We’re just 3 weeks away from Summer, and while we’re still waiting for temps to creep high enough to sport a swimsuit in our neck of the woods, I’m reminiscing of our Spring getaway when swimsuit – all -day was uniform proper and sharing my favourite shops with swimsuits made for mom life, every budget & body.
Some call family vacations a “relocation”. I mean, yes, we’re still parenting and still have hard moments as we would back home, but free of the mother load of responsibilities the all-inclusive kind bring (cooking, cleaning, chauffeuring, errands) I’m a lighter, calmer version of me and on vacation from stressy, time-pressed mommy. And with that lightened load, more free & playful to do life with my babes and zero cares to worry about what I look like in a swimsuit. Mom suit on, inhibitions gone, I say, and no longer willing to sideline myself and my capacity to enjoy with my kiddos because of body insecurities, nor the patience to be fidgeting with straps & adjustors while we hit the waterslides and jump through waves.
So, if you’re looking for a mom tested, mom approved swimsuit this season, here are the ones I brought on our latest getaway – Swimsuits made for mom life, every budget & every BODY! Bonus – all can be shopped online so you can avoid those awkward in-store fittings! In order of lowest price point to highest…
*Disclosure: all of the following recommendations are previous or current partners of House of Kerrs, meaning we received products/compensation for our review. As always, opinions are my own and products recommended are those I personally use and value*
Knowing my days of twinning with my girl are numbered, when she said “let’s match our swimsuits, mama” I leaped onto the web to hunt for a pair of cute suits and found this set on Amazon. I’m not sure I received more DMs on IG stories than when I shared our matchy matchy beachwear in Mexico, so I popped these into our Family Travel Shop for you find with ease!
What I love:
Price point – These suits were $22.99 each + $6.00 shipping (*note: not available on Amazon Prime, so give yourself a few weeks shipping time before you need them*)
All-Over Flattering Style – the stylish high waist bottom with ruching made this bikini super comfortable and flattering around the tummy and the flounce/ruffle top with built-in support gave the suit a trendy twist with good chest coverage & zero worry of “the girls” popping out.
*NOTE: Swimsuits available in size 2T – 8 for girls and sizes 4 – 18 for women in various patterns (polka dot, banana & more). Ours were “Orange Leaf” and are actually brighter & nicer than in the Amazon photo. The colour did fade a bit after a few delicate washes, but the suit maintained it’s soft feel and shape well*
This army green beauty had me at first online glance. Having never ordered from CUPSHE before, I was a bit hesitant but so pleased with this purchase.
What I love:
Price Point: CUPSHE has so many great styles for all body types and amazing price points. I bought this suit on sale for $25.99 USD ($35 CAD) + $2.00 USD Shipping. The order was shipped the next day & received about a week & a half later.
Flattering Style: from the built-in bra, flattering front shirring & ruching and super feminine falbala neckline, this one’s become my new favourite suit.
Washed Well: I’ve washed this on delicate a few times since our vacation and the colour and shape have maintained well.
Recently given the Oprah nod of approval as one of the “best new swimwear brands for all shapes and sizes”, CUPSHE swimsuits are available in Women’s sizes 2 – 20 (XS – XXL). They also have a 24-hour customer service available which I always appreciate as a consumer.
I partnered with SWIMCO last Fall and was gifted this gorgeous Azura Australia “Divinity Dove” bandeau 1-pc. Unfortunately, this suit is no longer available on SWIMCO, but this Canadian shop should not be overlooked if you’re on the market for a high-quality suit without the hassle (and awkwardness) of in-store fittings.
This shop carries higher-end, international swimsuit brands (LABLANCA, AZURA, BECCA, BILLABONG, RALPH LAUREN) and is, therefore, the most premium priced of the bunch on regular priced suits. The Divinity Dove suit I wear here was priced around $170 CAD, and while I’d agree this price point is out of budget for many of us, I will say that I have never had a suit fit my frame better and you can feel the top quality in the material when you have it on. They do have LOADS of options starting in the $30 range, though, as well as blow out sale prices on tops & bottoms starting at $9.97!
What I love:
Flattering styles for EVERY BODY: SWIMCO believes every woman should “feel good half-naked” and make this super simple to achieve with their “Shop your fit” portal with suits categorized by features like “Tummy Tamers”, “Curve Lovin Styles” (for fuller figures), Bun in the Oven-ners (for preggos), and options for all cleavage coverage (including post-mastectomy!). They also have a great mix & match option if shopping outside of the one piece category and suit style for every lifestyle (sporty – luxe)
Bang On Virtual Sizing Guide: Their virtual sizing guide customized for EACH swimsuit is bang on and this online shopaholic mama loved every bit of skipping the awkward store fitting rooms!
Canada-Kind Customer Service: SWIMCO has a Canada-friendly vibe and customer service levels & options savvy swimsuit shoppers will appreciate. Perks like FREE shipping for Canadians with purchases over $100, easy/hassle-free returns/exchanges , online customer service messenger to answer Qs while you browse/shop, & swimsuits that arrive in a pretty package with personalized note, and commitment to making every woman feel like a Swim Suit Model, SWIMCO is one I highly recommend to friends & family looking for a positive swimsuit shopping experience. Not just for mamas either, this shop has suits for gents & kiddos (infant – 16 years old) too! (*Get 10% off when you subscribe to their newsletter*).
Here’s to embracing swimsuit season to the fullest with our families and feeling dang fabulous while you do, mamas!
Love & light,