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Calling all retro ladies. Summer is the perfect time to channel your inner 50’s fashion icon and take your frolicking to the sandy shores. While everyone else is wearing the same generic and modern styles, you’ll be turning up the heat in these top trending retro swimsuits for 2019.
Grab Some High Waist Swimsuit Bottoms For The Perfect Silhouette
If there’s one thing the ladies from previous decades knew how to do perfectly, it was creating a flawless silhouette. But we aren’t here to tell you to squeeze into a suffocating corset. After all, we’re talking about retro swimwear, not swimwear antiques! So, when you’re shopping for some retro swimsuits this summer season, keep an eye peeled for high waist swimsuit bottoms that are designed with a vintage appeal.
These types of retro swimsuit bottoms leave much more to the imagination than those itsy bitsy thong bikinis that seem to be “the thing” in this modern-day world, making them mysterious and sexy. And as the saying goes, less is not always more and our high waist retro bottoms are the perfect example of just that. Cinched at the waist before extending slightly above, these retro bikini bottoms will give you a perfect silhouette and all the comfort and coverage you desire.
Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that they come in black, red, gray and white!
Beach It Like Barbie in This Vintage Chevron Stripe One Piece Swimsuit
There’s nothing like a good, sexy and comfortable one piece swimsuit that highlights all the areas you want to flaunt while hiding the ones you wish to hide. Our Chevron stripe retro one piece swimsuit has all the elements you want for a flawless look and feel while frolicking the sandy shores.
Designed with a Barbie appeal in mind, this vintage swimsuit comes with shelf bust, silicone gel top seam and a fit perfected with nylon and spandex fabric. The straps are adjustable and removable, giving you all the versatility you need throughout the summer season. The best part of all is that the stripes are placed in positions that emphasize your natural body shape, bringing attending to your bust (not too much, of course) while slimming your waist and hip area.
Dip Into a Plunging Neckline Vintage Swimsuit like Marilyn
Vintage bathing suit designers have always known how to create one pieces that were more Marilyn than Mom, and that certainly isn’t about to change now. So, if you’re looking for more of a Marilyn Monroe inspired day at the beach, our Vintage Black Halter one piece swimsuit is the perfect option.
This retro swimsuit has vintage elements such as the cinched waistline added into the design to give you that retro feel, while also adding in modern day comforts from the mesh linings. The fit is absolutely flawless, pulling in where needed and letting your bodacious side show in other areas. It has a plunging neckline that is less revealing than the modern-day options, while still managing to be way sexier. And just look at the vintage bow that gets created from the wider bathing suit straps! It’s a swimsuit and beachwear accessories-in-one. Now that’s what we call some Marilyn Monroe style.
Don’t forget to pair your retro swimsuit look with some retro sunglasses. After all, a retro beach look is never complete without some unique, feminine and flirty sunglasses. So, head on over to Betty Von Chic and pick up all your retro swimwear and vintage accessories today.
- Chantel McCuligh
Take a look at any pictures from the past and chances are, the fashionistas are rocking some bold and ravishing retro jewelry. It was a time where "the bigger and bolder the jewelry, the better," making retro accessories key to achieving that 50’s glamour appeal you’re looking for from your own wardrobe. The best part? You don’t even have to revamp your closet if you don’t want to because retro jewelry does all the talking. Just add on some retro earrings with a bold retro necklace, and your 50’s icon will shine.
So, let's start channeling your inner 50's fashion icon with our go-to guide for buying and wearing retro jewelry in today's modern world.
Add Different Retro Necklaces for a Modern Multi-Strand Twist
It's time to layer up, ladies.
Multilayered necklaces are a popular fashion trend today and one that retro ladies should definitely enjoy. To make sure this look stays more vintage than it does “typical” for today, combine a variety of retro necklaces that have difference lengths to create that multi-strand look. For example, pair a retro choker with a slightly longer retro statement necklace and complete the look with a longer, sleeker style.
Get The Clip On Retro Look With Bold Matching Earrings
Back in the day, a lot of women wore clip-on earrings to add a sprinkle of style without putting holes in their skin. Those days are long behind us and chances are, you have your ears pierced – if not one but maybe even twice.
