The swimsuit season is almost over but I’ve finally got this Cupshe review ready! If you’ve ever googled affordable swimwear, chances are you’ve seen an ad for Cupshe and the insanely cheap swimsuits they have to offer.
I didn’t notice it but over the years I’ve actually purchased a few Cupshe swimsuits on Amazon not even realizing what brand they were. This year I did the exact same thing, so I figured it was time to spill the tea.
Is Cupshe legit? Find out in this post as I dish all the details on the brand plus my experiences with 9 Cupshe swimsuits including sizing, shipping process, returns, and more.
Cupshe Review + Swimsuit Try-on
What is Cupshe?
Cupshe is a fast-fashion swimsuit brand that is extremely popular for offering affordable (think under $30) swimsuits. They got their start in June 2015 and by June 2016 had over 1 million customers worldwide.
If you happen to have an Amazon obsession as I do, it’s almost a guarantee you’ve seen a Cupshe swimsuit floating around. Cupshe is HUGE on Amazon.
Aside from the fact that Cupshe offers hundreds, if not thousands of trendy swimsuits in all different styles, they also come in sizes up to 4X. Their wide variety of sizes, along with their extremely low prices have made them incredibly popular with many women across the world.
This Cupshe swimsuit is one of the most recent I’ve purchased from the brand. I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised. The bottoms don’t have that annoying too-tight elastic around the waist that digs in and the cups in the top actually stay put.
Another great thing I love about this suit is that it’s strappy from the top to bottom in the back, so you can adjust it according to your comfort. It’s extremely comfortable and there’s no way a toddler can pull this suit off, yet somehow, it’s still moderately sexy. You can also chase your kids around in this suit without worrying about spillage, etc. Win-win.
Overall thoughts: Fits true to size, very comfortable, great for wearing around kids, highly recommend.
Is Cupshe legit?
With all these cheap, fast-fashion brands popping up on our newsfeeds all of a sudden, it’s hard to know which ones are legit and which are scams. I’m happy to say that yes, Cupshe is legit and I know this from personal experience.
Cupshe is a reputable site however, I prefer (and recommend) to shop their bathing suits via Amazon Prime for 3 reasons.
- Free shipping
- Free return shipping
- Customer service
I’ve never ordered from the Cupshe site itself, I’ve only ordered their swimsuits off of Amazon and I highly recommend you do the same. Finding exact details on the company has proven to be a bit difficult, but it seems as though their headquarters is based in China.
If you happen to have a problem with an order not being received, I would imagine tracking it down would be difficult if it did indeed come from overseas. I’ve had this happen several times with other companies and it was a hassle getting it taken care of (if it all).
However, if you shop Cupshe swimsuits via Amazon Prime, you are FAR less likely to have any issues. Amazon customer support is really great about taking care of issues that arise from lost packages.
Additionally, if you order from the Cupshe site and have to make a return, they do not provide you with a pre-paid shipping. The buyer is responsible for any return postage. Hence, why I only shop Cupshe via Amazon Prime.
This one-piece Cupshe bathing suit ended up being one of my top-selling items for the entire year in 2019 and I have to say, it is amazing – especially if you are recently post-partum.
I was never totally comfortable showing my midsection right after having our babies. This suit was perfect for that period of time because it’s great at concealing your tummy while still not being frumpy. The plunging neckline gives it just enough sexiness.
I always nursed our kids and if you’ve done that before, you know what nursing boobs are like #heavyAF. The top on this swimsuit is an adjustable tie-neck so you can make it as loose or tight as you need to.
There is also enough shape to the chest that your boobs don’t spill out whenever you bend over. I give this one a 10/10 and everyone I know who purchased this suit has said the same. It runs true to size, but I size up in one-piece swimwear for my long torso.
Overall thoughts: fits true to size, extremely comfortable, great for wearing around kids, great for postpartum, highly recommend.
How do Cupshe suits fit? Unfortunately, Cupshe sizing seems to be all over the place. Some bathing suits fit true to size, some are too small, and some are too big.
However, most popular Cupshe bathing suits have hundreds, if not thousands of reviews on Amazon. Another huge reason to shop Cupshe swimsuits via Amazon Prime. Just be wary of reviews with ONLY positive reviews.
