After some trial and error with a previous order from the same company, I have learned to PAY ATTENTION to the size chart! I cannot stress this enough! This bathing suit fits well. Yes, I struggle to get it past my hips, but once I've got it on, it is a perfect fit! The little sarong/skirt in the front is just enough of a skirt to hide my fat, while still NOT looking "matronly". I may buy another of the same, just to have a spare.