Have you grown up admiring the likes of Joan Collins an Ursula Andress in stunningly sensuous bikinis, but have always been hesitant to don on anything that isn’t in tune with today’s trends? Well, here’s your chance to go retro chick as the vintage-inspired swimwear makes a massive comeback. From pinstriped one pieces to floral bikinis, go hit the gym, as this upcoming summer you wouldn’t be able to resist going back in time!
Another plus of retro swimwear is the good coverage it provides. Considering that in those days good coverage entailed modesty, today retro swimwear has been given more of a contemporary touch. While the aim is to recreate the looks of Esther Williams’ and Sophia Lorens of yesterdy, it is done so while maintaining a little touch of the Kim Kardashians and Cameron Diazs of today.
So, while you aim to turn heads in high-waist bikini bottoms, you need not go all and opt for a tank top if you don’t wish to. Team these up with a ruffled bikini top or one that come with a cute little bow in the front. The idea is to get the best of the past and the present.
There is massive improvisation on the retro swimwear in terms of design, trend, and even functionality. Choose from an array of one piece swimwear that exemplifies the bygone trend or go with floral, checked, and printed bikinis that come with a halter neck or sweetheart neckline.
Another augmentation has been made in terms of the fabric. Today, high-end designers are making swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes, and hence choosing the optimum fabric becomes integral. In case of plus sized retro swimwear, the fabric has to be accommodating and should not bunch up to embarrass the wearer. Most fashion designers also deem retro styled swimwear to be better for women who are looking for a little more coverage or those who are on the heavier side, since this kind of swimwear can easily take the focus off of all the unflattering points without even compromising on style.
All of the modern day vintage-inspired swimwear are manufactured with stretch fabric to allow greater comfort and is fashioned in accordance with the retro theme. From plus size to extra small size, you are bound to find one that fulfils your wishes of wearing a proper retro swimwear but without any discomfort or embarrassing fit. A good swimwear is the one that lets both you and your body to breathe through easily.
On the flip side, women who are not so well-endowed would benefit from retro swimwear too. The high-cut bikini shorts, skirted bikini bottom a la Jean Harlow, and figure-flattering one pieces that create an illusion of curves will give them a more prominent hourglass shape.
So, go ahead and browse through the extensive collection of vintage-inspired swimwear and go retro glam. Pin up your hair in a loose bun, or style them in waves, paint your lips red, bring out those chunky earrings, wear a retro swimwear, and Voila! You’re back in the 60s!