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Black Cat Bikinis Breathes New Life into the Vintage Game

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Black Cat Bikinis Breathes New Life into the Vintage Game

Black Cat Bikinis is a retro and custom swimwear boutique in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The company is the brainchild of Joanna Borres, who has lived in sunny Florida her whole life. Despite the ubiquity of retro swimwear and bikinis in Florida, Borres could never find one that fit her properly. She was tired of always having to get her swimsuits altered, so she decided to start making her own.

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Borres believes that all women are beautiful, and she loves creating bathing suits that make them feel beautiful. An accomplished designer, she creates all of her patterns from scratch, and she is more than willing to draw up new patterns for customers whose figures demand it.

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Black Cat Bikinis sells its own line exclusively. The tops and bottoms are sold separately to ensure that both pieces fit perfectly. The bikinis are not inexpensive, though the prices are more than reasonable for high-quality custom-made swimwear.

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Borres is a truly gifted designer. Unlike other vintage-inspired brands, Black Cat Bikinis’ swimsuits are legitimately sexy. The bottoms are high-waisted and come down over the upper thighs, and the tops are full-coverage. Very little skin is on display, but the swimwear are so purely fun that the move toward modesty barely registers.

 

The one-pieces are equally sexy, with plunging necklines and eye-catching patterns. Full-figured ladies will be thrilled to learn that a fair amount of Black Cat Bikinis’ bathing suits feature underwire construction. Borres takes advantage of her larger canvases by using fabrics with large prints and uncommon colors.

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Even the cover-ups from Black Cat Bikinis are sexy. These are not the typical ponchos and over-sized t-shirt dresses. These cover-ups are flirty skirts with wrap-around closures and thigh-high slits up the sides. Black Cat Bikinis is one of the only beach brands to produce cover-ups that do not hide curves under loose fits.

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Borres and her team make all of the swimsuits to order, so delivery takes up to 4 weeks. As a perk, Borres is happy to alter all swimsuits if they do not fit perfectly. All orders should be placed via the website. Other vintage brands make bikinis for coy, winsome women. Black Cat Bikinis is for women who have modern sensibilities but are not done justice by contemporary swimwear trends.

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Sivletto

Sivletto

Sivletto is an online shop dedicated to offering 1950s pin up and rockabilly-inspired items to men and women who are passionate about those styles. They also have a brick and mortar location in Stockholm, Sweden, offering their luxurious goods to locals and tourists looking for one-of-a-kind vintage and retro-inspired items.

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Sivletto offers items for both men and women, ranging from casual basics to dressier statement pieces. Ladies, this is the perfect shop for you to stock up on camisoles, basic t-shirts, and other items that are worn under dress clothes or with a casual pair of jeans and shoes. You’ll also find cute vintage-inspired work attire items such as A-line skirts, plaid button-down tops, and more. Looking for the perfect retro bathing suit? Find it here in a variety of patterns, styles, and sizes.

Guys, there is something for you at Sivletto too. You’ll find a wide selection of graphic screen-printed tees, button-downs, wallets, letter jackets, sweater vests, classic jeans, hats, and even undergarments.

Dress up your kids at Sivletto with cute classic tees and hats, socks, baby blankets, and much more.

Sivletto is also known particularly for their wide selection of Levi Jeans, available for men, women, and children. You’ll find Levi corduroys, basic jeans, dressy black pants, jean skirts, bandanas, overalls, dresses, and button-downs, each of which is affordable and ideal for dressing up or down.

The unique clothing pieces offered at Sivletto come from established brands in the rockabilly and pin up industries such as Rockefella, CTH, Steady Clothing, Wrangler, Esther Williams, Emmy Design, Lucky-13, Edwin, DePalma, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, and much more. If there is a rockabilly or punk brand you covet, chances are you’ll find it while browsing through the Sivletto selection.

