I’ve been trying to find the best one-piece swimsuit for summer since February. I’ve definitely liked some, but love? Nope. I hadn’t found one that I loved…until I tried J. Crew. Um . . . that should have been my first stop. I’ve worn J. Crew bikinis for years, and their one-piece suits are just as awesome as their two-pieces: super-flattering, super-comfortable and really well-made. I honestly wanted to keep multiple suits — that’s definitely a win! Their website claims theirs are the “best swimsuits on the planet” and after trying them on for myself, I agree.
J. Crew One-Piece Swimsuits Try-On Session
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 Winning Swimsuit!
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 One-Shoulder Bow Suit
I love the color of this one (it comes in a lot of colors). I also love that 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!
The Scalloped Ruffle Plunge Suit
This one comes in light pink, light blue and beige as well, but I like the contrast of the black and blush color. Adjustable straps make it easy to tighten, and I like the way this one fit. It almost has a lingerie-like kind of quality to it without being overly sexy or exposing too much skin. I like the waist-defining ruffles and pretty eyelet detail.
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. I’d wear this one with linen pants and wide-brimmed hat to easily go from beach to drinks.
The Mixed-Gingham One-Shoulder Swimsuit
This one ran bigger in the chest. I love the big one-shoulder ruffle, but I’d have to size down to fit up top — which might make it too small on the bottom. This is another one I feel would work just as well as a bodysuit as it does a swim suit. Add a big black hat, sunglasses and these high rise tie-waist pants and you’ve got yourself an adorable outfit.
The Belted Plunge Suit
Shana loved this one. I love the belt detail but felt like there wasn’t enough support for the girls. I like the amount of coverage in the back and the fact that it’s nursing friendly, though! It also comes in bright red, olive green and navy, but I’m partial to the black myself . . . I picture this one with big sunglasses, slicked-back hair and a jetski, all Bond-girl style.
My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits From J. Crew
PS: This one’s for the pinners!: