Whether it’s timeless floral and stripe prints from the psychedelic ’50s, high waists and peek-a-boo cutouts that take us down a memory lane of a more modest style era, or the headscarf fashion that seems to have shape-shifted with time, swimsuit trends are experiencing a return to vintage bathing suit styles and we’re absolutely in love with them.

Glitzy touches of Old Hollywood alongside the posh vintage charm of the ’60s and ’70s have lent an element of bubbly designs and cuts that’s sure to leave you feeling a youthful star of the silver screens in no time! Whatever high waists, deep cuts, onesies or alluring bandeau bikini top might conjure for you, there’s no denying that vintage swimwear are back and here to stay for good!

Let’s have a look at the 1950’s style swimsuits, then and now and see how these outstanding works of fashion art have made their comeback.

THEN & NOW: VINTAGE SWIMWEAR STYLES

  • VIVACIOUS PEEK-A-BOO CUTOUTS

Peek-a-boo cutouts have always been at the heart of swimsuit fashion. These modern yet playful peeks of your feminine skin highlight your groovy curves like no other, making you feel beautiful inside out while leaving something pretty to the imagination. This is exactly why they’ve withstood the test of time and are back once again.

The best bit? You can always go for a cut that flatters your silhouette and modesty preference the most, whether it’s a sassy cut-out side waist or a side tie-up bikini bottom or some other exciting “sneak peek.”

  • BEFORE:

Vintage swimwear for ladies
A lady in a vintage swimwear — with thigh and chest peek-a-boo cutout design.

 

Vintage Bathing Suit
Whilst the belly button is covered, this dramatic round cutout design is so sweetly revealing on this vintage bathing suit.

 

Vintage Women's Swimwear
These luxe side cutouts give the impression of a petite, curvy waist.
  • NOW:

vintage bathing suit styles
These modern cutouts feel so pleasingly minimalistic while stunningly being identical to vintage bathing suit styles.

 

Vintage Style Swimwear
These lace-up high-waist bikini bottoms are a classic design that’s all the rage this season.

CAPTIVATING VINTAGE STYLE HIGH WAISTS

When it came to the 1950’s bikini fashion, high-waist bikinis were a trendsetting fashion essential. For this sophisticated design, the waistline covers the belly button and goes up to your natural waistline for a look that screams “class”. This vintage swimsuit style is a life-saver for those who’re figure conscious and are a bit hesitant to opt for bare midriffs. We love how this trend gives a sultry vintage glam while embracing an elegant feminine outline that complements most silhouettes.

  • BEFORE:
We love this luxe Hawaiian pattern and ruching on this opulent high-waisted design.
We love this luxe Hawaiian pattern and ruching on this opulent high-waisted design.

 

A modest midriff strip is tastefully showcased with this amazing ’50s design.
A modest midriff strip is tastefully showcased with this amazing ’50s design.

 

high-waisted vintage bikini
This appealing high-waisted bikini bottom imitates a skirt with its plush billowing frill ends.
  • NOW:
vintage style bikini
Sweet modern bikinis covering the belly button, just like they used to in the ’50s.

 

FASCINATING PLAYSUITS

Keeping up with the movement geared towards modernizing vintage bathing suits, playsuit-style swimwears are another wonderful design that speaks wonders itself. Combining nice short sleeves or a sleeveless top with a mini skirt or tiny pair of shorts, this uber-chic romper design look was a great essential leisurewear for the beaches and poolside parties in the 50’s. It’s surely an easy and versatile solution (not to mention so panache and charismatic) for those active days by the water’s side.

  • THEN:
Skirts and cap sleeves effortlessly transition this look from waterside excitement to other day activities.
Skirts and cap sleeves effortlessly transition this look from waterside excitement to other day activities.
  • NOW:
This contemporary look gives the impression of a vintage playsuit swimwear with its deluxe wraparound cap sleeve bikini top.
This contemporary look gives the impression of a vintage playsuit swimwear with its deluxe wraparound cap sleeve bikini top.

TRENDY VINTAGE BATHING SUIT OOTD INSPIRATIONS FOR 2018

Checkout our high-spirited and tasteful vintage style swimwear collection, featuring the most wonderful and enchanting beach wear looks that are sure to take your glam game to the next level. Style with the retro-enthused cat eye sunnies and wide hats to rock this beach season with great flair! Also take a look at In Style Woman’s recommendations on these plus size swimwear styles if you’re in the plus size side and some stylish Bikini bottoms to mix different eras of swimwear fashion that better suit your personality, culture, taste, etc.

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  • FRESH SQUEEZE VINTAGE BOW TIE ONE PIECE

Turn the heat up this summer in this luxurious blue vintage one piece swimsuit piece featuring a sexy plunging neckline and a gorgeous bow-tie at the waist for a figure-flattering fit. We love the sultry backless cut and sassy front shoulder straps that go all the way to back for a luxe neck tie-up, so you flaunt your vivacious style like never before.

