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Retro Swimsuits Trends

What goes around comes around! Swimsuit trends are inspired from decades past every year. Relying on classic, flattering shapes from seasons past and re-vamping them with a modern print is one way of re-inventing these looks. Another way swimwear designers rely on a retro inspiration is by using a retro print--such as a polka dot— and integrating into a modern swimsuit style.

Read on for some retro trends and how to make them wearable for your body shape and personal style. Whether you're a size 0 or a size 20, you can alter some of these retro trends to make them extremely flattering.

Retro Swimwear Trends
There are a ton of elements of the 2011 swimwear looks which have clearly been inspired by swimsuit looks of the past. Whether it be structured, Esther Williams-style shapes, flirty swimdresses, or halter swimsuits, the influence is evident.

Halter Swimsuits
Can you guess what the most universally flattering swimsuit choice is? The halter! Halter swimsuits look great on a variety of body types. They're especially flattering to an hourglass, all-over curvy body type.

The halter strap provides extra support for larger busts, and also creates a slimming shape. You can find halter swimsuits in a variety of styles and prints. Whether you choose a solid halter bathing suits with embellished details like side ties, or a halter swimsuit in a fun print, you will look like a movie star!

Swimdresses are versatile, feminine and flattering. They offer a retro feel reminiscent of the bathing beauties of the past. Swimdresses offer coverage and are a great way to camoflauge areas you may be self conscious about, such as your thighs or rear. They draw attention to the waist, bust and up toward the face. A very flattering swimdress style you may want to consider is one with a fun print on top (such as a floral or polka dot) and a slimming color like black on the bottom.

One Piece Swimsuits
One piece swimsuits are an absolute swimsuit staple for any woman's swimwear wardrobe. For one-piece swimsuit styles which give off a vintage feel, search for styles with 40s inspired details such as one-shoulder styling, jeweled embellishments, or draped details. Simple, classic styles which are flattering and offer timeless elegance are the way to go.

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