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Sivletto is perfect for shoppers of all kinds because you’ll easily find basics such as jeans and t-shirts, but you’ll also find sassy style to dress up the entire family. Plaid children’s hats, polka dotted bathing suits, funky graphic tees, and even books and DVDs are just some of the reasons why their wide selection is so popular. Next time you’re looking to add a little rockabilly to your life, browse Sivletto for something you’ll love.

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Principessa

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Principessa

Principessa is a pin up and retro inspired shop catering to women who love the styles of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Whether it’s the sweet innocence of the fashion you covet or the fun and fearless attitude that goes along with it, you’ll find just about everything you need to enhance your wardrobe and fancy up your look at Principessa.


The sexy pin up dresses are some of the most popular pieces available for sale at Principessa. Sexy fitted pencil skirts are paired with colorful tops to create bold contrast in a piece that is both work appropriate and perfect for date night. In their dress selection you’ll find polka dots, leopard print, and bold blocks of color contrasts, perfect for the sassy pin up, retro, and rockabilly diva in every woman.

Pencil skirts and flowing skirts with plenty of tulle are available for corporate wear as well as the perfect piece for a night of dancing. Another popular section at Principessa is the body suit and bathing suit selection. You’ll find pieces perfect for lounging at the beach or pairing with one of their many skirts, a pair of legwarmers, or some cute pedal pushers.

The body suits at Principessa also complement lingerie and burlesque pieces quite well if that’s what you’re looking for, and can be easily paired with some tights or thigh high pantyhose. For the domestic diva, Principessa also sells adorably fashionable and retro aprons for days spent baking or working hard over the hot stove.

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Their accessories section has an assortment of aprons, as well as retro inspired bandanas and hats to wear with your favorite retro dress or body suit. Principessa has affordable prices on their wide and unique selection of pin up and retro inspired goodies in a variety of colors and sizes. Women of all ages, shapes, and sizes can find skirts, dresses, and tops to pair together.

Next time you’re on the hunt for some retro wear for your wardrobe, whether it’s to start small and complement your existing wardrobe or you’re looking for full blown retro wear, check out the selection at Principessa. You definitely won’t leave disappointed.

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Broad Minded Clothing

Broad Minded Clothing

Broad Minded Clothing is a Portland-based boutique specializing in playful retro swimwear, fierce rockabilly dresses and adorably cute pin up outfits for the sassy girly-girl in every woman. The designer’s passion for everything retro brings about an endless variety of looks and clothing pieces inspired by the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and even the 1970s, with playful floral prints, brightly colored polka dot patterns and fierce color blocking for a look that is one-of-a-kind, playful and perfect for showing off your personality.

If you’re a leopard lover, Broad Minded Clothing has an incredible selection of looks for you. From one-piece bathing suits that hug and show off your curves to fitted pencil skirts to wear to work to sassy dresses for fun formal events, they have it all, and it’s in more than brown and black print as well. You’ll find traditional leopard, black and white leopard and even leopard with patterned stripes throughout for just the look you want.

If ruffles and polka dots are your thing, you’re also in luck with Broad Minded Clothing. Two-piece bathing suits with ruffle tops and bright or subtle polka dots are combined for an adorably retro or pin up-inspired look that covers as much or as little as you want. You’ll also find ruffles and polka dots adorning flowing dresses, fitted pencil skirts and button-down tops for casual work wear or a night on the town when you want to look your sexiest.

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For the classic pin up sassy sailor look, you’ll find all sorts of styles here including nautical navy blue and white striped tops paired with navy blue bottoms, feminine sailor hats with a clean white finish, and more. Whether you’re looking for a sweet and innocent look or a bold and sexy outfit for a burlesque dance, costume or sexy night in, you’ll find enough styles to create just the right look at Broad Minded Clothing.

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Browse through the online catalog and discover how easy it is to mix and match styles to create just the outfit you have in mind. Whether it’s leopard, lace, polka dots, black and white or bold, fearless color combinations, you’ll find everything you need at Broad Minded Clothing.

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