I'm 54 years old, 5'3" 225lbs, and I wear a 1X in this suit. I swim 4-5 days per week and I also practice my Taekwondo form, kicks, and drills in the pool. I've bought this suit numerous times. I replace it about every 6 months because I wear it out. I've bought other suits, and they just don't hold up. I like this suit because I can move very freely in it. The pool that I swim at has hours just for adults (mostly seniors), and several women have complimented my swim suit. I will continue to purchase this suit till they stop making it.