Heading off on holiday soon? For a retro-inspired swimming costume with plenty of style, check out the double scallop trim swimsuit from Topshop.
The summer holidays are just around the corner and if you're not quite sure that you want to flaunt yourself in a micro bikini, you can still look hot by the pool in this cute Navy Vintage Floral Swimsuit from Topshop.
The floral print chimes perfectly with the flattering retro-style cut which offers great coverage of stomach and thighs with a flattering (and flattening) shape. Curves are further enhanced with padded cups and frill detailing on the neckline and sides and there are detachable halter neck ties should you need a little more support.
The swimsuit csts £30 from Topshop here.
The 1970s was undoubtedly a decade of indulgent luxury, with the birth of the disco era and the popularity of decadent holidays in the Riviera sunshine. With that comes a striking fashion aesthetic that's captured well in this Stripe Bustier Bikini from Urban Outfitters.
The two piece manages to capture a contrasting hyper-femininity at the same time as creating a structural silhouette, capturing that later seventies love of daring shapes. The mix of stripe directions highlights the seaming structure, while the lines are kept clean and simple enough to carry the design.
It's available now from Urban Outfitters UK for £35.
The many dedicated fifties designers on the market have full on pin-up style swimwear all sewn up, but for those of us with less of a budget or less occasion to go all out there's fifties influenced styles to be found in some unusual places.
This Bodyshaping Swimsuit from La Redoute is a simple piece, but features plenty of vintage influence. The bodyshaping structure helps to create a great hourglass silhouette, a must for fifties beachwear looks. With a halter strap, sweetheart neckline and bow detailing at the bust, a simple onepiece is transformed into a cute retro item for regular wear.
It's available exclusively online from La Redoute for £45.
When it comes to swimwear, it only makes sense to put your trust in those nations who really get to wear their choices as much as possible. Australian swimwear brand Seafolly have it down to a fine art, especially with retro items like this Retro Spot Onepiece.
The swimsuit is all about the cut, with low cut legs to counteract the revealing bustline, creating the killer fifties silhouette that the pin-up scene made so popular. The inclusion of subtle panels and ruching means this swimsuit promises to pull you in at all the right points too, meaning just about anyone can pull off this polka dot with ease.
It's available in the UK from Urban Outfitters for £87.
For many of us the return of the one-piece swimsuit in recent years has been a welcome surprise, taking vintage inspiration back into the mainstream of beach looks. This Romance Gingham Bandeau Swimsuit from Jessika Allen's JETS line is a stylish retro choice that rivals the most head-turning bikinis.
The sleeveless bandeau cut adds instant fifties chic to this piece, balancing the full bottom half to create a vampish hourglass with killer curves. The pin-up influence is leant a sweeter cheesecake appeal with the use of a classic blue gingham print throughout, making it easy to wear on any sunny occasion.
It's available online in the UK from Net-a-Porter for £170.