Bathing Beauty: Retro Swimsuits

Marilyn Monroe may have shown less skin on the beach, but she certainly didn't have any less va-va-voom. Retro-inspired swimsuits with detailing like ruching, higher waists and lower legs highlight curves while keeping it a little more demure. Which would you wear lounging on the sand?
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  • Esther Williams Pinup Halter Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit
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    It's ModCloth's ultimate swimsuit - now in a soft sage hue! The holy grail of swimwear, this swimsuit by the iconic Esther Williams features low-cut legs, flattering side ruching, and a retro fit that wows on many body types. Flaunt your flair for vintage fashion by making a splash in this bold look!
  • ETE Swim Mimi Striped Ruched-Front Swimsuit
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    Make waves this season in this retro-inspired swimsuit by Eté (which translates to "summer” in French). The maillot features bow detailing and a halter strap. Partially lined. 86% nylon/14% elastane. Made in the USA.
  • Topshop Colorblock One-Piece Swimsuit
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    Polka dots, frilly trim and soft pastels lend retro glamour to an ultra-girly one-piece swimsuit bursting with classic pin-up style. Brand: TOPSHOP. Style Name: Topshop Colorblock One-Piece Swimsuit. Style Number: 15201.
  • Roksanda Ilincic Aqua Block Colour Talgo Swimsuit
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    Roksanda Ilincic focuses on bold colour blocking and unexpected details for her Pre Spring '14 swimwear collection. Slip into this aqua matte jersey one-piece detailed with wide black straps for a modern spin on retro beach dressing. Simply slip on some wide-leg shorts and sky-high wedges to evoke contemporary glamour. White and aqua blue striped swimsuit. Soft, smooth matte jersey. Wide black straps. Straight neckline. 62% polyamide, 23% elastane, 15% polyester. Lining: 75% polyester, 25% elastane. Hand wash. Made in Slovakia.
  • Tommy Bahama Ruched One-Piece Swimsuit
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    Enhance your figure in this curve-hugging one-piece halter swimsuit from Tommy Bahama. The fresh polka-dot print with striped trim adds a retro-inspired vibe. Nylon/spandex; lining: nylon. Hand wash. Imported. Sweetheart neckline. Halter straps ties at back neck. Non-removable molded cups. Ruched at bust with tie detail. Gathers at sides for a ruched effect. Allover polka-dot print; striped straps and ties. One-piece swimsuit. Full bottom coverage. Lined. A Macy's exclusive style.
  • Charlie By Matthew Zink Frankie Retro Swimsuit
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    Model wears a S. Underwired bra and soft foam cups. Hook fastening. Lining: 90% nylon, 10% elastane. 80%nylon, 20& Hand wash. Regrettably, swimwear is non-returnable if the protective adhesive strip has been removed.
  • Fables by Barrie Vintage Inspired Halter And Then Sun One-Piece Swimsuit
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    On a day thats shining with optimism, why leave the sun to do all the work? Wearing this bright and tropical Fables by Barrie bathing suit is your sweet contribution to others cheery moods! Since 2007, Fables by Barrie has been creating fashion fusion by adding vintage flavor to modern styles. This retro, tied halter, which includes flexible boning amidst its built-in bra, gives other pool- or beach-goers multiple reasons to grin. From the vintage-inspired low-cut legs that can be seen through your sheer sarong, to the red-and-white chevron panel adding pizazz to its banana print, this lined swimwear just glows with the same glam enthusiasm with which the rays tickle your face! Vintage Inspired, 40s, Safari, Rockabilly, Pinup, 50s, Fruits Halter And Then Sun One-Piece Swimsuit in Island by Fables by Barrie in Multi embellished with Tie Neck for Beach, Resort occasions.
  • Lolli Tada One-Piece Swimsuit
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    Retro-inspired one-piece swimsuit by Lolli in an allover stripe print with a cutout at the waist and a tied bandeau front. High-waisted bottom. Moderate coverage; lined.
  • Esther Williams Pinup Halter High Waist Bathing Beauty Two-Piece Swimsuit
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    It's ModCloth's ultimate two-piece swimsuit - now in a crisp white hue! The holy grail of swimwear, this swimsuit by the iconic Esther Williams features low-cut legs, flattering side ruching, and a retro fit that wows on many body types. Flaunt your flair for vintage fashion by making a splash in this bold look!
  • Esther Williams Pinup Halter Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit
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    It's ModCloth's ultimate swimsuit - now in a sassy leopard print! This retro swimsuit by Esther Williams boasts features that flatter every body type, including low-cut legs, a halter neck, and flirty ruching across the front. Show off your flair for vintage style, even at the beach! Find more size options for this striking suit here. Pinup, Vintage Inspired, 40s, 50s, 60s Halter Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Wild by Esther Williams embellished with Ruching for Beach, Resort, Halloween occasions.
  • Gottex Swim Belt With Hardware
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    GottexSwim Belt with HardwareDetailsGottex textured microfiber belt.Golden hardware.Push-lock details.Made to fit around natural waist.Polyamide/spandex; hand wash.Imported.Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23.5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B. Designer About Gottex:Gottex was introduced in 1956 by Lea Gottlieb, who applied her experience in creating raincoats to designing innovative swimwear. Today, in addition to glamorous swimsuits, the collection includes caftans and beachwear.
  • Pinup Halter Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit
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    It's ModCloth's ultimate swimsuit - now in a pretty cherry blossom print! The holy grail of swimwear, this black swimsuit by the iconic Esther Williams features low-cut legs, flattering side ruching, and a retro fit that wows on many body types. Flaunt your flair for vintage fashion by making a splash in this bold look!
  • Norma Kamali Halter Bill
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    Norma Kamali navy microfiber ruched one-piece Halter Bill swimsuit. Sweetheart halter neckline, retro-look ruching across bodice. Pulls on, stretch halter strap. Lined. Available in Navy. Polyester; lining: nylon/LYCRA® Hand wash. Made in U.S. Swimwear returns cannot be accepted without the swimsuit's protective adhesive strip in place.
  • Jessica Simpson Women's Seashells One-Piece Swimsuit
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    Scalloped textured retro bandeau swim dress with bow detail and self-tie back
  • Norma Kamali Bil Mio Swimsuit
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    Norma Kamali black microfiber ruched one-piece Bill Mio swimsuit. Sweetheart halter neckline, retro-look ruching across bodice. Pulls on, stretch halter strap. Lined. Available in Black. Polyester; lining: nylon/LYCRA®. Hand wash. Made in U.S.. Swimwear returns cannot be accepted without the swimsuit's protective adhesive strip in place.

