Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

May 18, 2017

Where To Shop For Cheap + Cute Swimwear.

     With summer on its way here in New England, and weather already warm enough for pool and beach days in other parts of the country, bathing suit season is upon us! Today I wanted to share with y'all a review of a bathing suit from one of my favorite retailers. They're a favorite shopping destination of mine for trendy clothing, but I wasn't sure how I would like their bathing suits. Well- I'm happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised!! 

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     If you've been reading a lot of my outfit posts over the past year, you know that Shein has become one of my favorite retailers for affordable and trendy fashion pieces. I've purchased items myself and also had the opportunity to partner with them to style some of their new items on my blog, which has been a lot of fun! Shein offers ridiculously low prices on their merchandise, and I'm always blown away by the quality of the pieces, despite the prices. Of course- keep in mind that when you're paying $20 and under for something the quality probably won't last for years to come, but that isn't Shein's mission. They're trying to market the latest trends and fast fashion on a budget, and that they do very well! The items that I get from Shein aren't usually things that I want to wear for more than a season or two anyways, and minus maybe one or two things, I'm usually very happy with what I receive, and the quality for the price! I'm planning later this summer to do an in-depth review blog post about my thoughts on shopping with Shein, and some shopping hacks for buying with them.

     BUT- today's post topic, swimwear at Shein! FYI- just to disclose, this post isn't a paid collaboration with Shein!! I did receive this specific bathing suit c/o, but I wanted to review it on my own for y'all. 😊

      I love everything about swimwear. Browsing it, shopping for it, and of course wearing it! I love bikinis and two pieces, but I was also very excited a couple years ago when chic one piece swimsuits made a debut back into stores. Like a lot of girls, I definitely own too many bathing suits, but of course I always get caught buying new ones for each summer season and for warm weather vacation destinations!

      However, since I just moved to an area that is pretty chilly for 10/12 months out of the year, spending a lot of money on swimwear isn't something that makes sense for my budget anymore. Something that I've been starting to realize lately is that shopping habits and splurge-worthy items should really be determined by your geographic location! Anyways, I still wanted at least one new bathing suit for this year, even though I probably won't be spending as much time by water (cue my tears!). I was excited when Shein sent me this swimsuit, but was intrigued to see how it would fit and what the quality would be. I am so pleased to report that swimsuit definitely exceeded my expectations! 

     I ordered a size small, and it fit TTS. The top has adjustable straps which came in handy. The colors in the top and bottoms really are as vibrant as they look on the website and in my photo above!  My only complaint about the swimsuit is that the top isn't as supportive as some other bikini tops that I have, but with that said it's definitely still workable! Being that it's an under $15 swimsuit, I probably wouldn't reach for this if I knew I was dressing for water activities or doing a lot of swimming. But for a day of laying by a pool or sunbathing? It's perfect, and you cannot beat the price!! 

     I give this bathing suit from Shein an A+ given the price to quality ratio, and I'm definitely going to be looking at these other adorable and affordable bathing suits that they have: 

     Thanks for reading!

      God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)



  1. I like your honest approach to reviewing SheIn. I sort of see it as another version of Forever 21, there are lots of trendy pieces at affordable prices. Of course they won't be SUPER high quality but for trendier pieces you don't always need something that will last forever and ever. Bathing suits can be RIDICULOUSLY expensive especially if you are someone that isn't actually in the water very much (like me, haha). I think this bathing suit is super cute, I hope you love it!

  2. I'm all about sourcing trendy pieces at cheap prices. You won't wear them more than one season so there's no point in investing in it.

  3. I'm really excited that you think liked quality and fit! I've been thinking about ordering swimsuits from there.

  4. Bathing suits are so expensive for what you get so I'm all for buying ones on the affordable side. I'll have to check this out!

  5. I love ordering things from SheIn. It's inexpensive and decent quality for the price.

  6. I love affordable but great clothing for all of us who don't have summer weather majority of the year. I'm in southern NY so summer usually lasts only 3 months and working during the week means only weekends which always fill up quickly.

  7. Oh nice! I love Shein! I actually need to order a few things for a conference from there!

  8. I bought a suit from shein recently. Not going to lie, I was a bit nervous. But it turned out great!

  9. Oh, thanks for this! While I don't like swimwear I love looking at them xD the creativity some companies show are ridiculous xD

  10. Good to hear you've had a good experience with them! I haven't and I'd rather just find something in the US!

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  12. Ah, my favorite time of the year! A chance to go shopping for a new suit. I love all of your suggestions!

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  18. Thank you for sharing, these swimsuits look great.


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