A couple of summers ago I went on a vintage bathing suit hunt and came up with a few possible winners. Unfortunately it turned out that each had issues. One had weird bra cup thingies that looked lumpy no matter what I did to them, one had lost all of its elasticity and sagged in all the wrong places, one was super itchy. Needless to say none of them ever saw the beach. I gave up and decided I would just have to buy a new bathing suit. My hunt for a cute, demure one piece left me empty handed. I finally settled for a 70's style one piece from AA. I wore it exactly one time to a party at the pool on top of The Standard hotel in LA. Let's just say those types of parties aren't exactly for swimming. They are mostly for lounging around and looking cute in a bikini. Not really my thing. And let's also say that the AA bathing suit isn't really built for getting wet and holding everything in place and leave it at that.
Imagine my delite when I was browsing through Urban Outfitters site and came across an entire collection of vintage style one pieces. My favorite has to be the navy and red sailor inspired one but they have solids, florals, polka dots and even gingham. Super cute!