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When it comes to finding a swimsuit for summer 2011, oddly enough, go back in time to find a perfect “now” style.

Instead of focusing on sexy, skin-exposing bikinis, find vintage trends to create a sweet, styled modern look.

Whether it’s an old-school floral print or a solid color, high-waisted bikinis and flattering, fashionable one-pieces are in. The style is inspired by swimwear from the ’40s and ’50s and can be found at pretty much any trendy store that sells swimsuits. With a Marilyn Monroe, pin-up girl resemblance, this retro design is now worn by regular gals and celebrities.

The perfect pairing for a swimsuit like this wouldn’t be the normal jean short cover up. When wearing a boy short one-piece, pair it with a long unbuttoned cardigan and peep-toe heels. With a vintage bikini, you can pull off the cardigan, but a thin blousy tunic will pull the look together with stylish flip-flops or wedges.

Whichever swimwear design you choose this vintage-ish summer, finish your look with statement-making accessories. Whether it’s gold bangles or a floppy, large-brimmed hat in your summer ensemble, accessories will make you a Colorado trendster at the least, a Marilyn look-alike at best.

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