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Fantasizer Convertible Halter Suit with Underwire

Item 629350

Look and feel strikingly slim with a Fantasizer Suit®! Tailored for 1" of contol at the waist and hips, it makes you look up to one size smaller. The convertible suit can be worn as a halter or bandeau suit. Molded cups and underwire add support. Control Tricot: 54% spandex/48% nylon. Regular Tricot: 80% nylon/ 20% spandex. Mesh: 95% nylon/ 5% spandex. Hand wash. Imported.

Fantasizer® Convertible Halter Suit with Underwire

Sizes 8-16.

Plus Size Fantasizer® Convertible Halter Suit with Underwire

Women's Plus sizes 18W-24W.
  • Fantasizer® Convertible Halter Suit with Underwire
  • Convertible suit can be worn as a halter or bandeau suit
  • Wear shirred straps around the neck or crisscrossed
  • Molded cups with underwire for support
  • Slims waist up to an entire size
  • Nylon-spandex
  • Hand wash
  • Imported
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:

(based on 43 reviews)

By Lynda
Tallahassee , FL
August 29, 2017
"Slimming, comfortable and cute. What more is there to say? I snagged a great bargain. I was unsure when I ordered a size 8. I am 5'7" tall and weigh 135-140. Fits beautifully! Thanks!"
July 12, 2017
"I love this suit! It fits well & looks great. The straps easily tie up as a halter or behind as a strapless (no tan lines!). Wish it was available in more colors!"
By Susan.hansen25
Woodbury, MN
January 22, 2017
"Halter Swimsuit - Cute suit but the bra cups are hard and too big. The straps are attractive, but they are just for show and do not pull up the suit or give bust support. I had to keep pulling it up just trying it on. I feel it made my bust look flat with no cleavage evenI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
January 12, 2017
"Horrible - I can't send this back fast enough. Return shipping should be free. The elastic in the leg openings is so loose that everything shows. Horrible swimsuit!I would not recommend this product."
By joycelbl
Lewes, DE
November 25, 2016
"Minimizes bathing suit - This suit works so nicely for women larger in the bust. It does minimizes waist too.- I recommend this product."
By joyeezekiel
Houston, TX
November 23, 2016
"Yes! - A swimsuit that makes my unlovely body look lovely! It fits me perfectly and accentuates my curves without adding to them. I feel very confident wearing this, and it's comfortable to swim in too. For reference, I am 5'5" and around 145lbs and I got size 1- I recommend this product."
By GWFortune
Chicago, IL
October 23, 2016
"Weird fit on top - Nice suit but the built in cups are HUGE! I am a D and they are still HUGE! Sadly, I failed to try on before packing for a trip and it was the only suit I had with me so had to wear it or I would have sent it back. No way to remove the HUGE cups either wiI would not recommend this product."
By Mainepower
August 07, 2016
"Wonderful suit! - The underwire in this suit offered the support that I needed and the extra spandex in the fabric really did improve my side, read stomach, silhouette! Frankly, it was rather amazing! My only concern was some extra fabric/wrinkles in the lower buttocks/bac- I recommend this product."
By acmitchell21
July 28, 2016
"Top good, bottom not so good - I loved this suit & thought the sale price was great! The purple color is beautiful! The top or halter fit well and was really flattering! Then... I looked a little closer at myself and my problem tummy & lower abdomen. The material didn't hold- I recommend this product."
By sandal1bee
Littlestown, PA
July 25, 2016
"Returning - Too much spandex. Could not pull it on! Cups too hard. Not for me!!!I would not recommend this product."
By sstevenspt
North Carolina
July 12, 2016
"excellent selection! - Loved this swimsuit. This is the second one I have purchased. I have owned the first one for about 3 years and got frequent compliments. It offers great body support.- I recommend this product."
By familie_jones
June 19, 2016
"Truly Glamorous - It's the dickens to get into...but well worth the time and effort when I saw my husband's eyes! Material doesn't "give" but once on, it's comfortable and honestly, makes you look like a pin-up girl ! Real true Glamour.- I recommend this product."
By lynne1martin
September 02, 2015
"I feel like Esther Williams! - My oh my, this suit does it all. Nips me in where I need it and is even secure enough to wear for exercise in the water. Great suit!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Rocky Mtns
