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11 bathing Suits for less than $30 in size large!

April 29, 2019

11 bathing Suits for less than $30 in size large!

April 29, 2019

I’ve been blogging for a little more than two years, and yet this is the first try-on session I’ve done! I figured, WHY NOT HAVE BAPTISM BY FIRE, and do a bathing suit one first?! I mean, once you’ve seen THIS MUCH of my body, the try-on sessions can only get easier from here, right?! RIGHT?!!!


But I gotta say, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Sure, I haven’t posted it to the Internet yet, and currently those videos and pictures are sitting safely on my phone.


So without further ado, I present to you my one piece bathing suit options for women who may look like me! I love seeing women of all shapes and sizes wearing whatever they feel comfortable in, whether that’s a bikini, a one piece, a tankini, a rash guard and shorts, and everything in between! Frankly, I’m just happy that after buying all of these options, and wondering if even ONE would work, that I truly loved ALL of them on MY body?! Shooketh I tell ya!

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Also, is it just me, or do I look like a can can dance lineup in that graphic, or what?!! πŸ™‚

Here are my stats:
5’2″ (on a very good day)
Size 10/12 in pants
Medium or Large in tops (depending on the manufacturer)
9 in shoes (I’m also shocked by my shoe size considering my height)

From Amazon to Target, I’ve rounded up the best suits on a budget, and I truly think that you’ll find them to be of the utmost quality! 10 out of 11 of these suits were less than $30, and they certainly didn’t feel cheap AT ALL! I made little notes about fit along the way too, so be sure to read them to determine if they’ll be good for you or not!

I also did a video try-on session on my Instastories, and you’ll want to head HERE to see them moving on my body, and to see the backs of them on a real person (versus the pics in the links/on a model). THE highlight bubble is named “1 piece suits,” and you should also follow me over there because, simply put, I’m a good time LOL!

Oh, and forgive the lighting…it took me forever to try them on and film, and the sun changed as I went along! LOL! There has been absolutely no photoshopping done on any of the pictures, but I did edit the lighting slightly, just because of the sunlight changing. Because believe me, if I was going to edit, you’d see zero cellulite, I’d cinch in my waist, blur my stomach, and so much more! But at the end of the day, this is just what I look like, and I’m going to embrace these curves, while working on them πŸ˜‰

Let’s start with the Amazon finds (all $27-$30):

Ruffle one shoulder floral one piece!
Wearing a Large
Love: Gorgeous colors, cups in bra, adjustable strap, ruffle detail

I have seen a few asymmetrical one shoulder swimsuits floating around, and I love them, but the added strap on the other shoulder makes me feel like this suit is super family-time friendly!

Blue and red poppy keyhole one piece!
Wearing a Large
Love: This gorgeous print (and they have 17 more!), tummy control, ruching, halter ties tight!

I absolutely LOVED this print the second I saw it, and think it’s super flattering! You can also tie the top up two ways, which is so fun….and you MUST go check out the other prints and colors for this suit! This suit looks amazing on every body type too!

Ruched Purple Vintage One Piece!
Wearing a size Large
Love: The neckline, pads in the bra, adjustable straps, and the tummy control, available in 10 colors/patterns!

I knew I’d love this bathing suit the second I put it on…it sucks you in without being uncomfortable! And I LOVE this neckline, as it feels very retro without aging the suit at all! Go check out the other options and I cannot WAIT for one of them to come back in my size, the black sides with the blue flowers in the middle!

Halter black and floral one piece!
Wearing a Large
Love: The pattern, the black bottom, padded bra, halter top ties as tight as you want

This bathing suit by Cupshe is TOO CUTE!!! However, it is for lounging with girlfriends, a couple’s trip, etc., as there is a decent amount of exposure on the side and upper back! I wouldn’t be able to run around in this one, but I think it’s a great suit and incredibly flattering!

