Sizes 8-16 fit up to a C/D cup; sizes 18-34 fit up to a D/DD cup
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!
Atlantic Bloom Shirred Swimsuit is rated
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Rated 2 out of
Beautiful color but did not resist chlorineI bought this suit along with numerous other ones and this was the only suit that has not held up while using for water fitness in a chlorine-fed pool. I have found that no matter what the brand that the purple dye cannot withstand the effects of chlorine. After wearing this suit 2X per week for the past 3 months, I am ready to throw it out because it is almost totally white where the purple was. All of my other suits purchased on this site are still OK.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 4 out of
Not as shownI was so anxious to get this suit. I had tried to order it several months ago and it was out of stock. When it came I realized it was not as shown. There was a LOT of white in the fabric. I wore the suit one time and discovered that the white on the back of the suit is see through when wet. I returned it.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 3 out of
like a racing suitThis is as close to a simple speedo suit as you can get for a plus sized garment. I bought a 12 and can wear a 10 or a 12. It was on the smaller side. Worst thing is that it really faded and is now gray and brown. I've never had a suit fade like that. I still like it because it is simple.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 3 out of
Not very Chlorine ResistantI have had this for about three months and cycle with 5 other suits so it gets worn once every two weeks and it is already fading badly. I love these suits but have never had this problem with the color in the fabric which is suppose to be color resistant! Need to write to see if I can get my money back!
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 3 out of
Ran too largeI tried this on and it was miles too big where as I returned the same size but different suit last month because it was too small. I like Aquabelle suits but their sizes run all over the place.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 4 out of
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Not blueThis suit has a very good cut and design. May run a little big. I could have gone down a size. The biggest surprise is it is mostly White,not blue. That was disappointing.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 3 out of
Not enough supportLoved the color but the straps were way too loose for me. Easily exchanged it for a cross back one that gives me more support.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 1 out of
Very disappointed.Only one side of the suit is shirred. Puckered and looked funny. Loved the pattern and colors though. I returned this one.
I LIKED THE COLOR AND THE BACK DESIGN (EASY TO PUT ON) BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE FIT AND DESIGN. I NOTICED THE LINING KEEP SHOWING AT THE TOP OF THE BREAST. I WOULD ADJUST THE CUP AND A FEW MINUTES LATER THE LINING WAS EXPOSED AGAIN.
I like the black suit I had ordered earlier so much I ordered one in navy and this one. Like the print! I swim laps for exercise and this style suit is great - very comfortable. Also very attractive for leisure time at the pool or beach. Jean L Frisco Tx.
I purchased blue flare Aquabelle from another site and loved it. You sent me a catalog and this seems to be almost like the first suit I loved. It gave me good support and lasted a long time, even going to daily water aerobics.
The swimsuits that are patterned front and back last longer than those with a different plain black back. Those suits fall apart very quickly as the fabric on the back is thin and becomes see through after short use, even though its supposed to be chlorine resistant.
Best Answer:No it does not! Also although I loved it when I got it, the shipment that mine came from turned out not to be chlorine resistant and I have had to return because of fading but S4A has been great to refund my money and I am waiting for the new styles before buying again. I love this style of suit and have had about 5-6 suits in the cut of this one and you cannot beat the fit and wear of them. I am on my second one of the pink flower one that has this cut as well.
Best Answer:This suit , as do all Aquabelle swimsuits, has a soft formed bra that is most comfortable. I have had breast cancer and had a double mastectomy and these fit me well and comfortably. You will enjoy this suit and the cup size is as they state with the 8-16 fitting a C/D and the 18-34 fits a D/DD very comfortably.