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A Touch Of 1940s

Swimsuits with skirts were popular in the 1940s - which tended to be a bit more demure than those frolicy 50s.
1940s Retro Women's Plus Size Faille SwimMini
Lands' End Women's Plus Size Faille SwimMini - She's a bit of a twig, ain't she?

Lands' End Women's Regular 3-piece Dot Paisley Double Strap V-neck Tugless Tankini
Lands' End Women's Regular 3-piece Dot Paisley Double Strap V-neck Tugless Tankini

Croft & Barrow Regta Striped Bandeau Skirtini Set
I found this suit at Kohl's - Really Cute! Croft & Barrow Regta Striped Bandeau Skirtini Set

Seventeen Magazine's pick for 'Cutest one piece'.
This swimsuit line is popular with the Teens: "Young readers are scooping up our new junior collections junior plus size swimwear And are ecstatic about Seventeen's pick for "Cutest one piece"."

Miraclesuit Avanti strapless one piece swimsuit
TOP 10 ONE-PIECE: Miraclesuit Avanti strapless one piece swimsuit at Figleaves.com

RETRO-SPECTIVE: HOUSEWIFE FASHION:

Spring/Summer 2008 Swimwear

Featuring Oprah Beach Special Favorites: The Slimsuit Swimsuit

(Bet you can't say that 10 times fast!)

The Carol Wior name is synonymous with style and support. Carol Wior's revolutionary line of Ďslimsuits' are designed to flatter the female body with shape hugging style. My Favorite - Carol Wior One Piece Swimsuit coordinated with Brown SarongThese beautiful swimsuits visually slim the figure with ingenious cuts, well-placed support and exquisite color palettes. Her patented designs feature hidden under wire bust support for comfort with a natural look. The body construction slims the waist and stomach and smoothes and lifts the buttocks.

Carol Wior suits have been the swimsuit of choice of beauty contestants worldwide. Carol Wior Twist Front Swimdress The Carol Wior Twist Front Bandeau swim dress has been featured in Oprah. Her three piece tankini designs provide the same bust support and tummy taming with the versatility of a brief and skirt bottom. This seasonís fresh new one piece styles include a convertible halter in a luscious chocolate brown and a classic black and white design that sculpts the midsection with gentle shirring. Also my favorite- Cute Black Retro One Piece Swimsuit.Carol Wior swimsuits give woman the confidence and style to look and feel their best.

And Featuring Retro Swimwear by Popina
It would be fun to say that I "discovered" Popina Swimwear, except that she found me, so there was not much discovering on my part with the exception being that I "discovered" that I love this swimwear! (Aren't I funny). When I was a young Teenie Bopper, the postage stamp swimsuit was "IN" so that's what we wore... and in theory I have nothing against them, especially if you are good at remaining perfectly still for long periods of time.

"Regarding inspiration, I have always loved swimwear of the past and grew up sewing, the beginning of the Popina Swimwear line five years ago was when I was going on vacation to Cancun and could not find a bathing suit that I felt fit well and was flattering. On that trip what would become my Boy Short was and Halter Top were born. Since then I continue to reach to styles of the past for my inspiration, updating the suits with modern fits, style and construction."

Grommet Trim Swim Dress by Delta Burke<<= Grommet Trim Swim Dress by Delta Burke. 1980s Picture of Delta BurkeDo you remember Delta Burke? She was the funny one on Designing Women - and starred in various Made for TV Movies and as the tabloids informed us, was constantly battling with her weight. Then she married the cowboy hat brother from Simon and Simon. Now she has a successful fashion design business. I like Delta Burke.

Best of COUTURE Swim

(according to me) Bonus! Sale! Up to Extra 70% off Beachwear

Designer La Perla Bikini Spring 2008
ANNACLUB BY LA PERLA Bikini @ YOOX Price: $159 BOLD PATTERNS ARE IN THIS SEASON.

EMILIO PUCCI Bikini
EMILIO PUCCI Bikini @ YOOX Price: $319.00

Designer Christina Ferrari White Bikini Swimsuit
Designer Christina Ferrari White Bikini Swimsuit @ YOOX Price: ? Reminds me of the Bond Girl Swimsuit.

Designer One-Piece Swimsuit Shown In Brown
Designer One-Piece Swimsuit Shown In Brown by Cristina Ferrari FISICO @ YOOX Price: $190.00 I'm going to call this one retro '80s - it comes in several styles and color combos.

Designer FISICO - Cristina Ferrari Bikini Shown in Blue
Designer FISICO - Cristina Ferrari Bikini Shown in Blue @ YOOX Price: $205.00  - Nice bikini - looks like it would stay on in the surf...

DELFINA Designer One-Piece Powder Pink Swimsuit
DELFINA Designer One-Piece Powder Pink Swimsuit - @ YOOX Price: $98.00 Powder Pink! Looks great on the lightly tanned to very dark skin...would be most striking on black skin.

Aubade Ceylan underwire bikini top
 Top 10 Bikini: Aubade Ceylan underwire bikini top at Figleaves.com

2008 Swim HQ at Lands' End BEACH COUTURE ON YOOX.COM * MACYS SWIMWEAR * NORDSTROM SWIM *Buckle Swim *Popular Teen Swimsuits *Carol Wior Plus Size Swimwear *Swimwear Sale *Ulla Beachwear *GapBody Swim Styles *Fabulous Swimwear from figleaves.com *Swimwear at Zappos Purple Flower
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