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.)

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

Featured: J. Crew Plunge V-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit in Leopard

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!

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

Featured: J. Crew Bow-Tie One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

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.

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

Featured: J. Crew Scalloped Ruffle Plunging One-Piece Swimsuit

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.

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

Featured: J. Crew Ruffle V-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit in Puckered Gingham

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.

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

Featured: J. Crew Ruffle One-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit in Mixed Gingham

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.

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

Featured: J. Crew Belted Plunge V-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits From J. Crew

Don’t forget to check out our Swim Shop for allll the bathing suits for women!

XOXO,

Scotti

PS: This one’s for the pinners!:

Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.Found: cute 1-piece bathing suits. J.Crew's swimsuits are pretty, fun & sexy — plus, flattering for several women's body types. See my #dressingroomselfies.

 

11 COMMENTS

  1. I have the leopard & the black eyelet and they are my faves for the coming season. J. Crew & Boden are the BEST for swimwear IMO!! Especially for those of us who are a bit busty! 😉

  2. You look amazing in all of them and you are right, they are all so good, I can’t decide which one I like best! I love J. Crew bathing suits. They hold up so well. If there is a style challenge about wearing something you’ve had for 10 years, a J. Crew bathing suit might be the only thing I have to wear to participate! Thanks for all of these great suggestions!

    • Right?? I have bikinis from years ago that have long outlasted any other suits. Keep us posted on what you find! 🙂

  3. You look great, Scotti! I have the tie waist v-neck wrap one piece coming next week, but now you make me wonder if I should order the shoulder tie one AND the gingham v-neck to try as well.

    Thank you for doing this because swimsuit try-on photos are soooo helpful.

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