Riverdale actress and mother Vanessa Morgan just launched her collaborative mommy and me collection with Cupshe. It’s named The River, which is the name of her son. 

The drop consists of 31 pieces, consisting of monokinis, two-piece swimsuits, maxi dresses and more. There’s also a selection of mommy and me coordinating outfits. Early access to the brand begins May 11 at 9 a.m. PST. The full launch is on May 12.

If you never heard of Cupshe, then this is the perfect chance to get to know the brand. Cupshe has an assortment of resort-inspired clothing and accessories. Some of the items that the retailer sells are swimsuits, maxi dresses, children’s swimwear and summer hats.

What inspired The River Collaboration with Vanessa Morgan and Cupshe?

The longtime fashion lover revealed that she jumped on the opportunity as soon as it crossed her path. The River was inspired by her son’s love for water.

“Swimming is his favorite thing to do, … so I wanted the collection to have a nature-water vibe, as when I think of my son that’s what I think of,” Morgan said to 21Ninety. “We started designing in the fall of 2022, and it was such a joy to see it all come together.”

After a six-month process of creating this swimwear collection with Cupshe, Morgan said that collection finally make its debut has her feeling overjoyed.

“It feels so good to have this collection launch, as I really put my heart into it,” Morgan said. “[With it] being called the River collection and dedicated to him, I’m so happy to have this memory with him for life.”

She said she wants all moms to feel “beautiful and confident” wearing the swimsuits from this drop. 

“I hope [all moms] find a suit that fits their body type perfectly, and I hope they love matching with their little ones,” Morgan said.

Vanessa Morgan’s favorite pieces from The River Collection

Morgan pointed out three of her favorite pieces from the 31-piece collection. She called the X Vanessa Wild Whisper Belted Monokini Swimsuit “super sexy.” Her favorite in the mommy and me collection is the brown patterned skirt wrap and tank. The adult set has a pattern that works with both the X Vanessa Girls Vacation Paisley Print Pants and X Vanessa Boys Vacation Paisley Print Overalls.

The proud mom also named the X Vanessa Boys Midnight Rose Swim Board Shorts as a favorite piece of hers, since it’s heavily inspired by her son.

“[River’s] eyes are blue so I wanted to make the matching trunks blue,” she said.

Shop The River Collection

All of the women’s swimwear is available in a variety of sizes. The mommy and me pieces for boys and girls are available in toddler size 3 to kids size 6. The boys and girls swimsuits are available in kids sizes 4 to 6.

Here are some of the must have pieces from The River collection.

Belted Monokini Swimsuit: One of Vanessa Morgan’s Top Picks

One of Morgan’s favorite pieces is the X Vanessa Wild Whisper Belted Monokini Swimsuit. The animal print one piece features a dramatic plunging V-neck that shows off the décolleté.

O-Ring Bandeau Bikini Set

The X Vanessa Sparking Lurex O-Ring Bandeau Bikini set features a floral-esque cutout around the O-ring. The bottoms boast the popular crossover V-shaped silhouette. The bandeau top comes with a removable strap that you can add when you crave extra support.

Vacation Paisley Print Set: One of Vanessa Morgan’s Top Picks

Another favorite of the Riverdale actress is the X Vanessa Vacation Paisley Print Crop Top and Sarong Set. It comes with a smocked halter top and a flowy woven sarong that you can drape over your swimsuit.

Girls Vacation Paisley Print Pants

The X Vanessa Girls Vacation Paisley Print Pants are full length pants with the same print as the X Vanessa Vacation Paisley Print Crop Top and Sarong Set. Featuring a wide-leg and elasticized band, it’s perfect for playdates at the beach.

Midnight Rose Halter Monokini

The X Vanessa Midnight Rose Halter Monokini Swimsuit featuring the color inspired by River’s blue eyes. The blue floral one piece boasts a U-shaped neckline and side cutouts for more intrigue.

Boys Midnight Rose Board Shorts: Vanessa Morgan’s Favorite

Grab the X Vanessa Boys Midnight Rose Swim Board Shorts are perfect for the young boys in your life. The boys board shorts have the same blue roses as the X Vanessa Midnight Rose Halter Monokini Swimsuit.

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