Ruffled Navy One shoulder one piece!
Wearing a Large/12
Love: Tummy control, ruching, pads in the bra, available in 10 colors

This swimsuit holds you in completely without being uncomfortable at all! I love the one shoulder look, and don’t feel like the other boob is going to fall out #winning! They have the most gorgeous colors in this one, and although it says to sIze up, I think if you’re short, it’s TTS, and if you’re tall, size up!

Last, but not least, the Target finds!

Ribbed tie-front cut out one piece!
Wearing a 38D
Love: vertical ribbed material, underwire lifts the chest, feels secure

This might be the first time anyone has ever seen my stomach on the Internet (since I’ve had kids that is), and I was kind of shaking when I filmed it in my stories. But my ten-year-old, Lilly, was in the dressing room with me when I tried this on, and she was super encouraging to me, and that was enough to bring it home! I want her to always feel confident in her skin, and that starts with how I model me, in mine. This suit doesn’t have a ton of booty coverage, so be aware that you’re showing off a good bit of skin front AND back πŸ˜‰ This suit is also $50 (20% off cartwheel app, and 5% with red card took it down to $38), so I’m not sure if I’m keeping it, but I do like it, more than I thought I would!

So there you have it friends!!! This try-on was incredibly vulnerable for me to post, and I’d appreciate any likes, comments, shares, pins, etc. to let me know you appreciate it! And just know that by shopping through my links, you help me continue to bring yall content to this page, and I’m super grateful! This post took me FOREVER to put together, but I love doing this sort of stuff, and if there’s anything else you’d like to see me try-on, let me know!

Speaking of pinning, if you are on Pinterest, PRETTY PLEASE PIN THIS IMAGE! And give me a follow over there too if you’d like!

Now, it wouldn’t be a great post if I didn’t give something away! I used GloBody’s self-tanner to tan what I’ve thus far not been able to tone πŸ˜‰ And Lort knows I’m tryin!!!

Above is a pic of my legs, where you can see the left one has the tanner applied, and the right one where you can still see my more pink undertone. This stuff is AMAZING, and they also have a mist for your face!

They’ve given me a 10% off code for yall to use: MirandaGlo on their website,

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  • Joanna April 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Love this try on! Thanks for doing the thing for fellow mamas with curves πŸ™‚

  • Erin April 29, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Love all of these suits. Thank you for always putting yourself out there. They all look amazing on you because you are wearing them with confidence, and your confidence in vulnerability is so encouraging. Thanks for also helping me narrow down my own shopping list!

  • Candice April 30, 2019 at 1:01 am

    This is super helpful! I just love how easy it can be when someone else tries on the Bathing suits for you!

    • April 30, 2019 at 4:31 am

      agreed!!! i just don’t see many who look like me doing it, so i took the bull by the horns lol!

  • Kelly April 30, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Love you in the ruffle navy one shoulder. You are gorgeous in them all! ❀️

  • Kirby April 30, 2019 at 1:27 am

    This post is so well put together! Really easy to read and great info. Thanks for doing this search for us!

  • April 30, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Girl, you look fabulous in all of them! I absolutely love that floral and lace one from Walmart, definitely going to see if my store has it tomorrow! I shared and pinned πŸ’œ

    • April 30, 2019 at 4:29 am

      awesome! you’re entered! and yes, go look and see! you can order the other ones online and they’ll get there in 2 days i believe!

  • Robin April 30, 2019 at 1:42 am

    How do you look so hottttt?!?! You are beautiful woman!!

  • Lisa Anderson April 30, 2019 at 1:50 am

    I shared with my fb peeps!