Fresh Squeeze Vintage Bow Tie One Piece Color: AEG Size: S
Fresh Squeeze Vintage Bow Tie One Piece Color

 

  • JOSEPHINE VINTAGE STYLE BIKINI SET

Enjoy your beach time at its best in this fabulous green vintage bikini adorned in ravishing brown and yellow Hawaiian flower patterns for you to standout. This alluring set comes with the most playful bra decorated with an exotic ruffled sweetheart neckline, sleek n sexy front tie-up, thick frilled shoulder straps and a sassy string closure finish at the back. With a nice high-waisted panty, further adorned with luxe ruffles and a metallic golden hint at the back, this beauty is sure to make you feel like a total super-star.

Josephine Bikini Set
Josephine Bikini Set
  • GREEN STRIPED TIE 1950’s STYLE SWIMSUIT – GREEN

Beat the heat in this sultry green 1950’s swimsuit featuring a ravishing three-toned striped pattern for flair, a stunning onesie cut with adjustable sleek shoulder straps, a semi-backless design and a vava-voom cut-out patch around the next for highlighting your finest assets. We love the luxe bow-tie hint at front and high-waist panty-style finish for you to make a statement at the shores.

Green Striped Tie Swimsuit - Green
Green Striped Tie Swimsuit – Green
  • NINA ONE PIECE VINTAGE STYLE SWIMSUIT

Steal the seaside spotlight in this magical black vintage one piece swimsuit featuring a sexy off-shoulder cut with a plunging sweetheart neck with detachable halter neck and shoulder ties for more luxe. We love the vava-voom mesh cut-out design at the waist, finished with fine dangling tassels for you to turn heads. With an open back and a vivacious back tie-up, your vintage swimwear has never looked this enchanting.

Nina One Piece
Nina One Piece
  • LUMINO DAILSY TIE VINTAGE BIKINI SET

The perfect combination of something sexy and sweet, this glamorous white vintage bathing suit comes with a chic summery bra adorned in plush floral appliques, a nice back clasp closure and a sexy off-shoulder sweetheart neckline cut with appealing knotted ties around the shoulder area for you to glimmer with the sun. With a high-waisted, floral embossed panty finish, this white baby promises to give off ultra-luscious, flamboyant vibes.

Lumino Daisy Tie Bikini Set
Lumino Daisy Tie Bikini Set
  • SEXY PINK BLACK ZIPPER PADDED STRAPPY BIKINI TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT SET

This eye-catching, candy pink vintage bikini set comes with a dazzling off-shoulder bra, adorned with sexy zipper front bandeau bra with hints of fine blacks and a sweet adjustable back closure for you to be the limelight at the shores. With a luxe low-waist candy pink panty finish further decorated with intricate black strappy details at the side, this classy piece is sure to give a figure-flattering touch.

Sexy Pink Black Zipper Padded Strappy Bikini Two Piece Swimsuit Set
Sexy Pink Black Zipper Padded Strappy Bikini Two Piece Swimsuit Set
  • ROYAL BLUE FLORAL PRINT 1950’s HIGH WAIST SWIMSUIT

Get the beach ball rolling in this panache royal blue 1950’s swimsuit, rich in tasteful floral hints in vibrant hues for the flawless balance of something beautiful and hip. We love the cool bandeau off-shoulder bra, rich in a pleated centre, padded cups and a fine hook black closure for more class. With a stretchy, high-waist panty finish, this exquisite blue set is sure to fill you with compliments.

Royal Blue Floral Print High Waist Swimsuit
Royal Blue Floral Print High Waist Swimsuit
  • RUCHED HALTER SWIM SUIT- NECTARINE PRINT

Become the talk of the shores in this wonderful vintage halter swimsuit engulfed in royal vibrant hued nectarine patterns set against a dark base for you to shine everywhere. This ravishing onesie comes with a deep plunging neckline and fabulous halter tie-up shoulder straps that go all the way to the back for a sassy neck tie-up. With a luxe ruched front and exotic open back, this vava-voom piece is sure to make you look so dreamlike.

Talbots: Ruched Halter Swim Suit Nectarine Print
Talbots: Ruched Halter Swim Suit Nectarine Print
  • BLACK POLKA DOT RED HIGH WAIST SWIMSUIT

Shine bright like a diamond in this plush yet sultry vintage bikini set that’s sure to take your glam game to the next level. This exquisite set comes with a beautiful vibrant red bra in a sultry off-shoulder cut and an adjustable, playful tie-up at the back for keeping your breasts firmly in place while you dive in. We love the pretty high-waisted black panty, finished with white polka dots and a stunning fit for your alluring vintage aura to standout like no other.

Black Polka Dot Red High Waist Swimsuit
Black Polka Dot Red High Waist Swimsuit
  • JUICE IS LOOSE VINTAGE ONE PIECE COLOR

We simply adore the entrancing feels of this alluring multi-colored vintage one piece swimsuit with its luxe powder blue plunging V-neckline finished a deep sleeveless cut and a removable vivid pink velvet bandeau bra for you to sparkle with your delightful aura. With a racy deep cut thigh finished in luxe yellow and orange, this beauty promises to add a tinge of finesse and vibrancy to your 1950’s swimsuit collection.

Juice Is Loose Vintage One Piece Color: Multi Size: 10
Juice Is Loose Vintage One Piece Color

Don’t miss out these marvelous pieces of vintage swimwear art and get ready for making an entrance with your 2018 beach looks and enjoy.

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