The Vintage Swimwear Special
I LOVE Roxy’s post on vintage swimsuits re-blogged above – I think helped by the fact that she looks so darn good in them…I am completely inspired and for once I am going to get my act together and start sorting my beachwear now and not the usual week before the plane leaves, when I fall into the horrible trap of compromise, misfit and doom…I want frills, halter necks, large sunnies, a turban and very red lipstick…Her post was written with perfect timing as for those of a tiny body frame I also have this:
The smallest addition to the MasonBentley Summer Collection – our very first sample bikini – but here’s to many more..and matching – or possibly contrasting beach layers to go with it…delicious. Anna will be wearing it somewhere in France this August..and stacking up the orders I hope!
Laters, Kate x
When I lived in Sydney I built up quite the collection of vintage style swimwear.
A 1950s bathing suit is the beach equivalent of a wiggle dress. An outfit in itself, it’s flattering and feminine, especially on women with curves. I love ones with halter necklines for complete cleavage control – it’s hard to pull off seaside chic when one boob is making a break for freedom.
For the journey to my sunbaking spot I just pull on a pair of Tara Starlet high-waisted shorts, a floral headscarf and some giant sunglasses to complete the fifties vibe.
I do own a couple of bikinis bought in moments of extreme optimism, but I always go back to my one-pieces. Who wants to be suffering midriff-related anxiety when they’re trying to relax on holiday?
If you’re looking for the genuine article I recommend Glamour Surf or Etsy. Most of the vintage originals are expensive but…
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