One of the most commonly asked questions I get about pinup sessions is “What should I wear”. Today I’m going to give you one of my favorite pinup fashion finds. Since the weather has been just glorious this week lets focus on retro swimwear. Retro swimwear is a perfect addition to your pinup photo session. Not to mention it’s hugely popular right now so you’ll be able to get real poolside use out of it too. Bonus! It’s sexy and sassy and a great way to show off what you’ve got without giving away the store. It’s flattering for so many body types too.
Your first stop may be to hit the local vintage clothing store to see if they carry reproduction swimwear. That’s right! Reproduction pieces have curve hugging spandex that many vintage suits do not. Plus having the chance to try the pieces on first hand will help you take the guess work out of what suit style is best for your body type. We Richmonders are fortunate to have Bygones Vintage in our back yards. They carry a great line of reproduction swimwear and also have a very nice collection of quality vintage suits and play suits. You can also check out Halcyon Vintage in the fan for actual vintage suits. Plus lucky for us many mall retailers are carrying vintage lines this year so happy shopping and I can’t wait to see what you find.
PS the fab summer hat on Nicole is from Bygones.
If your looking online your options are varied. Here are a handful of links to help you find the cutest suits out there. Some are actual vintage pieces others are reproductions. There are many, many more online retailers but this is a good start.
Pinup Girl Clothing