After my first child, my weight dramatically increased. I didn't know what I was going to do for summer, so I simply just pushed that thought aside. But before I knew it, summer was already on my doorstep. The temperatures were increasing like mad, and I was becoming very uncomfortable. I knew the only way I'd feel better was if I went swimming. I tried on my suit from last year and it didn't fit, there was NO WAY I was going to be seen at a public pool in that! I began looking around town for suits, but I couldn't find anything. Finally, I went online and found this plus size swim. When I received it, I was incredibly amazed with the great quality and the comfort it provided. Great purchase!