I gave a 5 star because the quality of this suit is superb. However, be warned that it is really too short for a long-waisted woman. Sadly, I'll have to return mine because it wouldn't even pull up to reach my chest. I ordered one size bigger to compensate for longer torso which usually works for me. Not with this suit. But it's beautiful and very good quality.
I purchased this as part of a special occasion where we would be poolside at a nice hotel. This swim suit is nice, and the model wears it well, but as I am an hourglass shape I thought this would look good on me. It looks ok but isn't as flattering as other swim suits. The strap is needed if you have C or D cup size. But so far I really like Dippin Daisy suits, they are well made and don't feel cheap to me.