For the longest time, I thought thrifted bathing suits were a little gross — it was like purchasing used under garments. I would never venture to section of the thrift store that housed the chlorine-scented swimwear. However, in the past few years, thrifting bathing suits has really grown on me and I realized that I’ve been seriously missing out.
Just like all other types of items, you can find swimwear of all decades and styles while thrifting. I personally am always on the lookout for vintage garments. Bathing suits of the past decades come in super vibrant and bold patterns, and/or are made of really high quality material.
Lately, I’ve been on a one-piece swimwear kick. They make me feel sassy and sophisticated without baring too much skin. Sometimes, I just want to cover up a little bit while at the beach and be a little modest. Especially after I’ve eaten a bucket of fries or a big breakfast. 🙂
This past weekend, I went to Rehoboth Beach for a mini vacation. This was the perfect opportunity to sport some of my newly acquired vintage bathing suits.
This 80’s bathing suit was $5 from Unique Thrift in Wheaton. What I love about this piece is the bandage type style at the stomach/hip area. It helps create a nice hourglass shape for the body without being uncomfortable. I also love the bright orange/pink color on the top half — it can pair really well with a pair of black shorts. These sunglasses are from the Goodwill in Rockville and were $3. I usually only wear these to the beach because they pair so well with funky bathing suits,
Guess how much this 70’s bathing suit set was? $4! What I love about this set is that it is basically two outfits in one. I wore this set while walking on the boardwalk. Then, when I wanted to go for a swim, I just walked right onto the beach without having to change. I also love the pattern and color scheme of this piece — it’s not something I would usually sport. But with bathing suits, I feel like there is a whole other set of style rules, and it’s much more flexible. I have friends who love to wear a lot of basics and like to keep it casual, but love to spice it up with bathing suits.
The truth is, I have a million bathing suits of all shapes and styles. But frankly, I believe that one can never have enough! I’ll still be looking for more pieces all through this summer.
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