Looking for the best retro bathing suits? These are some great options that will never go out of style!
It's that time of year again! Now, realistically, I live in San Diego and it's…..pretty much bathing suit season year round. But, we're heading into pool days and beach vacations…..and a time when you'll be living in your swimsuit. This is the perfect time to find a bathing suit that you LOVE….because a great bathing suit is something you'll own for years! This year? I'm loving retro bathing suits. They're fun, unique and totally timeless. From polka dots to stripes, from one pieces to two pieces…..I promise there are vintage inspired suits for everyone!
The Best Retro Bathing Suits
A few tips for any bathing suits for a pear shaped body:
- draw the eyes towards your neck and shoulders….a fun neck, lace, a brighter color, and lace or crochet or great details will do that easily
- find pieces that fit well and hug your curves, baggy suits or loose tops don’t flatter a pear shaped body or any other body type, you want to accentuate that small waist and midsection (and there’s nothing worse than an unflattering swimsuit, so take the time to actually TRY ON suits before heading to the pool or beach)….you'll be more comfortable and happy that you took the time!
- try different colors and fabrics, you’ll have your favorites and will be happiest in those
When it comes to retro bathing suits? I love love love a high waisted two piece. They are flattering, comfy, and MADE to accentuate your curves. Plus, I love that you can mix and match two pieces easily to get more use out of the bathing suits you already own.
Pro tip: buy bottoms you love in basic colors, so that you can add tops each year and have a ton of variety in your bathing suit wardrobe!
A few of my favorite sources for Retro Bathing Suits:
Red Dolly Swimwear: The suits we are wearing in these photos? They're from Red Dolly Swimwear, and I HIGHLY recommend. Red Dolly is an amazing female owned business that carries women's and child's swimwear (along with dresses). Their suits are high quality, and priced at under $100. Sizewise, they range from a extra small to a 2XL.
Shop my Favorite Red Dolly Suits:
Unique Vintage: Unique Vintage is an amazing Southern California based company (they have a store front in Burbank). They carry collections of their own creation and collections from amazing vintage inspired brands. If you are looking for killer vintage swimwear with an amazing size range (up to a 3x or 4x)…..this is a GREAT place to start!
Shop My Favorite Unique Vintage Suits:
/ black and white polka dot / red gingham collection / floral collection /
Cupshe: You've heard of Cupshe, right? They're an amazon only brand……and they make bathing suits that are sold at a great price point. They've got some great options for retro bathing suits!
Shop my Favorite Cupshe Retro Suits:
Target: Now, y'all know I love a great Target Bathing Suit……they have great price points and always have a killer size range. If you're looking for vintage inspired swimsuits, they have some really cute options!
Shop my Favorite Target Vintage Inspired Suits:
Aerie: Aerie is another option for bargain swimsuits, and they have some great vintage inspired options. My personal picks? Always their high waisted bikinis with a cute simple top. They give you all the vintage vibes and for a GREAT price!
Shop my Favorite Aerie Retro Suits:
Kortni Jeane: Kortni Jeane is another option that I love for one piece swimsuits or two piece options that have vintage inspired options. Kortni Jeane releases suits in limited edition capsule collections of prints but in repeated cuts and styles. They come in kid, adult, and mens options…..so you can do Mommy and Me suits SUPER easily! They've got great high waisted two piece suits that I love for a retro options.
/ shop Kortni Jeane's current options /
Which of these retro bathing suits options are your favorite? Do you have more suggestions for vintage inspired swimsuits? Leave them in the comments!
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