Vintage inspired one-piece swim suits and bikinis are the latest trends in swimwear. One of the hottest trends for this summer 2011 is the 50s-inspired pinup style. It’s little surprise, then, that bikini bottom too, has become very trendy. Finding retro pin up swimwear is no longer a difficult task recognized designer are offering pin up swimwear in their latest collections.
Pin up clothing, allows pin up culture fans to dress like their favorite glamour girls from the 1940s,’50s or ’60s. Women can find this season vintage garments like bikinis, evening dresses, swimwear.
The best pin up swimwear is also designed to fit women of any size or shape. You don’t have to be model thin to enjoy pin up swimwear. In fact, retro pin up clothing often looks best on women with real curves. Remember, the Petty Girls and the models of pin up artist Alberto Vargas were breathtaking, perfect and curvy.
Swimsuits were originally made from basic wool or flannel until the 1940s and 1950s, when new swimwear materials were tested. Synthetic stretch yarn called Lastex and lined cotton grew popular and was incorporated into the new support designs, which included tummy control panels and bra cup boning for women that had been designed by the dwindling corset industry.
In the 1960s, Lycra and nylon came onto the scene, allowing more fit control and style. Mesh was sometimes incorporated into women's swimsuit design in the form of cutouts in the side or midriff.
In the 1980s, swimwear fabric was made in spandex blends, metallic colors, animal print and glitter. Today, Lycra, nylon and spandex are still used in swimsuits. Composite fabrics of these types are created to make high technology drag-resistant swimwear for competition swimming.