5.19.2010

Wednesday Wish-list: Vintage Inspired Swimsuits




Isn't that a fun video?  I love how the woman are a bit more curvy, naturally, back then. Though really, if you think about it, how fair is it to highlight just one body type and glorify that?  That hasn't changed has it? Love your body!  As for me, I am a bit more on the curvaceous side so I will be sporting swimsuits like the ones below.  I have picked my favorite vintage inspired swimsuit from each of my favorites sites.  


Etsy Pick:

Pink Vintage Inspired One Piece Barbie Swimsuit $115

Target Pick:

Merona® Women's Retro Dotte Swimsuit - Red/White $34.99

Anthro Pick

Drenched Damask Maillot $228

J Crew Pick:

Urban Outfitters:

 Runway Ruffle One Piece $120

Spiegel Pick
Modcloth:

Bathing Beauty One Piece in Emmy $89.99

DownEast Outfitters:

Sausalito Halter



$29.99

Which do you like best? Do you have a favorite site for shop swimwear?

44 comments:

melifaif said...

Oh, that vintage video is divine. I want one of those cover ups!!!!! And I love the last two suits. I am sure you will look fantastic no matter what.

Jen in the Purple Pants said...

Those are so pretty!!! Great video!! I've always loved 50's style.
---Jen

Diana Mieczan said...

Cool video...I wanted to get something like that for this summer so I am so happy you posted it...The Cape-stripe underwire one is to die for...I really love it!
Kisses Lovely :)

Wild and Precious said...

have you heard about lime ricki swimsuits? i just found them via a giveaway today --

http://clothedmuch.blogspot.com/2010/05/lime-ricki-swimwear-giveaway.html

Claire said...

oooo really like the style of the modcloth one. I'm always looking for a swimsuit that won't make me look like a flatchested 13yr old lol :)

ALFIE said...

these vintage suits are perfection :)

GA+E said...

just bought a red zac posen swimsuit from target! it accentuates my curves like own-piece should! YAYYYY PINUP!
xx GA

Café Bellini - Beauty. Yoga. Kids. Life. said...

Those videos are so great! I love the blue and white striped swimming costume (fourth picture) but they're all pretty! Which one's your favourite??

Emily Keates said...

Wow, Your blog is gorgeous! I love the Audrey Hepburn quotes :)
and i love that swimsuit from urban outfitters, i am definatly getting that!

Emily x

.simply.life. said...

I REALLY love the vintage suits!! I think my favorites from the ones above would have to be the one from modcloth (but maybe in black instead), or the Anthro option.

Josie said...

The Etsy suit (I have a weakness for Barbie) and the J.Crew ones are my favorites! And I love the video -- I think that vintage-esque bathing suits are adorable.
xxoo Josie

Lisa - Respect the Shoes said...

Oh swimsuits! My nemesis! Ack ...

So aside from my initial reaction, I really like that striped number from J Crew. And in general I like their suits.

For really affordable ones - Old Navy usually has a wide variety in a whole bunch of patterns that can be mixed and matched if you buy separates. And I think they're on sale now.

julianne. said...

vintage is so amazing. im totally inlove with these all.
even though i do enjoy showing a tad more skin.<3

Michele Lee said...

I am in complete agreement with you my dear! It's funny how I just had a recent post about vintage bathing suits too. How lovely! :) Great picks by the way and I love reading your blog!

Love,
Michele

http://macattackyo.blogspot.com/

Pippa said...

My favourite is the urban outfitters one :) For definite :)
And the top one too actually!!
xox

Chloe said...

They're all sooo lovely, I want one! I think my favourite one is the J Crew Pick: Cape-stripe underwire tank and also the Etsy pick!
All really lovely! :)

Chloe X

Chelsea Robbins said...

my suit this year is a juicy suit-yellow one piece just like the yellow one piece you featured. it's very flattering. I love love love the black ruffle one piece though-and the black and white one piece.

so so so so cute!

Courtney said...

Great post, love the video. In swimsuit ads today all the girls would be oiled up and touching themselves and rolling around in the sand, I'm sure. Vintage and vintage inspired bathing suits are great, the ruching on the bodice is much more flattering than spandex body suits one pieces turned into. Great blog, I'll be back :)

tywo said...