Yes, a bathing suit can be so amazing that it has 5-stars across the board, it’s just that it’s highly unlikely not ONE person will find a flaw. Look for reviews that are in-depth and have actual meat to the content, not just 1 sentence. Spam and fake reviews are happening more than we’d like to know.
Is Cupshe ethical?
Another concern surrounding Cupshe is whether or not the company is ethical. Again, because Cupshe is based overseas, it is quite difficult to be certain that they treat their employees fairly. Are they being paid enough? Are they working acceptable hours? I don’t 100% know the answer to this one.
I VERY reluctantly had to send this one-piece back. It was so gorgeous and very comfortable but the length was just too short for a long torso. I was really disappointed.
This swimsuit is great for someone who isn’t comfortable in a bikini but still wants a bit of sexiness. The plunging neckline definitely gives that and I would imagine this side tie would be flattering on almost any body type.
Overall thoughts: good quality and comfortable, but it’s too short for a very long torso. If you have an average length torso, I definitely recommend it.
Don’t mind the fact that my lower stomach is so pale. I wear high-waisted bathing suits 95% of the time so that part of my stomach never sees the sun LOL.
I wanted to give this Cupshe Bikini a try because I really loved the style of the top and the print of the bottoms. It is good quality and fits true to size. The top has a tie down the back so you can adjust it to make it more snug if needed. It’s also very comfortable.
The bottoms fit well but they are definitely a low/mid-rise on someone with a long torso. If you have an average length torso, these bottoms will fit like regular rise bottoms. It’s good quality, not see-through, and doesn’t have that uncomfortable elastic that cheaper bathing suits often have.
Overall thoughts: I recommend this bathing suit. Good quality, not too cheeky, true to size, pretty color.
Are Cupshe bathing suits good quality?
Cupshe offers TONS of bathing suits and quite honestly, I’ve had mostly great experiences with a few exceptions. I would say as a whole, yes, Cupshe suits are good quality. Are they all equally as well-made? no. Do they all fit the same? No – more on that below.
This is why I suggest shopping for Cupshe bathing suits via Amazon Prime. If you don’t like a bathing suit, the fit is off, or the quality is terrible, you don’t have to worry about spending money to ship it back.
I absolutely loved this Cupshe swimsuit, the style, color, fit, everything! ….until I went into the water.
I took this swimsuit on an overnight trip with my husband and after going in the (chlorinated) pool, the color from the top COMPLETELY BLED. It turned into this pale sea-foam green with light pink seams.
I’m not sure if it was noticeable at the pool as I had a few too many adult beverages, but my guess would be it was. I can just envision a sea of turquoise water around me as I sat in the pool sipping my pina colada LOL. As soon as I took it off I had to do a double-take. It was SO NOTICEABLE. REAL BAD. What a disappointment.
If you watched my Instagram try-on with this bathing suit you know how excited I was about it. I can honestly say this was my favorite Cupshe Swimsuit I ever bought until this happened. This was a first for me and such a letdown.
Overall thoughts: Do not recommend due to bleeding bikini top.
Is Cupshe fake?
No, Cupshe is not fake. Cupshe is definitely a real company with real products. It’s not a scam website that takes your money and then falls off the face of the earth.
Where is Cupshe located?
As mentioned earlier, it seems as though Cupshe main headquarters are in China and they have warehouses throughout the US. However, their website doesn’t have much information in regard to their base location.
Here’s a one-piece Cupshe swimsuit I purchased shortly after having baby no. 3. Sorry, the photo isn’t the best quality, but I didn’t intend to use this for anything other than a quick share to Instagram stories lol.
This suit was good quality and the design was just as pictured in their stock photo. Sadly, I had to return it because the torso just wasn’t long enough for me.
I have an extremely long torso so I have a really hard time finding one-piece bathing suits that fit. If you have an average-length torso, I’d say stick to your normal size and this one would probably fit just fine.
Overall thoughts: Great design, good quality, but length is too short for a long torso. If you have an average torso, I recommend it.
How fast does Cupshe ship?
