Ahh, swimsuit shopping. There’s nothing new I can say here except…solidarity. I recommend self-tanner to start the quest with this time of year. I was fortunate enough to have found one for our beach trip back in February, but as my fellow short-torso’d mamas know, flattering, one-piece suits often elude us…the straps are too long, the skin-baring styles are uncomfortable, the conservative styles make us look even shorter….All of us can relate to one-pieces giving us flat boobs and/or not much help in the tummy area. But, at our weekly meeting recently, Shana showed us a $30 one-piece swimsuit with over 1,000 reviews — from a variety of shapes and sizes?? I had to try it out for myself. Perhaps it’s the summer version of the famous Amazon coat? We needed to know.
The Swimsuit With 1,000 Reviews
My Review of The Cupshe Bathing Suit
I can give you my review in one word…fabulous. The suit fabric is a great quality that helps hold you in; the top is comfortable and flattering on the chest; the cup liners give a nice smoothing effect and some padding, but not too much. The suit is easy to put on with the hook closure in the back (ie. no ties to untie and re-tie) and the booty is just slightly cheeky, but not enough to feel uncomfortable in. (Super-cheeky is super in, so I feel on trend here without feeling self-conscious.) The fit is true to size, so no guessing game at which size to get. The deep v isn’t revealing, but creates the look of a longer torso. The straps are adjustable for a good fit on the shoulders. I can’t wait to wear this thing.
Cupshe Vintage Lace Swimsuit – Thick fabric, flattering cut, not too cheeky. I adore this. It also fits true to size, which was surprising, and it gets — yes — over 1,000 reviews. The only negative comments I saw were that it wasn’t long enough for one customer who is 5’11”, and the bra inset was too low on her. There are reviews of all sizes and shapes. It seems this bathing suit works well on a large variety of bodies. So cool. TTS. Wearing a Small.
Dr. Scholls Slides – TTS. SO comfy right out of the box.
Other Cupshe One-Piece Colors, Exact Style
Be aware when you click through to the suit, there are three colors that are the same fit — blue, olive and the black and white stripe I’m wearing.
Cupshe One-Piece Colors, Different Style
These three print/color options below have variations in fit to the one I have above. The black has side cutouts, the print has a different strappy back, and the green stripe has a shallower v, a higher back, and a halter tie at the neck.
Comparing the Cupshe To A Higher End Swimsuit
OK, so the fit of this suit was so good and flattering, sooooo…I thought I’d try out a higher end suit in a similar shape for comparison. This adorable BECCA suit was catching my eye online. And it’s cute, it is. I’d probably love it had I not tried on the other one first. But A) the colors of the stripes aren’t as cute in person, and B) it’s not quite as supportive as the Cupshe suit. Color me surprised. The fabric is actually thinner on this one (not super-thin), but not as hold-you-in as the Amazon suit. The strappy back wasn’t quite as comfy either. But I’d give this a solid 7 out of 10, so not bad.
BECCA West V One-Piece Swimsuit (similar) – Cute print and a very decent suit. It’s shimmery, which I don’t know if I like or not. Like the fit, but the tie back isn’t quite as easy or comfy as the other suit. TTS. Wearing a Small.
Rose Gold Slides (similar) – I love these fun shoes.
Have you tried out the famous suit or one like it? We’d love to see a picture or hear your thoughts! I am so surprised by how much I love it. I actually can’t wait to have an opportunity to wear it. How many swimsuits can you say that about??
p.s. You can visit our swim shop for even more swim styles & options.
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