I can't praise this swimsuit enough! I bought this swimsuit from an outdoors shop (the name has slipped my mind) in Ambleside, when I took my Mum there for her 50th birthday and forgot to pack a swimsuit in my luggage. There was a swimming pool in the hotel and we also went kayaking, so I really did need one. I have plenty of swimsuits already and did't want to spend a lot of money buying one that I only really needed for a long weekend away, but I also didn't want to buy a cheap swimsuit that I wouldn't use again. This swimsuit really did hit the mark. For the £16 that I paid for it I already thought that I couldn't go wrong with my purchase, but I honestly would have been happy to pay twice that for the quality of this swimsuit. The pattern and the colours of the garment immediately caught my attention and my first though was that something that looked this nice on the hanger couldn't possibly look as nice on and being a UK size 12, I can't just chuck any old swimsuit on and be comfortable with the way I look. This swimsuit is so flattering and very pretty and girly without being too girly (I'm not the biggest lover of pink). The horizontal stripes really help to flatten my stomach and bring in my waist and the red band underneath the bust really helps to keep everything feeling secure and not about to pop out, which I often find difficulty in finding in a swimsuit with having a larger bust size. It's also nice that I'm able to show a little cleavage with the deepish v-neck without feeling self conscious. The halter neck is comfortable and doesn't chafe or feel like it's strangling me and is easy to self-tie. The thin pads in the cups are ideal for those who feel they need a little more support or want to look a little larger chested and are easy enough to remove or move about if they become twisted. I've had this suit since the beginning of May and used it every time I've gone swimming since (3-4 days a week) and I wash it after every swim. I tend to wash my swimsuits inside out as I've noticed it helps to retain the colour, but so far there's been absolutely no dulling of the colours and there's also no yellowing from chlorine whatsoever. I can see this swimsuit lasting several years at the least, which is much more than I can say for some of my others which have barely lasted a year. I really would recommend this swimsuit to anyone.