Let’s Talk Swimwear: Retro Style Swimsuits [Trend Report]

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“What woman doesn’t want to feel comfortable in a swimsuit? It’s incredibly empowering.” Sara Rue

Holiday booked and feeling excited? Over the past months Estilo Tendances has gone over most of the latest shoe styles, clothing, hair and make-up trends this summer season for you to wear on the streets. But what about when going the beach or a pool party?

Swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming suit is worn in three different occasion – when engaging to a water sport, wishing to display ones body or as an undergarment in sports that require a wet-suit. Swimwear has not always had only the practical use and is often a subject in fashion! It is versatile by its use and ability to expose the body before choosing an underwear for editorial shoots. But also by all the different trends that change every season, materials that are used and the cut of the garment. Swimsuit trends vary also strongly depending on personal style, but also on social, religious and cultural standards.

Here is your complete introduction of the latest swimwear trend: high waist and retro style!

#1 From The Catwalks

Elegant and Chic swimsuit by Montse Bassons

This metallic with a sense of tribal high waist swimsuit by Montse Bassons is just such an elegant and chic option for a classy pool party.

Found on bybmagazine.wordpress.com

Spring/Summer 2014 swimwear collections brought out all the latest trends and were often mixed. Designers had a strong influence from the 1950’s and 1960’s fashion trends that have this simplicity and feminine elegance. Catwalks were absolutely striking with this ideas and are the perfect place to start thinking about high-waist swimwear for this summer season. Embellishments, shoes, accessories, the bag, hair, make-up and nail polish – every element stands on its own, but has to match with the rest of your look when it comes to swimsuits.

Suboo swimwear 2014Shining metallic suits perfectly with colorful patterns. Suboo 2014 swimwear collection shows how to look amazing in a bathing suit. The key is the cut! Wear your swimsuit with high heel sandals make the statement!

   Found on es.beach-fashion.com

Michael Kors 2014 RTW

This stunning swimsuit is from Michael Kors 2014 RTW collection. The color and beautiful white flowers create the perfect retro looking swimwear for the beach. Wear your high waist swimsuit with a belt to focus the eye even more on the waistline.

Found on vogue.com


#2 Simple Black Retro Swimwear

Black high waist bikini from thehunter

 Sexy and utterly elegant high waist swimwear is as a little black dress that every woman should have in their wardrobe.

Found on: thehunt.com

Wearing a swimsuit in black is the perfect option when wanting to have a little more modest and classy look. Black color also attracts a lot more sun to get more tan and gives your curves slimmer lines!

Black High-Waist Bikini

                    Wear high waist swimsuit with a crop top that suits with your look. Don’t forget  a hat to protect you from the sun, but also to add this classy touch to the mood of the outfit.

Found on ravishinginplaid.com

When choosing a swimsuit in only black color is the perfect time to try swimwear with lace. Add a cardigan or a long white shirt and simple accessories to make it look more casual.


#3 Monochrome Swimsuit

From Victoria Secret Forever Sexy collection of cleavage creating swimwear in sun loving colors and prints

This one piece bathing suit from Victoria’s  Secret is a stunning example of how to wear monochrome this summer.

Found on victoriassecret.com

Monochrome is the perfect option when wearing a high-waist swimsuit. Not only the trend itself has a retro feeling to it, but it also helps to play around with the lines to show off the curves of the body. Classy and simple trend that can be easily worn up with a hat and accessories.

Moeva swimwear design 2014

Choose a one piece bathing suit like this from Moeva in monochrome colors to focus on the cut and the lines.

Found on newberry.ru


#4 Polka Dots High Waist Swimwear

Emanuela de Paula for Next Beach & Swimwear Collection 2014

Gorgeous Emanuela de Paula with black and white bathing suit with polka dots. Both the print and the cut of the swimsuit create the true retro look.

Found on next.co.uk

There is nothing more retro looking trend to choose than polka dots. Suits for both one piece swimsuits and high waist bikinis! Try retro swimsuit with curly hair and round sunglasses to make the statement.

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Found on socialbliss.com

Sophie Dickens

Sophie Dickens wearing a high waist swimsuit with polka dots and bow that adds a feminine retro touch to it.

Found on enmibolso.com


#5 Floral Prints Retro Swimsuit

Floral high waist swimsuit

Try the aquamarine trend in floral print for your swimwear. Suits with white and black colored cardigan or shirt and golden jewelry.

Found on thehunt.com

Floral trend is always blossoming in the summer season. Perfect option for your retro swimwear to have a little more feminine look!

Floral high waist swimsuit

Choose beautiful and bright colors with the floral prints to draw attention and have more feminine look.

Found on wheretoget.it


#6 Tribal And Fun Retro Prints

Ana Beatriz Barros by Nicolas Valois for Harper’s Bazaar Spain June 2014

Tribal prints on a high waist swimwear worn by gorgeous Ana Beatriz Barros in Harpers Bazaar

Found on bloginvoga.com

colorful watermelon printed high waist swimwear

Colorful and fun prints on a dark based high waist swimsuit from American Apparel is the perfect retro touch for this summer season.

Found on stylescrapbook.com


#7 Traffic Light Colors

Bright yellow high waist swimwear for Harpers Bazaar.

 Bright yellow high waist swimwear for Harpers Bazaar

Green, yellow and red – the traffic light colors are the perfect option for a bright and a little more daring look at the beach!

Found on harpersbazaar.com

Izabel Goulart for Agua de Coco SS14 campaign

Izabel Goulart wearing a stunning bright green high waist swimsuit from Agua de Coco 2014 collection

Found on whatiwouldbuy.com

One-piece retro swimsuit in red

This one piece retro swimsuit is simple, but elegant. Perfect example how the cut, embellishments  and accessories create the trend.                                             

Found on victorias-vintage.co.uk


 #8 Stripes And Navy Colors

Stripes and navy colored high waist swimsuit

Simple stripes and navy colors with golden jewellery and belt for retro swimsuit.

Found on velvetea.tumblr.com

Every spring/summer season brings back navy colors and stripes! Try them with your high waist swimwear!

High waist swimsuit           Light high waist swimsuit with stripes is the perfect option for this summer when wishing to wear more modest swimwear. Combine it with beige sunglasses and a hat to create more retro mood.

   Found on everythingemilyblog.com

What is your favorite option on wearing the trendy retro style swimwear this summer?

Comment below and let us know!

Feature photo: showpo.com, pexels.com

By | 2017-06-13T20:31:00+00:00 June 14th, 2014|Style|

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