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Bettylicious – Beautiful and Beach-Ready Looks

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Beautiful and Beach-Ready Looks from Bettylicious

Gorgeous gals the world over can find the perfect retro swimwear at one small online shop: Bettylicious.



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From vintage one piece swimsuits to retro high waist bikinis, this UK swimwear store has got the entire range of pin-up worthy pieces for the beach or pool. They’re constantly updating with new 1950’s-inspired prints and patterns to suit everyone’s favorite vintage style.



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Pin up girls who are ready to hit the tropical sand and surf can find beautiful floral and palm tree prints in vintage one piece or bikini suits. The more reserved bathing beauties will love solid color swimsuits in navy, red, emerald, or black, just to name a few!



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Bettylicious specializes in Esther Williams‘ designed swimwear so you know you’re getting the authentic 1950’s style for a look that is fabulous and flattering. Classic red cherry prints by Girlhowdy add a fun flair for simple sunbathing or a popular pool party. Rockabilly swimsuits are available by Esther Williams as well, in rocking prints like black and white checkers and pastel gingham.



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One of the best parts about shopping for retro bikinis at Bettylicious is the ability to browse and buy bikini tops and bottoms separately. This allows every pin up girl to select different sizes for bust and hip measurements to ensure a fit that is absolutely perfect. Retro one piece suits come with built-in tummy control to flatter every waistline for that photo-worthy pin up silhouette at sunset.



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Built-in bra cups and side stays keep everything in place while you’re having fun in the sun. Best of all, if your dream swimsuit doesn’t fit, Bettylicous offers free returns within the UK. No worries! Betty just wants to make sure you adore your vintage swimsuit!



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For the 1950’s style bargain hunter, Bettylicious’ sale page is always running clearance sales and promotions in select styles and sizes. These bombshell bikinis and one piece suits sell fast, so it’s best to check back often to see the latest sale items. They even offer fun promos, such as 10% off your next purchase for writing a product review. So before hitting the beach, make sure to hit Bettylicious for vintage swimwear in classic 1950’s style!

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Esther Williams Swimwear

Esther Williams Swimwear

Esther Williams is one of those iconic women from the 1920’s who was simply successful at everything she did.

esther williams swimsuitTo this day, she remains an icon and influence to women. She started off as a professional level swimmer in school, eventually moving on to star in American water musicals.

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Her career ended in the 1960’s, and she decided to open her Esther Williams Swimwear line to keep her legend standing. When Esther started the swimwear line, she was no longer the lean and limber swimmer she once was, so she understood the concerns many women faced when going to buy a swimsuit.

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She noticed many swimwear lines targeting teens, which isolated women who had a few extra pounds or were not confident wearing a revealing small bikini. This is where her swimsuit line came into play. The majority of her styles are inspired by the retro and pin up swimsuit styles of the 1950’s, creating a more fashionable look that reveals less.

esther williams bathing suits High cut bikini tops and deep leg cuts are popular amongst her suits, and thick banded halter tops are popular for the upper half, which are useful for busy and flat chested women alike. Designs and colors range from solid colors and basic black to bright colors, polka dots, and even leopard print. There is a very wide variety of styles and colors available, so women of all ages and sizes can find a suit perfect for their body and curves.

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Some swimsuits in the Esther Williams line are of a very particular look. For example, the “Halter Maillot” suit is a shiny gold suit with a halter neck, designed for women who want to make a statement when at the pool or on the beach.

vintage bikiniThe “Marilyn Swimdress” is an elegant white suit with a ruffle cover-up skirt attached, designed to channel the popular white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, just shorter and more appropriate for swimming. Classic bright colors, lace and polka dots are just some of the styles you will find on these traditional bathing suits.

esther williams swimwearThe suits are high quality at an affordable range, and since they’re designed by a professional swimmer, you know you will receive a gorgeous and long-lasting suit for your money.

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Modcloth Swimwear

Modcloth Swimwear

Modcloth was designed by two high-school sweethearts with a love and passion for everything vintage and retro.

