The Vintage Guide to Beachwear


The Vintage Guide to Beachwear

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Mitchell Drop Cap 1here’s nothing better than going to the beach and feeling confident – though it’s much easier said than done. For a lesson in body confidence, look no further than the 1950’s beach babes. Continue reading for four ways to channel your inner vintage vixen.



For those of us with less than six-pack abs, meet your new best friend: the high-waisted bikini.  It covers problem areas while drawing attention to the waist, and affords just the slightest peak of the midriff.  No wonder it’s a Taylor Swift fave.



60 years later and the off-the-shoulder trend still going strong. Be like Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall and try a ruffle detail to give the illusion of an hourglass figure, or go for a more minimal style.  Either way, halter top tan lines be damned.

Statement Lips

red lipsbeach

Wearing a full face of makeup to the beach will inevitably lead to a hot mess, so keep it simple with a statement red lip.  Try a tinted balm with SPF for tanning or a liquid lipstick for color that will last through multiple mags.  Versatile!

Killer Sandals

vintage sandals

There is no better way to ~elevate~ a bikini than through sandals.  A platform like Marilyn’s is comfy and can easily be worn from a day at the beach to a night under the stars.  Just don’t forget your coverup!

 See below for even more inspo!


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