April 24, 2015
"Watch measurements on chart. - I followed the chart measurements, but the suit was way too big and long in the body.- I recommend this product."
By hahdds
March 11, 2015
"fit is fine except for bust - cups were not well suited to me. I would have to qualify the recommendation by the person's bust lineI would not recommend this product."
By Deb5perry
San Francisco, CA
March 08, 2015
"Beautiful suit - Read all the reviews and the size chart when ordering this suit. It did take some time for the suit to arrive. When I tried it on it was too large in the bust and leg area. Sent it back for the next smaller size. Tried that on but now the bust was too sma- I recommend this product."
By bjhawk01
January 29, 2015
"Saggy, baggy seat - I ordered this suit even after reading reviews that said it was baggy in the seat. Mistake! No coverage of cheeks! Had to return it. If this suit was remodeled in the seat, I'd happily order another one.I would not recommend this product."
By mepro8388
July 19, 2014
"GREAT SUIT - BUT LARGE FOR SIZE 8 - This is a well made suit and the purple is lovely. Only problem is that the size 8 is a bit baggy on me - I have ordered other size 8 suits from TravelSmith before and they fit fine. And no, I have not lost weight!!!!!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Washington, DC
May 20, 2014
"Ack! - I am a fit 60-year-old. I jog and work out on weights. This bathing suit made me look awful! The elastic around the back caused bulging and somehow it accentuated my stomach.I would not recommend this product."
By gabain
Lubbock, TX
March 10, 2014
"Must Be A Fluke - This is the first time I have been disappointed in a TravelSmith product and will have to return it. Actually, I really loved this swimsuit when I bought it in a larger size. So, since I've lost a lot of weight, I wanted it again in a smaller size. I stil- I recommend this product."
By Cds
Redding, CT
March 02, 2014
"Terrible sizing - Fit was so off.The bust is massive .Not sure what style body these designers used as fit model .I bought two sizes to be sure I got the correct fit. Both are being returned.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
February 20, 2014
"worst swimsuit ever - Terrible fit, thin material. Would never recommend this.I would not recommend this product."
By cristine.hoffmann
Cleveland, OH
January 13, 2014
"Best suit I have owned in decades - 56 years old and I love this suit! I purchased it two years ago and I am so happy that I can still get another one! I did also purchase a swim skirt to wear with it. I prefer wearing swim skirts with all of my suits to cover the top portion of my thighs d- I recommend this product."
By jwalk56
November 09, 2013
"Worst purchase ever! - Unless you are at least a 46DD, don't bother---looks nothing like the picture, total waste of shipping money. The bust is huge.........cheaply made. Could pack it up fast enough to send back.....First and Final orderI would not recommend this product."
By restlessnative
SW Coast of Florida
September 14, 2013
"Classic look - This is the first swimsuit I have bought on-line. I'm 56 and a bit over-weight. I dread swimsuit season, but I bought this suit to wear around the pool at a swanky resort. I am thrilled with it! My grown daughters were with me and kept telling me how grea- I recommend this product."
By funcouple7
August 18, 2013
"What a Beauty - This swim suit is absolutely beautiful and made of wonderful fabric. I wanted to keep it, but had to return it because the bottom was so overly large and baggy. I really wish it would have fit better in that area because I didn't want to return it, but itI would not recommend this product."
By sallieellinwood
Raleigh, NC
July 19, 2013
"Humungous cups! - The suit as shown in your catalog and as describes sounds perfect and looks perfect on the model. However, for those of us who are less well-endowed, this suit will absolutely not work. The cups are sized for D cups and larger - at least the one I receiveI would not recommend this product."
By christine_cofield
June 11, 2013
"flattering suit - This suit looks great on me. I am a size 8 and ordered that size in black. I have a pear-shape, so the cups were almost too big, but because of the shirring up top, it looked great. The rest of the suit fits perfectly. I tried it on for my "better half" a- I recommend this product."
