Having that extra weight is no fun when trying to buy a bathing suit! You want something that will hide the problem areas, yet makes you look slim. My problem is that my top and bottom are different sizes, but I want a one piece suit for modest coverage, and I like to swim and be active. So swimwear in 2-piece styles are just not for me unless I don't go in the water. I like the top on this suit. It fits well and gives the extra support I need, but the bottom is too large. The leg holes are especially big and they gap and this does not give a nice shape at all. So in my case this suit did not work for me. The quality of material is good, but didn't feel comfortable for reasons I have listed above. The colors on the top are very nice and the floral pattern is very pretty. If you are a similar size top and bottom, then this should work well for you!