Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fashion 101: Retro Swimwear

I'm the kind of girl who walks into Victoria's Secret and asks herself, "What would Grace Kelly wear?" Generally when I ask myself this question, I find and leave with lingerie that looks more at home in Audrey Hepburn's wardrobe. Lovely and pretty pieces that are not leopard printed with words on the derriere, as so many pieces there are.

When it comes swimwear, I like to keep it flirty and fun, but not skimpy. Finding a swimsuit that covers while staying cute is not easy at all. Luckily, the fine folks at Modcloth, a vintage fashion clothing site, have the best array of swimsuits in keeping with the vintage look.

Like the Beach Blanket Bingo Two Piece which features lowcut legs, a high-waisted bottom with flattering ruching, and a halter neck. It is one of the top-rated pieces on the site and looks pin-up perfect!

Along with other pieces like the Bathing Beauty One Piece in Emerald (can't you just see Katy Perry dying for this one?), these swimsuits come in a variety of colors and sizes. It is recommended by the reviewers on the site that you size up a size because most of the swimwear is sized from a small.

While the prices are generally higher than most swimsuits, these are unique, well-fitting, and fabulous. Definitely worth the investment!

Written by Heather


  1. I love modcloth, and I love retro swimwear. It's always way more flattering than all this skimpy crap that's made out of a few triangles and strings of material.

  2. very cool and so retro nice.

  3. This is a great colab blogs! It's got lots of great topics all in one place! Great job writers!

    I love vintage inspired swimwear. I long for one of ModCloth's amazing bathing suits. But, alas, the price is a little more than I can afford. :(

  4. Yeah, these days swimsuits definitely do not leave much to the imagination at all. The vintage style is so great, as is ModCloth :D