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We Tried Amazon's Best-Rated Swimsuits To See If They Were Actually Worth It

Spoiler alert: They're all under $30.

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Shopping for swimsuits can be the absolute worst. Which is why we thought we'd try a few of the THOUSANDS of suits available on Amazon and give some of the highest-rated suits a try. We had four women with four different body types model the suits. Here's what they thought.

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1. First up, Caity tried the Zeraca side-tie bikini. It comes in 17 different colors and is available in sizes 2 to 18 for $20.99.

Here's what the reviews said: • "This bikini fit perfectly! I got it in pink and black. Quality material for the price and it's such a cute style!"• "I like it, it provides pretty good support. I'd buy it again."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "This bikini fit perfectly! I got it in pink and black. Quality material for the price and it's such a cute style!"

• "I like it, it provides pretty good support. I'd buy it again."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Caity's thoughts: "Love this bathing suit, mostly because of the ruching at the butt. This wasn’t too tight in certain areas I’m normally concerned about."

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2. Caity also tried the Cupshe Lace Halter Bikini. It's available in sizes small to XXL for $26.99.

Here's what the reviews said:• "This swimsuit is SO CUTE. For only $20 it fits perfect and is made with quality material. If you are more curvy or have a bigger chest I would order a size up, the top seems a little small for boobs but I think for my frame it fits perfect!"• "Ugh I looooove this suit!! A $20 suit that looks $80. I did have to fix the back clasp because it's a little cheap and quick to unclasp if you're wearing a pullover cover-up dress, but I do a lot of sewing anyway so it was no big deal."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "This swimsuit is SO CUTE. For only $20 it fits perfect and is made with quality material. If you are more curvy or have a bigger chest I would order a size up, the top seems a little small for boobs but I think for my frame it fits perfect!"

• "Ugh I looooove this suit!! A $20 suit that looks $80. I did have to fix the back clasp because it's a little cheap and quick to unclasp if you're wearing a pullover cover-up dress, but I do a lot of sewing anyway so it was no big deal."

She had some ~issues~ with the padding.

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Caity's thoughts: "This was probably my least favorite suit, but it had nothing to do with the fit and more to do with the style. I'm more of a black/plain suit person. The suit was very comfy, and I did really like the lace top. After removing the boob padding, the top was super well-fitted and looked better."

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3. Her final suit was the Dixperfect one-piece "Slay" suit. It's available in sizes small to extra-large for $23.99.

Here's what the reviews said:• "The material of the suit was way better than I anticipated. It actually has a nice shiny finish like in the picture — only this isn't as cheeky or high cut on the sides as I imagined."• "This bathing suit is way cute! And love the low back. It does feel a bit big after you've gotten in the water. Fit my friend who is a little taller with a longer torso a little better. I'm 5'1" so the straps would sometimes fall a bit. Overall great buy!"
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "The material of the suit was way better than I anticipated. It actually has a nice shiny finish like in the picture — only this isn't as cheeky or high cut on the sides as I imagined."

• "This bathing suit is way cute! And love the low back. It does feel a bit big after you've gotten in the water. Fit my friend who is a little taller with a longer torso a little better. I'm 5'1" so the straps would sometimes fall a bit. Overall great buy!"

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Caity's thoughts: "I normally don't wear one-pieces, because I have a very small waist and thick legs, but this suit fit me pretty perfectly. It was comfortable and held all of my curves together. I love the high-waisted aspect of the suit, and it was definitely my favorite."

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4. Conz tried the Cupshe tropical-print two-piece. It's available in sizes small to XXL for $26.99.

Here's what the reviews said:• "OMG!!!! Favorite bikini of all time. Really satisfied with my purchase and everything fit right! Looks just like the picture. The quality of the bathing suit is not cheap and it's just like any you would get from the store."• "This is a fantastic swimsuit! The bottoms fit perfectly; the top could have offered a little more coverage, but fits just fine! I love it! Good quality. Well worth the money."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "OMG!!!! Favorite bikini of all time. Really satisfied with my purchase and everything fit right! Looks just like the picture. The quality of the bathing suit is not cheap and it's just like any you would get from the store."

• "This is a fantastic swimsuit! The bottoms fit perfectly; the top could have offered a little more coverage, but fits just fine! I love it! Good quality. Well worth the money."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Conz’s thoughts: “This was my favorite during the shoot, but now looking at myself in the photos I feel like my boobs look weird. Like maybe the cut of the top is not the most flattering? I do love how comfortable the bottoms were, and I’m looking forward to hitting the beach in this.”

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5. Then she modeled this Parici Brazilian plunging bikini that cost less than $12. It's available in sizes 4 to 18 and comes in five colors.

Here's what the reviews said: • "Quality is great for a $12 swimsuit. Closer to the quality of a $80 swimsuit or more. I don't recommend this suit for tall or busty girls." • "It is made really well and super comfortable. it is surprisingly very supportive and I am actually thinking of buying another color."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "Quality is great for a $12 swimsuit. Closer to the quality of a $80 swimsuit or more. I don't recommend this suit for tall or busty girls."

• "It is made really well and super comfortable. it is surprisingly very supportive and I am actually thinking of buying another color."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Conz's thoughts: "I felt like my boobs were going to pop out at any minute and it looks like the photos captured exactly how I felt. There's a ton of sideboob happening, and I don't know how people wear this at the beach without flashing everyone every five minutes. I do LOOOOOVE the bare back, though — perfect for tanning."

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6. And she also tried this Cupshe Cut to It Shell irregular-hem one-piece padded swimsuit. It's available in sizes small to XXL for $23.99.

