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Style Everlane launched its first swimwear collection, with pieces starting at $30 - here's what 7 of us thought after testing the swimsuits

00:05  28 april  2021
00:05  28 april  2021 Source:   msn.com

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  • Everlane debuted its first swimwear collection, featuring seven styles and eight colors.
  • Insider Reviews team members of various heights and sizes tried on the swimsuits for fit and feel.
  • We share our personal reviews of Everlane's new swimwear collection - basically, we're huge fans.
a woman wearing a dress: Everlane © Provided by INSIDER Everlane

With summer knocking on the door, you might find yourself in the same boat as our Insider Reviews team - tracking down the most stylish and comfortable swimsuits. Luckily, trusty Everlane has come to the rescue, yet again. From style essentials to activewear, and now swimwear, Everlane keeps expanding its offerings. Every launch feels like such a treat, and this new swim collection is certainly no different.

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We first have to mention the seven styles and eight colors. Everlane sticks to what it does best - simple silhouettes and beautiful colors. The brand brings out both two-pieces and one-pieces, with flattering designs like square necks, high rise waists, and more. The colors are the cherry on top, though. There's a golden yellow, a chocolate brown, a bright red, a navy floral pattern, and more. Everlane picks the styles and colors wisely, since you can really mix and match the pieces to your liking.

Perhaps what's most notable, yet not surprising at all, is the line's sustainable material. Since the dawn of Everlane, the brand has brought sustainable fashion to the forefront. So, as expected, all of the swimsuits are made of recycled material. They're specifically composed of 82% regenerated nylon that's derived from recycled plastic, and 18% elastane. That's a considerable feat for any brand, and a big win for our planet. You can keep reading for our team's reviews of the new Everlane swimwear collection, with sizing details that can help you land on the best swimsuit for you.

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Sizing

Everlane prides itself on testing its swim line on 112 bodies of all different shapes and sizes. Ensuring perfect or near-perfect fit is a tall order, which is why we put these swimsuits to the test.

Each piece in the collection comes in XXS to XXL. Our testers wear various sizes, but overall, the swimsuits fit comfortably on our bodies. We feel secure and supported, with our true sizes generally being the best fit. However, if you are between sizes or prefer a slightly looser fit, we recommend you go up one size.

Our personal reviews of Everlane's new swimwear collection

a woman posing for a picture: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options for the top: marigold, herb, rosewood, black, and navy floral
  • Color options for the bottoms: marigold, herb, black, blue dusk, and navy floral
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

I often find swimwear to be hit and miss for my body type, which is very short but curvy and with a large chest. These high-rise bottoms ended up fitting me perfectly, and the simple square-neck top was way more supportive than I thought it would be thanks to its adjustable straps. I could have used a little more coverage for my DD chest, but overall, I'm impressed. Each piece had just the right amount of stretch and compression - no digging and no underwire - and I couldn't tell the recycled material was any different than usual swimsuits. I will definitely be buying another style soon. - Sally Kaplan, executive editor

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The Square-Neck Bikini Top (small)The High-Rise Hipster Bottom (small) Oluchi Onweagba posing for a picture: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options: herb, rosewood, blue dusk, and black
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

This is one of the best one-piece bathing suits I've ever tried. I often find the breast pads in swimwear to be uncomfortable and unsightly - and I almost always rip them out and toss them in the trash immediately. The pads in the V-Neck One-Piece are comfortable and not visible at all. In fact, this suit smooths everything out and is extremely flattering. The straps don't dig or cause bulging, but instead feel thick and secure. There is a little more neckline than I would prefer, but I'm not concerned about any slippage. I love to swim and need a suit that can stay on through waves, jumps, and dives, and I will definitely be sporting this to the beach this summer. - Elisabeth Chambry, strategic partnerships manager

The V-Neck One-Piece (small) a woman lying on a bed: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options for the top: off-white, black, and blue dusk
  • Color options for the bottoms: marigold, herb, black, blue dusk, and navy floral
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

I'm a huge fan of Everlane's minimal aesthetic, so I was very excited to try the brand's swim line. I opted for The High-Rise Hipster Bottoms and The Tie-Front Bikini Top, both in dusk blue. I loved the way the hipster bottoms fit me. They hit just below my belly button, but still have a nice high cut in the legs. They were definitely snug, but I prefer that to something saffy. The top, on the other hand, was a little too snug. The low cut coupled with the tie front made for a cleavage-heavy silhouette that wasn't exactly me. If you're not interested in something ultra booby, I suggest one of the other bikini tops or sizing up on this one. I did like the way the swimsuits felt, though, so I plan on trying Everlane's one-piece next. - Maria Del Russo, style and beauty editor

