Category: vintage swimwear


Hiya Swimwear and Lingerie fans.

I’ve come to the realization that I won’t be eligible for a vacation yet again this year and am now seriously pining for the beach.

Typical right?

In order to pacify my pathetic need to want what I can’t have, I’ve found a lovely little beach pin up for our viewing pleasure.

She has a pretty sweet little swimwsuit on {how awesome are those bottome? they look good and look comfortable too!} and I’m actually really digging her rather clompy foot wear choice, too.

I like that she hasn’t been given the Jessica Rabbit proportions favoured by some artists and instead is working her look with just a smirky little smile.

Until further notice, I’ll be pretending to be her, so if you see me outside eating my lunch on the corporate lawn, pretending to adjust the ties on my bottoms… just shrug and mark it up to a serious lack of down time.

Cheers,

Maggie

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Bettie B Dangerous Nathalie 2 Piece Suit

Bettie B Dangerous Nathalie 2 Piece Suit

Happy Friday Swimwear and Lingerie buddies.

Can you smell that? No, not thaaaat. ew

Sponge Bob Smelly Pants

Sponge Bob Smelly Pants

Spring is in the air and right after that comes SUMMER!!!!

Wahoooo, I can’t wait my dears. I’m very excited for this warm season. I have big plans for my swimwear and it looks like they include a little bit of shopping too!

Oh... right, never mind. Can I live vicariously through your expenditures?

Oh... right, never mind. Can I live vicariously through your expenditures?

Since it’s Free For All Friday, I thought we’d take a look through the new collection from Bettie B Dangerous!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Awnya"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Awnya"

They have the best tagline too! Sweet. Sexy. Dangerous.
Bettie B Dangerous Swimwear.

You’ve seen her suits mentioned before here because she has an amazing design sense with full on, retro-girly awesomeness. I really can’t say enough about them.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Belle Orzo"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Belle Orzo"

Nikki’s new line is called the “2012 Passport to Bettie B Dangerous Collection” and it’s a pretty sweet line up of 12 different suits that are bound to attract some major attention this summer!

Bettie B Dangerous Camille 2 Piece 2012

Bettie B Dangerous Camille 2 Piece 2012

In her own words, Nikki describes the new collection as; “fun, flirty, and feminine! A look that any modern pin up would love to wear around town!!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Marie Antoinette" 2 piece

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Marie Antoinette" 2 piece

Colors range from pretty pastels to bright bodacious bolds!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Kuta"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Kuta"

They’ve even added some bells and whistles to each suit to help make the Dangerous Bettie stand out in any bash she attends!”

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Nusa Dua"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Nusa Dua"

Excited yet? Wait ’till you see the rest of the pictures 🙂

They're pretty cool, but let's pace ourselves with the ZOMGs Mmmmkay?

They're pretty cool, but let's pace ourselves with the ZOMGs Mmmmkay?

The designs were inspired by some of their favorite places to visit.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Bali Sunset"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Bali Sunset"

Such places as the lush green landscapes of Bali, the sparkling orange sunsets found on the peninsulas in Italy and the chic Parisian on holiday in St. Tropez.

Sadly inspired by Bali suits are the closest I'm going to get to Bali anytime soon! Either way, I'd be wearing an awesome suit though.

Sadly inspired by Bali suits are the closest I'm going to get to Bali anytime soon! Either way, I'd be wearing an awesome suit though.

They take pride in the fact that their suits are each designed and produced in limited quantity in the United States.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Clodagh"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Clodagh"

They come in sizes XS to L with some styles available in Extra Large.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Lollie"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Lollie"

She’s staying true to the retro shaping and playing with color blocking and cut outs too!

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Giovanna"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Giovanna"

I think this bright yellow ruched one piece is my favourite.

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Toscano Sol"

Bettie B Dangerous 2012 "Toscano Sol"

Now that it’s warming up, have you been dusting off your suits? Figured out if you’ll be grabbing any new ones to update the wardrobe?

Any of these tickle your fancy? Let me know what you think about them, I bet Nikki would love to hear your review of the new collection too. Simply pop your thoughts into the comments section and share away!

Cheers,

Maggie

Happy Wednesday Swimwear and Lingerie Buddies!

It’s Wordless Wednesday, but I couldn’t just plop a photo of Elizabeth Taylor in the cutest little retro swimsuit top down on the blog without a proper introduction, so, allow me to introduce you to… Elizabeth Taylor… isn’t she wonderful and don’t you just love her bikini top?

Elizabeth Taylor, Bathing Beauty

Elizabeth Taylor, Bathing Beauty

{…doesn’t that belt on her waist look freakin’ painful? Why would she do this to herself? She has a magnificent figure, there’s no need to use a garrote on her mid section…oh and I’m not talking… this is what I would have said if I WAS… but I’m not!}

Cheers,

Maggie

Retro Swimwear and Fishnets

Hidey Ho there Swimwear and Lingerie friends.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Retro Swimwear and Fishnets

Retro Swimwear and Fishnets

Cheers,

Maggie

The Paris Maillot by The Red Dolly

The Paris Maillot by The Red Dolly

Happy Totally Retro Tuesday Swimwear and Lingerie Fans.

Today’s Totally Retro Tuesday post is all about Bongo Boards and has some fabulous incidental footage of retro Swimsuits in the video.

I have to admit after playing around on the Seafolly site yesterday, I’m still gelling on the vintage silhouette and would love to own some suits like these ladies have on.

