The hits keep on coming and while on vacation! Lena Dunham's vintage Norma Kamali swimsuit should totally start a warm weather trend since it's never too early to plan ahead for the season. Dunham followed up her recent black bikini, which was comprised of amazing high-waisted boy shorts, with another killer bathing suit while on vacay in Mexico. The Girls star has always been a major source of body confidence. Now she serves as a killer source of inspo for vintage beach attire for the curvy.
The actor, writer, and author donned an emerald-hued suit, which had a ruffly skirt and it looked like a dress, like many of the classic bathing suits of yore. You know, the kind your grandmother likely war while soaking up the sun.
And that's so not a bad thing! Classic suits were flattering and played up a woman's shape, in addition to mimicking mini frocks. That's why this bathing suit should spark a trend and Norma Kamali has plenty of offerings that "suit" the cause.
Dunham has been slaying while on break and her beach outfits are everything. I find myself checking her feed every day to see what she is going to rock next. While she might see herself as an unlikely summer fashion influencer, she is just that.
Her dress-like bathing suit would look amaze with a shawl, a coverup, espadrilles, flip flops, whatever!
She totally looks like a figure skater thanks to the flirty bottom. Who else is loving that topknot? You know you are.
ICYMI... here is here black two-piece, which is insanely easy to replicate with a variety of options.
I love the look of vintage swimwear. These swimsuits are a bit earlier than what Dunham was rocking, but I love any swimsuits with a vintage era, look, and vibe.
It's so not hard to find retro inspo swimsuits. In fact, Norma Kamali is a thriving fashion brand that also traffics in both modern and vintage suits. There is no shortage of options.
This white swim dress is of the same ilk as the one Dunham wore. It offers support and has flow. ($375, normakamali.com)
Here's another twirly-skirted option. ($395, normakamali.com)
This green one-piece with a halter neck and ruching is crazy classic and the jewel tone is just stunning. ($89.99, modcloth.com)
This black swimdress could double as date night outfit if you style it with a long necklace or a silk scarf and a pair of classic pumps. Maybe even add an arm cuff. ($79, venus.com)
This pin up girl style, fit and flare swimsuit is such a thrilling throwback. ($60, unique-vintage.com)
Here's another flirtatious option for busty lovelies! ($58, unique-vintage.com)
There are plenty of similar styles at Norma Kamali, Mod Cloth, and Unique-Vintage if you like swimsuits that look like they were sewn in the '50s or earlier. No need for a bathing cap, though! Unless, of course, you want to get really retro.
Bikinis are boring when you compare them to these one-pieces.