Swimsuits are necessary year-round, and you’ll want to show up to the pool, hot tub, beach, or any destination that calls for swimwear in your new vintage retro swimsuit.
You can throw away the toxic notion of achieving a so-called “bikini body” to look good in swimwear this year. All body types are beautiful and deserving of a great swimsuit to compliment them. You’ll find that these vintage swim styles are fun, flattering, and attractive on every body type.
Vintage swimwear is making a huge comeback, and you will not want to miss out on these flattering, iconic styles.
All that’s left to do is find which vintage look works best for you.
Retro High-Waisted Bikini
One of the most iconic styles of swimwear’s past that is making a huge comeback is the high waisted bikini look.
It is a style that defined the ‘50s and ‘60s and will once again make you look like the most fashionable person on the beach in 2021.
Retro high waisted two piece swimsuits are extremely flattering and will hug the curves of your body, complimenting your shape. Bikini culture can often be harmful, but high waisted bikinis are a look that encourages confidence and will make you feel like a million bucks.
This vintage black high waisted bikini is from the 1950s and is a perfect swimsuit for anyone looking to fully capture the iconic retro look of ‘50s swimwear. The bottoms are boy short style and go right past the belly button, while the top is a halter circolair bra. You will look and, more importantly, feel fun and sexy in your vintage black bikini.
For a more vivid and colorful look, you should snag this 60’s retro high waisted bikini. Functional and flattering, you will feel very comfortable hanging out in this two piece swimsuit. The colors are bold, and the oceanic pattern is perfect for a day at the beach.
The retro high waisted bikini style is one that looks incredible on everyone, so you will not want to pass up these fun and flattering swimsuits while they last.
Vintage Swim Trunks
It would be a massive understatement to say they do not make swim trunks like they used to. Luckily for you, we have found some of the best vintage swim trunks to wear around the pool come summertime.
The ‘80s were a great time for men’s swimwear, which was made abundantly clear through the amazing trunks on display in the 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, which is set in 1983. The film and that decade, in general, are defined by shorter swim trunks with cheerful and eye-catching colors.
You, too, can look as stylish as Timothee Chalamet in the film with this vintage pair of bright blue swim trunks. The color is attention-grabbing, and the elastic waist will make it a comfortable fit, so you can be stylish and confident. They are short and well-fitted and will have your dreams of lounging on a beach in the ‘80s realized.
The ‘90s were also a beacon of amazing swimwear; particularly, the designs of‘90s swim trunks were bold and fun and are not too common today.
Swim trunks from the 90’s come in all manner of patterns and designs, like this pair of striped print swim trunks. The purple and blue color scheme coupled with the wavy striped pattern is eye-catching and playful.
This red, white, and blue abstract print pair of trunks is another testament to the sparkling fashion of the ‘90s swimwear scene. They have the fun length that defined the ‘80s, with the aesthetically pleasing, whimsical patterns that made up the ‘90s. You will not regret owning these swim trunks.
Vintage swim trunks are a great way to feel confident and look stylish around the pool, and you just cannot go wrong with these amazing styles from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Pinup One Piece
One of the most flattering styles of vintage swimwear is the pinup one piece bathing suit. It is a look that is primarily associated with the ‘50s and ‘60s but will look just as stylish today.
This swimwear season, you can channel your inner Marilyn Monroe with a pinup one piece swimsuit of your own. Marilyn Monroe is an iconic figure for so many reasons, but her influence over swimwear fashion is unmatched.
All you need is a vintage pinup one piece and some confidence, and you too will be a bombshell on the beach this year.
This black pinup one piece swimsuit will make you look like you came straight out of a 1950’s swimwear print magazine. Black is always flattering, and the style of the swimsuit will compliment your figure. It is a timeless classic and a must-have in your swimwear collection.
If your style is a little more colorful, you might want to opt for a floral print pinup one piece. This look has the same flattering, shape-hugging style but with a more playful vibe.
Pinup one pieces were not only the style in the ‘50s and ‘60s; the ‘80s also toyed with the pinup style of one pieces, and these are swimsuits you will not want to ignore.
The ‘80s were defined by eclectic fashion, bold colors, and unusual patterns, and the pinup swimsuits of that era demonstrate that to a tee.
For instance, this 1980’s pinup one piece swimsuit has splashes of different bright colors, with a floral pattern in the mix as well. The swimsuit is form-fitting to accentuate your figure while having an element of fun with the mix of color and pattern.
The pinup one piece is a great vintage style and will make anybody look and feel like Marilyn Monroe.
Dive in With These Vintage Looks
Retro swimwear is making a huge comeback, and you will not want to miss out on these vintage styles. The swimwear of the past still holds up today and will complement your figure.
There are all kinds of vintage swimwear to consider, so whether you want to channel the ‘80s with a pair of retro swim trunks or the ‘50s with a high waisted bikini, there is something for everyone.
You will look and feel your best at the beach or pool with any of these vintage looks.