Jun 9, 2011 9:11 AM
Carina R. wrote: "Hello! With summer officially here, I'm looking for a new bathing suit. I fell in love with Gap's Retro Longline Top but it's no longer available. What I love about it but can't seem to find elsewhere is that it has good coverage and sits right below the ribcage and the sweetheart neckline. All I seem to find are tankinis (too long) and bikinis (too little). I'm a size M-L and would like to stay under $50 (for just the top). Any color/print would be ok with me! Please help! Thanks! Carina"
This was surprisingly hard, Carina! Even though there are lots of retro-style bikinis out there right now, the tops are still pretty small even though the bottoms have more coverage. We found a few below, and also gave you the option of a tankini that you could take to a seamstress to get cropped (wouldn't cost much). Hope one of these makes you feel like a retro bathing beauty! XOXO Janetor
1. The Original: Gap Retro Longline Bikini
2. Unique Vintage Navy & White High Waisted Halter Bikini Swimsuit ($48 for entire suit)
3. ASOS Blue Pansy Long Line Cupped Bikini Top ($15 on sale for top)
4. La Blanca by Rod Beattie "Solid" Sweetheart Tankini Top & Hipster Bottom ($93 top, $39 bottom)
5. Ujena Caribbean Cruise Banded Bikini ($50 top, $50 bottom)
6. Ujena Honeymoon Hide n Slide Bikini ($50 top, $50 bottom)
7. Tommy Bahama Pleated Halter Bikini Top & Hipster Bottoms ($68 top, $61 bottom)
8. Midnight Grace Marilyn Underwired Crop Balconette Bikini Top ($42 for top)
9. Unique Vintage Brown Tiki Bikini Swimsuit ($104 for entire suit)
10. (Not shown) Retro Vintage Inspired Reversible Cherry Print Bikini Swimsuit ($75 on sale for entire suit)
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