Saturday, July 27, 2013

Retro Swimsuits

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Hello! My sister, Missi, posed for a few photos with me today. In addition to styling my look, I also styled Missi's look. Playful summer looks from the 1950's as well as swimsuit advertisements and summer fashion editorials from the 1950's inspired our looks. Call me old-fashioned but I much prefer the shape and style of retro bathing suits (hello, high-rise bikini bottoms!) to the skimpy, string-bikinis that are ever popular in today's society. 

For this retro look, we both donned vintage bathing suits from my wardrobe. I played up the retro vibe with my vintage strapless one-piece while Missi rocked a vintage yellow bikini top. Of course, a retro look wouldn't be complete without high-rise shorts so Missi and I both grabbed our favorite pair of high-rise shorts from our closets. Her shorts are printed with a delightful floral pattern while mine are just a solid black. I slipped into a pair of simple blue sandals while Missi snatched my green flats from my wardrobe. Accessories were kept to a minimum. Missi simply wore a pair of round green shades while I wore my favorite bold sunglasses and stylish black flower crown

To give the photos a bit more of that 1950's beach-y look, Missi posed with a can of Coca Cola and I posed with a bottle of blue pop (purchased at World Market for just $1.50!) We headed out to a creek less than 5 minutes away from our house to take these photos. 

On me:

Floral bathing suit: Vintage
Black shorts: Vintage Levi's
Blue sandals: Calvin Klein
Retro sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Black flower crown: DIY

On Missi:

Yellow bikini top: Vintage
Floral shorts: Vintage
Round sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Green flats: Vintage

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  1. lovely post!! pretty you both!!love the swimsuits!! :)

  2. Lovely!

  3. you two look perfect in these vintage swimsuits!!

  4. I would love a swimsuit like that! Especially the yellow top, love the structure!

  5. girls, you both look amazing! <3

  6. I love these fun retro looks! They're super cute and perfect for summer.

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