I purchased this for my wife since it was our Anniversary and we decided to spend a few days down by the beach. I hadn't seen the swimsuit on her until the day we got to the hotel. Wow, what a beautiful, sexy and amazing swimsuit. The shoulder ruffles give the bathing suit a higher class look and can be worn without the shoulder straps. The lace up front string is the sexiest part of the bathing suit and the main eye catcher with this style. The hems seem sturdy and the fabric is stretchy and soft/smooth. What can I say but, beautiful! I would recommend this to everyone looking for a stylish, sexy adventure.