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Retro and vintage swimwear

With Mondo Kaos you can find the perfect retro bikini or swimsuit in vintage style. Whether the trip is to the Mediterranean, bounty beaches or a Swedish forest lake - whether you are going for a winter swim or just a trip to the swimming pool, we have a wide selection of the most beautiful figure-hugging retro swimwear.
Our retro swimsuits and bikinis are all inspired by the vintage style and time from 1940s, 1950s og 1960s, and especially of this time's pin-up pictures and glamorous Hollywood stars who liked to be photographed in the smart 'new' swimwear. These are vintage swimwear where emphasis is placed on a cut that shows the body in the most beautiful way.

With Mondo Kaos we have a wide selection of retro & vintage swimwear.

We carry both the finest vintage prints such as polka dots and seductive cherry prints, which are reminiscent of 1940s & 1950s pin-up girls, but also more discreet gingham checkers and solid-colored swimwear in retro and vintage style.
Either way, the swimwear is designed with the little details in mind. For example, there are small pleats that make the swimsuit or bikini bottom sit flattering and snuggle comfortably up to the woman's body, and there is a good fit and comfortable support for the bust. And then there is good hold in the material.

Retro & Vintage swimsuit.

The swimsuit as we know it today only emerged around the 1930s. After being wrapped in longer suits, with short legs and sleeves, and in impractical fabric, one began to focus on the healthy body, which should preferably also take color from the sun. Swimwear was now not only for bathing in, but for sunbathing in. It called for a change in the swimsuit and people began to introduce lower cutouts, remove the sleeves and make a more snug-fitting swimsuit. This could be done, among other things, when new materials such as nylon and latex had been invented. 

Retro & Vintage Bikinis

Although the first modern two-piece swimming set had been seen before, it was Louis Réard who ran with the attention when he launched the bikini in July 1946 4 days after the first American nuclear test explosion at Bikini Atoll. The bikini was named after this event as the bikini in Réard's production was small as the 'atom', and fierce as the bomb. Besides the fact that there was now a two-part bath set, it was new that the lower part did not cover the navel.

50s style swimwear from Esther Williams

Esther Williams was the all-time great bathing nymph icon of the 40s and 50s. She started her career by swimming in a show with Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller, here she was discovered by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and then she starred in 26 feature films in the 40s and 50s all with a focus on sea and water . She became known as the Million Dollar Mermaid!

The beautiful 50s one-piece vintage swimsuit from Esther Williams has an incredibly flattering fit and is therefore also perfect for plus size. It's the ultimate retro swimsuit reminiscent of many of the ones Esther wore in her film. The suit has a halter neck and soft pleats at the front as well as a small skirt. In addition, there are soft bowls that gently hold the bust in place. This style fits all body shapes and has a slimming effect thanks to the composition of the fabric and the smart design. We have it in all sizes from size small up to xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl and 5xl and in many colors and prints such as dots and cherries, so you can be sure that there is always a vintage swimsuit that suits your body type. and unique personality!
A vintage swimsuit is so flattering and iconic in its expression that you will at once feel beautiful and sexy. It is a great alternative to the bikini.

Bikinis from Esther Williams

The stunning bikinis from Esther Williams, of course, bring to mind the pin-up models of the 1950s, and Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Elisabeth Taylor who made the bikini so popular. We carry the bikinis from Esther Williams in different colors and prints such as with cherries, gingham cubes and dots
The bikinis have the perfect 50s vintage pin-up vibe. They fit all body shapes and figures and are incredibly flattering. They are made of a smooth fabric in the finest quality, and the top has soft bowls with reinforced sides. It has a beautiful adjustable halter neck so you can adjust it perfectly to your chest and figure.
The bikini bottom is in true vintage style, it has a timeless vintage shape with a high waist that creates the perfect hourglass figure. Light folds in the sides give a comfortable look and flatter the hip area without you having to feel narrowed.
You will look great in a vintage bikini whether you sunbathe by the pool or take a dip!

Accessories for your retro & vintage swimwear

Are you looking for something else for your holiday, or to spice up your beautiful 50s style swimsuit?
We have absolutely fantastic sandals and peep toes which will look fantastic together with your new swimwear, and compliment the vintage style on your outfit. Common to our shoe brands is the wonderful fit, they are ultra comfortable and made to the highest standards.
We can also recommend a 50s swing skirt for a complete vintage look. You can, with the utmost ease, put it on directly over your swimsuit, and is instantly ready from the beach for a drink by the pool.
If you want to take care of your hairstyle while bathing, we have a fine selection of the most beautiful retro and vintage bathing caps. They are covered with small, fine flowers that are perfect for all those swims where you do not want wet hair and are perfect for your 1950s and 1960s bath look. The bathing caps are made of soft rubber, are easy to put on and have an inner edge that makes sure to hold it in place!

See all our retro & vintage swimwear in our store in Copenhagen

You can look here on our webshop and see what we offer of vintage swimwear, but if you have the opportunity to look past our store in Copenhagen, then we would recommend you to do so, so you can see our full range. The store employs Stine, Kirstine, Line and Cecilie, who are all passionate about clothing lovers, and they will do everything they can to help you find the perfect bikini or swimsuit and accessories in feminine retro style for you.

Do you have further questions about our 50s swimwear?

With Mondo Kaos our first priority is always happy customers. If you have any questions, anything, about our range of swimwear or other clothing, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can meet us every weekday on 60 95 11 36 in the period 10: 00-18: 00. However, on busy days it can be difficult for us to answer the phone, as we are usually busy taking care of the customers who visit us in the store.
Therefore, it will be an advantage to write your question to shop@mondokaos.dk where we strive to answer within a weekday.