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Top 5 Retro-Inspired Swimsuits of 2017

November 20, 2017

Let’s consider the 1950s the Golden Age of the Swimsuit. Before this decade, swimwear had evolved from flannel boomers to a synthetic swimdress that looked exactly like—well, a full-length dress you’d be more likely to wear in the boardroom than on the beach today. (All that fabric sounds fun to swim in, doesn’t it?)

During the ’50s, the feminine figure was finally embraced. Designers ditched the sleeves and legally-required leg coverage of yesteryear to create swimwear that showed more of the human body in all its beauty. The sultry cuts and cute detailing developed in this time period had the chic staying power to inform the swimsuit designs of today.

Beckon your inner pinup girl with these vintage-inspired swimsuits from Always For Me: 

plus-size-retro-swimsuits-always-for-me2 1. Always For Me Control Femme Fatale Underwire Plus Size Swimdress, SHOP: If there’s one pattern that defines the 1950s it’s polka-dots. This swimsuit featuring the classic print shows off and supports your shape with Princess Seams, control fabric, and an underwire foam-cup bra. Pair with cat-eye sunglasses for a chic retro look.


2. Always For Me Marilyn Plus Size Swimdress, SHOP: The name of this swimsuit says it all. With a plunge neckline and thoughtful ruching on the sides, this classic red swimsuit proves you can get coverage and still be sexy. Accessorize with an oversize wicker hat to keep skin flawless just like Bardot and Monroe.


3. Always For Me Daphne Plus Size Swimdress in Royal & White, SHOP (also available in Black & White): A flirty and feminine swimsuit that’s the epitome of cute. The ruching on the sides and power net lining help highlight your curves—and the polka dot print is super retro and oh so charming!


4. Always For Me Control Retro Halter Plus Size Swimdress in Plum, SHOP (also available in Turquoise): Say it with me: Va-va voom. This royal purple swimsuit shows off your bust with a sexy v-cut neckline and padded bra cups. Slimming tummy control lining also helps create—and accentuate—an hourglass shape.


5. Always For Me Isabella Plus Size Tankini in Chocolate, SHOP: The bandeau twist-top and ruffle detailing on this swimsuit pay homage to the Golden Age while sexy side ruching and the tankini top and bikini bottom bring the design into modern day. Bra-like molded cups and structured side boning show off your feminine features.

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