  • Susan Hendricks April 30, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Fabulous finds!! They all look great on you! My favorite is the ruffle one shoulder suit from Amazon! I love that it has a second shoulder strap! You did a great job presenting options…thank you so much!! πŸ’•

  • Erica April 30, 2019 at 1:59 am

    You look marvelous!! The floral ruffle one-shoulder is my favorite πŸ™‚

  • Sadie April 30, 2019 at 2:06 am

    You rocked every single one of those bathing suits and love finding bathing suits on the cheap, I think it would be cool if you did home decor on a budget πŸ˜‰ that would be cool lol anyways your rock love ❀️

  • Andrea April 30, 2019 at 2:21 am

    I am so proud of you!!!!

  • Jen Wetzel April 30, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I truly love them all and you look amazing in them!! I would have to say the #1 is my favorite. Love the back and the color on you.

  • Nicole S April 30, 2019 at 6:35 am

    You are a stunner in all of these!!! Now which one do I buy?!

    • May 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

      you’re so sweet! any of them would look good on you! let me know which one you get!

  • Rifka Coleman April 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Miranda, you never cease to amaze me. Thank you for being so transparent (not a pale pun, thanks Glo body) and letting the internet know all the things. You post useful, relevant, and most importantly, truthful content and that’s why you are so loved!

    • May 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      awe!!!!!!! you’re gonna make me cry AGAIN!!! this is so kind of you to say, and i’m so grateful you found it so helpful! get one and we’ll twin!

  • Cortney April 30, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    You look amazing in all of them!

  • Mary Donahey April 30, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    You are the best. You are brave than I ever was. It let’s your girls know that you are comfortable with yourself!

  • Kristen Broome April 30, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I LOVE IT! And you <3

  • Jackie H April 30, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I love the first 3 suits shown in the group shot plus the LBS. I like the halter suits and fun prints on you best.
    I know these posts are tons of work, so thank you. If I can throw in a request, I’d love to see budget kimonos, sandals, beach looks, etc.

    • May 1, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      thank you so much for this comment!!! i love to hear feedback, and that suggestion is fabulous and i’ll get on that! xoxo

  • Ashley April 30, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    You are totally rocking these swimsuits! The colorful floral ones are my faves! I have a weirdly long torso so it’s really hard for me to find one pieces that fit unless they are β€œtall,” and I’m barely 5’6”.

    • May 1, 2019 at 11:55 pm

      oh wow!!! my advice is to get a halter style suit that ties at the neck so you can make those straps as long as possible!!! xoxo

  • Stacey Rex April 30, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Love it. Shared and order two suits from Amazon.

  • An May 1, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Def the black ruffled one shoulder and the floral one shoulder make you look fab!!

  • Shauna May 2, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    You’re amazing. Need to buy all the things. #influenced

  • Brittany June 4, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Okay girl I see you! I’m also a Large and this was so HELPFUL! Love that last pic and the ruffled one sleeve Navydress the most!

    • June 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      hey girl hey!!! so glad you loved this post!it’s about time a TTS large girl put on some damn bathing suits and put them on the internet LOL! XOXO

  • Morgan June 4, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I so appreciate your authenticity! I know how hard it is to put yourself out on the internet for all to see. I have a large upper and small booty meaning finding bathing suits is ALWAYS a task!

    • June 5, 2019 at 2:06 am

      thank you so much for saying that!!! luckily, people (like you) have been so kind to me! Makes it all worth it!

  • Jenny June 5, 2019 at 2:51 am

    I love that black, one-shoulder ruffle one from Old Navy . . . but that floral number from Walmart is super cute too! (I may need to make a run over there and see if I can find it)

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    I'm Miranda, and I'm formerly lots of things (I sold dumpsters, fro-yo, and car parts to name a few), but most recently I was a cakery owner of Got What It Cakes. I'm a mom of two daughters whom I call my "minis,” and the wife to Joshua, whom I call "Stud" (yes, he's even in my phone under that name). Most days you can find me oversharing about my insane life on my InstaStories, in a segment I call "carpool confessions." Follow along as I decide what to be when I grow up, while I navigate my other love, the queen city of Charlotte! I also tend to go by "Mayor Miranda," and am awaiting my key to the city ;) Read More

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