Thursday, January 1, 2015

Retro Swimsuits by Esther Williams


Esther Williams Swimwear
Esther Williams who was often called America’s mermaid and swam on to the big screen during the golden age of Hollywood passed away at the age of 91. She was a popular pin-up girl in her unique bathing suits during the 50’s and 60’s and inspired a line of retro swimwear that available online today.


Some of her well-known movies such as Million Dollar Mermaid, Bathing Beauty and Jupiter’s Darling along with several other MGM films made her the original synchronized swimmer in a fabulous piece of swimwear.
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Royal Velvet
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Royal Velvet

Since Williams was known for her dazzling swimsuits on screen she created a more classic and comfortable style for her line of swimwear. Many of the swimsuits are named after one of her most famous movies Bathing Beauty and come in a variety of colors and sophisticated styles that can be worn today.

Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Emerald
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Emerald

The swimwear comes in retro one piece and two piece styles and fits styles from small all the way to plus size pieces depending on the swimsuit. From polka dots to classic leopard print and bright reds, greens and blues the retro swimwear is available online from the ModCloth clothing Web site.

Here are just a few of the more popular swimsuits…

Bathing Beauty One Piece in Red – Flattering on every body type this retro swimsuit is an Esther Williams classic and is also available in plus sizes.
Bathing Beauty One Piece in Wild - This retro swimsuit by Esther Williams boasts features that flatter every body type, including low-cut legs, a halter neck, and flirty ruching across the front. Show off your flair for vintage style, even at the beach!
Bathing Beauty One Piece in Emerald Velvet – Retro Emerald Green swimsuit
Beach Blanket Bingo One Piece in Red – Polka dots adorn this retro swimsuit

There are also many two piece, plus size, stripes, plain, and other retro swimwear available on the site from the Esther Williams line which you can view here.

Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Lilac - Plus Size
Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Lilac - Plus Size

Esther Williams Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Anchors | Mod Retro Vintage Bathing Suitscom

Beach Blanket Bingo Two-Piece Swimsuit in Soft Black

Fruity Suity One-Piece Swimsuit in Black - Plus Size

Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit in Cherry Pie
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