I've never been a fan of the swimdress look. I've owned a few over the years, but I never loved any of them. Recently, I needed a suit for an upcoming event in which I preferred a more modest look. Imagine my surprise when I put this one on and LOVED how it looked! The skirt was a perfect length for me. Breast support was just right. The bra area helps keep the breasts supported and in an attractive shape and not the "uni-boob" look many other suits have. The taper of the waist is so slimming, with a nice flow away from the hips. It worked like magic to cover flaws! The adjustable straps help to hold everything up high where is should be! The combination of black, white and various shades of gray keep this from being a typical "black and white" suit. The design is attractive. Also, the sizing chart worked perfectly for me in selecting the correct size.