Take advantage of the summer sales to enhance your summer wardrobe. You have a few weeks to create a vintage look without breaking the bank.
The reasons behind the success of vintage swimsuits
The Brazilian swimsuit has been replaced by more covering and flattering swimsuits for the female body. Vintage swimwear, whether one-piece or two-piece, is more forgiving and allows for hiding small flaws while highlighting the waist or chest without revealing everything. In addition, current brands that have chosen to perfectly imitate the cuts of the fifties have adapted to today's body shapes. The stretch fabrics used also provide extra comfort. Most bra cups are molded, which is perfect for both small and larger breasts. Vintage swimsuits are therefore comfortable and easy to care for while remaining very original and colorful. That is why vintage swimwear is so popular and unlikely to go out of style anytime soon.
How can we recognize a vintage swimsuit?
Whether it's on fine sand or round pebbles, more and more women are choosing to wear a retro-inspired swimsuit. The halter neck tie and high-waisted bottoms are the characteristics of a vintage swimsuit. The colors and patterns also have specific codes. Polka dots, nautical stripes, and cherries, for example, evoke the era of yéyé and pin-up girls. Add a colorful scarf tied on top of the head and butterfly sunglasses, and the illusion will be perfect. Some brands offer "navy" swimsuits that are unmatched in evoking the pin-up girls painted on American bombers during World War II or in Japan.
If you choose a one-piece swimsuit, you will need to measure your hip and bust size. These swimsuits are usually quite shaping. If you're unsure, it's better to go for a size up. The advantage of these swimsuits is that they shape your body nicely and have a modest cut. They wonderfully hide any little tummy you want to conceal. The same goes for two-piece swimsuits. The bottoms are high-waisted and give a starlet look. Just make sure not to choose a size too small, to avoid a tight fit around the waist. The bras are adjustable, so feel free to choose your usual size.
Where to Find a Vintage Swimsuit?
More and more brands are offering a wide range of retro swimwear designs. Brands like Banned, Beach Belles, and Belsira are getting creative with their retro-inspired patterns and cuts. You can find these brands on various online stores, with Miss Retro Chic being a top choice for vintage women's clothing. They currently have sales of up to 30% off, allowing you to fully outfit yourself for the summer while adding a touch of uniqueness to your wardrobe.