May 31, 2011

Retro Swim Wear

Heyyyy There!!

It is officially Summertime...I always know its upon me when every weekend for the next three months is filled with festivals, concerts, beach time...a lot of beach time and sporting events. The BEST time to visit California!

Summertime is swimsuit time! I have a ton of them (of course I do)  but every year I cannot wait to get a new takes some serious shopping time to find the perfect one. I often find suits that don't fit my proportions...the top is too small the bottoms to big...blah and its a waste of money.

When Retro Swimwear contacted me about their new business I couldn't believe that...One: Vintage and retro styles!? OMG VINTAGE AND RETRO STYLES!! Two: They can be customized!! WHAAATTTT!!? Yes. Problem solved.

Few of my faves!

Double Trouble 


I had the opportunity to ask a few questions to the super sweet and talented self taught designer Joana....

      Your inspiration seems to come from 1950-60’s pin-ups and vintage prints…do you plan to expand to different eras in the future?

Yes, my inspiration does come from the 1950's-60's era. I'm sure eventually I will expand into different eras, but right now I'm really passionate about what I've been designing these day. I have always loved the fashion, music, cars, & architecture from the 50's & 60's era.

      What are three of your favorite styles and prints that you are currently making?

My three favorite styles & prints that I am currently making are: the Retro Halter Top w/ the Hi Waisted Skirt Bottoms, Hipster Bottoms, and the Bandeau Monokini. My favorite prints are leopard, polka dots, and gingham prints.

      On average how long does each swimsuit take to make?

On average, it usually takes me about 2 hours or more to cut and sew a plain bikini. It really does depend on the style. 

     Can the swimsuits be customized to size when ordered? Do you take custom orders?

     Yes, the swimsuits can be custom fit to your size.

     Do you plan on selling other items? Such as dresses or beach accessories (shawls, cover-ups)?

     Yes, we do sell other items such as sundresses and sarongs/wrap skirts.

     Where is the headquarters located? How long have you been open? Is there a physical location to visit?
     The headquarters are located in Pompano Beach, Florida- right on the other side of Ft. Lauderdale.

    How do you come up with all the cute names for each swim suit?

    I had help coming up with the names for the swimsuits. The ones I came up with are from classic
    Hollywood movie stars and classic movies of the 50's-60's era.

         Is there anything else you would like us to know? 

         We offer swimwear for the petite kitten to the voluptuous bombshell. We make cup sizes AA-F cups  
          and bottom sizes XXS-4X. We will have a plus size section on the website soon.

        Check Check it OUT! WWW.RETROSWIMWEAR.COM


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The Cat Hag said...

Retro swimwear is so uber cute, I have been lemming a set of those one suit bathers with big polka dots for ages! :)

The Cat Hag

THE CHEAP said...

The pink one is gorgeous! Just wish I had those abs! Hhaha.


Miss Caitlin S. said...

I don't want to meet the person who doesn't like vintage swimwear, it's just so GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE IT. And it really highlights femininity, doesn't it?

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

i love the first one, because as you said it is retro and i love the fit. it looks amazing. not a big fan of the little bikinis, just not for me

Shevah said...

I love these swim suits. :)

mirjam schuurkamp! said...

i love number 2!
love to see this girl
thanks for the sweet message!

NEW outfit post at;

MlleTrenDy said...

I love the 1st one ! Looks super cute and timeless ! :)

jamie-lee said...

wow cool - I'll have to check out some of the other sets they have x

Mallika said...

Love the polkdots! xx

Dilan Dilir said...

great post :D

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

love the last one! x

Elisa - Nuvole di Bellezza said...

Hi dear! Your blog is very nice, I am a new follower!

I invite you to participate in the two giveaway in my blog

Come and see if you like, I'd be honored!

Brenda said...

I love it!

Join the vintage give away on my blog if you like :)

Naima Amarilli said...

The first pois swimware is a dream! I want it!


Petite Voyageur said...

retro swimwear is adorable

Wida said...

If only I could pull off retro-looking items!

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Kristen Leo said...

that polka dot swimsuit is so cute! <3

Martina said...

Everytime I have visited California, it was summer, and I agree with you, it's wonderful in this time of the year!
I love the featuring you bring today, I specially love the first swimsuit, the one-pice one, it's so sexy and different!

Katie said...

I've been thinking of getting a swimsuit myself, I love the thought of a retro swimsuit though, I think they're so wonderfully feminine!

mirjam schuurkamp! said...

wait for a new post doll!


cryskay said...

ahhh bikini season... i dread. but with cute swimsuits like those... it makes it more enjoyable. xx

fashionable devotion said...

I love the swimsuit from the second pic! :)

SwapQueen I said...

Interesting concept!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Love the swimwear!! I'm giving away a suit on my site if you want to check it out!

Anonymous said...

Finally, my style and i can get it in my size! Thanks Pumpkin... now i can heat up the beach with my bombshell proportions!
Luv ya!

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