Retro Style Swimwear: Then & Now


Fashion has a way of reinventing itself in new and exciting ways, and the trend in swimwear style is no different. With the current trend of fashion models with curvier body types, and the ubiquity of 50s and 60s inspired cuts on the runways of Paris and Milan, it is no surprise that women are going back to swimsuits that provide more coverage and support.



Classic beauty icons like Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe graced the silver screen in their high-waisted bottoms and bandeau-style tops, and were all the more glamorous for leaving something to the imagination.




The re-adoption of this theme in modern-day fashion can be seen in the pages of leading fashion magazines across the world. Photographer Steven Miesel captured the following 1950s-inspired image for Vogue Italia’s May 2010 issue, and more recently, curvaceous supermodel, Crystal Renn, posed for Paper Magazine dressed in early 60s fashion.




Skye Swimwear’s design team has developed their own interpretation of retro-style swimsuits, but with a modern twist. Our high-waisted Hi-Profile bikini bottom, and our Marilyn and Retro bikini tops provide a stylish and comfortable option for the fashion-seeking beachgoer. For more information on our various styles and how they fit, browse through our online fit guide here.


Above: Skye Retro top



Above: Skye Marilyn top


Above: Skye Hi-Profile bottom

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