Retro Bathing Suits from Popina

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It’s been a couple years since I reviewed one of my favorite vintage inspired brands – Popina Swimwear in Portland, Oregon. Popina sells the most adorable and easy to wear vintage inspired swimsuits. I have been so happy with my Popina swimsuits in the past. I was ready for a new suit and I knew Popina would not disappoint. The friendly folks at Popina sent me the sweetest retro bathing suits and now that the weather is warm here in California, I am dying to wear them to the pool!

One of the things I love about the swimwear at Popina is that they are made to last. I still have two suits from previous seasons and they are still in great shape.

This season I am on a black and white polka dot kick. The first suit I tried on was the Popina Retro Halter swimsuit. I’m a pear shape so this suit looks fantastic on me. The bottom covers everything up nicely and the halter balances me out. It’s such a classic suit. I know I can own this bathing suit for a long time and never be out of style.
Retro Halter | One Piece Bathing Suit

The Popina crew knows my infatuation with polka dots so they suggested the Jantzen Vamp in black and white dots. Vamp is right! This is such a lounge by the pool, drink cocktails and look glam kind of suit. I think a trip to Palm Springs is in order for this swimsuit! But of course it’s Jantzen and Popina only carries quality suits so I know it can take a whole summer of chlorine and it will hold up for seasons to come. This suit fits like a dream. It makes me look like I have a perfect hourglass figure. The ruffles on the bottom give me a little more coverage. I feel so confident in it.
Jantzen Swimwear Vamp Bathing Suit | Jantzen® Vamp Maillot Bathing Suit

Popina also sent me this gorgeous suit. It’s a Gottex Profile swimsuit. It comes with a detachable halter strap. I love the ruching on the mid section. Makes my stomach look super flat. And of course more ruffles and a cute bow on the bust. Adorable right?
Gottex vintage inspired swimsuit

I can’t recommend Popina Swimwear enough. I know there are other vintage inspired brands that also happen to make retro swimsuits, but the quality just doesn’t stand up to Popina’s selections. And heads up California ladies! The Popina Swimwear line is now being carried at a Venice surf shop called VB Surf.

If you want a cute vintage inspired swimsuit of your own, Popina is offering you a fantastic discount!  Use the discount code “sandra” when you check out at Popina and get 15% off!

Check out their page. Which one do you like? Leave me a comment and let me know!


Disclaimer: I received these three suits for review purposes.
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1 Vero { 06.09.13 at 8:10 pm }

I love the top one w/ the halter and boy shorts. I did have a question since you state that you have tried them on. On the boy shorts; to put it bluntly do you know if there is enough coverage in the crotch area or does it reveal too much? nothing like going swimming and realizing you might as well be naked! thanks!

2 Sandra { 06.10.13 at 8:56 am }

Hi Vero! No I didn’t have any issues with transparency. I also have a red one and didn’t have any issues with that one either. Thanks for asking!!

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