Fashion with Luxe Life

Fashion with Luxe Life

Retro Revival

Stop stressing about getting into your itsy bitsy bikini and go pin-up girl glam in this seasons revival of retro swimwear. 


Forget being a beach babe.  Summer 2014 is all about the Sun Goddess!

The latest suits are a throwback to Hollywood’s heyday. On the high-fashion end, runways were abound with mid-20th-century looks.  Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and other designers sent suits down the runway that had us longing for a summer zipping around St. Tropez in an Alfa Romeo, à la Brigitte Bardot.  There are also modern versions at many price and design levels.  Channel your inner Dorothy Dandridge, embrace the vintage trend, and get ready to post your best #beachlife selfie, ever!




Why I love it:

  • Retro-glam looks ease the angst of swimsuit shopping. Translation:  More coverage!
  • The new modesty swaps skin for style, and is kind to a woman’s curves.  Low leg cuts flatter the hips, higher waists hide tummies, and shirring at the torso distracts from bulges.
  • Modern stretch materials combined with a vintage cut, allow for glam designs with athletic functionality.  Whether you are lounging by the pool, or working up a sweat in a game of beach volleyball, you can be confident that everything will stay in your suit.


Rock this look:

Look for retro details.  A sweetheart neckline creates pinup-worthy cleavage while still giving plenty of support.

Go strapless.  It draws attention up to the shoulders, a beautiful spot on everyone.

Find a sultry skirt.  Extra coverage is fine, but skip any skirt that hits more than an inch past your bum.

Pick the perfect ruffle.  A frill down the front is the flourish you need to feel stylish but still look sleek.



Fashion with Luxe LifeNikki Sias brings a unique and expert point of view to her work as an Image Consultant and Stylist. The Orange County and Los Angeles based stylist has created a niche for herself, consulting busy corporate executive men and women. From updating wardrobes to organizing closets, Nikki has transformed the racks and lives of clients by uniquely crafting looks that are enduring, classic, whimsical and effortless. Nikki’s philosophy to “dress like the person you want to be” is the guiding force of her passion.

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