Swimwear Section: Red or Dead retro 50’s Style Swimsuits

As regular readers will be well aware, one thing that’s always guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of The Fashion Police is a good old-fashioned dose of retro-inspired swimwear.

These 50s style suits by Red or Dead, then, are right up our boardwalk. Cut to cover much more than modern swimwear, these will be a little more forgiving to the figure, but are so cute and fun that you’d never suspect them of being anything so dull as “shapewear”.

At £62, these are a little more expensive than many swimsuits we’ve seen this year, but if you think they’re worth it, you can snap them up at Oli.

9 Comments

  • May 24, 2010

    CoutureCoco

    FANTASTIC! I’m not normally into swimwear but these are really flattering and a little different. I bet the black version will sell out fast. The price is fine considering the style and cut would even double up as resort or cruise wear.
    .-= CoutureCoco´s last blog ..More Black and White =-.

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  • May 24, 2010

    k

    Looks too thick and boxy. Get that model to take her hands off of her waist and you’d see how unflattering it is..

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    • June 28, 2010

      brit brat

      if you look at the model in the red dress she does have one of her hand off of her hips. so…. i think they’ye gorgeous

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  • May 24, 2010

    Aleutie

    Oh, I have a red two-piece of the same style with butons and piping and everything! Surely cost me less, btw…

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  • May 24, 2010

    Arielle

    These are darling!

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  • May 25, 2010

    Sandy

    That price doesn’t seem too far off from what department store swimwear generally costs. Why in the heck are swimsuits so expensive? I’ve never understood that.

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  • May 25, 2010

    Pomeroy

    So cute! I love retro-style swimwear, but it’s always so expensive for what it is.

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  • May 28, 2010

    Diandra

    Oh my god, those are so gorgeous!
    I love retro swimwear not just because I love the style, but also because for some reason “modern” bikinis never fit me properly! The bottoms are always too tight up top and too baggy on the butt, and the tops are always unflattering. More expensive suits would probably fit me better, but still it’s not the best look for me I guess. I usually prefer boyshort bottoms, and the vintage square-neck tops like shown here.
    They really knew how to flatter a woman’s body in the 50’s!

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  • May 30, 2010

    Natasha

    So beautiful!

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