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Dear Nicky,

Can you please help me find a decent pair of swimmers for this weekend? I’m going away with friends and desperately need a new pair. I like the retro look but will consider anything! Oh and as it’s for this weekend I need it to be from somewhere I can go to buy in my lunch break. 


Dear Carla,

Well, summer is definitely upon us and the annual nightmare of shopping for new cossies can (and does) strike fear into the sanest of women. But it sounds like you’ve got your sanity in check and are just in need of a good pair of togs for the weekend. I’ve got some good news for retro lovers: it’s a style that suits most body shapes and there are stacks of cute 50s styles in store this year to choose from.

Without knowing anything about your bootylicious bits, I’ve chosen styles that I reckon even Marilyn would’ve rocked back in the day. As for nicking out on your lunch break to pick up a pair, I’ve tried to include labels that are available in most department stores as well as online retailers that fast delivery turnaround times (The Iconic can deliver within three hours).

May the force be with you.

1. Robyn Lawley Wild Zodiac D/DD Pleated Underwire One Piece, shop here.

2. Seafolly Honolua Bustier retro swimmers, shop here.

3. Tigerlily Manipur Amelia Corset Bikini, buy here.

4. Baku Bread and Butter Splice 50’s Maillot, shop here.


5. Seafolly Coastline Sweetheart bikini, shop now.

6. Sirens swimwear Eloise bikini, shop now.

(Also comes in black, floral print and leopard print.)

7. Jets Gather Halter swimsuit, buy here.

8. Moontide Yin and Yang underwire top and bottoms, buy here.

9. Ginja stripe maillot, buy here.

10. Sirens swimwear, Monica Frill, shop here.


11. Billabong Paradise Halter bikini, buy here.

12. O’Neill Painted Pony Bikini, buy here.

13. Jets Collar Bandeau Bustier, buy here.

14. Speedo Beach Harbour Stripe tankini, buy here.

15. Roxy Cayman Bikini, buy here.

x Nicky.

p.s If retro swimwear isn’t your thing, stay tuned as we have more swimsuit posts coming up.

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