Flashback to the 1960s and 1970s where the modest swimsuit of the 1950s went out and in came the cute two piece bikini and flashy one piece bathing suit. 60s swimsuits with contrasting mod colorblocks were one fad and jewel tone bathing suits were another. Pink, green, orange, black. Gingham checks, stripes, and polka dots in pastel colors. Boho swimsuits of the hippie era finish the decade in plenty of poolside party style.
70s swimsuits favored the boy short bikini or terry cloth swimsuit. The new maillot design with cut out sides caused a stir on the beach yet they are back in fashion now. The swimdress also returned to fashion in the 70s. The itsy bitsy bikini took off in the late 70s in stripes, geo prints, rainbows, tropical florals and textured solids. Scroll down to see pictures of 60s and 70s swimwear.
Retro swimwear makes adventures at the beach even more fun. Shop these vintage-inspired 60s and 70s swimsuits and bathing suits for a retro time in the summer sun!