Amazon has become my GO TO for swimsuits! There is nothing better than ordering a million swimsuits (only ones with the free return option) and trying them on in the comfort of my own home. Appropriate lighting, a glass of wine if needed, and ALWAYS a good dose of self-tanner first.
Before I get into it here’s my sizing info for reference. I’ve weighed between 160-170lbs the last two years, typically a size 10 in pants, small chested (still not sure how I’m a 36C, feels like it should be a B!).
I started buying suits on Amazon in 2017, and this was the first winner. It was a little over a year after having Betsy, I wanted something cute that would hide the postpartum belly and this skirted cutie came in clutch.
COCOSHIP Vintage Sailor Swimdress I sized up once to an XL/12 in this. It comes in other striped, solid and floral options! It has removable cups which were too substantial/large for my small chest so I just tossed them.
My next one was this tankini top that I wore with some Athleta swim shorts. A great option for feeling covered up and perfect for chasing kids at the beach! That summer we spent a lot of time at Lake Michigan.
Then we moved to Vegas and I went swimsuit CRAZY!!!! My husband makes fun of me for having so many, but I can’t help it!!!! I’ve fallen in love with SUPER high waisted bottoms and bikini tops and fun one-piece suits! Before I get to those I have one more tankini top.
Ruched tankini top with ruffle hem (I sized up once to a 12), worn with Athleta Swim Shorts (I sized up once to a large) on the left and a super high waisted bottom on the right (the pair I have and love is out of stock but I’ll link some Amazon options I’ve tried below!).
It’s hard to tell the difference in the left and middle options but they’re both great high waisted options, and both ruched across the tummy. Left: Mycoco Swim Bottom (I sized up once to a 12). Middle: Aleumdr Women Retro High Waisted Bikini Bottom (I sized up once to a large). Gabrielle-Aug Women’s Floral Flounce Bikini Top (TTS, wearing a 10). Right: Firpearl Ultra High Waisted Ruched Boyleg Bottom (I sized up once to a 12) & retro top is from one of these sets (wearing an XXL which says it fits like a 10-12 and it does!).
Had to pop in here and show my favorite high-waisted swim bottoms even though they’re currently sold out. You could grab any of the ones I linked above and then you can mix and match with different bikini tops to your hearts content!
Some of the tops are Old Navy, JCPenney, and the far right is Amazon (and I linked it above).
I love this one!!! And I’ve heard from Tina in Real Life readers who got it and love it too! Ruched across the tummy, and covers your upper arms too – super flattering. COCOSHIP One Piece Flounce Swimsuit (TTS, wearing a 10).
I ordered so many suits last summer and couldn’t keep them all, so I didn’t end up keeping any of these, but they are cute!!! COCOSHIP One Piece Halter High Waist Swimsuit (I sized up once to a 12 in these).
Ya’ll, this suit is so fun and glamorous! I am small chested and I do fear nip slippage in this, but I’ve worn it a few times with no issues. Reviews say it’s better for larger chested girls! COCOSHIP Retro One-Piece Backless Swimsuit (wearing an XXL which says it fits like a 10-12 and it does!).
This suit is one of my very favorites, and it’s sold out, WAHHH! I found a super similar one that comes in 23 colors/patterns, is super well reviewed, and you can change the way the neck line ties! B2prity One-Piece Tummy Control Backless V Neck Swimsuit (according to the size chart and reviews I would order a large).
Now the new ones for 2019!
I got both of these right before I decided to do a 6-week fitness and nutrition challenge, so I sent them back in hopes that I would lose some weight 🙂 I think they are both darling though!!!
I got these a month into my challenge, I was down a few lbs, and learned how to pose so my hand casually hides my cellulite. 😂
Aixy Vintage High Waisted Bikini with Underwired Top (I am in the XXL which fits like a 10-12, so TTS) – my tiny chest didn’t fill out this top so I didn’t keep it, but man it’s cute!
Tempt Me One Piece High Neck Mesh Ruched Swimsuit (TTS, wearing a medium) – this swimsuit has been sweeping the nation, on every blogger, even on the Today Show! I loved the way it looked but didn’t love the way the neck clasp was a little difficult.
Firpearl Macrame Ruched Tummy Control Swimsuit (sized up once to a 12) LOVE this one, so flattering and more booty coverage than most suits these days!
Hilor One Piece Crossover Swimsuit (I sized up twice to an XL/14 and think I should have just gone up once to a L/12) Super cute and flattering, and the straps could easily be taken down when laying out!
CUPSHE Halter One-Piece Swimsuit (sized up once to a L/12-14 and it’s perfect!) This is my new FAV!!! This is my favorite style of swimsuit and this pattern is so pretty!
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