I have worn Anne Cole swimwear since the 80's and loved it. This bottom is high quality with great fabric, but there is a design flaw in that it does not cover the vital crotch area. There is not enough fabric in this area to properly cover. I wear a size 8/S and purchased a LG as I do not like tight suits, this is not an issue of it being too small. Sadly, I must return, but am keeping the matching top.