10 May 2008

Meet My Future Bathing Suit

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!


24 comments:

styledigger said...

Some of them are very pin-up.I love the black one!

Andrea said...

wow, I just posted that cute sailor suit on My blog too! :) Love the vintage look! :)

jayne said...

ooo amazing! yay UO!

closetbug said...

Oh I've been eying these as well! I love the top middle blue one.

Annie said...

ahhh yes i loveee the uo swimsuits this year.

Fashion Tidbits said...

the gingham and the polka dot one is def very cute!

The Clothes Horse said...

I love these suits. I am definitely saving up money for a suit from Urban Outfitters, I've been coveting my future suit for over a month...

Daiane said...

my favourite is that black piece with white polkadots. it's amazing!

Wendy said...

UO has some really fantastic swim wear but because most of the ones I want only sell online, I can't buy.

SKYLA said...

oooh thank you fot this post...i've been looking for swimsuits like these ;) i can't wait for an excuse to buy one and ofcourse a cut-out swimsuit too.

esme and the lane way said...

Ooh, I like the purple one. Cute!

emma said...

i was literally just on urban's website looking at these!! i'v been looking for a retro sytled bathing suit for a while too

Siljesfashion said...

Great swimsuits. Love the white one with black polka dots, perfect!

The Stylish Wanderer said...

I love the red ruched one, and then the purple one

Lily said...

I had the same problem with the vintage swimsuits at first (those damn bra cups, I ended up cutting them off!)
Those are some lovely ones though, especially the blue patterned one

Retro Chick said...

I love those they are so cute!

But me and one piece swimming costumes soo don't get on. I have a long body and they go all trampoliney in the small of my back

What I Bought Today said...

FYI, Wal-Mart, of all places actually carries a couple of adorable vintage style suits. For 30 bucks.

B.licious said...

very fun and flattering.

elins said...

i have a new bikini, which is in kind of that 50´s style. you can look at it in my blog!

Imelda said...

Lovely bathingsuits!
I really need to stop by UO again!

CraftyHope said...

I read this post the other day and loved your picks for swimsuits. Today, I stumbled across this site and the retro style suits made me think of you. I thought I'd share - http://www.popinaswimwear.com/

-h of candid cool said...

even victoria's secret did some retro swimsuits

soph said...

ah! I've been looking for retro style less skimpy swimsuits for aaages so thanks for this post!

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