Ok, before I start, let me say that part of my purpose in this was to test out a few bathing suits for this coming summer while photographing them in a beautiful location. I hesitate to post this because I’m over 40, have had 3 kids, and am as self-conscious as any other girl – workouts are definitely in my future. Ah!
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Summer Bathing Suits
Rising Sun Ruffled Bikini, $26
rating – 2/5; worn while at The Reef Playacar; size M
I purchased this bathing suit because of both the pattern and the ruffle. It was super cute! What I wasn’t aware of was how it would tie in the front. These types of bathing suits are less secure, and I couldn’t wear it as intended on the top. I had to tie the front into a knot, otherwise “there she blows!” – no joke. Ha!
The bottoms fit securely and well, but because of the
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Night Floral Bikini with Ruffle, $23
rating – 3/5; worn while at The Reef 28; size M
This was another “tie or die” top, but this one was actually easier to work with since it had a bit more fabric. I adore the super feminine ruffles, too! Admittedly, the tie on tops can cut off the circulation a bit in order to keep them super secure, but I thought this was a fun look anyway.
It was fun to pair with my beach coverup and a scarf to tame my curly locks. This was the cheekiest of the bathing suits I chose, but that was very appropriate (and modest, to be frank) for Mexico. I rated it as a “3” solely due to the comfort of the top. I also WOULD NOT wear this to swim or to a water aerobics class (which I did!).
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Cloud 9 High Waisted Bikini, $30
rating – 4/5; worn while at The Reef 28; size M
Yes, another tie top! They were SO cute on the models, but this was my favorite of the three that tied. I also adored the fact that the bottoms were high waisted, but the cutouts added just the right amount of interest. The best thing? The bottoms are REVERSIBLE! They flip over to the navy pattern seen below.
The 4/5 rating is because although other mediums fit well, these bottoms were way too big. I would have rated it a “5” otherwise. But I adored everything about this bikini – pattern, styling. Super duper cute!
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Pretty Rhythm Bowknot Bikini, $34
rating – 4/5; worn while at The Reef 28; size M
Are you sensing a pattern? All of my bathing suits were a medium because I wanted to order safely. I normally wear a 2/4, and the medium ended up being perfect. I adored this suit – mostly because the top was very secure when compared with the tie kind. The little bow in front and at the sides of the bottom added a fun bit of femininity.
These bikini bottoms were also reversible to the purple pattern that you will see below. For traveling, having double duty pieces is a huge plus! This suit was also very comfortable for swimming, too. Cute!
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Sunny Days Bikini Set, $27
rating – 5/5; worn while at The Reef 28 and The Reef Playacar; size M
Now we are getting into my favorites! As soon as I saw this resort bathing suit online, I knew it had to be mine! High waisted? Check! interesting top? Check! Adorable pattern? Check! I loved it so much, and it did not disappoint at all.
Besides the full coverage bathing suit bottoms, my absolute favorite thing about this suit was the way the back laced up. It allowed for a personalized fit. I feel like my rib cage is so big (no joke – a lot of dresses I can zip until I get to my rib cage), so this was a perfect way to get this bikini top to fit well. I adored this one!
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Flower Dance High Waisted Bikini, $35
rating – 5/5; worn while at The Reef Playacar; size M
Ding, ding, ding! This one was my favorite, although the one above is a close second. I will confess that whenever bathing suits come with those circular pads in the bust, I immediately remove and toss those. They never seem to stay put, they ball up, and I just truly can’t stand them. This top was a true bra-like top (although incredibly comfy), so it had a liner of padding that was just perfect. Plus the way the top ties in the back is oh so cute…and adjustable, too.
The high waisted bikini bottom (yay!) also had the interest of the open slits at the sides. Modest, yet fun! I also adored the pattern on this one. This wasn’t a favorite when I ordered it, so I was very pleasantly surprised once it came in and I tried it on. Adorable!!
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So, what is my verdict on Cupshe?
Overall, I loved their suits! I almost ordered both a small and medium in every suit just so that I could be sure that they fit well, but I didn’t.
And I am glad I didn’t. Here’s why…
Cupshe generously offers free shipping on all their bathing suits, but you need to pay for return shipping. They are located in China, so I was glad that I didn’t order 2 of each size because I am not sure what the expense would have been to ship all of that overseas.
But, I would totally order again!
The cost of their bathing suits is very reasonable, and their styles are different enough to be interesting. I feel that each resort bathing suit I purchased had a fun element. A bow here. A cutout there. The styling – and their patterns – really are cute!
For a link to check out Cupshe and the cute styles they offer, just click here.