While everyone was gushing over Ryan Gosling's "if you're a bird, then I'm a bird" scene in The Notebook, I was busy surfing the web in search of a retro bathing suit similar to the one Rachel McAdams was wearing in the scene. Fast forward 9 years later, and here we are with a plethora of retro bikinis and one pieces available to us from almost any retailer our hearts desire! If you're looking for a decent retro swimsuit but you don't like to spend tons of money on swimwear, check out American Apparel, Forever 21, and Top Shop for affordable one pieces, sets, and high waisted bottoms for this summer. Nastygal also has wonderful options for those of you interested in a more modern take on the retro trend!
Check out me & my sister sporting our retro inspired one pieces in a video from our trip to Barbados! I chose mine specifically for the ruched detailing around the waist, and I also picked out my sister's suit because of it's beautiful red hue and balconet top.