Swimsuits & bikinis

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Retro and vintage swimwear

At Mondo Kaos you can find the perfect retro bikini or swimsuit in vintage style. Regardless of whether the trip goes 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 the 1940s , 1950s and 1960s , and especially by the pinup images of this era and glamorous Hollywood stars who were happy to be photographed in the chic 'new' swimwear . It is vintage swimwear where emphasis is placed on a cut that shows the body in the most beautiful way.

At Mondo Kaos we have a wide selection of retro & vintage swimsuits & bikinis.

We carry both the finest vintage prints such as polka dots and seductive cherry prints, which bring to mind 1940s & 1950s pinup girls, but also more discreet gingham checks and monochrome swimwear in retro and vintage style.
Either way, the swimwear is designed with the small details in mind. There are, for example, 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 a good hold in the material.

Retro & Vintage swimsuit.

The bathing suit as we know it today first appeared around the 1930s. After you had been enveloped in longer suits, with short legs and sleeves, and in impractical fabric, you began to focus on the healthy body, which should preferably also be colored by the sun. Swimwear was now not just for bathing in, but for sunbathing. This called for a change in swimwear and people began to introduce lower cuts, to remove the sleeves and to make a more tight-fitting bathing suit. This could, among other things, be done when new materials such as nylon and latex had been invented.

The Retro & Vintage bikini

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

50's style swimwear from Esther Williams

Esther Williams was the 40's and 50's all-time great bathing nymph icon. 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 focusing on sea and water . She became known as the Million Dollar Mermaid!

The beautiful 50's 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 movies. The suit has a halter neck and soft pleats at the front as well as a small skirt. In addition, there are soft cups that gently hold the bust in place. This style suits all body shapes and looks slimming 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 cherry, so you can be sure that there is always a vintage swimsuit that fits your body type and unique personality!
A vintage swimsuit is so flattering and iconic in its expression that you will feel beautiful and sexy at the same time. It is a fantastic alternative to the bikini.

50s Bikinis from Esther Williams

The fantastic bikinis from Esther Williams naturally bring to mind the pinup models of the 1950s, and Hollywood stars such as 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 cherry, gingham checks and dots
The bikinis have the perfect 50s vintage pinup vibe. They suit all body shapes and figures and are incredibly flattering. They are made from a smooth fabric of the finest quality and the top has soft cups with reinforced sides. It has a beautiful adjustable halter neck so you can adjust it perfectly to your bust 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 pleats at the sides give a comfortable look and flatter the hip area without feeling constricted.
You'll look great in a vintage bikini whether you're sunbathing by the pool or taking a dip!

Accessories for your retro & vintage swimwear

Are you looking for something else for your holiday, or to spice up your beautiful 50's style bathing suit?
We have absolutely stunning sandals and peep toes that will look amazing with your new swimwear and compliment the vintage style of 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 50's swing skirt for a complete vintage look. You can put it on directly over your bathing suit with the greatest of ease, and are ready in no time directly from the beach for a drink by the pool.
If you want to take care of your hairstyle while you bathe, 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 don't want wet hair and are perfect for your 1950s and 1960s bathing look. The bathing caps are made of soft rubber, are easy to put on and have an inner edge that keeps it in place!

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

You can look here at our webshop and see what we have to offer in terms of vintage swimwear, but if you have the opportunity to stop by our store in Copenhagen, we would recommend that you do so so that you can see our full range. In the store, we are available to help you find the perfect bikini or swimsuit and accessories in feminine retro style for you.

Do you have any further questions about our 50s swimwear?

At Mondo Kaos, our first priority is always happy customers. If you have any questions, whatsoever, about our range of swimwear or other clothing, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us every weekday on 60 95 11 36 between 09:00 and 12:00 - beyond this time it may be difficult for us to answer the phone, as we are usually busy taking care of customers who visit us in the store.
Therefore, it would be advantageous to write your question to shop@mondokaos.dk, where we endeavor to respond within one working day.