The Sexy Vintage Bikini, A Short History In 15 Photos

vintage bikini

Vintage-look bikinis are all the rage right now, and you can buy them on Amazon and on specialty sites. BUT….none of those are really vintage bikinis. If you want a REAL vintage bikini, Etsy is aflush with them. Here’s one, and these polka dots….**swoons**


I’ve always been a one-piece chick. I’ve only had one bikini in my entire life, a white one that looked great with my pre-skin-cancer-scares tan. I’ve just always had poor body image, even when I weighted 100 pounds. I know, that’s very sad.

But my mom? Whole different story. My mom had a bikini that was turquoise/aqua velvet (velour?) that had round gold rings at the front of the top and on each hip. I swear, it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen at that time. Like the one below (sort of).

vintage bikini

So let’s take a look back in time when wearing a bikini was quite daring (and brave!) and people went to the beach to admire the latest trends.


Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.