LOVE LOVE LOVE this suit. I had bought two different sizes in this suit because I was unsure of the fit. This suit flatters all over. What makes it work so well is that it's designed like a bikini and the waisted bottom is super tummy control. It's lined in the front and the cups are lined/lightly padded so you have structure and don't have to reveal anything. The ruching is extremely flattering and hides all the flaws on the bottom. The fabric is not at all thick and sometimes my complaint with figure-flattering suits is that all the extra material designed to hide everything weighs you down like a ton of bricks. That, and they never dry. This is a thin bathing suit material and it still gives the desired slimming effect. With this suit, you can swim without sinking AND look good. Fantastic.