ModCloth comes up with an extensive vintage swimwear collection to help you emulate your favorite celebrities both of the bygone era and the ones currently ruling the glam city.
Vintage inspired swimwear by ModCloth is the perfect go-to trend this season. Emulate the sensuous Hollywood starlets of the bygone era through our eclectic collection of retro swimwear.
The duo behind ModCloth Susan and Eric had a mission to democratize fashion, and one they have unarguably achieved with the latest line of bespoke ModCloth vintage swimwear. The beauty of the line lies in the fact that the vintage styled swimwear options suit every body type and shape. Whether you have the troubled apple body shape or the coveted hourglass shape, whether you are on the heavier side of the scale or of a petite frame, vintage swimwear works well with each form by bringing out the best in them.
Polka dots - The polka dot print is synonymous with vintage. The retro feel and appeal immediately takes us to Marilyn Monroe’s character in The Seven Year Itch. Being a dominating print, it speaks for itself and does not need to be paired up with accessories. Just a pair of oversized sunglasses, and you are good to go.
Nautical stripes - The trademark blue and red sailor stripes or nautical prints immediately take us back to some print advertisement in the 50s. The casual yet retro appeal works for every body shape, but those who are top heavy should stay away from printed tops or go for patch nautical print on the sides and the brief, to create a leaner silhouette.
Halter One Piece - Perhaps because of the iconic Monroe picture in white halter one piece, this style is indispensable when it comes to naming vintage swimwear options. A ruched tummy effect to counter tummy flab and well-fitting around the hip works wonders for the plus sized women. This is also the safest option for those looking for modest coverage.
High-waisted Bikini - At a time when thongs and g-strings were taboo, high-waisted bikini briefs ruled the swimwear world. Team up any bikini top with a high-waisted bikini brief or even a fitting skirt and you have your very own homemade vintage bikini. The best bikini tops that complement a high-waisted bikini brief and also spell vintage are the conical ones, floral prints or striped (must be worn with matching bikini briefs), tops with bow detailing, and halter neck bikini tops.
Vintage inspired swimwear is predicted to rule the 2014 swimwear season. With the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Kirsten Dunst, and many other seen frolicking on the beach in vintage bikinis, it won’t take time for us to follow suit. Just make sure you pick one that best complements your body shape and not what looks good on the celebs or the cover page model. When it comes to channeling the vintage look, it is best to keep accessories to a minimum. Stick to the usual sunglasses, hat, scarf, and delicate jewelry for the authentic vintage look.