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Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit

Customer Questions & Answers for
Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit

Get swimwear that's fun and flattering with this Suddenly Slim by Catalina women's shirred halter swimsuit. Made with a nylon-spandex blend and lined in polyester, this one-piece bathing suit is a smart addition to your swimming wardrobe. Designed long for modest thigh coverage, this retro-style swim suit is a complete bathing ensemble. With an elasticized fit on the waist, you can move comfortably and without self-consciousness. The shirred sweetheart neckline and halter style straps provide this swimsuit's characteristic feminine silhouette.
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Questions & Answers for Catalina Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit

Question

Big Bust, No Butt~!

Hello, i weigh around 160 and I'm 5'6. I wear a 38DDD and a 12 in pants but i have no butt whatsoever... well maybe a bit. I also have a bit of a tummy so would it be good to get an XL or a L? And is it comfortable to wear?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
In my opinion, you should purchase a Large. I have a bigger top and less rear-end too. I thought I'd need an XL, but I had to send it back and get a L instead. It fit great! Good luck
answered 3 years ago
By
huladays
 - Oregon
answer 2
Yes, it is comfortable. I am about the same height and wear a 6 in pants and dresses (or medium if not numbered sizes) and the size small fit me. I think the suit runs a bit big so I would go with the large. If you are concerned about the butt area, you don't want the suit to be too big and ride up. I will say the bust was a bit lower cut than a thought it would be since this is such a modest suit, so be prepared for a lot of cleavage. And the tummy has great support to keep you sucked in and looking slim for all sizes.
answered 3 years ago
By
jhw1025
answer 3
I personally buy suits according to my bust and not my body. If I had your measurements I would go with a 2 piece suit (it sounds like you're an xl on top and a large on bottom).

If you really want this suit I would go with the xl or you'll be spilling out of the l.
answered 3 years ago
By
SaavyQueen
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 4
It is comfy but I too have a large bust and my only complaint about the suit is that I feel like I might fall out of it. LOL It doesn't offer much support for the girls.
answered 3 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Greenbush, ME
answer 5
I am also around 160 and 5' 6''...For some reason this suit gaps in the back around the butt/leg...I originally ordered an XL but had to exchange it for the large because of the gapping. The L still gaps a little, but it is not as noticable. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years ago
By
MommyofTwins19
 - Rochester, NY
answer 6
I would recommend a XL. I have the L and think with your bust size an XL would give you more security. I love this suit! This is byfar the most comfortable suit I have ever owned!
answered 3 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - EL Paso, Texas
answer 7
I've got the XL (i'm 180lb, 38D) and the top seems big on me. I'd go with the XL if i were you. Also, the ruching does an AMAZING job at hiding tummy flaws. It's fantastic! I think you're really going to love this suit. It's super comfy and sexy in a pin-up girl way.
answered 3 years ago
By
sarahshopssmart
 - Austin, TX
answer 8
I would definitely go with an XL. I'm 5 11' and 180 lbs and the XL is pretty dang tight.
answered 3 years ago
By
Swimsuit
answer 9
With your bust size being what it is - I would suggest a bathing suit with more support. The only support this suit provides is the halter option. It has no underwire and just small cotton cups to protect your nipples.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
jynxgirl2009
answer 10
I'm 5'5" and 142 lbs and busty with tummy. I bought a large and its great.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Santeelady
 - Santee, CA
answer 11
Hi!

I'm also 5'6 and 160 lbs and a 34D and wear a size 10/12 in pants to give you reference.