Hahaha...It's very funny. Especially the last part with the kids. I truly love how curvy the ladies are.
I'm curvy too, so I'll be going for something like this..
:)

LOVE!

As Lovers Go said...

pinupgirlclothing.com is the BESTTT check it!

The Zhush said...

Loving this trend! LOVING!!!
xoxo

Wild and Precious said...

just got my shoes!!!!!! they fit perfect!!!! thank you for your sweet note. i'm so glad to be blog friends! hope to meet someday!

Bridget said...

i love the anthro and jcrew ones personally - but you can't go wrong with any of those beauts.

natalie said...

Yes! I prefer most of those vintage swimsuits to itsy bitsy tiny bikinis that barely cover anything, haha :P I think I like the striped J Crew one and the green Spiegel Pick the best :)

sheer whimsy said...

i lovee vintage swimsuits! love the gold number from modcloth!

Becca. said...

gorgeous swimsuits, love them all! makes me want to go swimming now!

Thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
http://fashion-train.blogspot.com

Marcie said...

I am so glad you did a post on this. I love these suits. They are totally coming back and are better than ever. It makes me want to buy a 1 piece!

:) Marcie

Claire Kiefer said...

I love the Anthro and UO ones so much! I think I might actually like the UO one the most, though I don't think I could ever manage a strapless swimsuit . . . I'm afraid it wouldn't stay up :(

Stephanie said...

I love the jcrew one because i absolutely love stripes!

Aut said...

Very cool list. I love vintage suits as well; I think the fits are flattering. That green one is awesome!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I love all things vintage! Vintage is just so adorable and chic! I love that last swim suit. I'm addicted to polka dots. I just wore a two-piece polka dotted swim suit a couple days ago. Polkas are so fun!

Beatriz said...

Oh I ADORE the JCrew cape-stripe! I think one pieces are so fun, classy and sexy. I don't know why some people can't see it?? Just Lovely.

Hope you had a wonderful day Love!
B.

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

I really love the J Crew one! Super cute picks!!

Jenn said...

I love these too!! I really want the red with polka dots, it's adorable. I have a vintage-inspired one from Target from their Liberty of London line and I love it.

whimsy said...

i love these! i have been nonstop searching for a great vintage swimsuit and it is so hard to find one! i cant decide on my fav, whats yours?
loves
britt

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Those are so cute, especailly the striped ones!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Adore the stripes~
Can't wait for summer weather*

Fleur said...

I would agree with the commentator on that clip...heavenly bodies are shapely ones. I love the 50s style. I tend to have to wear swimsuits now as I have lots of moles on my stomach and need to protect them from the sun. The ones you have posted especially the nautical stripey one I love! I have been enjoying recently looking back at 50s/60s fashion, as my mum gave me all her scrap books to look through (she was a hat designer and work in fashion in the 60s) - I am going to scan and post some of her pictures they are incredible! What a time to live in....

Fleur said...

forgot to say I nominated you for a Happiness 101 Award on my blog on Monday 17 May "And the award goes to...", check it out..the idea is that you pass it onto your 5 favourite.

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh I luv this vintage inspired theme! I have to admit I'm hooked on bikinis and wear actual sport swimsuits when I go for a *real* swim. lol.

Have a gorgeous day!

ShopGirlXOXO said...

I love these suits, especially the first, third and fourth. I too am a one piece kinda gal and would rock those all summer. I find them to be sexier than two pieces and they can hide my lil belly. Great post!

Kimbirdy said...

drool! i've been on a hardcore search for bathing suits because i'm going on a honeymoon in september, but i've lived in san francisco for the past 5 years where my body never sees the sun! i've tried dozens, but unfortunately i haven't found any that look good yet. these are SO cute though!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I've been blessed (cursed?) with a curvy body type, so I love a good one-piece! I love the green bandeau top pair of swimmers (we call them togs where I live!). I need to tone my legs a bit more before I'd be brave enough to lose the board shorts though.

x Jasmine

Molly said...

First, your blog is lovely! I'm so excited to my daily read.
Next, I'm more than just in love with that Urban Outfitters black ruffled suit. It is absolute perfection.

Find Maeberry Vintage Clothing Store online at maeberryvintage.etsy.com or at our Salt Lake City, Utah location 207 East Broadway (300 South) in the lower level of Now & Again.