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The Tie-Front Bikini Top (small)The High-Rise Hipster Bottom (small) a woman wearing a dress: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options: herb, rosewood, blue dusk, and black
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

As a plus sized individual, swimsuit shopping can be a bit intimidating and I'm often left frustrated by the lack of cute, supportive, neutrals available (most plus size clothes and suits tend to be either grandma styled or gimmicky in design). I was pleasantly surprised to see Everlane offer a collection that is not only size inclusive and flattering, but mirrors its signature "modern basic" aesthetic. I'm typically between 2-3X in clothing so I was a little nervous when I saw the collection stopped at an XXL, but thankfully, The V-Neck One-Piece fit like a glove. The material is silky soft and super stretchy without losing its shape, the only downsides to the fabric are that it changes color when wet so it shows sweat very easily and the silkiness makes the adjustable straps move around. I do wish the top of the suit offered a little bit more coverage and support for my large chest, but that was by no means a dealbreaker for me. I will definitely be wearing this suit this summer. It's perfect for a swim or even spending the day exploring the beach and boardwalk. - MoMo Lamping, Manager of Culture & Employee Experience

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The V-Neck One-Piece (small) a woman wearing a swimsuit: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options for the top: off-white, black, and blue dusk
  • Color options for the bottoms: marigold, rosewood, herb, black, bright red, off-white, and navy floral
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

I don't usually have much luck with swimsuits, but I was really happy with this two-piece from Everlane. The material is similar to the brand's Perform leggings and has a snug feeling that's nice and secure. I typically go up a size in swimwear, but I decided to order true to size and it fit perfectly. I'm pretty petite and was concerned that the straps would be too long, but there were no issues there. My only complaint is that the knot at the front was a bit uncomfortable at first, but with some adjusting it felt less noticeable. I'm considering picking up a one-piece just because I like the material so much. - Ashley Phillips, style and beauty editor

The Tie-Front Bikini Top (small)The Bikini Bottom (small) a woman posing for a picture: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options: herb, rosewood, blue dusk, and black
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

You'd never know this was Everlane's first swim launch, considering how extensive and beautiful its styles are. But, it truly hit the ground running with the V-Neck One-Piece. I tried it in Rosewood, a clay-cocoa color, which is super flattering on a warm skin tone. Its V-neckline adds a playful flair to a full-coverage suit. The smoothing recycled nylon felt a bit snug on my torso, but it stretched to a more comfortable fit as the day went on. Still, if you're in between sizes, I'd recommend sizing up. Its silky straps didn't dig into my shoulders. Sitting normally, the adjustable straps would sometimes slide down, needing a few, quick fixes. When I swam in it, the color darkened into a deep chocolate brown while the material clung tighter to me. Although it earned my family's stamp of approval, I wish the bottoms rose slightly higher on my hips for a more youthful fit. Still, I'm obsessed with the unique brown color and mature V-neck cut, which makes me excited to invest in another Everlane swimsuit. - Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty reviews fellow

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The V-Neck One-Piece (small) Oluchi Onweagba posing for a picture: Everlane © Everlane Everlane
  • Color options: marigold, bright red, black, and navy floral
  • Sizing options: XXS-XXL

As someone who prefers one-pieces to two-pieces, I can safely say The Square-Neck One-Piece is a keeper. The material is stretchy, but just tight enough so that you feel secure and supported. The square neckline is flattering, while the scoop back shows some extra skin. In fact, the open back makes the swimsuit incredibly easy to slip in and out of, which is a common struggle with one-pieces. For fit, I'm nearly 5-foot-5 and wear my true size, an XS. Everything fits comfortably, except the shoulder straps feel a bit constricting. It almost seems as though it would fit better if I were a couple inches shorter, or perhaps the fabric stretches out with more wear. Because of the strap fit, I would opt for laying out in this swimsuit rather than doing something more active in it. Next time, I wouldn't hesitate to size up, and would actually recommend sizing up if you're undecided. - Katie Decker-Jacoby, style and beauty reviews fellow

The Square-Neck One-Piece (small)

Cons to consider

We can't seem to find any major flaws in Everlane's swim line, but if we're nitpicking here, the swimsuit fit is on the tighter side. We recommend you size up if you're between sizes or prefer a slightly looser fit. Additionally, our testers found the straps on the V-Neck One-Piece to move around and slide down at times.

The bottom line

Each time Everlane tries its hand at a new product category, it exceeds our expectations. Our reviews of Everlane's new swimwear collection hold this to be true, as the cult-favorite brand continues to produce simple, comfortable, and sustainable pieces. These new swimsuits are guaranteed spring and summer essentials for our team. Plus, they're easy on the wallet - and the environment.

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