The summer is in full swing! And in England we are trying our best to get very sunny and bright. Last week we had a rather delicious heat wave (which was just so LA in temperature!) and so I felt it quite apt that I review my favourite swimming costume of the summer, by the one and only Pinup Girl brand in LA.
I love the silhouettes of the 1950s, the allure of curves that they so openly celebrated and I’m glad to see this has come back. So sit back, grab an iced coffee and enjoy my review of the perfect pinup swimwear…
Pinup Girl uses double layering in their material so it is fully lined with extra ruching around the bust, waist and hips. This hugs the curves in all the right places whilst the halter strap is made of thick sturdy material for ladies who have bigger busts.
I love how it has a little skirtesque style to it, which gives a curve look. It also means you can eat and not have to hold your stomach in which is very flattering (also good as when I was in LA I was eating a bit more food than I normally do- naughty I know but I couldn’t resist those diners!)
The top also has a bandeau style to it which is very sporting of the 1950’s swimwear. I like that Pinup Girl have emulated the classic Hollywood glamour of days gone by and with the ruching, halterneck and curve style it fits well.
THE COMFORT FACTOR
I actually wore this swimsuit a lot in LA! I lounged on the beach with frappucinos and even went dog walking in it. It was super comfy and I felt like it was not too tight in any areas but still figure hugging at the same time. You can tighten the straps also depending on the look you want to achieve.
O.k so apart from the obvious, this swimsuit can be used in various ways instead of just swimming. I wore mine with a pencil skirt and heels on a night out, with a white shirt tied up for breakfast on the beach in Malibu and also for lounging by hotel pool sides (there are so many around town, the Peninsula and Beverly Hills are my favourite).
I hope you enjoy these photos of by gone days and 50’s swimwear- have a beautiful summer where ever you are xxx
Photos by Brian Anderson at his home in Malibu (it was beautiful there!)