Vintage Swimsuits for Canadians

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.

Sample Vintage Swimsuits available from ModCloth

Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in White
Sizes: 6 - 14
This swimsuit offers low-cut legs and a halter style neck. The Fabric provides stretch since it made from 20% Spandex. Plus the swimsuit is fully lined, bust padding and boning at sides.

From: ModCloth
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Royal Velvet
Sizes: 4 - 14
This Esther Williams swimsuit offers low-cut legs, side ruching and a retro fit! The fabric provides stretch since it made from 20% Spandex. The swimsuit has a lined front, padded cups and boning.

From: ModCloth
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Lilac
Sizes: 4 - 16
This swimsuit offers low-cut legs, side ruching and a retro fit! The fabric of this one piece provides stretch due to the fact it is made from 20% Spandex. The bathing suit offers lined front, padded cups and boning.

From: ModCloth
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Cherry Pie
Sizes: 4 - 16
This retro swimsuit by Esther Williams has fabric that provides stretch since it made from 20% Spandex. This bathing suit has a Lined front, Padded cups and low-cut legs.

From: ModCloth
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Lilac - Plus Size
Sizes: 16 - 26
This swimsuit is made from 20% Spandex that provides stretch. The swimsuit is lined through front and has a padded bust and boning at sides of the bust.

From: ModCloth
Coupe of Tea One-Piece Swimsuit in Nautical Dots - Plus Size
Sizes: 16 - 26
This bathing suit is made with 20% Spandex fabric that provides extra stretch and is lined through the front and has a padded bust.

From: ModCloth
Bathing Beauty Two-Piece Swimsuit in Red
Sizes: 4 - 16
This Esther Williams swimsuit features low-cut legs and a flattering side ruching. This bikini is fully lined. Back hook closure and boning at sides of the bust.

From: ModCloth
Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit in Red
Sizes: 4 - 16
This retro polka dot print swimsuit offers you low cut legs, a halter neck, and ruching across the front. The fabric provides extra stretch since it made from 20% Spandex.

From: ModCloth


Sample Vintage Swimsuits available from UjENA

50s Skirted Bikini
Sizes: S - 2X
This 50s inspired halter skirted bikini is so retro. Black and white polka dot fabric is always such a classic print and will have you looking like a fashionable beachgoer! Banded halter top looks great on every body and the skirted overlay bottom is perfect for those who want a little more coverage! Buy a swimsuit and get an outfit too! Slip on some sandals, pull your hair up, snack on some cotton candy and stroll the beach shops along the boardwalk.

From: UjENA Swimwear
Retro Shaper Bikini
Sizes: XS - 2X
The colour combination of pale pink and black is a very elegant and beautiful "retro" combination which brings the feng shui energies of Fire and Water. UjENAs Monroe top ties at the neck and back with a twist in front. UjENA body shaping bottom has a v-cut in front and back to make you look slim, trim and sexy. These will be your favorite bottoms since the fabric lays perfect on your hips without cutting into your sides! The Retro Shaper Monroe Top has a Twist front and wide halter straps and comes with removable padding. This Bikini top ties at the neck & back and is fully lined. The matching Retro Shaper Body Slimming Bottom has a V front and back, shirred panels and mid cut legs and offers full rear coverage.

From: UjENA Swimwear
Hourglass Skirted Bikini
Sizes: S - 2X
This classic, vintage skirted bikini will give you the shape you oh so desire and deserve! Why not hit the beach with class while looking super sophisticated and very chic! Your body will have the best hourglass silhouette with our Monroe top and side shirred skirt. The bikini top ties at the neck and back for the most adjustable fit while the skirted overlay bottom is perfect for those who want a little more coverage while still looking sexy!

From: UjENA Swimwear
1950s Monroe Long Torso One Piece
Sizes: 0 - 16
This 1950s Monroe Long Torso vintage one piece swimsuit offers a twist front and wide Halter Straps that ties at the neck and comes with removable padding. This swimsuit has low cut legs and offers full rear coverage and is fully lined

From: UjENA Swimwear


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!

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