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15 Vintage-Inspired Swimsuits

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I love the photos from my grandma’s scrapbook of her at the beach with all her friends. All the girls have the cutest swimsuits! I tend to like modern interpretations of these old-fashioned styles, so I am glad to see some vintage-inspired suits being sold this season. Here are a few of my favorites:


  • Simple Black Suit 1 of 15
    Simple Black Suit
    This simple black suit by Chloé has pretty details like a button on the waist and ribbing at the arms and waist.
    $335 at Chloé at Net-a-PorterY.
  • High-Waisted Ruffled Bikini 2 of 15
    High-Waisted Ruffled Bikini
    So chic and flattering with the high waisted style and ruffle details. By Chloé.
    $485 at Chloé at Net-a-Porter via cevd on Pinterest.
  • Red Swim Dress 3 of 15
    Red Swim Dress
    A modern take on the old-fashioned swim dress, this red suit from Norma Kamali is covered in flattering ruching. The suit is also reversible!
    $350 at Norma Kamali at Neiman Marcus.
  • Old-Fashioned Floral Suit 4 of 15
    Old-Fashioned Floral Suit
    This vintage style suit features ruching and a beautiful, subtle, old-fashioned floral print.
    $106 at Anthropologie.
  • Button-Up Suit 5 of 15
    Button-Up Suit
    A stunning piece from Rachel Comey, this darling swimsuit features a pocket and button-up bodice.
    $224 at Metier SF.
  • Old-Fashioned Swim Trunks 6 of 15
    Old-Fashioned Swim Trunks
    These old-fashioned swim trunks are super high waisted with buttons on either side. Adorable!
    $175 at Lille Boutique.
  • Boy-Cut Suit 7 of 15
    Boy-Cut Suit
    This halter suit features all-over ruching and a halter neck.
    $148 at Anthropologie.
  • Handmade High-Waisted Bikini 8 of 15
    Handmade High-Waisted Bikini
    This high-waisted bikini sits at the natural waist. The top features a halter tie and a heart-shaped neckline.
    $140 at MinnowBathers.
  • Button Up Suit 9 of 15
    Button Up Suit
    This matte suit features large covered buttons down the center.
    $312 at Lille Boutique.
  • Ruched Swimdress 10 of 15
    Ruched Swimdress
    Perfect for those who like a little more coverage, this swimsuit features a sweetheart neckline, ruching on the bodice, and a sweet little skirt.
    $129 at Neiman Marcus.
  • Tie-Back Suit 11 of 15
    Tie-Back Suit
    This suit has removable straps and a super sweet tie at the back.
    $148 at Garnet Hill.
  • Classic Swimdress 12 of 15
    Classic Swimdress
    This classic swimdress style features falttering shirring across the suit and is made of Italian fabric.
    $285 at Neiman Marcus.
  • Dotted Suit 13 of 15
    Dotted Suit
    This sweet aqua colored suit is a refreshing and more subtle take on the retro polka dot suits.
    $120 at Anthropologie.
  • Classic White Swimdress 14 of 15
    Classic White Swimdress
    This stunning white suit features a reversible neckline, shirring and a skirted waist.
    $350 at Neiman Marcus.
  • Mini Stripes 15 of 15
    Mini Stripes
    This suit features ruching and flattering, mini stripes. There are removable straps.
    $158 at Anthropologie.

Top photo: Garnet Hill. All other photos from respective sources.

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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