Pucker up: a fully gathered front lends '40s flair to DKNY's retro-riffic swim dress — and adds a little slimming body illusion to boot. Halter style heightens the pinup factor. In beautiful, nuanced colors that even a black-suit-only person can love. Underwire, with soft molded cups. Nylon/spandex jersey. Lined. Imported.
Suit runs small; we recommend that you order up one size.
I love the look of this swim suit! On me however, it just didn't work. I'm tall, pear shaped, length worked fine, but the top was much too big for me, and with pre-formed cups no way could I make it work. I was very disappointed, I thought it would work based on the other reviews. I even ordered my regular size but the top was just too large so back it went. So sorry.
Review 2 for DKNY Bardot Swim Dress
Date:May 14, 2013
I am a size 8 with a bit of a pear shape. For two years I have shopped for a bathing suit and had to settle for suits that I wasn't happy with. This year I saw the Bardot suit and thought I would try it. It is the most gorgeous suit I have ever owned
I hope this helps someone with sizing, I bought size 10 measure 36B bust and 37.5" hips with a curvy figure, size 10 fit perfectly, I 'm 5'5". This is a beautiful suit especially that bottle green color, love it!
I have no idea why GH would say this suit runs small. I ordered a 10 and got what I would guess was at least a 14. It was too big all over, from the bra on down. Maybe the one I got was mis-sized but I would say if you are normally a 10, order a 6. Otherwise, this is a beautiful suit. The teal color is spectacular, the gathering hides all rolls and bulges, and it's very comfortable. It was also very easy to get on, unlike many of the shaper-type suits. Maybe that's because it was way too big, but it didn't feel like it would offer the control of, say, a Miraclesuit. One other comment: it honestly doesn't look like a swim dress. It looks more like a long retro-style suit. Whether that suits you or not will vary, but if you like the looks of the suit, I'd say try it. You can always return it, just as I am going to do.
Review 5 for DKNY Bardot Swim Dress
love.....but don't size down as recommended!!!!!
Date:February 23, 2013
THIS is a stunning swim dress.....doesn't look old-ladyish AT all! The top of the suit is killer.....makes the bust look like it's where it belongs. And the ruching at the bodice--very flattering. I ordered one size up as suggested in the description and i wish i hadn't listened to that! The butt hangs off of me on that size now i have to exchange. I, for one, do not feel this suit runs small (in the world of swim suit sizing)