I ordered a large and it fits really well everywhere except it's a little bit in the bust. To answer your question, I would probably get the large. Also this bathing suit is REALLY comfortable to wear!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
olympicsleeper
 - sugar hill, ga
Question

Is there any under-wiring in this suit?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SABR1NAFair
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
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answer 1
If you're looking for support in the bra cups....you're not going to get it here! That's the only flaw in my opinion though. Everything else is perfect. Love it!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Chowmein
answer 2
No there's not. But, the cups are padded.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
JLTyler
answer 3
No there is not.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
NotForSale88
answer 4
There is no underwire. The ""bra" part has those tan sewn in cups.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
LeoMommy1322
answer 5
Nope, no underwire! The chest fits in a way, though, where underwire isn't really necessary, and you won't look droopy, either.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
MyWordsofLove
answer 6
there is no underwire on this suit
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
purple306
answer 7
No, I don't recommend this suit for large breasted women. I'm a C and I wish it had better support. Otherwise I love the suit.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
jenista
answer 8
No. I don't care for underwire but it could probably use it. That's the only thing I'd change would be to give it more support. It's not a deal breaker though, I think youll like it unless you have really large, heavy breasts.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
WannabeBettyGrable
answer 9
No
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Candlegal
answer 10
its no under-wiring in it
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
RikkiF
answer 11
No and you should not need it. The halter is completely adjustable.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
FtLauderdaleByTheSea
Question

Need help with sizing please...

I weight 145 and wear a size 10 in jeans and have a 36D bust. Should I get a size Medium or a size Large? By reading some reviews I am uncertain of what size to get.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Sam429
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definitely get the medium!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
kams30
answer 2
You are around my size & I purchased a Medium black polka dot. The suit fit me perfectly! Not too tight but great coverage, definitely flattened my stomach area. However I am a B36 which is quite a difference from you. There isn't much support in the top area so you might seep out a bit, if you don't mind some cleavage then your good! If you want more coverage for your girls you might want to order up a size, I can't promise the suit will fit right in other areas though :/ I say order 2 & send one back. Return is super easy & you have nothing to lose =)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Get the medium. I am the same size as you & it fits good. I got the large first, but it was too big. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Delilahluvs
answer 4
I would go with the Large. I hope you like it!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Gingerruss
answer 5
Get a size large. You seem to be the same size I am and a large fits nicely. This suit tends to run small.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Santeelady
answer 6
It sounds like you might be around my size I'm 36DD and I also wear size 10 in jeans. I ordered large and it fit great I have large hips and thighs so that part more definitive for me medium would have cut into my thighs. I followed the size chart based on my hip measurement.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Carebear07
answer 7
I am 5'9 wear a size 10 with a 36DD and I ordered a large. I actually ordered a l and xl. the xl was to big. So i recommend a M. U can always order m and l and take the one back that doesn't work.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
butterfly3582
answer 8
I'm 5'4 and 164 pounds, bra size 38C. I ordered the b/w dots in a Large first time round & it was too big! I have the same tummy problem after having my baby & the L size didn't provide much control since there was too much extra material in the torso area (& backside, I don't have much of one). I re-ordered in an M (it was out of stock for quite a while but finally got it) and it fits perfectly. It's rather tricky, you sound like you are small in frame but larger on the bust. I'd say you are a M or S, (definitely not a L!) a little spillage of the bust adds to the Monroe look!!! If you are still not convinced (I know the dilemma!) Order all the sizes & return what doesn't fit coz' only certain store carries them & they have been out of stock online at one point...especially size M very popular!

Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
BatesyK
answer 9
I am 5-8 190ish. Size 12-14, 36 DD. I bought XL and it fits beautifully. Large sounds like it would fit. Buy 2 sizes and return one.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AmyInSeattle
answer 10
I weight a little bit more than you,but have a similar size bust. I would go with the L, I wouldn't want any less coverage up top than there is.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Jennielee2015
answer 11
Hi Sam,

I usually stick with inches (they can't change from one maker to the next)

I'm fitting well into a size large with
Bust 42" (a little small over all, but workable)
Under bust 31" (a little big, but not TOO much)
Waist 30" (great fit)
Hips 38" (great fit)

Hope this helps
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
JezSD
Question

Did i order the right size ?

