Really happy I bought this suit. The halter offers a lot of support and the ruching on the bottoms is definitely flattering for that area, especially if you have some extra happening like me. I have a small torso with high hips so muffin tops are a staple of mine.. luckily these bottoms hit high enough to keep that under control - without going up my butt - and without making it look like I'm aiming for the high waisted look. The black definitely is slimming and gives me a nice shape. However, it's a pretty simple/plain look. If you're looking for something sexy or attention getting I'm not sure this suit is the best. I would be fine wearing this around my parent's retirement community pool. I'm going to rock it in Vegas because it makes me feel great but just trying to say it's pretty conservative.
I wear a size 14 jeans (American Eagle jeans for reference) and bought 14s in the bottoms. I think that was a good choice of size. It's weird because I bought the same style of bottoms for another suit and those 14s are too tight, but these ones are fine. It also may be the black vs. pattern on the other ones that are throwing me off. If you wear a 14 jeans and want the extra comfort feeling I'd say go for 16s.
I wear a 34/36DD bra (Vic Secret bra for reference) and bought a size 14 top. It's a good fit. I would maybe buy a 12 in this style next time to get a little more cleve but support from the 14 is great with no back fat and holds the girls in. If I got a 16 I feel like I would be falling out or the strap would be falling down for sure.
All & all I would recommend especially if you are looking for something that you can wear in front of people without feeling self conscious.