No, I'm not talking about boys. I'm talking about... bathing suits. Dreaded, awful, bathing suits (at least, this is how I feel about them).
I have hated bathing suit shopping pretty much for as long as I can remember. Sometimes, that's been a result of being unhappy with my shape; other times, that's been a result of not being able to find cute suits for women with actual bodies who can't wear tiny little things with zero support, like this:
I usually go bathing suit shopping feeling hopeful, and leave feeling frustrated and annoyed. In the past few years, I have become very good at knowing the exact style and cut of two-pieces that work for me (a few of which I've actually successfully purchased at Target, which is awesome, because they're inexpensive), but I've had the hardest time finding a one-piece that doesn't suck. They either have no support, or so much support/fabric that I look like an old lady when I put them on.
I am here to tell you some pretty big news: I have found THE PERFECT ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT. Now, it may not be perfect for everyone, but I tried it on and actually liked — no, loved — the way it looks on me! The way I look in it! The whole package! It's a miracle!
It certainly wasn't a cheap suit, but I see it as an investment, as it's surely (hopefully) something that will last me a few years. Allow me to present to you the perfect one-piece: the solid twist-front bandeau tank with removable halter strap from J.Crew.
I got mine in Navy blue, although I would have liked a brighter color (but none were available in my size by the time I ordered online). Nonetheless, I love how it fits, the material is soft but sturdy, and I love that it comes with the option of D-cup or long torso if you need either of those (I needed the former, if you must know). It has boning at the sides so it stays in place and doesn't roll down at all, and the detachable halter strap is great.
I know that J.Crew bathing suits have long been a favorite amongst women, but I, too, am now a strong believer in the quality of their swimwear. I can't wait to have the chance to wear mine.
Have you found the perfect swimsuit after a long search?