I'm not sure if i ordered the right size... i'm 5'1 and 125 pds and I wear a 36 C. I ordered this in the color red ( red looks good one me# i received this bathing suit yesterday and i havent tried it on yet# due to personal reasons which all woman would understand why# :#
i have a little tummy from having 2 kids so i thought this suit would help with that and make me look slimmer. i am going to Fla in May to see my sister and i want to make sure this suit is the right pic for me.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
tcpokie
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
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answer 1
if you got the small, you got the right size!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Kelsky
answer 2
I'm 5'2 135 pounds, 34DD. My stomach is not flat either. The medium fits perfect!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
YouwannaknowwhatIthink
answer 3
For heaven's sake-try it on. I also ordered the red and it feels fantastic on. I can feel the tummy-tuck panel and agree with you and that is one of the reasons I bought it also.

You will feel good in this suit.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
shells13
answer 4
I didn't find that it was slimming. I had 2 c-sections so I understand the tummy concerns. I ordered my normal size and it's not snug as I expected. Hopefully you have better luck, it is pretty and if you just have a small tummy issue, the design will help with that. It's just not snug like I expected.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
keuka
answer 5
This bathing suit does camouflage the tummy area very well, just let this one flaw concerning your tummy (like we all have) encourage you to create a crunches/sit ups regimen that works for you. That's what I'm doing!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Santino1785
answer 6
I hope you ordered a size small--I ordered a medium and I weigh 5 lbs more than you--I returned it and ordered a small instead.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
peasnana
answer 7
What size did you get? I'm also 5'1 and 120 lbs (with a little belly from my 2 kids) and the Medium fits great.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Gingerruss
answer 8
you will love it!!! It really slims your tummy and believe me I need that!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
zenyatta
answer 9
Dear tcpokie,

I'm 5'4 and 164 pounds, bra size 38C. I ordered the b/w dots in a Large first time round & it was too big! I have the same tummy problem after having my baby & the L size didn't provide much control since there was too much extra material in the torso area (& backside, I don't have much of one). I re-ordered in an M (it was out of stock for quite a while but finally got it) and it fits perfectly. It's rather tricky, If I were you order a S & XS then return whichever one that doesn't fit.

Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
BatesyK
answer 10
I bought to hide my belly and it's great. I hope you love it as much as I do.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
AmyInSeattle
answer 11
As far as the size, when I ordered mine, I ordered a large (5'5", 170lbs, 36C), quite different from you; however, the suit was a good fit for me. I not only have a few kids, but also have the older woman belly. The suit was great looking, even on me.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
campinggrammy
Question

I need Sizing Help ASAP Please!

I am going to the beach with my friends this weekend and I need a swimsuit ASAP! I am 5'4, wear a size 13/14 in jeans, a 38C-40D (depending on the sizing) in bras and am about 135 lbs. Should I get a M/L/ or XL. I'm really concerned about the breast area. I don't have too much of a butt so, if a medium is good for that then I feel safe because I keep seeing comments on how the boob area is pretty spacey (more than what people expected.) I am only 20 so, I'm fine showing some cleavage (not strangling them) if it means my butt isn't saggy looking.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BriDM
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
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answer 1
I'm 5'4, 150, waist 9-10 and a B cup. The medium fits perfect for me. The bust is a little loose, but fine. So in your case probably the XL if you say you're a waist 13/14. I didn't think the suit ran big at all. I would be more concerned with the waist and back not squeezing too much rather than the bust.
answered 2 years ago
By
CALIMIMI
answer 2
I have similar measurements and am happy with a medium
answered 2 years ago
By
shpprgirl4ever
answer 3
I'm 5'3, size 12, a 34G, and around 145. I bought a M and it fits perfect. I tried on the L in the store and it didn't offer the support for my breasts like the M did.
answered 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
I have a size 36F chest and a M is plenty of support/coverage for me. I am also 5'6", about 140lbs, size 10-12. I find this suit to run large, so I'd definitely stay away from the XL. As for the M or L, since this is a compression suit, I think tighter is better. I'd probs go with the M...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DancingMamaG
answer 5
Thank you guys for all the answers.I ordered the medium and it fits great!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BriDM
answer 6
I am 5'4 and 140lbs, wear a size 36D and the medium was perfect. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Omahabubbe
answer 7
I'd go with a large. It stretches.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DD83Vegas
answer 8
M!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Maria2013
answer 9
Try a large if you want it a little more snug try a medium. I would just do trial and error!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
MissSatisfied2011
answer 10
I went into one of the area stores, tried it on in another color to see how it fit. Catalina is a good brand, and it ran true to size. I would say 12/14 would be fine for you.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
anonymouswalmartfan
answer 11
I just had a baby and am currently about 140lbs, 5'2", and 38C-D. I tried a med and a large and the med fit better, especially in the butt area. You can tighten or loosen the halter top if you need more room. You won't be jogging in it, but I felt like I was held in well enough for swimming and walking around.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
myboys72
Question

will shorts go over this?

