Be A Retro Goddess On The Beach This Summer

April 28, 2011 • Vintage, Yahoo


Angel Cutsforth for Second City Style Magazine

There is a really famous picture of Marilyn Monroe on the beach in a white one piece halter-neck swim suit. Bettie Page had lots of shoots in bikini's on the beach, not to mention the daring one piece leopard print suit she wore in one of the photos. This summer don't you want to exude the sexiness and confidence that those vintage icons did? It's all well and good wearing teeny tiny string bikinis if you have the body to match, meaning if you're a 15 year-old girl or a string bean, and for most of women who don't look like that, a retro style swimsuit or bikini could be the answer.

How the bottoms should fit:

The first thing you need to know is that you need to make sure that the rise of the leg is low and definitely you don't want to show too much of your butt cheeks either. Make sure that they are also high rise on the waist, just below the belly button is my preference.

Also important is that the fabric be thick so that it isn't see through when you put it on. The elastic at the waistband and at the legs shouldn't dig in. Think Bridget Jones' underwear with a slightly lower rise.

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