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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