We've all been there, you're searching for the perfect swimsuit but nothing seems to be working. That two piece looked oh-so-stunning on the hanger but left you feeling a little ho-hum. Feeling confident and looking gorgeous in a swimsuit begins with finding a great fit. Its all about accentuating your best assets and downplaying your least favorite. Below are just a few quick tips for suiting up with confidence.
Retro and Vintage Inspired Swimwear. Channel the likes of Esther Williams and Marilyn Monroe with our selection of colors and prints for every body type. It’s never too early to plan that vacation, you know.
While Spring is just on the horizon, we're thinking ahead to those blissful sunny summer days spent lounging poolside or at the beach. Of course, no vintage-loving vixen would ever been seen without her timeless and always glamorous high-waisted bikini.
Nicknamed the Million Dollar Mermaid, for her elaborate performances of synchronized swimming and diving, Esther Williams was an athlete, actress, model, and fashion icon. Always an enthusiastic swimmer, by age 16 Esther Williams had won three US national championships in breaststroke and freestyle swimming. After graduating from high school, she began performing in Aquacade, a popular music, dance, and swim show, with Tarzan star and olympic medalist Johnny Weissmuller.
That's right, darlings! We threw on our wigs and slid into our favorite pair of pantyhose to celebrate UV's first show during LA Fashion Week! It was an evening filled with fabulous fashion, divine dames and general extravagance as we gave the world a sneak peek of what's to come this Spring! Grab a cocktail and throw some appetizers in your purse as we take you front row to Fashion Week!
Look familiar? Here at Unique Vintage, it doesn’t get much more fabulous than the original diva herself- Barbie. When she was first introduced in 1959, she arrived on the scene in two incarnations; a bombshell brunette and the stunning blonde we have come to know and love. Her first outfit?
A knock-out black and white chevron bathing suit, complete with a matching pair of sunglasses and heels! A gal who has accessorized accordingly for over 50 years is good in our book!
In the Spring of 2012, the UV team turned our eyes toward this icon for one of our latest swimsuit designs and the Navy & White Dinah One Piece was born! Inspired by Barbie’s original swimsuit, this fantastic chevron pattern is a perfect addition to the UV line. The gorgeous vintage-inspired one piece bathing suit features a very flattering halter top, complete with a V-neckline and scoop back. The chevron design is not only an homage to our friend Barbie, but the shape of the pattern slims the silhouette, flattering every woman's figure and making this number 100% beach ready.
Now that you have a little history to go along with your new summer suit, grab your lipstick and your heels and make Barbie proud when you hit those waves, darlings.
The sun is shining and the beach is calling! Do you know what that means? It’s time to decide what kind of suit you want to spend your sun bathing and pool partying hours in this season. Choosing your swimsuit can be a big fashion decision, but don't fret...we're here to help! We’re thinking polka dots, lots of polka dots this time around! Whether you’re planning on showing off your tan summer bod in a vintage-inspired one piece, a sexy retro high-waisted bikini, or a more conservative skirted suit, we definitely have the look for you!
Polka dotted retro one-piece swimsuits are a great way to go this summer! If you’re style is light and cutesy, go with our Blue & Pink Polka Dot & Stripes Halter Swimsuit. This 50s style one-piece is a fabulously darling way to strut your stuff in the sun. Were you hoping to stay a little more classically dotty this summer? Then go with our Black & White Polka Dot Betty One Piece Bathing Suit. The ruching in the mid section makes for an ultra flattering fit and the small-scale polka dots are subtly fabulous! Next, a big bow AND polka dots…need we say more? Our 50’s Style Turquoise & Black Bow Tank One Piece Swimsuit is an adorable suit for any sunny day!
Bathing Suit 1: Blue & Pink Polka Dot & Stripes Halter Swimsuit
Bathing Suit 2: Black & White Polka Dot Betty One Piece Bathing Suit
Bathing Suit 3: 50s Style Turquoise & Black Bow Tank One Piece Swimsuit
Don’t be afraid to show a little skin in a retro two-piece polka dot bathing suit. Our Red & White Polka Dot Monroe Two Piece Swimsuit does a perfect job of showing off your fabulous self. Its bright color and adorable fit makes this suit the go to look this swim season. Our 50s Style Black and Red Polka Dot Bikini is another great way to go. The black and red combo is super cute and the vintage-inspired style is way too fabulous to pass up! For another great swim look, go with our 50s Style Yellow & Black Polka Dot Two Piece Swimsuit. The boy short bottoms and the bandeau top help put a contemporary spin on this vintage inspired classic.
Bathing Suit 1: Red & White Polka Dot Monroe Two Piece Swimsuit
Bathing Suit 2: 50s Style Black and Red Polka Dot Bikini
Bathing Suit 3: 50s Style Yellow & Black Polka Dot Two Piece Swimsuit
Listen up, ladies! We’re about to throw something your way that you never saw coming. That’s right, swimdresses! This adorable one piece style is a little more conservative with a slightly longer skirted bottom, but is completely flirty and feminine. The swimdress style is meant to look like an adorable dress, but is actually a one piece bathing suit! No need for cover-ups on this one, darlings! This 1940’s White & Black Polka Dot Cabana Bathingsuit With Aqua Panel is a great swimdress option. With the pop of color in the middle and the undeniably beautiful fit, we don’t expect you to resist! Our Aqua & Red Polka Dot Betsey Swimsuit is another great option for you ladies who are interested in a cute, but covered look. Our 50s Style Red & White Dotted Swimdress is also a darling way to sport the swimdress style. Classic and ultra feminine!
Bathing Suit 1: 1940s White & Black Polka Dot Cabana Bathingsuit With Aqua Panel
Bathing Suit 2: Aqua & Red Polka Dot Betsey Swimsuit
Bathing Suit 3: 50s Style Red & White Dotted Swimdress
Don’t forget about accessorizing, ladies! Our Navy Polka Dot Large Brimmed Hat is a great polka dotted addition to any beach look! And look at these shoes. That’s right, darlings—polka dot heels! It’s hard to go wrong on this one. Try our Black & White Polka Dot Frilled Slingback Heels to pull together any sunny look!
Whether you’re planning on sunbathing in a cute vintage-inspired one-piece bathing suit, relaxing by the pool in a sexy dotted high-waisted bikini, or attending the hottest summer barbecues in a charming polka dot swimdress, we certainly have the looks for you. And please ladies, don't forget the accessories! A wise woman once said, "the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize". Amen!