Finally Form Meets Function!
As an ex-competitive swimmer I have a hard time finding bikini bottoms that fit my small hips and even smaller butt.... but I finally found 'em. I wear a jean size 25 and the XS fit like they were tailored for me! I can finally go do laps, kayak, run on the beach or just hang out and not have to worry about my suit falling off or getting those horrendous Speedo 1-piece tan lines (if you haven't picked up on it yet- this suit is great for those suffering from vanity).
THANK YOU PATAGONIA- can't wait to get another one next year!
The Adour is about as small of a bikini bottom that I would dare to wear (yes, I'm a little shy) but the fit is perfect. The sides draw a nice line just below the hipbones. Given that the cut is low in front and high in the leg, its is a big relief that this suit stays firmly in place. You won't be constantly adjusting this suit; you can actually move around quite a bit without worrying about adequate coverage. And, they look great peeking out from under my Meridian shorts when I'm running around in the sand.
on the edge, but go for it
Mom of 3 yr old and 9 month old. Wanted to not look totally mom this summer. Combo of this bottom with sports bra like swim top looks really good. The skimpiest I would dare to wear. Looks very good from the front, on the edge of my comfort zone look for the back but I doubt I'll be looking better in the future, so went for it. I am finding that "full coverage" actually makes me look bigger.
Of note, I normally wear size small and had to send back and get xs. 5'6, 120.
A little sexy
I am used to wearing brazilian bottoms, but I have moved to a place where people are more modest. I was feeling a little bare wearing my small brazilian bottoms and wanted something more modest. This fits the bill. Not so big that my whole bum is covered, but not super skimpy. I took this in my regular size and don't experience any pinching or squeezing. This is my first purchase from Patagonia, and it is a fave! It doesn't move around and it's super comfy.
I ordered these in an XS and wasn't sure how they would fit since it was through the internet. I usually wear an XS, so I was pleased that they were true to size. I like that they cover just enough but still are flattering. When swimming laps they are comfortable and don't ride up or fall down. I really love this swimsuit!
cute without being too skimpy
I find this bottom to be true to size if not just on the edge of being on the small side. Be warned--the leg is cut a little higher than some other models, thus (a) you'll def need to be cleaned up down there and (b) if this bothers you, perhaps the sunamee style is more for you.
Ive been looking for a bathing suit that is flattering and still sturdy enough for a day swimming in the surf or cliff jumping. this bathing suit is great, i am 5'4, 110 lbs and wear a 34B, I got the XS bottoms and a S top for this set and they both fit perfectly
great simple bikini bottom
The only problem I had with these bottoms is that the back is a little skimpy. They are sized a bit smaller than much of patagonia's gear, so I would recommend going up a size if you are on the fence. I really like where the waist sits, its very flattering and comfortable.
I like the tight fit to keep it in place but I could have taken a size up in terms of front-to-back coverage. My crack nearly shows. I'm 5'7 140 and not super in shape... ordered a medium, could have gone for a large. owell, still gonna wear it.
Took these bottoms to Thailand. Cute and well made. Patagonia sizes tend to be smaller though (made for active, fit people), so even though I am 5'3'', about 118, and don't have a big bottom at all, a medium was the size I needed.