I’ve never been one to wear an itty-bitty, teensy-weensy string bikini. First of all, there’s really no guarantee that I’ll be freshly waxed, so a tiny triangle swatch of fabric doesn’t give enough coverage to the tame the beast below. Besides, I like a swimsuit I can wear as I perform water ballet and attempt to bodysurf, without risk of exposing my strawberry kisses. When it comes to cute swimsuits that offer a bit more coverage, I am especially stoked on bikinis and one-pieces that are retro-inspired and, lucky for me, options abound! Some of the suits in this slideshow look like they could’ve been worn by Marilyn Monroe, while others are a more modernized take on the traditional retro swim-dress. Click away to check ‘em out!