{I’m not really sure how the heck they stay on while exercising, but they look really great and unconcerned about potential wardrobe malfunctions. So whatever it is, it certainly is working!}

So, sit back, enjoy the video and learn all about an exercise/workout that is still pretty awesome today, but not as awesome as those swimsuits!

Cheers,

Maggie

Vintage Inspired Barbie Swimsuit By ThomThom Vintage

Vintage Inspired Barbie Swimsuit By ThomThom Vintage

Hello and Happy Monday Swimwear and Lingerie Buddies.

It is a long weekend here in Canada-land and as such I only have a brief posting for you today… I’m on holiday and loving every minute of it!

So to start us off, I decided on the theme for this “Must Have Monday” post due to the need for a super comfy, totally function-able yet breathtakingly awesome piece of swimming attire. So not so much lingerie today but definitely heavy on the swimwear.

Let me show you the also-rans that I really love but weren’t quite special enough for the ultimate Must Have spotlight… I gleaned each of these beauties from Seafolly. For more information about the Australian Swimwear Line pop on over here, to get right to the visuals, read on.

Seafolly Separates D-DD Underwire Halter Bra and Twist Band Hipster Boyleg Pant

Seafolly Separates D-DD Underwire Halter Bra and Twist Band Hipster Boyleg Pant

I adore the boy leg cut of the pants and the halter styling of the top would balance my shoulders and curviness beautifully, BUT this isn’t the one I adore the most.

Seafolly Matt Separates Fixed Moulded Tri and Tie Side Pant with Frill

Seafolly Matt Separates Fixed Moulded Tri and Tie Side Pant with Frill

Now, this one really surprised the heck out of me… I generally have a fairly firm “no pink” rule on my wardrobe choices… but dang if the frills and stylish cut aren’t overruling my pink prejudice…. who knew?

Seafolly Boyleg Maillot

Seafolly Boyleg Maillot

This one was a hugely strong contender… it has the vintage swimwear styling that I love and it has a cool print and interesting construction… throw in the boy leg and it should have won… but it didn’t. Curiouser and curioser…

Are you ready for the big reveal?

Well here it is… I’m not sure why I find this swimwsuit so beguiling.

Seafolly Matt Separates

Seafolly Matt Separates

It could be the strapless nature of the top, the quasi-skirt of the bottom, it definitely has something to do with the totally retro feel of the style and the adorable print. I love the frill at the top and the structured feel of the bodice… all in all, I just really really want it… and not just because I could justify buying the wicked cool swimsuit cover-up below to go with it… though that could have had something to do with the decision.

Seafolly Hudson Dress

Seafolly Hudson Dress

Cheers,

Maggie

Ps. Have an excellent Holiday weekend if you’re Canadian… if you’re not, sorry about your luck but you can daydream while you check out Seafolly’s swimwear collection!

betty-brosmer (1)

Betty-Brosmer (1)

Happy Totally Retro Tuesday Swimwear and Lingerie fans!

Today we have a spotlight on one of the great swimwear models of all time! The amazing Betty Brosmer, showing us all how to work a swimsuit for the camera.

Who’s Betty Brosmer? Seriously?

Betty Brosmer 5

Betty Brosmer

Aw c’mon…

Fine, according to Wikipedia… the not-very reliable source; “Betty Brosmer is an American former model born in Pasadena, California on August 2, 1935. She was a popular pin-up at the height of her career in the 1950s.”

Betty Brosmer

Betty Brosmer

“In 1961, she married Joe Weider, co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders. Brosmer is the co-founder of Shape Magazine, a health and fitness publication for women and currently writes two magazine columns which appear in other health and fitness magazines.”

Isn’t she stunning? I wonder if any of the models down in Florida at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week-Swimwear down in Florida have that perfect hourglass figure? Don’t you just love her vintage swimsuit? How the heck does it stay up?

Betty-Brosmer 3

Betty-Brosmer

Cheers,

Maggie

Betty Brosmer

Betty Brosmer

Halle Berry Works This Suit

Halle Berry Works This Suit

Happy Tuesday my Swimwear and Lingerie Peeps!

Yah, thats right I said “Happy” Tuesday. You know why? Because every day of the week CAN be happy, not just Fridays and I am going to keep hammering that home until we all accept it. Gosh Golly Darn It!

{Eep, look at me cursing all Amishish…Sorry for the strong language folks, I’ll try to keep my happy
passion in check}

Amish Swimwear ?

Amish Swimwear ?

…and we’re back.

{blink blink…what? Burned into your retinas you say? Surely you’re exaggerating…}

Shake it off, shake it off…stop crying… the image will fade from your mind.. repeat after me, You are NOT permanently scarred by what you have just seen! Fine… I’m sorry.

C’mon, it was either that or a dirty leprechaun in a mankini joke. I think we can all agree that I made a wise-ish choice.

For once, our Totally Retro Tuesday is a Vintage Swimwear focus rather than vintage lingerie. Refreshing right? Kinda?

Still have’t forgiven me for the mostly naked, top hat wearing dudes above, have you? Again, very sorry.

Take a quick look at our video below and you will see where the Retro in Totally Retro Tuesday comes in!

Pretty awesome pics right? I adore the early two piece swimsuits, but mostly I love the slightly naughty, definitely mischievous looks on the faces of those rebellious women! You go you bad ass chicks! Way to break down the barriers and wear whatever the heck you want!

Cheers,

Maggie

bikini

bikini