18 comments

cutandchicvintage
Wrote two years ago
I don't think you can go wrong with a retro swimsuit! It's so flattering on the figure. I've got some authentic vintage one's in my shop too, like this one...

trashbytash
Wrote two years ago
I love retro swimsuits so much! I have a hot pink white polka dot maillot from seafolly and it is just about the best thing ever!! And it's especially good for us girls that aren't as comfortable wearing bikinis :)

yichenchenyi855
Wrote two years ago
Sexy!

vault33
Wrote two years ago
Love the orange. Summer favorite! :)

meladesigns
Wrote two years ago
@polyvore-editorial Thank you for including my set into your collection. Has made my day even better. Cheers from Australia

wrapthatstyles
Wrote two years ago
LOVE IT!!♡♡
Mind checking my account, follow, like or message me for any type of advice you want to give me or questions. ♡

ellejanelle
Wrote two years ago
I would for sure wear the urban outfitters cutie! #retroswimsuit

crawford-megs
Wrote two years ago
@polyvore-editorial Check on my collection: Bathing suits: Retro! Those suits will rock your socks! Let me know what you think!

guiseppi
Wrote two years ago
Love it! Congrats!

sgotswagg13
Wrote two years ago
Follow me for an instant follow back!!! ❤️ LUV YA!

reddotdaily
Wrote two years ago
I love these suits. So flattering for any figure type!

livingincolor04
Wrote two years ago
Those are soo cute

missglamourqueeen22
Wrote two years ago
love it

aminahthedesigner
Wrote two years ago
Awesome! Can you like my picnic set? its pretty gorgeous!

kitkatdana
Wrote two years ago
so cute!

thisisnowtaken
Wrote two years ago
They're so cute!

dami-o
Wrote two years ago
Beautiful!!!

lillibunneh
Wrote two years ago
So refreshing thank you !

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