So, now that it’s officially summer, let’s talk bathing suits.

Frankie Four vintage bathing suits

I wish I could remember how I stumbled upon Frankie Four, but let’s just say it’s bathing suit heaven for us vintage lovers! I’ve been searching for the perfect vintage suit for years, with no luck. I rarely find them and the fit has never been right. Angela custom makes vintage style suits TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS out of vintage fabric! How cool is that?

frankie four vintage bathing suit

Angela is a dream to work with! She works with you on the style and fabric- I fell in love with the minty colored bikini (below, left) and she made me one similar, but with a halter top. I don’t think I’ve ever had a suit so well made, and having a custom fit is the icing on the cake!

Frankie Four vintage bathing suit

But what about the 2nd Hand Pledge, you ask?

Right before The Pledge I ordered a few suits from different online stores with the plan to keep only one, but none of them fit right so I relinquished myself to donning old beach gear this season. I almost made an exception in the pledge guidelines that said I could by a bathing suit :)

When I found the Frankie Four website I was so excited to see the perfect suit, I tried every justification for buying it. “It’s handmade of vintage fabric!”, I told myself. “It’s almost just like buying new underwear!”, I thought. Brian saw my struggles and later told me he wanted to get it for me as an early birthday present- my birthday is at the end of August and swim season is almost over by that point! I found my loophole and I feel good knowing we supported a handmade artist!

frankie four vintage bathing suit

This is NOT a sponsored post! I spent SO long looking for the perfect bathing suit and I wanted to share the awesomeness in case you are too!

All photos are used with permission from the Frankie Four website.

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12 Responses to I adore: FRANKIE FOUR

  1. cb says:

    i have a really really weak spot for bathing suits. like really weak. i LOVE them so much and i love wearing them. i have always wanted a pair of super low 60’s style surfer bikini bottoms and they are super hard to find, i am sure she could make me one! oh man! i love the one you are getting made, the print is soo cute. what a great birthday present!

  2. What a great guy! I can’t wait to see the suit you got! Thanks for sharing the Frankie Four website. There are so many great styles!

    xx Adrian

  3. Jenn says:

    Love that turquoise one!

  4. Kat says:

    Thanks for sharing! I have been looking for a vintage swimsuit for ages and these look adorable. Not sure if I will be in swimsuit condition when summer comes to Australia since I will be popping out a baby 2 months before but maybe for one of these I can try.

  5. Aarika says:

    Oh boy, that floral one piece! So gorgeous! >_<

  6. Amanda A says:

    So, I am totally checking this out, because I got the suit from ModCloth and it looked HORRIBLE. And it was not high quality at all. The vinage suits I find/sell are SO much better, of course, hah, none of them fit me. ;) It was my first purchase from them and I am really disappointed! Hooray to finding the perfect suit girl. That is amazing! I bet you look gorgeous in it! I want every bathing suit pictured!! I hope you have a great weekend! xoxoxo

  7. Miki says:

    Oh, wow! I didn’t know there was someone who custom made swimsuits, that’s awesome! And I think you should’ve never felt you were violating your pledge! A bathing suit is indeed almost as underwear.

    Can you believe I haven’t worn a bathing suit for over 20 years! :O I am so aware of my very imperfect body that I haven’t had the courage to wear it. I did buy one a couple of years ago, but it’s still in its original packaging :/.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Lisa! :D

  8. davie+erica says:

    So pretty! Love it all, sooooo adorable! :)

    ox from NYC!


  9. I def think using vintage material is the perfect loophole, it is secondhand after all, just repurposed, or upcycled actually since the suits are amazing & random old fabric def is not. Such an awesome shop, I’m glad you shared & that’s great you found your perfect suit, it def can be a challenge.

  10. Suzanne says:

    This is SO cool! And you shouldn’t feel guilty at all. Any woman knows it’s ridiculously hard to find that perfect suit, and supporting a handmade business is almost just like buying something used anyway. Isn’t the point to stay away from “malls”? :)

  11. Alex says:

    These bathing suits are just great! You’ve got great taste:)

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