If, like me, you don't look like the slim women in the advertisements, then I think you'll be pleased with this top. I've just started Pilates and found it hard to look at myself in the mirrors at the lessons so desperately needed something a little flattering. I'm a size 16/18 and about a 38 bust. I bought the extra large size and it fits snugly but in a nice way. I like it too as it's a reasonable length. The best bit is the ruched front bit as it covers all the lumps and bumps in my tummy. I found wearing a sports bra with it gave me the best fit too. I've washed them several times and they dry quickly and no shrinkage either. If you're just starting exercise classes then I wouid recommend them without hesitation. Colour choices are great too.