three others. I have had this suit for 4 months , so it was used about 12 times or so. I got many compliments on this suit and how nice it looks. However it is already starting to show wear at the side seams and on the back seam. The Material is thin. I rinse after each use and wash in a gentle cycle occasionally. I think this is a great suit for occasional wear, but not for routine chlorine exposure.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 3 out of
Beautiful, but not quite rightI love the look of this suit, and it is a very flattering design for a curvy girl. However, the lining does not have much elasticity, so you have to wrestle yourself into the suit. The bra band is too tight, so you can see intentations and puckers where it wraps around under the bust (front and back). It loostened up after I wore it once, but it's still too tight underneath. Which is unfortunate because the outside (non-lining part) fits and looks great.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of
Excellent, high quality suit!I swim laps 3 to 4 days a week, and I needed a close-fitting suit that didn't have a cross-back or any other complicated kind of strap that a lot of more athletic suits have. This suit was much thicker and higher quality than I was expecting for the price. I am one of those rare birds who manages to be both round and long through the torso, so I was concerned when I first put it on that it would be too small. It was a taut fit, but not so much so that I couldn't wear it, and it has grown more comfortable since I've been using it. I have managed to shave about 10 minutes off my normal swim time wearing this suit, simply because it has removed all possible drag. I also feel secure and attractive while wearing it. For those who think it might be wearing out too quickly, my tips are as follows: rinse after every use (of course), do not leave it to dry in the sun, and do not put it in any kind of machine that spins. That includes washer, dryer, and those spinning suit dryer things they have at the rec centers. Those things put serious stress on the lycra, and it will hasten the demise of your suit. Just gently wring it out and hang it up. With proper care, I see no reason why this suit would wear out very quickly. It is holding up for me beautifully so far, and for the price, it wouldn't be so bad to replace after six months if need be, especially given the amount of use it gets.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 4 out of
Good bust support;Like the bust support and overall fit; with use, even after careful washing after use in chlorine pool, it has stretched badly. Overall, I like the suit (and others I've gotten from you) but wish the chlorine resistance, fading, and stretching was a bit less. Thank you.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 3 out of
Nice suit! But very high cut in back!I got this swim suit and was a little disappointed! I like the high cut in the back but didn't realize how hard it would be to put it on myself!
I haven't used it and am sending it back, I need a suit I can put on myself without somebody straightening the back for me!
The size was perfect and the colors are radiating and beautiful, it's really just the cut which doesn't work for me!
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 2 out of
Good design but fabric is poorI have worn this swimsuit less than 8 times & the fabric has been very poor. I swim in a chlorinated pool,but my previous swimwear which I purchased from Australia lasted well. Even the front coloured fabric is damaged & stretched. The underpanel in the front is fine & not stretched. I am very disappointed in the fabric as the actual design etc. is very nice & it fitted well.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 3 out of
Not for very big boobsAs with other suits I have tried, this is a nice design and would have probably looked good on someone with smaller boobs than mine (which are quite large). Inside the lining are small padded cups and they looked really odd sitting on top of my boobs. The stood out and didn't conform to a normal, smooth shape. That is my main reason for returning the suit.
I was looking for something I can wear swimming at the Y at lease 3 x's a week. I like the way it looked and the description of it. Now I will just wait until I get it and see how it fits. I hope I won't be disappointed. That happens a lot because I am a full-busted women.
for described longevity of fabric, chest support, overall supportive/comfort fit during exercise activities. exactly why i was shopping for suit. i have 32DDD chest & REALLY hope this proves to be the suit that i want it to be for my water boot camp class. i ordered the Aquabelle Xtra Life Lycra Mint Crisscross Swimsuit, for the same reasons.