8 Ravishing Retro Swimsuits for Summer 2012 ...

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8 Ravishing Retro Swimsuits for Summer 2012 ...
8 Ravishing Retro Swimsuits for Summer 2012 ...

Retro swimsuits 2012: stunning, vintage, flattering suits made to fit any body type and designed to make any girl or woman look like a knockout on the beach. The most amazing retro swimsuits of 2012 are evocative of the suits seen on 1950s pinup girls, a throwback to a more glamorous age with modern twists that bring them into the now. Forget skimpy little string bikinis, or suits that look like teeny triangles stitched together with a few pieces of floss and a promise. Instead, check out these exquisite vintage swimsuits, and see if the retro look won't work for you.

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Beach Blanket Bingo Two Piece in Red

Beach Blanket Bingo Two Piece in Red Price: $89.99 at modcloth.com
Lots of retro swimsuits 2012 style incorporate polka dots. That's a retro trend if ever there was one. This is one of my favorites, because no one does vintage charm like ModCloth. In classic tradition, the top is a halter, which provides a lot of flattering lift, and the bottoms have a signature high waist that creates a gorgeous shape while hiding any problem areas. It's also incredibly festive, and provides a lot of coverage for a two piece suit.

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Vintage Sun Swimsuit by Fables by Barrie

Vintage Sun Swimsuit by Fables by Barrie Price: $125.99 at shopruche.com
Actually, a lot of retro swimsuits for 2012 have high waisted bottoms, at least when they're bikinis, of course. The style is also popular in pants, shorts, and skirts, but I think it looks better in two piece suits. The simple chevron design on this one also marks it as vintage. Moreover, those angles are actually quite flattering, because they create the illusion of a very trim shape.

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Bathing Beauty One Piece in Cherry Pie

Bathing Beauty One Piece in Cherry Pie Price: $89.99 at modcloth.com
Gingham is another hallmark of the retro look, which is why this one is so great. Like many other ModCloth suits featured here, you can also find it in plus sizes. I love this one so much I'm actually going to be sporting it this summer! Not only does it have more coverage, it also creates a gorgeous shape and silhouette. You still get the flattering lift from the halter top, and the cut of the bottom half is so cute! You'll be the prettiest pinup girl at the beach in a suit like this!

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Gingham Co-Ord Cover up

Gingham Co-Ord Cover up Price: $56.00 at us.topshop.com
If you prefer the idea of a swimsuit with an innovative twist, here you go! The top, with its adorable tie, lets you bare some serious skin, while the shorts offer an alternative to the traditional two piece bottom. You get a little more coverage and even some storage space, thanks to those cute pockets. I love the fact that there are two kinds of gingham, creating a pretty rad illusion.

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Merry Mariner One Piece

Merry Mariner One Piece Price: $105.99 at modcloth.com
Anchors aweigh! This fabulous vintage swimsuit incorporates another well loved retro trend: that fresh nautical flair! The colorblocking on this suit makes it incredibly flattering, especially since bold red makes up the central color. The halter style top is made even better by the swoop of the sweetheart neckline, which offers a great way to show off your assets without letting them spill out onto the sand, if you know what I mean. I especially love those buttons with their painted anchors. Those kinds of details really make a bathing suit!

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Sunshine Splendor One Piece Bathing Suit

Sunshine Splendor One Piece Bathing Suit Price: $79.99 at shopruche.com
Yellow is such a warm, summery color, it's perfect for the beach. This suit isn't just retro, it's glam in the style of old Hollywood, the kind of suit you might have spotted on Marilyn or lovely Rita Hayworth. The ruching is incredibly flattering, and the length of the bottom hides any problem areas. With the stretch and the wide streps, this suit isn't just gorgeous, it's also incredibly comfortable, which is terribly important on the beach.

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Fruity Suity Two Piece

Fruity Suity Two Piece Price: $89.99 at modcloth.com
I just adore the cherries on this fabulous retro swimsuit! That pattern is classic vintage, in addition to being very bright and cheerful. Again, you get the signature halter top, along with the traditionally cut bottoms, which look adorable and promise to make you feel comfortable with your body. The great thing about this pattern is that it looks great against fair skin, tanned tones, or a lovely dark, glowing comlexion.

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Red Palm Print One Piece

Red Palm Print One Piece Price: $64.00 at us.topshop.com
Finally, here's a suit with a wonderful modern twist on the retro look. The vibrant color with its motif of tropical flowers and palms is all vintage, as is the bust and the halter styling of the strings. However, since it utilizes strings, not straps, you can show off more skin while rocking the gorgeous retro silhouette. You get the best of both worlds!

Retro swimsuits 2012 style have just enough of a modern edginess to make them totally trendy. The shapes and the silhouettes don't just hide a multitude of sins, they also flatter your best assets, no matter what they are. I love the look of these suits, the one pieces and the two pieces. Do you think you'll try wearing a vintage swimsuit this summer, or would you prefer something entirely modern?

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Fabulous collection of Retro swimwear! What I want to know is, where is that cute white suit with the bandeau top from?!

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