Embodying Marilyn-Summer Beachwear

Taking cues from Betsey Johnson's Spring 2011 Fashion Show and the sex symbols of the 40's and 50's I essembled some beach ready bikini and bottom combos that are guaranteed to turn heads! Put your own twist on this pin-up look by incorporating floral prints, firly frills, nautical navy, or bold neons.

It is best to mix a floral pattern

with something more basic like linen shorts.

Lace or ruffles can add a girly

touch to an otherwise understated look.

This look is easy to attain;

just add a winning smile and

this retro look will be yours.

This look is certainly not for the timid! American Apparel is a great

place to find anything this bold and beautiful.