1940s & 1950s Inspired Swimsuits

If you found this post via Google and are bummed that it's not current, fear not. Most of these suits are still for sale at the same stores. (You may have to poke around if the links don't work.) We also have a 2009 retro swimsuit post.

I know several girls who love to be sexy but don't want to show every inch of skin. Swimsuit season can be a hard if you're not into strings, barely there triangles, and a waxing kit. Thankfully, retro love has extended to the beach with many swimsuits recalling the bathing beauty pinups of World War II. These suits are great for busty woman in need of extra support, and several come in plus sizes. All are modeled after vintage bathing suits but are made with easy and comfortable modern fabrics.
First row: black cherry print one piece "Bette", Pin Up Girl Clothing $68
white halter swim dress, Esther Williams Swimwear, Retro Dress $65
red skirted suit "Marilyn", Pin Up Girl Clothing $72
Second row: turquoise one piece, Stop Staring! $97.95
black bikini, My Baby Jo $69
green stripe custom swim dress, Miss Brache on Etsy $98
tiger bikini, Stop Staring!, Daddy O's $79.95
Third row: baby blue polka dot ruffle one piece, Stop Staring!, Daddy O's $84.95
red polka dot bikini "Sweet Cheeks", Pin Up Girl Clothing $64
plaid custom swim dress, Miss Brache on Etsy $95

You may also be interested in Vintage Shop: Posh Girl Vintage, Cute Bathing Suits from the Gap, Slips and Other Secrets.


Rachel said…
How fun! Suits like these embrace curves.
Anonymous said…
These swimsuits are adorable! I love the retro styles. These bikinis are really cute.
Anonymous said…
How do i buy them??????
Cathy said…
Swimsuits today are sexier, but I also like the 50's swimsuits. They're look so glamorous. I had watched Katy Perry's music video, and her music video has a touch of the 50's. She so beautiful, especially when she wore a 50's swimsuits. Different styles of swimwears are really cool to wear, especially when you and your buddies are having a pool party, or a beach party. Last October, my boyfriend and I have decided to look for contractors to remodel inground swimming pool. Chicago, our place, swimming pools are one of the important stuff for parties, and good sources for chilling out.
Danielle said…
RetroSwimwear.com has some really cute vintage/retro swimsuits. I was wondering if anyone else was having problems finding swimsuits that fit them? I am 3XL size and retroswimwear.com custom makes them!
Cathy Newman said…
Whoa! Vintage swimsuits are so cool! For me they're still fashionable and sexy! Well, whether summer or just having vacation trips, girls never fail to bring swimsuits.
bikini swimwear said…
Great blog; happy I found you!

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