By RebeccaM
Pasadena, California
May 23, 2013
"Oh, Fantasizer - Oh, Fantisizer, how I hoped you would fit. But the derrie is cut scandalously high for my taste and figure, and morphed this suit from a head-turner to a eye roller.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Lancaster, PA
May 17, 2013
"Too Big on the Bottom - Didn't stretch to fit up top and baggy in the bottom!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 06, 2013
"Perfect way to hide a scar - The wide straps of this suit look great, give great support and hide a scar near my shoulder !- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Holland, Michigan
April 05, 2013
"Halter swim suit - Love the style,sexy and slimming. The only concern is that the fit in the legs are a little big and the bust support isn't enough,would like it to push you up a bit more but glad I purchased this suit- I recommend this product."
By Vickieastham
April 01, 2012
"Wow - 55 years old and this suit took off 10 years. Suit made me look like the woman in the photo!- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Phoenix, AZ
May 02, 2011
"So disappointed! - The suit is beautiful in the picture, however, when I put it on it was very small in the bust (left me hanging out) and the bottom is too long and loose (also left me hanging out). Nice material but the cut is very strange.I would not recommend this product."
By catherinedafrico
April 21, 2011
"disappointrd with fit - so disappointed that I could not keep this suit. Beautiful and stunning in front, but seat was ill-fitting in that the elastic in the legs was very loose and did not cover. maybe there was too much material in seat.A tailor said it could not be adjusted.I would not recommend this product."
By grammenj
Ocean Gate, NJ
April 11, 2011
"Beautiful - My husband really wanted me to have this suit, we are in our 70's. I normally wear a 4/6 size in travel smith clothing. I took a chance on the size 8 after reading others reviews. The suit fit perfectly. There is a little tugging to do when putting on and- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Hartford, CT
September 24, 2010
"Worth the Investment - This was the most expensive suit I have ever purchased, but it was worth it. It was form fitting without being uncomfortable or immodest. It rides up a little in the seat, but not a lot. I felt comfortable wearing a bathing suit in public for a change!- I recommend this product."
By Pldemirjian
Dayton OH
August 14, 2010
"stretches out in torso and behind - This suit is stunning on, but it is very long in the torso-especially when wet. When I stood up the crotch was hanging and I was exposed. Also, the elastic around the legs in back was stretched out and that left me flapping in the breeze too. The cups wer- I recommend this product."
By fhansongrow
Pensacola Beach, Fl
June 27, 2010
"flattering suit - Last Fall I had almost given up hope of finding a new suit that was both age appropriate (I'm 60+) and attractive. I've never bought a suit without trying it on but loved the look of this one and decided to risk ordering it. Four women on the cruise, from- I recommend this product."
By treehouse1007
Poconos, PA
June 20, 2010
"flattering bu uncomfortable - Very difficult to put on, uncomfortable and very large breast cups. Will need padding as I'm not big on top. Haven't worn it swimming yet. Assume it will be hard to peel off wet. Looks great though.I would not recommend this product."
By treehouse1007
Poconos, PA
June 19, 2010
"uncomfortable, but looks good - Very pretty suit & looks good, however I have small boobies and will have to add pushups as the cups are large. It is VERY uncomfortable. Haven't been swimming in it yet so maybe it's just a matter of getting used to it. Also hoping to lose a couple moreI would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Shalimar, Fl
June 04, 2010
"Black Halter Bathing Suit - I am 5'9"/ 155 lbs and perfer a size 12 in most swim suits. It fits comfortably and minimizes as described in the catalog. I would not order anything larger or smaller--true to size. I like the way the ties support the bust line. (I am 36D) The only thing- I recommend this product."
By nikkiodonnell
Richmond, VA
March 29, 2010
"lack Halter Top - It is very difficult to get off when it is wet because it is so tight. Having said that, it looks very good on.- I recommend this product."