Now, that doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve the clip-on retro earring appeal. You just have to be more specific with the styles you choose.
Retro earrings often have elegant and extravagant elements that are big and bold. They were usually made out of plastic which means that your desire for vintage inspired fashion doesn’t have to break the bank.
Think Timeless When Shopping For Vintage Jewelry
When it comes to vintage fashion, timeless styles are everything. These types of vintage jewelry can be worn century after century without ever going out of style.
Think of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn; some of the jewelry they often wore are still dominating as today's fashion trends. From statement necklaces that don glass beads, and precious gemstones (or lookalikes) to charm bracelets, bangles and big hoops, they were and still are must have jewelry pieces because they are timeless.
The best thing about buying timeless vintage jewelry is that can instantly take a basic tee or fancy gown to the next level. Not only that but you don’t have to constantly switch up your jewelry collection with every season that comes and goes. And let’s get serious ladies, being frugal is fashionable! So, stick with styles that you know you’ll be able to add into your retro outfits time and time again.
All-In-One Matching Retro Jewelry Sets Make Retro Fashion Easy
With all the stunning retro jewelry out there, it can be difficult to narrow in on the ones you want. That’s also not to mention that because retro jewelry is so bold, they can be hard to pair with other styles. So, the easiest way to fill your jewelry box with retro accessories is to buy them in matching sets. Psst: matching jewelry sets were all the rage back in the vintage era.
This little retro shopping trick makes it easy to add a dose of 50’s glamour into any look. It’s effortless and you just can’t go wrong with wearing bold retro earrings that were designed to be worn with a matching necklace.
Don’t Forget The Simple Accents
Hair clips, hair bandanas, brooches, oh my! Pulling off the retro glamor look can be as simple as wearing fashion accessories that are specific to an older era, such as hair bandanas, brooches, compact fans, parasols, and cat eye sunglasses.
Vintage fashion is all about using fashion accessories to their fullest potential and letting them shine glamor throughout your entire ensemble. Shop Betty Von Chic today for all your must have retro jewelry pieces and vintage accessories and completely transform your look in seconds.
- Chantel McCuligh
There are some things every lady needs in her wardrobe when the sun starts to shine, and here at Betty Von Chic, we have the scoop. From pinup fashion outfits to vintage inspired looks, the warmer seasons are the perfect time to channel your inner vintage fashion diva. Here are the retro fashion must haves you need to strut your stuff in for spring and summer 2019.
A Polka Dot Dress
A polka dot dress is always a must have for vintage inspired outfits, regardless of the season. After all, it’s a classic! However, the modern-day fashion trends for spring and summer have also fallen in love with the polka dot look which is great news for ladies with a retro wardrobe. After all, you’ve been perfecting the polka dot look all this time. So, now is the perfect time to show the world how to wear polka dot dresses like a fashion icon from the 50’s in this vintage red hot pencil dress.
Vintage One Piece Swimsuit
With the warm weather finally here, it’s time to find the perfect vintage swimsuit to frolic on the sandy shores in. So, channel your inner Marilyn Monroe and slip into this unique vintage black halter swimsuit. It has the perfect fit for that 50’s diva look, yet all the comfort that you desire. Needless to say, you’ll definitely be turning some heads in this swimsuit.
Classic Vintage One Piece with a Modern Twist
Not a fan of the deep plunging neckline? Stick with the classic vintage inspired swimsuit look with our Black and White Stripe One Piece. Designed with nylon and spandex for the perfect silhouette, this vintage inspired swimsuit even comes with adjustable and removable straps, shelf bust and silicone gel top seam to really complete the look.
Vintage Inspired Luncheon Dress
One of the biggest modern-day fashion trends for spring and summer 2019 is the lady-suit look. But let’s be honest here ladies, a luncheon dress is an even better option. It has a rich and lavish look that is similar to the lady-suit fashion trend, with an added dose of vintage and retro appeal that is certain to make you rule the sidewalks.
This Vintage Pink Luncheon Dress is actually a dress and jacket duo, designed with a retro exposed zipper and the perfect Barbie/50’s fashion icon silhouette.
