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Sun Spot Orange Amie Swimsuit from Cath Kidston

Sun spot swimsuit 
Now that the sun (mostly) well & truly has his hat on, it's time to slap on that sunscreen and head for the beach. There is a huge choice of vintage-inspired swimwear available this summer and the nostalgia stalwarts at Cath Kidston have come up trumps once again.

You may remember back in May we featured this Sun Spot Echo Dress - now we can introduce you to her skimpier, waterproof cousin the Sun Spot Orange Amie Swimsuit. The ultra flattering burnt orange and ruching make this the perfect swimsuit for all sizes, and the sweetheart neckline & tie halterneck give a nod to the super-chic beachwear of yesteryear. Team with oversized sunglasses and an equally huge sunhat for full-on retro glamour.

The Sun Spot Orange Amie Swimsuit is £45 and you can pick it up from the Cath Kidston website.

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Bodyshaping Swimsuit from La Redoute


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.

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Set Sail Playsuit


This set sail playsuit is the ultimate swim suit for those wanting to embrace the fashion from days gone by.

The lovely velvety material is slightly different to your normal lycra swimming gear, but stick with it and you'll have a uniquely beautiful outfit to wear on the beach. It's ideal for lounging around in and if you're feeling brave you could always don this outfit on a night out matched with high waisted shorts. It features navy blue velvet with a bright red anchor stitched onto the chest and white rope lining along the neckline and straps.

Because of the material this swimsuit is best reserved for outside of the pool. It costs $60 (£38) and you can buy yours online from Etsy.

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Two Piece Playsuit from Topshop


Playsuits and shorts with vintage flair are back for another Summer season, adding something a little different to the many dress and skirt options on the high street. For the braver retrophiles amongst us, Topshop bring us this Two Piece Playsuit.

With a hint of fifties swimwear style to the piece, it's reminiscent of the 60s use of those style elements in daywear. The combination of a crop top and matching shorts is not for wallflowers, but effectively evokes the obsession with the girlish that pervaded much of mid sixties fashion. Finished in a nautical navy stripe the pieces can carry a vintage charm when worn separately too.

Get yours from Topshop for £28.

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Cherry Pinup Bikini by Pinup Couture


Dresses and skirts with fifties inspiration might be a must for the wardrobes of pinup enthusiasts, but the style truly comes into its own with sultry swimwear. Channeling the later pinup styles of the 1950s, this Cherry Pinup Bikini from Pinup Couture is a piece that's guaranteed to knock 'em dead.

The halter top, with tie detailing at the bust, accentuates the curves to help create that killer hourglass silhouette. With an option of full briefs or a retro high waisted short as bottoms, there's an option for most body types to finish the look. Made ina black cherry printed fabric, there's no mistaking the vintage appeal of this number.

It's available online from Pinup Girl Boutique for a total of $108, each piece sold separately.

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Retro Onepiece Swimsuit by Seafolly

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.

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