Vintage-Inspired Bathing Suits for Those Who are Afraid to Go Vintage
Atlanta-based Rhiannon Leifheit originally launched her site, liebemarlene.com, as a companion to her expertly curated and gently priced online store,Liebemarlene Vintage. Now it's become a hub to peep her insanely cool, retro-inflected personal style, as well as a place to read her musings about all things stylish, past and present. We're thrilled to have Rhiannon guest-blogging for us all week on luckymag.com, where she'll be sharing her second-hand shopping expertise and more!
In my opinion, the best-looking swimsuits are the vintage ones--glamorous, Rita-Hayworth-worthy one-pieces from the 1940s, bikinis with extra-high waists circa 1960.... But unfortunately, all of my vintage bathing suit purchases have ended in failure. Maybe I just have trouble finding ones in the perfect size, but there are always weird fit issues--strange 1950s padding sticking out in strange places, etc. So a few years ago, I started buying new, vintage-inspired suits, and I'm hooked. Now, I don't really need to be swimsuit shopping--I just got a polka dot bikini with a high waist last year--but if I were on the hunt for another one (again, purely
hypothetically), here's what I'd buy:
3. Samantha Pleet Tide Suit at NeedSupply: Reason I have two different Samantha Pleet suits on the list: I'm in love with her spring collection. I already have a polka dot suit, but I'd settle for this one too.
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