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37 Retro Boardwalk Ensembles

From Sailor Boy Editorials to 80s Punk Beach Ensembles

— June 24, 2013 — Fashion
Summer allows people to dress in all sorts of manner of clothing, and while many individuals adhere to conventional mainstream looks, retro-inspired ensembles are slowly becoming a look that many people are willing to flaunt around these days.

From classic white beach dresses to 80s-inspired, sporty street wear, this list contains several retro summer looks that’ll make anyone stand out from the rest of the modern day conformist in today’s society. The sudden growth in interest in shows like Mad Men has brought about this sense of nostalgia in many people—and who can blame them? The dapper suits, the beehive hairstyles, the crisp cut dresses and vibrantly colored swimwear have inspired waves of people digging up their grandparents’ wardrobe to sport these vintage looks.
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Color-Accented Model Captures
Color-Accented Model Captures
The Allegropoli Book Uomo Editorial is Visually Striking
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Glamorously Retro Songstresses
Glamorously Retro Songstresses
The Fashion Magazine Summer 2013 Issue Stars Lana Del Rey
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Vibrant Vintage Streetwear Lookbooks
Vibrant Vintage Streetwear Lookbooks
The Wild at Heart Shoot Stars Vintage Looks and Modern Women
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Suggestively Drenched Shoots
Suggestively Drenched Shoots
The Alexandre Cunha Viktor Magazine Editorial is Revealing
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Retro Sunny Supermodel Photography
Retro Sunny Supermodel Photography
Harper's Bazaar Brazil February 2013 Channels Old Hollywood
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Bandana-Patterned Sportswear
Bandana-Patterned Sportswear
The Opening Ceremony x Adidas Originals Fall/​Winter 2012 Colle
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Flamboyant Sailor Fashions
Flamboyant Sailor Fashions
The Upside Down Numero Homme China Photoshoot is Daringly Dressed
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Hollywood Glamor Swimwear
Hollywood Glamor Swimwear
Charlie by Matthew Zink Brings Back Retro Glam to the Resort
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Sepia-Tinted Menswear Editorials
Sepia-Tinted Menswear Editorials
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign is Nostalgic
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Vintage-Inspired Workwear
Vintage-Inspired Workwear
The PHIGVEL 2013 Spring/Summer Collection is Minimalist
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Fashionable Furniture Campaigns
Fashionable Furniture Campaigns
This Parri Design 2012 Advertorial is Dynamically Chic
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Avant-Garde 80s-Inspired Shades
Avant-Garde 80s-Inspired Shades
The RVS by V Point of View Collection Channel Retro Hollywood
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Bat-Like Sunglasses
Bat-Like Sunglasses
Anna Zasada by Jacek Zajac is Subtly Sinister and Very Sensual
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Minimalist 70s-Inspired Fashion
Minimalist 70s-Inspired Fashion
The Vogue Spain 'A Su Imagen' Editorial Stars Model Anja Rubik
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Striking Swimmer Portraits
Striking Swimmer Portraits
The Olympic Dive Interview Magazine Editorial is Cinematic
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Embellished Nordic Swimwear
Embellished Nordic Swimwear
The Trip by One Teaspoon Boasts Accessorized Bikini Looks
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Modernized Retro Swimwear
Modernized Retro Swimwear
The Stylist Magazine June 2013 Photoshoot Stars Sarah Ann Macklin
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Silky Scarf Pinup Spreads
Silky Scarf Pinup Spreads
The Charlotte Di Calypso November 2011 Vogue Brasil Shoot is Sultry
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Sultry Beach Lookbooks
Sultry Beach Lookbooks
The Juicy Couture Summer 2013 Campaign is Coastal Chic
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Color-Popping Underwear Ads
Color-Popping Underwear Ads
The Diesel Beachwear/Underwear Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign Shows Skin
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Retro Opulence Attire
Retro Opulence Attire
The Double Edge Ellements Editorial Embraces Ornamentation
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Vibrant Gypsy Swimsuit Fashion
Vibrant Gypsy Swimsuit Fashion
The Vogue Paris Isabeli Fontana Editorial is Breezy and Bold
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Retro-Inspired Swimsuit Editorials
Retro-Inspired Swimsuit Editorials
The Vogue Russia May 2013 Photoshoot Stars Angela Lindvall
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80s-Inspired Arcade Fashion
80s-Inspired Arcade Fashion
Frida Aasen Rocks Big Hair and Body Suits in Exit's 'Ride Me, Play Me'
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Sporty 90s-Inspired Swimwear
Sporty 90s-Inspired Swimwear
Nadja Bender Showcases Vibrant Retro Beach Fashion for Muse Magazine
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Retro Beachwear Editorials
Retro Beachwear Editorials
The GQ UK 'Vamp' Cover Shoot Stars Actress Ashley Greene
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Free-Spirited Cruising Editorials
Free-Spirited Cruising Editorials
The Glamour Germany 'On The Road' Photoshoot is Youthfully Retro
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Retro Poolside Editorials
Retro Poolside Editorials
‘High Glam’ for Vogue Germany 2013 Features Retro Fashion
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Vibrant Poolside Fashion
Vibrant Poolside Fashion
The FGR 'Summer Don't Leave Me' Editorial Stars Alice and Sarah
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Playful Poolside Fashion
Playful Poolside Fashion
The Foam Magazine 'Hart-Throb' Cover Shoot Stars Jessica Hart
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Sporty Beachwear Fashion
Sporty Beachwear Fashion
The Jalouse 'Venice Beach' Editorial Stars Model Behati Prinsloo
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Golden Beach Fashion Ads
Golden Beach Fashion Ads
Dylan George and Abbot + Main Fall 2012 Campaign Stars Kate Upton
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80s Seapunk Streetwear
80s Seapunk Streetwear
The Emma Mulholland Spring 2013 Collection is Retro Infused
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Versatile 70s Swimwear
Versatile 70s Swimwear
Bambi Northwood-Blyth Rocks Some Vibrant Retro Bikinis
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Badboy Rockabilly Portraits
Badboy Rockabilly Portraits
The Lewis Grant by Arnaldo Anaya Lucca Image Series is 50s Inspired
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Sensual '70s Chic Fashion
Sensual '70s Chic Fashion
The GQ UK July 2013 Editorial Stars a Sizzling Bregje Heinen
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Modernized '50s Lookbooks
Modernized '50s Lookbooks
The For Love & Lemons Pre-Fall 2013 Catalog Stars Daria Pleggenkuhle
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