The 15 Cutest Retro Style Swimsuits; Because a High Waist Can Be Hot

Some things are simply better in vintage form: wine, Art Deco furniture, and most importantly, swimwear. Retro swimwear harkens back to an age when a trip to the beach was less about exhibitionism, and more about accentuating a feminine figure without exposing everything. Inspired by our love of all things vintage, we pulled together 13 flattering, chic retro suits perfect for lounging by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean. Because we're classy like that.

High Waisted Polka Dot Bikini

Unique Vintage Black & White Polka Dot Monroe Bikini Top, $38, and Bottoms, $36, Unique-Vintage

Blue Halter One Piece

Badgley Mischka One-Piece Dip-Back Swimsuit, $114, Saks Fifth Avenue

Floral Two Piece

Gojane Floral Pin-Up Bikini Top, $27, Go Jane

Red Ruched Tankini

Vitamin A Ecolux Scarlet Tankini Top, $132, Everything But Water

Ruched Mint Bikini

L*Space Ariel Bandeau Bikini Top & Monique Bikini Bottom, Top $99, Bottoms $66, Bloomingdales

Striped One Piece

Seafolly Seaview Tie Front Halter Maillot, $120, Swimsuits Direct

Black and White Bathing Dress

Cabaret Bandeau Swimdress, $138, Nordstrom

Red Gingham One Piece

Esther Williams Bathing Beauty One Piece in Cherry Pie, $90, Modcloth

Polka Dot One Piece

LOFT Beach Polka Dot One Piece Swimsuit, $70, Loft

Blue Seersucker One Piece

J. Crew Seersucker Bandet Underwire Tank Swimsuit, J.Crew

Ruched Blue One Piece

Ruched Maillot, $98, Anthropologie

Polka Dot Bandeau Swimsuit

Jantzen Lady Dot Shirred Bandeau Top, $76, and Skirted Bottom, $70, Dillards

Floral Bikini

Albion Antigua Floral Bikini Top, $78, and Bottoms, $64, Albion Fit

Pink Monokini

Orchid Label Dani Blossom Monokini, $95, The Orchid Boutique

Black and White Swimsuit

Pinup Girl Two Piece Swimsuit in Black and White Harlequin Print, $92, Pinup Girl Clothing