Summertime means different things to different people. You and your pals may have diverging goals for the season — whether it's tackling a list of places to visit, digging into a stack of best-sellers, or whittling down a backed-up Netflix queue. But all roads eventually lead to a beach. (Yes, even that last option: What else is there to do after a day of swimming and sunbathing than sit on your couch to vegetate?) Hence, a solid swimsuit is a completely justifiable purchase to make before the season really picks up.
The challenge then becomes finding a suit that you can wear all summer long, but that still feels more special than every other two-piece you'll sport on the sand bar. To achieve this balance between versatility and coolness, we're turning back the clock in our search: We've found the best sets and one-pieces that recall decades past — from high-waisted bottoms pulled straight from the pinup age to mod-inspired prints that have us flashing peace signs. Throw it back in style this summer with one of the 22 suits ahead.
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