I always wear swim shorts with a tankini and just last year got a one piece and wore shorts over them. Does this go too far down to get in the way of shorts? thanks so much!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
beachlover
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
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answer 1
I was thinking about putting a pair of shorts over mine and I don't think it would go down to far.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
notarize
answer 2
No, but you might not need them...
answered 2 years ago
By
Teachermama2
answer 3
Yes! Shorts go over this suit just fine. :)
answered 2 years ago
By
Kjjordan
answer 4
The front part looks like you have a mini skirt on. But the back is a regular full coverage rear bikini bottom. So Shorts, probably not the front part or I'd imagine the skirt wud get in the way?
answered 2 years ago
By
CALIMIMI
answer 5
It does in the back, but in the front it looks more like a bikini with a short skirt overlay
answered 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
Because of the shirring and the way sort of boy short fit of the suit on bottom I would not expect shorts to work well with this suit.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
hellomeredith
answer 7
The "skirt" in front won't go inside shorts very well...it'll look weird. And because the "skirt" is attached at the sides, the shorts won't go under it. However, it fits around the leg/butt/crotch area much like boy-leg shorts, so you may not need the swim shorts at all. I hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Kyatto
answer 8
I don't think shorts will work with this style. You could probs do a swim skirt over it, but I don't know why you'd want to. It's adorable on its own! It's worth investing in a different cover up option for this suit if that's your aim... It is seriously beautiful!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
DancingMamaG
answer 9
I wear shorts over my suit to and from the pool everyday. I've never had an issue with the length of the "skirt." You would have no problem wearing shorts, either.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ShopJoy
answer 10
You could wear shorts over it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ClevoMom81
answer 11
It might be a little uncomfortable. But if you really want, you could wear shorts with it. Mine sits just below my crotch, but you could move the fabric a little so it wouldn't interfere. I wouldn't recommend short with this though.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
nhoys
Question

Will it fit a DD cup?

Well 34 DD so a 36D or a 38C?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
MommyMiser
 - Southern California
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It should, I am a 38D and a large fits me perfectly
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
EmbraceTheRandom
answer 2
I am a 34DD and bought a Large. I wear a size 12. You could even go down to a Medium I bet if you are a size 10 or smaller. Very cute suit! Worth a try.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 3
im a 36 DD and i have the large if that helps. some of my other friends have bought this suit and i can honestly say its a very flattering style for just about every body type.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
bananapaws
answer 4
I'm a 36F and I feel supported and secure in this suit. The coverage of this suit is great!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
christie2137
 - Denver, CO
answer 5
i am a 38DD and the L fits me very well... good coverage but not TOO modest ;)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
50suit
answer 6
It will fit a 38C :^)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
CathyJamz
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 7
Absolutely. I am 32 DDD fits my bust great!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Bonnylady
 - Dallas, TX
answer 8
I am a 36D and it fits me great and has a surprisingly great amout of support!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Mowen716
 - Kansas
answer 9
Yes. I returned it because the bust was way too big on me and I'm a 34C.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
usafmommyjrs
 - Panama City, Fl
answer 10
I think that it would. I am a 40DD and it fits just fine. It's not to loose but there is room if needed. I ordered the XL 16/18. I normally wear a size 18.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Lovehim08
 - Ohio
answer 11
I wear a 38 D and this suit in Medium was fine.
I usually wear a size 12 in Speedo suits.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Lawlergirl
 - Chicagol, IL
Question

What is the number sizing of the sizing options?

