Every beach season, we’re more than excited to welcome a new swerve of fresh and swish swimwear looks and this 2018 is all about the much-awaited, stunning retro bathing suits- a magical style that we surely can’t afford to miss. In a charming category of their own, what we adore the most about the comeback of this regal swimwear aesthetics is that though they’re rich with obvious hints of the 70’s and 80’s style swimwear, the luxurious 2018 versions have still managed to feel and look ultra-hip and beautiful, while also giving the illusion of a slimmer and curvier you.
Retro style swimwear were a style that fashioned a generation. Cut-to-there, hip-bone-grazing, enchanting high-waists, retro swimwear of the past were boldly skimpy and left so much more to the imagination with their flattering, comfortable and supporting cuts that style that screamed “ BEACH HOT”.
FLATTERING RETRO BATHING SUITS FOR YOUR GROOVY BODY
We love how the idea of hopping into a leg-lengthening cut is becoming more and more tempting. Instead of revealing a lot of the skin, go all in with this retro style to highlight your finest features and flattering your body silhouette. Bustier tops and bralettes work wonders for women with small chests. Add on a nice pair of high-waist bikini bottoms with side criss-crossing straps in a contrasting pattern or color for creating the illusion of more curves. While women with apple shapes can hide their flabby tummy by opting for a onesie with fashionable ruches at the centre. Read on the top styles that will be all over the poolside and beaches this 2018:
TAKE A DEEP PLUNGE IN A ONESIE FOR SOME DRAMA
Although a tad daring, a retro one piece swimwear is so impeccably chic while also revealing some feminine skin with a scooped, low back, deeply cut thighs and round side-waist cut-outs for enhancing your vava-voom aura and racy figure.
GRAB A HIGH-WAISTED BOTTOM
This amazing retro style easily hugs your waist and there’s no denying that high-waist bottoms have so much more fabric for great fit and comfort than their string bikini bottom counterparts. But additional tinges of fabric plays a much important role than just giving you a vintage-inspired look- the complementary shape gives designers to craft outstanding designs rich in more details like lively patterns and edgy cut-outs.
OFF-SHOULDERS ARE ALL THE RAGE FROM CLOTHING TO RETRO SWIMWEAR
A sultry yet tasteful shoulder-baring cut is just flawless for rocking those beach parties in supreme charm and for basking in the glistening sun for a healthy tan-line free glow. With layers like frills and fringes that brighten-up its overall appeal, the playful cut has lent its gorgeous design to bikinis and retro one-piece swimsuits alike.
POLKA DOTS AND STRIPES ARE ESSENTIALLY SUMMER
Polka dots are so playful yet sophisticated. With bright materials and exciting embellishments and ruffles involved, this retro-inspired swimwear design gives a very youthful vibe. Or stick to the timeless white and black for a look that’s so fun and classy. Same goes for the voguish gingham design/check patterns!
Sartorially, stripes are surely the coolest way to channel the warm weather. White and black/blue or black give a nautical feel, whilst bold hued combos are a much vibrant take. Go for something rich in both horizontal and vertical stripes
FLORALS ARE ALWAYS POPULAR WHEN IT COMES TO RETRO SWIMWEAR STYLES
A must-have for standing out this summer 2018, go for a minimal feel with a retro bikini, adorned in tinsy buds or embrace retro one pieces bursting with palm fronds and large florals. Trending designs like frills and shirred fabrics add to the overall aura of this sweet pattern whilst also giving it a refined, modern hint.
POPULAR RETRO STYLE BATHING SUIT PICKS FOR THIS BEACH SEASON
We’ve rounded up the year’s most wonderful retro bathing suits that we just can’t get over it. Some of our most favorite ones include ruffled finishes, white trims, high-rise bottoms and so much more. So if you’re looking for a unique bikini or pretty onesie that not every girl (and their mums own), we promise you that retro style swimwear are surely your best bet.
THE LESLIE BIKINI TOP
Showcase your inner fashionista in this luxurious red and white striped retro bikini top – perfect keeping everyone’s eyes hooked to you. With an ultra-vava-voom square neckline, panache slim shoulder straps and luxe ruffles flawlessly adorned at the front and all around back strap, this sassy and stretchy pull-over bra is sure to make you look even more radiant.
