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SUMMER STYLE: Vintage Swimwear

BLACK N WHITE

From the ’50s, with front panels, a skirt, and bottoms that actually cover your assets…unbelievably flattering.

PINK AND BLACK

Metal zippers and the sun are not friends. That said, this suit from the ’50s would probably be better on the streets than at the beach. Paired with black heels, red lips and classic cat-eye liner, this would be unstoppable.

DIVERSITY SUIT

Straight outta the ’60s, it’s Diversity Bathing Suit!

BLUE DRESSLIKETHING

Wouldn’t it be so great to roll up to the beach wearing this? People would think you were wearing a dress and then freak out when the true nature of the garment was revealed! The 1950’s were obviously full of tricks.

FRINGE BENEFITS

Perhaps Ms. Miuccia got a gander at this monstrosity from the ‘70s…

PRADA FRINGE YO

And based a good amount of Prada’s S/S 07 collection around its fringed wonder. Or maybe she’s just a big Cher fan.

PLAID

The ’80s are back, but don’t despair: the decade produced great preppy fashions such as these, which I believe should be reproduced and distributed for free to any male who’s willing to accept a pair.

LA PERLA

I saw this while scrolling through Stylesight’s hundreds of vintage swimwear pictures and thought, “Well, that looks expensive.” And then I read the caption and saw “La Perla, 1970’s” and thought, “Well, I was right about that.”

CACTUS CACTUS

If you had told me that the 1940’s produced some scandalous bathing suits, I would not have believed you. But then I came across this weirdly suggestive jewel and my worldview completely changed.

YELLOW SWIM SHORTS

You never realize how boring men’s bathing suits are until you see one that’s not. Buckles and trim and mustard yellow, oh my! Once again 1940s, you manage to surprise and delight me.

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  • Erin

    these were all made for me. minus the men’s shorts.

  • hell, you’d look great in the men’s shorts.

  • where is this swimwear and how do i get there.

  • Wowie! That peachy-colored one is uh-mazing. :]

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