My swimsuits are usually an 8/10, but this says to buy a size up because of the cut.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TabH
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
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answer 1
It's snug but it is supposed to be to hold you in and look flattering. I wear a 12-14 and got a Large and it fits me..snug, but not tight. When it is wet I do have to do a little wrangling back up though.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Motherof2girlygirls
 - maryville, tn
answer 2
I would go with the size it suggests. I bought the size I measured up best with and almost went with a bigger size because it was more snug than I had expected. Also, it squeezes you pretty good when you put it on but don't get discouraged, once you get it over your hips it fits great!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Sassy273
answer 3
I bought an XL last year and the tag said "XL 16/18". I wear a 16 in jeans and it fit perfectly. From that logic, I would suggest a Medium.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
vivaretro
 - Jasper, GA
answer 4
Hey TabH. I'm a size 10 and bought the Large size and it fits wonderfully.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
tnnatb
answer 5
These run really small. I typically wear a 2-4 (5' 8" 140 lbs) BUT The small (4-6) was too short for me and too small in the bust, so I had to size up like most other reviews said. I chose the Medium (8-10) and it fits fine. I would recommend probably getting the large or XL for you if you typically wear an 8/10 as these run so small. ;)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Honeybee1983
 - PACNW
answer 6
I wear a 10/12 and bought large in red. perfect fit.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
momi2rissydolly
 - Houston, TX
answer 7
I feel that because this is a slimming bathing suit it is supposed to be a little snug. But if you don't like the tight feel and don't mind it being a little loose in the behind, you should go up a size. I went up a size and regretted it. It was too saggy in the butt for me. Other than that it is a fabulous bathing suit!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Tucksmum18
 - VA
answer 8
I think the fit is pretty much right on I wouldn't order a size larger
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
laneysweet
 - Michigan
answer 9
I would base it off of your bust - I'm typically a 4-6 and ordered the medium - the small fit me everywhere except it was a little uncomfortable around my bust.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
littlelou87
answer 10
I am normally a size 16 (1x), but I listened to the reviews and bought a 18 (2x) I just got this today, so I have not yet worn it in the water, but man was it ever tight on. It took what felt like 5 mins just to get it on. I am now wishing I had gone up two sizes. The leg openings are smaller than I was expecting. However, this is a very slimming suit, and I love it.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Love2beRich
 - Clarksville, TN
answer 11
I wear a 12 and I believe the large is made 12/14. I bought the large and for me it fits perfectly, anything bigger would have been WAY to big. I would try going true to size first.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
champignonmignon1
Question

Size help

I've been losing weight recently so I dont know what size to buy. I wear a size 13 in jeans but I have a large (saggy) stomach. What size should I get and would it hide a large/saggy stomach? Thank you!
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
missesxx
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
You would be a large or extra large so check the reviews for your size. The suit isnt tight on the stomach so you should be fine.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
VampireHunterDean
 - MO
answer 2
maybe a 16
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
silvafox
 - delaware
answer 3
I would think the size 14 would be the right size. The ruching hides figure flaws in the belly region.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
dalriadane
 - Austin, TX
answer 4
I had my 3rd baby in June, have been losing weight and am about 13 lbs from my goal weight. I am 5'6 and 163 lbs. I wear a size 12-14 and chose a size large. I think it fits great, has great support in stomach area and does a fantastic job of making me look slimmer. If you're not sure, I'd probably get both a large and XL and return the one that doesn't fit as some other reviewers have done.
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answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Baker214
 - Vero Beach, FL
answer 5
I would suggest a large.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
luvuhide
 - Waa
answer 6
I wear jeans anywhere from size 10 to 12, depending on the brand. I got the large. It fits comfortably and hides my post-baby pooch surprisingly well.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
sawyerthedestroyer
answer 7
I'm the same size and fit in a large.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
EmbraceTheRandom
answer 8
I don't know if this will help any, but in jr. i wear a 11/12 i ordered both the med and the lg. The med was a little too small and tight around my leg. But the lg was too big in the butt, just by a little. I was not able fit the butt out completely. The mid section helps to hold your tummy in and I like the snug fit of the med, the lg wasn't as snug on me. But I would say try the lg. Or order two sizes and take the one that oesnt fit back to the store or send back. I think it's worth it, this is a really cut suit on.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Allenmd
 - NC
answer 9
I suggest the Large, when I was a 14/16 I got the XL and the large would have been tight but I think I would have been able to get into it :^) Plus, since you are losing weight, it will fit well as you lose more weight.