GOOD TIMES ONE PIECE
Let your exciting retro one piece swimsuit do the talking while you shimmer with the sun in this beautiful yellow beauty featuring a gorgeous solid yellow finish with crisp white trims for more glamour, sweet round neck, nice thick shoulder straps for breast support, a sultry scooped open back for charm and deep thigh cuts for accentuating your groovy assets so flawlessly.
PINK BLACK PRINTED BRALETTE HIGH WAIST SWIMSUIT
This plush retro swimwear comes with luscious patterns in fine shades of pinks, blacks, reds and white for you to dazzle everywhere. With a halter bikini top, rich in detachable/adjustable black sleek shoulder straps, sassy cinched front with hints of black trims and a loop hook closure at the back for maximum support and style, this ravishing beauty is further finished a sweet patterned high-waisted bottom complemented with a luxe thick black waistband.
B SWIM – LILY KAI LANI HI-WAIST L45LYKA
Turn the heat up this summer in this luxurious powder blue retro bikini bottom intricately adorned in stunning geometric patterns in pretty shades of summery blue and white with lovely side criss-crossing cut-out strappy design in dark blue so you feel beautiful and happy inside out. The nice high-waist offers you medium coverage while giving you a vivacious feel like never before.
- MONTCE SWIM – CREAM CHEETAH REPEAT BELLINI TOP
Feel on top of the world in this luscious white retro bathing suit top, adorned in vibrant cheetah patterns for you to turn heads. With a sweetheart style bandeau cut, rich in reinforced lining and boning for shape maintenance, a sassy knotted front and a sleek hook closure at the back, we love how this baby promises a more glamorous you while also giving the illusion of fuller, well-shaped breasts.
- NAVY FLORAL PRINT HIGH WAIST SWIMSUIT-2X
Classy and sassy, this beautiful navy blue retro bikini comes with sophisticated floral tinges in exciting hues for you to become the town of the shores. We love the cool push-up bandeau off-shoulder bra, rich in a pleated centre, padded cups and a fine hook black closure for added flair. With a stretchy, high-waist panty finish, this exquisite blue beauty is sure to give you a look that speaks wonders.
- WOMEN’S TED BAKER LONDON SCALLOP HIGH WAIST BIKINI BOTTOMS
Enjoy your beach time at its best in this fabulous black retro bathing suit bottom featuring the most playful cut-work design and luxe waistband patterns so you standout in sheer charm. With an attractive high-rise, deep cut-out thigh, a stretchy, figure-flattering fit and versatile color finish, you’re sure to feel nothing but a total beach super-star in this stunning piece.
ZIMBABWE ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT
Glow like the sun in this timeless retro one piece swimsuit, featuring exquisite fern striped patterns in tasteful multi-colors for your summer glam game to go several notches up. With a nice scooped neckline, a sexy, low open back and deeply cut thighs, this cool beauty promises great style, support and charm while you take a dive in, feeling nothing but so classy.
BLACK MINT HIGH WAIST SWIMSUIT
Look irresistibly alluring in this exotic retro bikini-perfect for adding an extra oomph to your beachwear looks. Decorated in the sweetest mix of blue and black color-blocking design art, this amazing set comes with a pretty mint blue bandeau bikini top with a slash neckline and adjustable bow-tie back closure for extra breast support so you glimmer with confidence We love the complementing high-waist black panty finish for your curves to look so appealing and flattering.
VITAMIN A FLORAL REVERSIBLE SWIMSUIT – MULTI
Turn the heat up this summer in this luxurious black retro one piece swimsuit adorned in the prettiest of plush-hued floral designs for you to steal the spotlight. Featuring a sexy halter-style plunging neckline, sleek shoulder straps that go all the way to the back for luxe neck-tie up, a sultry open back and a vava-voom brief cut finishing, this alluring piece promises great support and an uber-chic feel for you to just shimmer with elegance.
Don’t miss out these marvelous pieces of retro swimwears, gear up for making an entrance with your 2018 beach looks and enjoy.