After my accident, I gained a lot of weight and needed a nice bathing suit without looking like those dorkie older suits. It looks classy and holds in all of my fat. I like to be super comfortable. My one issue with the suit, is that it has 2 layers. The inside layer is so tight to your body (to hold everything in), it is hard to put on. I would have preferred the speedo with one comfortable layer. When they say a CONTROLLED tummy, they weren't kidding! I'm hoping to break it in a bit to soften it up.