Pamela Levenson, a vintage swimsuit designer, who has worked for Guess? Jeans both in Los Angeles and Paris, has created a gorgeous line of retro bathing suits including one piece, two piece, swim skirts and tankinis. Her boutique is situated in Portland, Oregon but she also sells the designs from her website.
In fact, the new 2008 designs are available online. A brilliant aspect of that collection is the Tankini swimsuits in the nifty “meet and greet” sizing. Ideally the bottom of the tankini should meet and just touch the top of the bottoms to create the appearance of a one piece suit. The Anabel Tankini comes in a range of colours and patterns and is modeled after the 1940’s “sun top tank”. Complete with a sewn-in shelf bra, the tankini has matching bottoms and comes in sizes extra-small though extra-large.
Another adorable feature of the Popina™ collection is the swimsuit skirt, a cute mini skirt made from the same patterns as the other swimwear. The skirt can be worn over the bathing suit in the water and will hold its shape and dry quickly since it is made with bathing suit fabric.
What a timeless and elegant selection of swimwear!