The Leather (Or Pleather) Look
It’s been a couple of decades since the full leather look has been a trend but this is one spring vintage fashion trend that’s making a comeback. So, make sure you have a leather look in your wardrobe to add some vintage inspired appeal into your spring and summer days. If the all-black-leather look doesn’t pull at your retro heartstrings, switch things up for a colorful alternative.
Now, if wearing leather goes against your moral code, faux leather vintage dresses are the perfect substitution. As a bonus to being eco-friendly, faux leather dresses are just as friendly for your budget as well.
A High Waist Thrills Skirt
When it comes to getting a vintage inspired dress and channeling your inner Grease Lightning character, the bigger the poof the better. There’s something so fun and flirty about a high waist thrills skirt, and the spring and summer season are the perfect time for both of those things. The best part? Our High Waist Thrills Skirt even comes with pockets just like the real retro deal. So, our thrills skirt is definitely a must have you’ll want to be twirling in this year.
Twirl your Thrills skirt right over to Betty Von Chic and explore our vast collection of retro outfits and vintage inspired looks. For more inspiration, check out some outfit ideas on our Instagram.
- Chantel McCuligh
If there’s one modern thing to love, it’s all the vintage style inspirations you can find on social media. Whenever you’re in doubt about what to wear or whether your ensemble is 50’s fashion icon worthy, just click online and view our vintage style outfit ideas. Looking for more inspiration? Scroll your way over to these modern day retro fashion icons and see what type of vintage fashion they’re rocking.
Idda Van Munster
Originally from Bosnia, Idda Van Munster has perfected the vintage inspired look. Everything from her vintage outfits to her 50’s fashion icon makeup is paired so perfectly, you’d swear you were living in a different era. The only thing that isn’t vintage on her account is the quality of the photos - they’re all so bright and vibrant!
For the ladies eager to find vintage inspired fashion from all walks of life (and moments in history), you’ll want to follow Victoria at Vintagemaedchen_by_victoria. This modern day retro fashion icon focuses on all types of retro fashion from between the 20’s and 60’s, giving you a glimpse into fashion that your grandma, great-grandma, great, great-grandma would have worn. She also has a blog that focuses on books, arts, history and vegan life.
Imagine having a wardrobe that is entirely and directly from the 30’s and 40’s? Well, that’s exactly what you get to see when you follow Idacath on Instagram. This modern day retro fashion icon doesn’t recreate vintage inspired outfits with modern day items; she finds real vintage clothing and turns them into modern day masterpieces. Her vintage apparel is about as authentic as it gets.
Katie Louise Ford
Eager to dive deeper into vintage fashion? Take a blast to the past to the 20’s and 30’s with Katie Louise Ford. She even has a popular YouTube channel where she shows you how to perfect a makeup look from the same era. So, if your love for vintage fashion doesn’t end in the fabrics, Isabel is definitely someone you want to follow.
Annelies van Overbeek
Perhaps you’re in love with the culture of the older days as much as you are in love with the fashion. If that’s the case, you have to follow Annelies van Overbeek. Not only does she recreate vintage outfits and pop icons from the past but she also recreates history, giving you insight as to what it was like to live back then.
Her vintage inspired style and photos are so fabulous, they’ve recently gone viral!
If you’re a fan of Marilyn Monroe, you’ll love Rachelfrancescx because she is literally a modern-day replica. Rachel Frances has perfected the Marilyn Monroe makeup look, outfits, and poses so well that you’d swear you were looking at the real deal. At the very least, you’ll find all kinds of ways to bring out your inner 50’s fashion icon.
For the ladies who like the pin-up look more than they do the sleek and subtle 20’s and 30’s, Damfino is worth following. If Disney characters could go back in time and be pin-up dolls, they would look like the vintage inspired creations Lady Damfino puts on Instagram. She has mastered the look of bright, vibrant, fun, pin-up girl culture.
When in doubt (and when you’re eager to see the new vintage inspired fashions we’ve added to our retro boutique), check out Betty Von Chic on Instagram. Not a fan of the IG? We have Facebook too. We look forward to sharing some vintage fashion and retro styles with you, so give us a “like” and stay up to date with era-old trends.
- Chantel McCuligh