Posted on April 29th, 2011
Retro swimsuits are hot this summer, and we’re very happy about that. What’s not to love? With plenty of coverage and with structured tops, retro-style swimwear is far more flattering than barely there swim attire, not to mention those triangle tops that almost no one over the age of 8 can possibly pull off!
While the real vintage swimsuits of the fifties and sixties were likely made of materials inferior to modern swimsuit materials, today we get the best of both worlds, with flattering cuts AND comfortable, quick drying fabrics.
Here are a few of our top picks:
Seafolly Bikini Top & Skirted Bikini Bottoms, $170 at Nordstrom
We love the flirty skirt, the full seat coverage, and the supportive underwire top. The color is fresh and young, and universally flattering.
Magicsuit Polka Dot Print Swimsuit, $140 at Bloomingdales
Halter swimsuits are so flattering! We adore the combination of halter and polka dots. Of course, the full-coverage bottom is much appreciated.
Merona® Women’s Bandeau Shirred One Piece Swimsuit in Red, $35 at Target
Pretty retro style, glamorous color, and a very affordable price. We’re in!
St. John’s Bay® Secretly Slender® Bandeau 1pc, $48 at JCPenney
Featuring a slimming black color, a flattering shirred design and a halter neck top, this classic will look great on any body shape. As usual, we really appreciate the full rear coverage. There’s nothing we despise more than constantly having to pull on our swimsuit in a desperate attempt to get some coverage.
Diane von Furstenberg Floral-Print Bikini Top, $295 at Saks Fifth Avenue
This swimsuit is a bit pricier, but we imagine quality is higher too. If you can afford this price range, go for it! We like the high cut of the bottom, the bustier design of the top and the sweetheart neckline. Très chic!