There’s only so many string bikini’s a girl can have before she grows tired of them. Whether at the pool or the beach, every lady seems to be sporting the same old, classic bathing suit. If you’re like me, standing out amongst the crowd even at the pool is as important as with your everyday outfits. The solution I’ve found for breaking the swimsuit doldrums? Retro inspired suits.
I can’t help but want to be Marilyn Monroe every time I see that picture of her in an infamous, retro swimsuit. She makes what would seem dowdy, impeccably sexy in a unique way. She didn’t have to show it all but let her famous curves speak for themselves effortlessly. Retro swimsuits are just that: effortless.
The style may be hard to find since it’s still growing in popularity, but here are a few great sites and places where you can hunt one down:
1. If you’re willing to spend the money, Modcloth has the most darling retro inspired suits with everything from ice cream to polka dots on them.
2. American Apparel has high-waisted swimsuit bottoms like the above, left picture for just $25.
3. Forever21 is coming out with affordable (and not to mention adorable) vintage inspired suits like pictured in the middle.
4. And finally, try your hand at thrifting. I thrifted the vintage 1960′s one piece in the above right picture for a few dollars. Check Etsy.com if you’re not confident in your thrifting skills yet for an easy way to find exactly what you’re looking for.
*All images taken from Someone Like You*