I purchased this black one-piece bathing suit because it was one of the few that have bottom full coverage. I particularly don't like the bikini cut or hip bone high cut. I have an hourglass shape and personally feel more comfortable with full bottom coverage either in 2 pieces or 1 piece bathing suit. It was very hard to find a black 1 piece that doesn't look so "meh", this one seemed to be (by the pictures) the one I was hoping for. First, one of the good things is that the fabric is super soft and hugs your hips, it doesn't strangle them or make awful dents by your hips that pronounce any skin imperfection; on the contrary, it flatters your bottom. Second, the top has very minimal lining; not for me, I need some push-up. Lastly, the back straps have to go thru these small holes in order to create the criss-cross back design and I was only able to accomplish it with a safety pin, but sadly the straps were too short and tied up they looked like a chunk of fabric, nothing stylish; so this one had to be sent back.