Hello and happy Thursday everyone!!!!
Is it just me or did this week FLY BY? When writing “Thursday” above I was like, “No, really .. it’s THURSDAY?!” I guess that’s just what happens when you have a 3-day weekend!
Thankfully we have more 3-day weekends ahead thanks to the official arrival of summer and the many warm weather activities we do this season, including … THE BEACH!
I grew up hanging out at the Jersey Shore before the Jersey Shore had it’s own TV show. Flash back to 1993, and little Sammy D was rocking her (now vintage) Speedo one-pieces in beach towns like Cape May, Ocean City & Wildwood, New Jersey.
Where ever you might live in the country (or the world — I’m learning that there is quite a lot of international vintage lovers hanging out here!) you hopefully have a hot-weather reprieve that involves cold water, a cold drink and a relaxing lounge chair!
For all of your summer activities beachside, poolside and surfside, I wanted to share some awesome vintage tidbits on the design of vintage swimsuits specifically for the 1960s fashion, 1970s & 1980s eras. While there are QUITE the number of flattering pinup style swimsuits from the ’50s & ’40s — especially reproductions that you can buy from sites like Pin Up Girl Clothing — I wanted to shed some light on the underrated eras of vintage swimwear.
And the best part? Because every single one of your body’s is beautiful, I made sure to include an inspirational vintage swimsuit option from each era for the full, balanced & svelte figures, my personal definition of three universal body types for vintage fashion sizing success. (Check out this blog post for more on vintage sizing for your body type)
Keep reading after the jump to learn more about vintage swimwear stylish for YOU and available to buy on Etsy now — and if you didn’t watch yesterday’s video, don’t forget to check out my 5 vintage looks and to vote for your favorite!