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40s inspired bikini

Added May 7, 2012

by noknee

Los Angeles, Cal...






First attempt at bathing suit with my friend Dani. We used an old bra as a starting point.

Material Notes

lycra, buttons, elastic, binding


Beach, Vintage

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    May 25, 2014, 06.35 AMby nrobson

    i love this look, love the 40s

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    Jun 29, 2012, 12.09 PMby strawberryfreckles

    I am about to attempt my first swimming suit… I was going to start with a bra as the basis but was afraid that it would either hold water or the cloriene would break down the material… any thoughts?

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    May 8, 2012, 10.53 PMby sew4my3

    Adore this retro look! Great suit to show off those curves!

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    May 7, 2012, 09.59 PMby juleken

    Looks like you had a fun day! I love nautical bikinis, and it suits you really well! Thanks for sharing!

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    May 7, 2012, 05.05 PMby Fiedlerin

    Compliments for a gorgeous swim suit compliments for having self esteem and showing off your curves and compliments to the Burda Style community for posting nothing but nice comments (really, I have yet to read a negative comment).

    I love it!

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    May 7, 2012, 03.24 PMby guineveresmom

    So cute, and figure-flattering. Great job.

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    May 7, 2012, 09.56 AMby makelounge

    What a lovely Bikini. So retro and stylish! love it

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    May 7, 2012, 08.18 AMby camelia-crinoline

    This is so cute. I love all the nautical touches.

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