Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 3 out of 5 by slowshow Why no removable padding, J.Crew designers?
Love the look of the suit and the various colors. It's not too mature for a 20-something and the style is classic, which is what drew me to it.
I ordered the vibrant flame, which is a beautiful, slightly muted tomato red, to wear to swim laps and for occasions in which it is better to not bare it all (e.g. family vacations). The color is the older, more sophisticated sister of Baywatch red. The suit has just the proper amount of ruching to streamline my stomach area, which is in need of slimming, and isn't too long on my 5'2" frame. The straps are not adjustable but can be easily shortened if needed.
Unfortunately, there is no padding, which I need to balance out my lower half and to protect against exposing more than I intend to. Perhaps wearing band-aids or pasties would work but I doubt they'd stay on while swimming. I'd consider having a tailor add pads but there are so many suits out there with padding already attached.
May 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by et13014 bust too large/straps too long
The bottom half of this suit runs true to size. I ordered a size 8 and it fit perfectly through the waist, but the bust and straps are bafflingly loose. I am a 34DD and still could not have worn this suit in public with any hope of looking appropriately covered. The straps were 2-3 inches too long and the front of the bust was way, way too loose.
June 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by rfgee Nice idea, poor execution
This suit is very flattering. HOWEVER, the straps are not adjustable and made of stretchy bathing suit material. They were too long on me, and I can only assume they will just continue stretching out.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChiTownGirly8 Nice Flattering Fit, Wish I Ordered Color
This is a high-quality bathing suit and the low V and wrap design is very flattering. I ordered a 0 (or XS I can't remember) because that is the size I wear in most regular JCrew clothes, but had to return for one size larger because it didn't seem long enough (admittedly I have a longerish torso). I also opted to go for a brighter Spearmint color to make this suit a bit younger... the black one-piece just seemed a little too basic and "Mom" for me (nothing against moms!)
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susan Flattering One Piece
This swimsuit is very flattering. I feared a thin material that would reveal every flaw, but instead, it is quite thick and smoothes things out. I'm a 6 in pants and skirts and a 4 in tops and the 6 in this suit fits great. I also have a somewhat short torso, and even though other reviewers have commented on the straps being too long, they work for me. In an ideal world, they could probably lose an inch but they are also fine how they are. Looking forward to wearing this on vacation!
December 27, 2014