Mod Cloth online store really just gets it with the plus size swimwear they select for their store. I found this one piece swimsuit called Coupe of Tea on their size, and wow is this a cutie pie swimsuit. Would you believe that this swimsuit got four out of five stars out of over sixty reviews? That tells you, that it flatters and fits just like it should.

Girl Howdy

On a warm day, there’s nothing better than being beach-bound in your vintage car, so why not have a vintage inspired plus size swimsuit too? This black and white checkered thigh slender miracle is a checkered swimsuit by Girl Howdy.

Hide heavy thighs

The red halter ties are the winning feature of this swimsuit and exemplify all that you need to know in order to flatter a plus size body and heavy thighs. That pop of red just lifts your eyes up when you see it, therefore the onlooker is attracted upward and she gets a plastic surgery free instant body lift. The red halter straps that pop in color are genius here.  Subtle ruching and comfy cups also keep this look fabulously flattering. This draws attention away from the heavy thighs and towards the luscious aspects of her figure.

This retro swimsuit by Girl Howdy is a total win, and kudos to Mod Cloth for featuring plus size swimsuit that really look youthful and so flattering I love, and so do the reviewers who bought it. It’s a popular design and comes in different patterns and designs due to its popularity.

Mod Cloth



I love this geometric color block swimsuit.  It has a retro-inspired look plus it features that Naughty inspired color block.  It reminds me of Kirsten Stewart or Miley Cyrus’s style.  I saw this swimsuit featured in a wonderful Glamour magazine article on style trends and I believe it is from designer Baku. 

Baku Australia is one of Australia’s leading swimwear companies. The style directors are brother and sister, Dax and Tamara Bykerk who are also the designers behind the successful swimwear label.

Baku’s swimsuit collection is all about forward style, sophistication and finding the perfect fit. Their site Baku Australia offers a collection of glamorous separates.  I like their exotic cut-outs and sleek one-pieces which can make younger and women alike feel confident and sexy. Baku is synonymous with excellent fits, innovative design and sophisticated and exclusive prints. 

Slender and waif figures can pull off the high waist swimsuit

Slender and more waif-ish figures can pull off the retro inspired swimwear trend. With a boyish figure, you can carry that high-waisted bottom look off. If this trend is a little too forward for you, there are many color-block theme swimsuits similar to this that come in one-piece and more classic two-piece bikini styles.

The strong color clocking can make a smaller chest look enhanced and can give an otherwise boyish figure the appearance of more curves. The strong, darker colors are great for a fall thru winter swimwear look too. I like the edgy feel of this and it goes well with the edgier spiky jewelry and pointed toe shoes that we are seeing in style for fall 2013.

You can find the Baku swimsuits sold extensively across Australia and of course they can be purchased on their website.  They are also exported all over the world including New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands, USA, United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Hong Kong and Thailand and can be seen in fine swimwear stores.  What I love about this particular swimsuit is that it is avant-garde but at the same time has that retro-theme of the high-waisted bottom.

Baku Australian Swimwear



Up and coming clothing designer and manufacturer Nasty-Gal is putting out some pretty cute mod and retro looking swimsuits for the chic girl.  Don’t be put off by the name Nasty-Gal.  While the name sounds naughty, this designer is selling over 100 million dollars a year in apparel and even companies like Urban Outfitters are taking notes.

Nasty Gal

The owner of Nasty-Gal started out selling used vintage clothes on Ebay and steadily but quickly worked her way up to the stratosphere in sales.  Now she has a gigantic warehouse in downtown Los Angeles and an army of workers and investors behind her.  The way she nailed it when it came to being a trendsetter clothing label was in going for the name Nasty (who would have thought that would go over well) and putting together hip and stylish fashions both vintage and new but vintage inspired.  She picks what she likes, and then sells it.

Vintage inspired fashion

This 80’s-inspired neon pink and green swimsuit is called The Bridget.  It is featuring black lace panels and cutout back in conjunction with standout neon colors. The tie closure at the back is thick like a big bow, and made of stretch fabric. This swimsuit is unlined with an open back. The site describes it as – looks rad paired with circle sunnies and cutoffs! This swimsuit is designed by Tavik, a reputable designer brand.

One thing about these NastyGal swimsuits is that you do need a good body to rock them.   Some are unlined, and their return policy is restricted with some items being not returnable at all.  The prices are not cheap, as this swimsuit is $125.00 at the NastyGal online store.  Spending on fashion trends requires nerves of steel and a good body that can pull off most looks.

The material is Nylon/Lycra spandex blend.  This model is seen in a size small, and the swimsuit only comes in xs, s and m sizes.  The Bridget runs true to size, should be hand washed in cold to preserve the lace, and is made in the USA.  Sale items may not be returnable.  All that being said, this swimsuit exemplifies the hot vintage look, albeit a tad obnoxious with the out there neon. 

For the hot girl that dares to be edgy

You have to be a certain type of rocker or club girl to wear NastyGal because it doesn’t look like your typical or classic swimsuit.  But to be edgy, you have to be different, and Nasty-Gal definitely pulls this off.  I think their swimsuits are chosen to make a fashion statement more than for slenderizing or figure flattering.  Still, a really fashion forward suit from Nasty-Gal will no doubt turn heads.  If you were young, hot, and loaded with money, this would definitely be your cup of tea!  I like Nasty-Gal merchandise a lot for 20-something girls.

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