By the way, I got the black with white poka-dots last month in a Medium because I reached my goal weight and a size 6/8 (mainly 8, if the cut is lose or stretches a lot then a 6 :^), and a medium fits an 8 great :^) So you go girl, keep up the weight lost, you can do it!!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
CathyJamz
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 10
I would go with a Large if you are a 13 (in Junior sizing).
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
iprefertoremainanonymous
 - Midwest Flava
answer 11
I wear a size 12, and this suit in large fits me very well. The body of the suit hides tummy sagginess very well. I say give it a try!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
WBarrett
 - FL
Question

I don't know what Size I should get?

..Or if they even have my size. I wear a size 16-18 in pants and a 40D in Bras, so it's pretty obvious that I am not a skinny mini. I am thinking an XL? If they had it I'd get a 2XL just to be safe but I have been looking for a bathing suit that is make like this that isn't going to break my bank and this is the only one. I don't go to the beach often so what's the point in buying a $90 suit If I am only gonna use it 5 times Max every year? It's been 7 years since I bought a suit, I was still a size 16 in pants, but a size 30C? In bra and I had bought a size 9 which was a little big on me. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
DaniDoodles
on Catalina Suddenly Slim Women's Shirred Halter Swimsuit
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
The XL will fit you perfectly. I'm roughly the same size and it looks amazing on. It hides all the flaws and is super-sexy in a classic pin-up girl way. You're going to look awesome!!!
answered 3 years ago
By
sarahshopssmart
 - Austin, TX
answer 2
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Suddenly-Slim-by-Catalina-Women-s-Plus-Size-Shirred-One-Piece-Swimsuit/19226174
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Fishy101
 - Santa Fe Springs California
answer 3
I also am a 16 but a 42DD. I bought a size 16 and It's been years since I put a swimsuit on. It fit me fine but if you're planning on going in the water, I would suggest getting a sz 14. It will stretch a bit.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
AgeAppropriate
 - Dravosburg, PA
answer 4
I am roughly the same size. I bought the XL online and it fits. I wear a 16 in pants and it is slightly loose. I think the XL would fit fine. If it doesn't, you can return it to any walmart store with the receipt you get with shipping!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Lissamel84
 - Colorado
answer 5
I ordered a large and it says size 12-14 so I would go with the extra large:)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
LeighAnne79
 - Texas
answer 6
I'm the same size as you but bigger in the chest and a XL fit me perfect. I think you would be good in an XL.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
lilmizsunshine83
 - atlanta, ga
answer 7
Sounds like the XL would work for you. I got that one first as most suits run small on me.... this one did not. I reordered the L and almost got it perfect. The top seems larger, but the rest fits to a 'T'.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
shugharz
 - Boise
answer 8
I'm a 40DD and wear a size 16 pants, so I'd say the XL would be perfect. They don't make a 2XL in this suit, anyway. Definitely go for it!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
GrlDisappearing
 - Buffalo, NY
answer 9
if you want it to suck you in more the XL if you like a little wiggle room a 2X will do just fine!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
angelam90
 - Albuquerque
answer 10
Hi there,

Get the XL, you can always exchanged. You wont get tired of wearing this bathing suit. The material will last forever, trust me $33 dollars is better than $90 ;-)

Good luck with your decision.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Nazario5
 - New jersey
answer 11
I'm a 16/18 (edging more on the 18 lately) and a 38 DDD and I ordered an XL. It's a tad bit snug but definitely not so tight that it detracts from the suit. It really depends on how you like your suit to fit. If you want more wiggle room I'd look at the plus-sized version, but otherwise I love the look and feel of the XL on me.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Sapphire1166
 - Raleigh, NC
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