Top 10 Cutest Retro Swimsuits for Summer!

by Hallie Marks


If you’re looking to make a fashion splash this season, look no further! One of the latest trends in swimwear draws inspiration from vintage vibes and styles from the past. No matter your level of modesty, size, price range, or shape, there’s a retro suit for you:


1) Room and Diving Board Two Piece – ModCloth

ModCloth is well known for having a huge range of amazing vintage inspired clothes, and this bathing suit does not disappoint! It runs from a size XS-L and the top and bottom are sold together. Its adorable high waist bottom brings the retro feel and the cute black and white top continues the look with a slightly modern twist.


2) Bettie Swimsuit –

This suit is the perfect balance of sexy, retro, and coverage. The one piece has a pin-up, all-American vibe and comes in sizes XS-2X. It’s one of the more affordable options as well as adorable! The skirted bottom and polka dots offer the perfect amount of vintage influence without looking old.


3) Retro Floral Bikini – Urban Outfitters

This bathing suit still has a great retro feel without the pin-up look. The top and bottom are sold separately, so you can order different sizes if you need to, or just one of the pieces! It comes in two colors, but we love the Green Multi (pictured here). This suit comes in sizes S-L.


4) Marilyn Monroe Black Cross Over Halter –

Never underestimate sleek fierceness of a black bathing suit! This sexy one piece is from Swim Suits For All, a site that caters to size 8 and up. This suit can be worn as shown in the picture or as a halter. This suit specifically is sold for sizes 18-24.


5) 50s Contrast Halter Padded Fuller Bust Bikini Top – Asos

We here at BUST understand that sometimes it’s harder for the busty ladies out there when looking for bathing suits. That’s why we love this retro suit from ASOS! The top and bottom are sold separately: the top runs from sizes 30D-34G and the bottoms come in sizes 4-12. The fabulous blue and white suit is the perfect blend of modern and vintage styles and is one of the most affordable on the list!


6) Majorette Bottom – Malia Mills


These chic retro high-waisted shorts look like they came right from the 1930s! They offer slightly more coverage yet they’re still fun and stylish! These bottoms are slightly on the pricey side, but we love that they come in sizes 2-16 and are made in America.


7)  Skipper Swim Suit Top & Bottom –

Feeling nauti? This suit may be on your horizons! This patriotic, sailor inspired, vintage getup is perfect from everything to your 4th of July party to lounging by the pool.  It’s impossible to not look fabulous in a bathing suit with such cute details, from the anchors on the buttons to tie on the top. The pieces are sold separately and each comes in sizes XS-XL.


8)  Zinke Starboard One Piece – Anthropologie

Feeling like channeling some retro Barbie vibes? This unique Anthropologie one piece has got you covered. The peplum ruffle is detachable from this feminine art-deco print suit, allowing for two looks in one. It comes in sizes S-L. 


9 White Sheer Panel Bikini – TopShop

This little number is sexy without being too revealing, with on-trend mesh inserts in the side cutouts. It’s high-waisted bottoms give it the retro feel you want while the white color and strapless top keep it looking modern and fresh. This suit comes in sizes 2-10 and is sold as a set.

10) Fruity Suity One Piece – ModCloth



Okay, so maybe this is cheating a little. This is actually two different suits – one runs from sizes 4-16, and the other is 16-26. But they both have the same adorable cherry print, side ruching, and halter top. So retro, so cute!


Which is your favorite look? Where do you buy your favorite vintage-style suits from? 



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