OK, fast forward to now. I've decided to purchase a new suit. This time, I've gotten an Xterra. By their size charts, I'm a Women's Medium. So, that's what I ordered. But, I have a friend who has a Women's Medium/Small (which in no way the size chart says should fit me). I can get into the women's medium/small and it's definitely snug. I have to take a few deep breaths to feel ok in it and it's definitely like a second skin. In the Women's Medium, there is more room in the chest area but also seems to be some "excess" (not a lot--not as much as the blue seventy--but some) in the arms--especially in the armpit area.
Sooo....I'm debating whether I'm in the right size in the Medium according to their chart, OR if the medium/small is the better fit? I have 14 days to return the new one for a different size. I'm doing a HIM this weekend in my prep for IMFL and really want to wear the size suit I think I'll wear in Florida.
Just how tight is it supposed to be? And, does anyone have any suggestions, similar experience with size charts, etc.? Help!