As mentioned earlier, if you order a Cupshe bathing suit from Amazon Prime, they are often available via Amazon Prime. However, there are styles that aren’t available with prime and almost all of those say shipping/delivery can be up to 2 months. Just make sure you pay attention to the shipping and return shipping options.
The Cupshe website has a tiered shipping setup. If you’re ordering from/shipping to the US and your order is over $15, shipping is free and delivery time is 6-9 business days. There are numerous other delivery options depending on how much you spend and how quickly you want your items.
Cupshe.com returns can be made within 30 days of receiving your package. However, Cupshe doesn’t cover return shipping fees. They are the responsibility of the buyer.
Sorry for another poor photo, but this one was also originally only meant for a quick Instagram story share. I really loved the design and style of this swimsuit, but the top just didn’t have enough support (I’m a 32D).
I think this bikini top would work better for someone with a small chest. The top runs a bit small and since you can’t mix and match, it’s a no-go for big boobs. Additionally, if you’re nursing, your boobs will probably be way too heavy for this suit to give you any support whatsoever.
Overall thoughts: Super cute design, but the top has no support so I only recommend this swimsuit if you have a small chest.
Cupshe BBB Reviews
The information for Cupshe on the BBB website doesn’t look good. According to many reviewers, Cupshe has been taking orders and letting payments go through, yet they aren’t fulfilling those orders and people aren’t receiving what they paid for.
Other bad claims include invalid tracking numbers, poor quality clothes, and no refunds. Again, another reason to shop Cupshe bathing suits via Amazon only.
Cupshe is not accredited by the BBB and they only have 3 out of 5 stars in terms of reviews.
Cupshe Off-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit (wearing a medium) | Kimono
Another Cupshe swimsuit I was annoyed I had to return. I REALLY wanted this suit to work but thanks once again to my long torso, it was a no-go. It did run true to size and was good quality, but the torso was just way too short for me.
The kimono/cover-up though – highly recommend. It’s one size fits all and works great as both a swimsuit cover-up or styled with a tank and shorts/jeans.
Overall thoughts: Recommend if you don’t have a long torso.
Cupshe Swimwear Student Discount
One thing that the Cupshe website offers that I don’t see on Amazon is a student discount. If you register with Student Beans to verify that you are a student, Cupshe gives you a 15% discount on orders over $60.
This bikini has over 2,600 4.5-star reviews so I was really eager to try it for myself. Sadly, it was another no-go.
I actually really loved the bottoms. They have cinching on the sides, ruching in the front, and the rise was perfect for a long torso. However, The top runs really big and I found the ruffles to be pretty annoying and unflattering.
Overall thoughts: The bottoms are great but the top is too big. Unless you order 2 different sizes to mix and match, I’d say pass on this one.
Is Cupshe a Chinese company?
According to the BBB, Cupshe is based in China. However, it seems as though they do have warehouses throughout the US and this is often where the US orders ship from.
I’ve received a few Cupshe orders right away and then there have been others that have taken weeks to arrive. I presume the ones that take weeks to arrive are coming from overseas.
Cupshe Swimwear Shopping Tips
If you choose to shop Cupshe swimwear just be sure to keep these few tips in mind.
- Order from Amazon and make sure it ships Amazon Prime with FREE return shipping.
- Read reviews but be skeptical. Are the reviews in-depth or are they 1 sentence? Are they ALL positive? If you can’t find one negative review (there’s always one, right? lol) you might not be getting the honest truth. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as paid and fake reviews these days.
- Check the size chart for each swimsuit. They are not all the same.
- Opt for a bikini over a one-piece. Although I do have a long torso and have a hard time finding one-pieces that work for me, the sizing was still off across the board. I sent back all the one-pieces I ordered except for one. The bikini sizing is much more consistent.
Here are a few more best-selling Cupshe swimsuits
Cupshe Review Final Thoughts
Would I recommend Cupshe? Yes, but only when shopping via Amazon Prime. All of the swimsuits I received looked exactly as pictured, but the sizing was inconsistent and the quality was hit or miss.
Since the company is based overseas, coupled with the many negative reviews on the BBB website, and the many returns I’ve had to make, this is the only way I recommend shopping the brand.
I hope this brutally honest Cupshe review was helpful! If you have any other questions, feel free to drop a comment below.
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