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It's swimsuit season, so let's talk affordable swimwear and the best swimsuit options for a pear shaped body type…… this review of cupshe swimsuits will help you find your favorite suits at reasonable prices.
Hello, it's me….your resident bathing suit lover. As the weather warms, and we start to plan vacations that involve beaches and lakes and water slides and fun……I'm here to remind you that bathing suits can be COMFORTABLE and fun. After years of trying oh so many bathing suits and oh so many styles and oh so many brands…..I definitely have my favorites.
I love Summersalt suits for a high end fit and I've found some GREAT bargain suits over the years…..but there was one bargain swimsuit brand I kept hearing about and hadn't tried.
Before we go into the specifics about the different styles I tried in my first order ….let's talk bathing suits in general.
Bathing Suit Tips
Before diving into my cupshe swimsuit review , these are a few things I keep in mind when choosing what feels best on my pear shaped body type:
the goal is to draw eyes towards your neck and shoulder and to balance your shape….a decorative neckline, lace, a light color, fun hardware will do that
find bathing suits that fit well, baggy or ballon like tops don’t flatter a pear shaped body, you want to accentuate that small waist and midsection instead of draping and hiding it
try varied colors, fabrics and patterns, you’ll have your favorites and feel great in them
My information: I'm 5 feet 6 inches with a classic pear shape body (smaller on top and wider hips and thighs). I wear a size 10 to 12. Almost always a medium top and large bottom. In swimsuits I usually wear a large in a one piece or a medium top and large bottom in a two piece.
cupshe swimsuits : affordable swimwear options
A bit of background: Cupshe is a newish bathing suit brand (they were founded in 2015) with the goal of creating accessible swimwear. They have both plus and straight sized swimwear and very good price points. I tried four different cupshe swimsuits (all one-piece swimsuits ) and all were under $30 (we love to see these type of affordable prices ).
Essential Space Plunge Ladder Trim Monokini Dark Navy Swimsuit
If you are looking for a classic suit and one that will truly flatter all different body shapes then this is IT. I love this suit. It has removable pads and adjustable straps (so some nice support on top) plus a v shaped plunging neckline . The bottom has medium coverage and the color options are LOVELY. I wore this one in a size large. It's currently available in sizes extra small to extra large. This great swimsuit is priced at $29.99 (pretty good for a classic piece of affordable swimwear ).
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Boho Rhapsody Twisted One-Shoulder One Piece Swimsuit
I love a great one shoulder bathing suit. This blue suit is similar in style to my favorite black one-piece swimsuit and a look that I think is always fun to wear…..so when I saw that cupshe swimwear had an option for a fun one shoulder style in a pretty blue shade? I had to try it out. A few notes about this particular piece of swimwear: the second strap is both adjustable and removable in case you want a true single strap style. The bottom has classic coverage (so it's not too cheeky) and I found that this had pretty good bust support.
I wear a large in this bathing suit and it's priced at $26.99. This is a great one for your next trip to the beach……I love how fun and functional it is to wear!
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Elevated Tropicals Ruched Strappy One Piece Swimsuit
Nothing screams tropical vacation style like a great tropical floral print swimsuit. When I spotted this palm leaf print bathing suit on cupshe's website I had to try it. This bathing suit has a square neck which doesn't tend to be my favorite but I figured with cupshe's return process seeming so easy…..if I didn't love it, I could just return it. Well, I have to say….I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I think the key here are the adjustable straps.
I could easily adjust them to a length that I liked, and that made the suit it's most supportive and a perfect fit for long beach days. It has built in cups and I love the simple ladder style cut out back.
This is a fantastic swimsuit for our upcoming spring break trip to a tropical destination and I can't wait to wear it with a simple white cover up and sandals.
I wear this bathing suit in a large, and it's priced at $29.99.
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Tempest V-Neck Ruffled One Piece Swimsuit
I love a pretty pastel colored bathing suit, so I had to try this ruffled v neck one piece swimsuit when I spotted it on cupshe's website. In person this is more of a purpley mauve, a really soft purple that is lovely on any skin tone. If you are looking for a more modest bathing suit, then this is a great find and a very fun and affordable option. It has removable cups and more coverage on top because of the ruffles. I found it to be a bit LESS supportive because it doesn't have adjustable straps like the other suits.
This is a common issue for me. As a classic pear shape, I tend to need a larger bottom of a suit but a smaller top. So for one pieces? I do best when I can adjust the straps to fit my smaller upper half. For bikini sets I always order two different sizes. This was really cute, but just a BIT big on top for me.
I wear this bathing suit in a large, and it's priced at $23.99.
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honest cupshe review and final thoughts on cupshe swimsuits
All in all? My thoughts on cupshe swimsuits are very positive. For the price, they are stellar quality and I think they have a nice variety of styles and suit types. If you're looking for a new swimsuit , Cupshe suits are a great option. I would suggest sticking with styles and suit types that are your tried and trues and leaning into the options that have adjustable straps so that you can really tailor your suit to fit you. And be sure to check the size chart so that you are getting the right size for YOU.
Have YOU tried cupshe swimsuits ? If so, which of their latest styles are your favorite?