Vintage swimwear is timeless and flattering. Both one piece and two piece vintage swimsuits are popular now, but it is the two piece or vintage bikini that is making waves. The first vintage bikini was invented in the 1940s, named after the Bikini Atoll. Worn by pin ups, it was modest by today’s standards but very revealing for the times. Retro bikinis feature low leg cutouts on high waisted bikini bottoms (over the navel). Ruching on the bikini bottom helps hide tummies and smooth rolls (thank you!) Popular vintage bikini prints are polka dots, stripes, flowers, and novelty themes.
Shop these unique retro bikinis and vintage bikini swimsuits for a summer of nostalgic fun! Plus size vintage bikini swimsuits are included as well.
Vintage Retro Bikini
It is no surprise a retro swimsuit revival is happening now. Solid colors like black and navy blue are classic while this year’s trends favor yellow, teal, purple and green.
Learn more about vintage swimsuits by decade:
- 1920s Swimsuits
- 1930s Swimsuits
- 1940s Swimsuits
- 1950s Swimsuits
- 1960s-1970s Swimsuits – pictures at the end