25 Cute Swimsuits That Look Vintage But Aren't

Lauren Eggertsen

It's no secret that retro swimwear is a trend that bubbled up a couple of years ago and has now become a staple as far as a cohesive swimwear collection goes. You've got your classic string bikini, low-back one piece, and now the high-rise two-piece as a part of your go-to assortment of bathing suits, and when it comes to those retro styles, the more vintage-looking the better. However, when it comes to true vintage swimwear, that is really a beast all its own. In other words, some people have no problem wearing a pre-owned swimsuit, while others can get quite freaked out by the notion. (Understandably so, if you ask me.)

If you resonate with the latter group, we have just the shopping selection for you. Ahead, we have rounded up 25 cute swimsuits that look vintage but aren't. We're talking ruffles galore, buttons, belts, underwire, old-school leg cuts, and more. This way, you can get everything you want from a vintage swimsuit without having to actually go on the hunt and wash it a million times before you finally feel comfortable slipping into that pre-worn thing. Whether you are drawn to the silhouettes, patterns, or adornments of vintage-style swimwear, there is bound to be something just for you in the assortment ahead as we tried to round up a little something for everyone.

Rixo Floral One-Piece ($108)

This suit is taking over Instagram for the rest of the summer.

Peek & Beau Curve Exclusive Eco Ruffle Crop Bikini Top In Polka Dot ($35)

Just the right amount of ruffles on this one.

Adriana Degreas Bacio Embellished Ruched Printed Bandeau Bikini ($430)

This suit deserves all the kisses on there and then some.

Araks Myriam Mallory Polka Dot Underwired High-Waisted Bikini Set ($153)

The print combined with the striking underwire feels just the right amount of retro.

Riviera Sol Woodstock Bikini Top ($90)

Simple yet striking.

Eloquii Halter Tie Neck Swimsuit ($49)

Everything from the collar to the ruching feels so vintage.

Oseree 20s Pearls Bikini ($241)

If flappers went swimming, this is what they would have worn.

Fisch Grenadins Printed Underwired Bikini Top ($150)

The Saved by the Bell vibes are strong.

Forever 21 Plus Size High Waist Bikini Bottoms ($35)

Another suit with ruching we're adding to our carts.

Ganni Logo Bikini Set ($132)

A retro suit sans a high-waisted bottom since we know those aren't necessarily everyone's cup of tea.

Norma Kamali Bill Mio Ruched Halterneck Swimsuit ($350)

This neckline and leg look like a swimsuit my grandmother wore in the '30s.

Solid & Striped Wave Print Swimsuit ($169)

Groovy prints and one-shoulder silhouettes are making any swimsuit style feel instantly fresh.

H&M+ Bikini Bottoms High Waist ($25)

Simple, but still retro.

Hunza G Solitaire Belted Ribbed Seersucker Swimsuit ($190)

Everyone needs at least one white swimsuit in their lives.

Tory Burch Checked Seersucker Swimsuit ($258)

If you haven't checked out the Tory Burch swimsuit section lately, we suggest you do immediately.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Colby Button High Waist Bikini Set ($425)

Yes, yes, and yes.

Clube Bossa Barres Swimsuit ($390)

This will make your legs the star of the show.

Onia x WeWoreWhat Como Top ($95)

When a swimsuit gives you lemons, you buy it.

Nicholas Belted Swimsuit ($248)

A mini belt with major impact.

VerdeLimón Porto Polka-Dot Bandeau Swimsuit ($233)

The drop-waist bow belt makes this feel authentically vintage.

Emilio Pucci Burle Print Triangle Bikini ($460)

Austin Powers approved.

Miraclesuit Sanibel Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit ($184)

If you like the shape of retro swimwear but not the typical frills, this is the suit for you.

Reina Olga Bardot Swimsuit ($169)

This color will feel relevant all year round.

Sian Swimwear Paloma Bikini ($200)

Rainbow houndstooth is something we can get behind.

Amir Slama Striped Bikni ($150)

Bet you've never seen bottoms like these before.

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