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Retro swimsuits

In a completely un-seasonally appropriate move, I got a new swimsuit the other day. I’m going to Centre Parks in November, and my one and only suit is from about 1997 (when I was 16!), and not only is it worn out its also way too small. I do have a couple of bikinis, but I didn’t really fancy wearing them, and so I decided I was gonna get something new and it would be retro in style.

The polka dot one at the top is what I got. Isn’t it lovely? It’s from For Luna, and was £59.50. £60! A scary amount of money for a swimsuit, particularly as we are meant to be saving for the wedding/impending unemployment, but it’s so pretty! And if it lasts me another 13 years like the last one, it’ll be money well spent.

For your visual delectation, and in case anyone else is considering buying swimwear in the middle of autumn, here are some other options I was looking at.

Sailor style, from What Katie Did £64.

Sailor style from Red or Dead, £57.50 via For Luna.

The same style as the one I got, in a different fabric.

An adorable handmade one from ReVamp via Get Go Retro, $150.

Hawain style, also Get Go Retro, $99.

Which one do you like best?

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  • Alix 20 October 2010, 3:11 pm

    Its gorgeous – I want one!

  • Kelly 20 October 2010, 4:08 pm

    The one you got is definitely my favorite – I just love that shape! I wish I could justify buying a swimsuit in that style, but I only go swimming a few times a year (sadly) and I already have three suits.

    I'm with you, I have a bikini but I'm not totally jazzed about wearing it. I'm not embarrassed of my body or anything, I just feel out of my element somehow when I'm wearing it.

  • jesse.anne.o 20 October 2010, 5:07 pm

    I love the polka dots and the cherries. Very cute.

  • sacramento 20 October 2010, 5:59 pm

    I love the one you bought, but like it very much the one with cherries.

  • Veronica Darling... 20 October 2010, 9:37 pm

    Hey darling, it's beautiful! Well done! But I'm confused about the 'unemployment' part! What's happening with your job?


  • daisymay aka Chantele 21 October 2010, 3:57 am

    Oh wow these are all beautiful, I want one! a red one or a cherry one!!

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  • northwest is best 21 October 2010, 7:56 am

    They all look so nice! The main reason why I never go swimming is because I can't find a costume I'm happy with. All of the high street swimwear seems to be designed for people who don't go swimming.

  • Pearl Westwood 21 October 2010, 12:24 pm

    I love these old style costumes so pretty

  • M.M.E. 21 October 2010, 2:15 pm

    I think you made a great choice. Black with polka dots is always stylish. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

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