Here's what the reviews said:• "It was a cheap suit but it doesn't feel cheap at all! ... It doesn't have underwire but it has padding and it makes my breasts look good without making them look huge!"• "I wish I would have ordered this sooner! I had it sitting in my 'save for later' cart for probably a year. I ordered it yesterday since I leave for a two week international trip tomorrow and I'm so glad I did! ... This makes me feel skinny and covered in all the right places."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "It was a cheap suit but it doesn't feel cheap at all! ... It doesn't have underwire but it has padding and it makes my breasts look good without making them look huge!"

• "I wish I would have ordered this sooner! I had it sitting in my 'save for later' cart for probably a year. I ordered it yesterday since I leave for a two week international trip tomorrow and I'm so glad I did! ... This makes me feel skinny and covered in all the right places."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Conz's thoughts: "Weirdly this is the one I liked the least during the shoot but I think it's the one that flatters my body the most. Definitely not a style I had worn before, but I guess i should start broadening my beach outfits because I loved how I look in it!"

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7. Elaina tried the Fanssie vintage-style one-piece. The suit is available up to a size 14 for $19.99.

Here's what the reviews said: • "This suit will fit a particular body type and it is so cute and flattering. I would NOT recommend this for someone with a large chest or a long torso."• "The style is super cute and looks exactly like the photos."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "This suit will fit a particular body type and it is so cute and flattering. I would NOT recommend this for someone with a large chest or a long torso."

• "The style is super cute and looks exactly like the photos."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Elaina's thoughts: "This suit was super comfortable and fit me really well. Usually one-pieces are tough because I'm on the taller side, but this one had adjustable straps so it was perfect!"

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8. Elaina also tried this Tempt Me floral print bikini. It comes in sizes small, medium, and large for $17.44.

Here's what the reviews said:• "I ordered this bathing suit before my trip to Cancun and I'm absolutely in love with it."• "Love this swimsuit. I got the medium and the bottoms fit even though I usually wear a small. The design looks a little different than I expected but it's still cute."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "I ordered this bathing suit before my trip to Cancun and I'm absolutely in love with it."

• "Love this swimsuit. I got the medium and the bottoms fit even though I usually wear a small. The design looks a little different than I expected but it's still cute."

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Elaina's thoughts: "I personally didn't like this one, but everyone in the studio for the shoot seemed to love it. It didn't really work with my setup — the bottoms were SO TINY and the top pretty much got rid of any trace of boob I might have, and I was left with a whole lot of skin out in the open. The top was in a precarious position, and so I couldn't move around too crazily for fear of it slipping off."

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9. And finally, she gave this Creabygirls high-waisted two-piece a whirl. It's available in sizes 2 to 14 for $16.99.

Here's what the reviews said: • "I love this suit! For the price it is a nice quality."• "Perfect for someone who wants a little more coverage in their swimwear and also wants to stay on trend."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "I love this suit! For the price it is a nice quality."

• "Perfect for someone who wants a little more coverage in their swimwear and also wants to stay on trend."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Elaina's thoughts: "This one made me want to run and jump and karate kick, it fit so well. The top felt like armor because the cups were sturdy and shaped like, well, what you'd expect female armor to be. And the plain black bottoms are great because I can just switch out tops all willy nilly if I ever feel like it!"

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10. Carly tried Cupshe's cross-front one-piece. It's available in sizes small to XXL for $29.99.

Here's what the reviews said:• "Best swimsuit I've ever ordered. Fit great. Good support."• "As a plus-size girl, it is so hard to find something fashionable and well-fitting. This swimsuit is absolute perfection and I am so excited to wear it on my upcoming cruise."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "Best swimsuit I've ever ordered. Fit great. Good support."

• "As a plus-size girl, it is so hard to find something fashionable and well-fitting. This swimsuit is absolute perfection and I am so excited to wear it on my upcoming cruise."

Here's what it looked like on Carly. (And yup, she opted not to wear it crisscrossed in front.)

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Carly's thoughts: "I think this one was my favorite. I really like a good plunge; I like a lot of cleavage, but I want some coverage with the cleavage. This was perfect."

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11. And she tried Haicoo's high-waisted striped bikini. This suit also comes in a floral pattern. It's available in sizes medium to XXXXXL for $29.99.

Here's what the reviews said:• "It fit me better than any bathing suit I've ever bought...I love it!!"• "This suit is beautiful! It does run slightly small."
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Here's what the reviews said:

• "It fit me better than any bathing suit I've ever bought...I love it!!"

• "This suit is beautiful! It does run slightly small."

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Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

Carly's thoughts: "I think the worst thing was the high-waisted bottoms for this suit. If I'm wearing a bikini I want to tan my stomach, not have it covered."

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Caity: The most surprising thing about the bathing suits was the quality. Sometimes you have to be really wary about the quality and how things actually look compared to the picture. But they actually lived up to my expectations. I was really surprised by the fit.

I also thought the suits were good in terms of size. After this whole experience I would 100% recommend shopping for suits on Amazon. Get 'em because they’re cheap, because your boyfriend got tickets for Aruba, you never know, you’re in a crunch.

Conz: I was very pleasantly surprised with the suits. The cuts were great and actually flattering, and the material was super soft. And I feel like I could actually wear any of the three on a beach day.

They all felt true to size, though the one with the scalloped top was a bit on the big side. I’m surprised that they were all under $30 — I think under $30 is a great price for these. I would definitely recommend shopping for suits on Amazon based on the suits I just tried on.

Elaina: I was truly surprised with how well they fit. The material was good, and it was definitely of much higher quality than I expected, to be honest. The design and fit on all of them was much better than I expected.

Carly: The suits were surprisingly good. I might size up one size on the black suit so it'd be a little less scandalous-looking, but I liked them. The material was good. It seemed like it would last a few years. You could really go swimming and lie on the beach and have the sand get in there and it's not gonna fall apart.

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