Last year I tried on a TON of J. Crew one-piece swimsuits, and they quickly became my favorites — I ended up wearing them all summer long. I’ve worn J. Crew bikinis for years, and their one-piece bathing suits are just as awesome as their two-pieces: super-flattering, super-comfortable and really well-made. Seriously good quality that you can usually find on sale…like right now, for example, J. Crew is offering 25% off their full-price styles with code SHOPNEW. Since I’m still loving one-piece suits this year, I thought I’d order a bunch and try them on. And, just like last year, I wanted to keep multiple suits—definitely a win.
J. Crew Swim: One-Piece Bathing Suits Try-On Sesh
For the purpose of consistency, each suit I tried was a size 8. I’m typically a 28/6 in pants, but have found that going up one size in suits is better for me. The girls have gone down a bit in size since last year (I stopped nursing–WAH) so in some cases, I’m not filling them out as well as I did last year and felt like a size smaller might have helped.
Animal Print: The Winning Swimsuit (2 Years In A Row!)
This one is sooooo comfortable and soft, and I love the pattern. Usually, I stick to solid colors, but in this case, I found that the pattern kind of camouflages any lumps or bumps. The straps are adjustable, which is really helpful when it comes to the fit. The back isn’t “cheeky,” but it isn’t overly modest either. Love this one. (And check out the reviewer pic — amazing.)
The Leopard Bandeau — Same Print, Different Cut
I love that leopard pattern so much, I thought I’d try it in the bandeau cut. I like that you can wear this one with or without the straps (goodbye tan lines), but it also won’t fall down when playing in the pool with the kiddos, and that it has a shelf bra with removable padding (the girls aren’t just flattened in). The ruching is really flattering, and I think the print is too–I tried this same one in solid black (see below,) but I think I like this one better.
The Ruched Bandeau
This is the same suit in black. I was thinking it would even work as a top with a cute skirt or some easy pants. (Add a hat and sunglasses, and it’s a perfect vacation outfit–beach-or-pool-ready at any time!) This one also comes in a DD-cup for extra support for the girls (and, of course, the detachable strap). It comes in a ton of colors (I’m kind of loving that rock red).
The Ruffle Deep-V Swimsuit
This silhouette is really similar to the leopard one with flirty little ruffles. The straps are adjustable (LOTS of strap to work with for the perfect fit) and it has removable padding. I’m loving the bright red, but there are lots of colors to choose from. This is kind of a fun update to the classic style.
Featured: J. Crew Ruffle deep-V one-piece swimsuit
The Scoopback Suit
This one had me from the back view. I love that low back and the ruffle edge. It has a shelf bra with removable padding so the girls have some support and shape. This is another one that would transition easily with a pair of cute shorts (how adorable are these????) & sunglasses (LOVE those).
The Plunge Swimsuit
I had a shirt like this in college that I loved because of the wide straps–I think they help to offset a wider bottom. BUT (speaking of butts. lol)…this one doesn’t have any padding and the straps (obviously) aren’t adjustable. I think it might help if I go down a size to lift the girls up a bit, but I’ll have to make sure the bottom still fits. I do love this cut, though, so I’ll keep you posted! (It comes in a number of colors, as well.)
Featured: J. Crew Plunge V-Neck One-Piece
The Shoulder-Tie, Deep-V Bathing Suit
The ties are both adjustable for the proper fit and this one comes with removable padding. I couldn’t figure out how to get the ties tied in a way that was “pretty,” so they were kind of floppy on me. The picture of the suit itself is gorgeous, though, and reviewers love it as well. I like the shape, for sure, (especially the v-back) so I have to figure out best way to tie those ties. (Any suggestions??)
J.Crew Swim — Oldies But Goodies
Like the (winning) leopard print suit at the top of this post, these two bathing suits are from last year, but were so popular they brought them back in updated colors and prints.
The One-Shoulder Bow Suit
I love that the tie isn’t just for show but actually ties, which makes it easier to adjust for the right fit. This one is high-cut and has padding in the chest (which I love because it’s not like “here are my nipples!”). It has that soft fabric that J.Crew suits are known for, and I feel like I’d love wearing this one as a bodysuit with some high-rise pants or shorts. Available in lots of colors.
The Gingham V-Neck Bathing Suit
This one is cute and flirty. I like how the ruffles on the shoulders help to balance out
a big booty wider hips. The straps are adjustable, but only a small length of them (below the ruffle), so I wasn’t able to make them as tight as I’d like. (Straps are usually too long for me.) I’d wear this one with linen pants and a wide-brimmed hat to easily go from beach to drinks. (Also available in a pretty floral pattern!)
My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits From J. Crew
PS — This one’s for the pinners!