Vintage as a Frozen Banana: Retro Beach Look

Retro Beach Look: The Corona Del Mar

Antropologie Rodanthe Colorblocked Maillot Stella McCartney 58mm Cat's Eye Sunglasses Ashlyn Colorblocked Slingback Wedge Sandals Gorjana 3 Disc Shimmer Layer Necklace in Gold Zimmermann Brightside Swing Dress Nordstrom  Wire Brim Sun Hat


Fashion is cyclical.  What’s old is new, and the 50’s style, retro beach look of swimsuit is apparent in this one-piece as well as the many high-waisted two-pieces seen this season (like this one). I was immediately drawn to this retro vibe of this color-blocked one-piece with sweetheart neckline.  The seaming at the chest and the sweetheart style will add shape and the white band at the waist will add an hour-glass effect.

As I am sure many women will relate, my tummy area is something I’d always like to tone-down. Since this suit is color-blocked with black on the bottom, your eye will be drawn to the vibrant teal and the sweetheart detail.   I love the retro cat-eye glasses, also having their fashion moment, but Stella McCarthy’s version feel more modern than retro with the sleek metallic sides.

The wedges, also with a subtle color-blocking, go without being too matchy-match and play up the more subtle blue color in the dress.  I love the versatility of this cover-up, which could easily be mistaken for a day or evening dress with the right accessories.  The three-layer necklace is simple but not boring, while adding a thoughtful addition to this outfit.  Finally, a wide-brimmed sunhat is a must for any beach outing.

  1. Rodanthe Colorblocked Maillot — $69.95
  2. Stella McCartney 58mm Cat’s Eye Sunglasses — $225
  3. Ashlyn Colorblocked Slingback Wedge Sandals — $89.50
  4.  Gorjana 3 Disc Shimmer Layer Necklace — $72
  5.  Zimmermann Brightside Swing Dress  — $330
  6.  Nordstrom Wire Brim Sun Hat — $36

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