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over the years…

Check out a few of our all-time favorite takes.

Believe it or not, these ladies were dressed for a swim. One- pieces—aka bathing dresses—were first designed with modesty in mind (and worn with pants).

From The New York Public Library

French artist Roger Broders depicts the style in his colorful Mediterranean travel poster.

Mary Evans Picture Library/ONSLOW AUCTIONS LIMITED; © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Tan lines, schman lines.The silhouette becomes more fashionable (see: this sexy
lace-up back).

© John Engstead/mptvimages.com

Go fish… The style takes a
sporty turn.

Jean-Daniel Lorieux - Triffie, V de V Bathing Suit, Isla Meralda, 1985

From yours truly…navy
stripes, obviously.

Source: J.Crew archives, 1992

The one-piece makes its first appearance on the cover of our catalog. P.S. Our customers loved this style so much that we still make iterations of it today.

Source: J.Crew archives, 1997

Writer Jenni Avins asks us to bring back our once-famous scoopback style. So we do.

Source: J.Crew archives, 2014

This year, it’s all about the details—and no one does pretty scalloped edging better than
LA-based brand Marysia™.

Source: J.Crew archives, 2017

Shop the women’s swim collection here.
TAGS: womens, style, swim, inspiration