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The modcloth swimwear line is no exception when it comes to their excellent quality and original items, all available in a variety of colors and sizes at affordable prices. The swimwear line of Modcloth offers an extensive variety of swimsuit pieces, whether you’re looking to stay covered or bare as much as you can while staying within the limits of “appropriately covered.”

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Some of the more common colors of Modcloth swimwear are red, white and blue, with a patriotic and nautical look used as inspiration for many pieces. Since the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s were seriously patriotic times, the store keeps up with the theme to give the items a truly vintage feel. The “Beach Fireworks” collection of tops and bottoms includes high-waisted shorts, ruffles and cinched tops all in red, white and blue, for a nautical and American look. The “Merry Mariner” and “Pepperminty Fresh” suits bring stripes into the red, white and blue theme.

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Polka dots are another popular style of suit available in the Modcloth swimwear selection. The “Dipping Dots” and “Beach Blanket Bingo” suits are both polka dotted styles, available in both one and two pieces as well as red, blue or black with white polka dots.

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If you’re fuller figured, you may find it difficult to find a swimsuit that works with your body. Modcloth has a line of plus-sized swimwear for girls with a little extra curve. The beauty of retro, pin up and vintage styles is that they embrace women’s bodies in every aspect, whether they’re slim, athletic, curvy or bodacious.

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There are loads of plus-sized styles with shorts, folded down bottoms and halter tops to give you confidence in a swimsuit without worrying something will slip out. You’ll look smashing in the form-fitting styles, available in solid colors, plaids and polka dots.

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Whether you’re a size 4 or a size 24, Modcloth swimwear is the one-stop shop for all your bathing beauty needs. From simple one pieces to various bikini cuts, you’ll find the perfect suit for your body, no matter how much skin you would like to reveal. Don’t forget your sunblock!

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Pinup Couture

Pinup Couture

Pinup Couture is the signature clothing line of the groundbreaking retro boutique Pin Up Girl Clothing started by Laura Byrnes in 1996.

Initially operating out of her Los Angeles living room, it consisted of Byrnes’ original, hand-sewn pin up and rockabilly retro garments, displayed upon a solitary rolling rack. Her original line has continued to expand and grow along with the success of pinupgirlclothing.com, and still features the comfortable and oh-so-sexy styles that launched its fame, along with new bombshell dresses, retro swimsuits and bikinis and hot cheesecake tops and bottoms in sizes from XS to XXL, all using fabrics and prints exclusive to Pinup Couture.

Pinup Couture has a knack for striking the right balance between authentic retro inspiration and smoking-hot modern adaptations of timeless ‘40s and ‘50s fashions and provides a little something for bad-ass bobby soxers right on up to buxom bombshells.

Signature designs like The Micheline Dress in Black with Leopard Trim, a curve-hugging, fitted frock complete with gathered bodice and wiggle silhouette, or the vintage-inspired Sailor Swing Dress and Navy with White Trim, created with a bust-enhancing structured top and full-circle swing skirt, have the perfect Pinup Couture combination of classic and camp, as does the Natalie Dress in Black with Red Trim, a simple and graphic wiggle, and the exaggerated hourglass-shaped Bad Girl dress in Black Stretch Satin, which trims the waist and plumps the curves enough to pierce the hearts of admirers with a simple step of one’s stiletto heel.

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The Bettie Retro One Piece Swimsuit in Black Cherry, inspired by a passion for the art of Vargas and, of course, Bettie Page and the Dee Dee Dress in Blue and Violet Floral, with a gathered circle skirt, tiny cap sleeves and Peter Pan collar are slightly more modest interpretations of classic styles with the sexy dash of girlish innocence that all pin up styles require.

Available internationally in retro boutiques Pinup Couture clothing is available not only at Pin Up Girl Clothing but also at at Baby Girl Boutique, Love Burlesque and other online retailers, as well as in shops around the world like Ozzie Dots in the U.S., Dolly Dagger Limited in the UK and Miss Mole or Rockabilly-Clothing in Germany.

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