Styles and Trends

Get Your Tiki On … Florals seem to be the rage this 2011 season. Lots of color, style and coverage!


It works!  A way to make sure the girls don’t fall out of your bikini top!

Bikini Bands are simply the best way to prevent tan lines. A Bikini Band holds your top securely in place so you can untie your straps and relax in the sun strap-free.  No more worries about losing your top!

Just slip your Bikini Band around your chest and over your top. Then, tighten your Bikini Band to securely hold your top in place and drop those straps! The discreet, translucent design allows light to shine through, keeping all areas tan line free.

  • Superior tan line prevention
  • Easily transforms any top to strapless
  • Fully adjustable size and coverage
  • Stylish low-profile design
  • Perfectly discreet and comfortable
  • Outstanding strength keeps top secure
Available at Get Go Retro!

Get tanked in these really cool rockabilly style tank tops! Stunning long line halter tops (you can leave them out or tuck them in) with delightful cut-away line. And, an added stylish addition is that they button up the back with 4 large buttons. By Voodoo Kitten!

Every rockabilly gal or guy looks great in a pair of shades.  Whether driving down the road; shading your eyes on the beach; or even hiding those baby blues in a game of  poker.  A pair of shades can change “everything.”  Shades can make you a fashion icon on “your street,” become your “brand;” the envy of your friends and illicet a prayer from the best of friends that you accidently lose them.

Sunglasses in themselves are an iconic accessory.  Popular in movies, for creating cool characters and sex appeal.  Take the opening scene of “Cool Hand Luke”  a movie about a man  played by Paul Newman who refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. The Boss Man otherwise known as the “man with no eyes,”  watches Newman  in reflective sunglasses; which set the tone for the movie and helped ensure the classic line “”What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”  We have Steve McQueen in “Thomas Crown Affair,”where McQueen is stylish and sophisticated; to the classic Carey Grant in “It Takes a Thief,” as the suave cat burgler.  And, don’t forget Tom Cruise in the pop culture classic “Risky Business.”

Granted I love the old movies and movie stars.  But, everything old is new again and leading this trend is a great new selection of sport-inspired sunglasses that are vintage inspired, trendy, sporty and affordable. Italian designer Carrera owned by the Italian sunglass house Safilo, has re-launched their “CARRERA VINTAGE” line; an upgraded version of their own vintage sunglasses which were originally launched in 1956 for the sportsman in “fast paced sports,” notably racing.

The brand name “Carerra” was derived from the Carrera Panamericana (the annual car race that stretches across Mexico.) Carrera still specializes in sports sunglasses but it is their modern and vintage sunglass range that has made them one of the coolest brands of sunglasses in today’s fashion market. Relaunched in Europe (2007) they are just now being released into the States. The new “vintage” line pays tribute to their 1950s line of racing glasses, but plays them up, referencing their ’80s design style of oversized frames and colors that pop. Although the new line is incredibly fun, they’re also incredibly functional, as their large surface area provides optimum UV protection. They are the perfect spring collection for sport enthusiasts and every day use. The Aviator styles are hugely popular and are worn by many being worn by many major ‘A’ list stars of today, including Jamie Foxx, Alex Meraz, Don Johnson, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Rhianna and Lady Gaga.

Singer and fashion icon Lady Gaga is wearing the “Champion” model which is the brand’s signature and most colorful style in its recently relaunched “vintage collection.   In  her latest music video “Bad Romance,” the lead single off GaGa’s upcoming album The Fame Monster. “Bad Romance” premiered during Paris fashion week.

“Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Roma-roma-mamaa! Ga-ga-ooh-la-la!” The music is a perfect driving soundtrack that is not only listenable and danceable ; but a great soundtrack for the fashion runway. Watch the video;   you will notice that the distinctive and fashionable sunglasses enhances Lady GaGa’s fearless and confident performance. This reminds you that the Lady Gaga experience is visual as well as musical.  Should we say “accessories make the girl.”  No, of course not.  But it helps. : )

Customized with retro detailing, the new models from Carrera have achieved cult status and make a bold fashion statement that is popular with teenagers, trendsetters and for many celebrities. By wearing vintage sunglasses a person can easily emphasize look elegant and stylish.  Oh and they make a great place to hide! How many out there like to hide behind your sunglasses? 

Check out the Carerra Vintage line  at Carrera World … I’m sure you’ll find your “true colors.”

You can check out the video here.

In the 50’s Lucy and Desi slept in twin beds but managed to have “Little Ricky.” And in the 60’s TV censors just knew that the public couldn’t cope with seeing a grown woman’s belly button; thus, Barbara Eden “I Dream of Jeannie;” had to cover her belly button with putty because in the 60s showing your navel on TV was unheard of.  After all, the navel automatically reminds people of sub-navel activities that are best confined to the bedroom with the lights turned off.
Fast forward to Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island who had no problem wearing short shorts and  showing off her great legs. but couldn’t show her belly button. Which leads to the question in both Jeannie and  Mary Ann’s case;  did they have an an innie or an outie?. Alas, in 1969,Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In went after the belly laughs by exposing the belly button, and the genie was out of the bottle for good.

So, if modesty’s your bag, you’re probably better off with a 1950’s inspired high waisted bikini. The next time you’re on a beach, raise your glass to the 50’s!  Suit’s available at Get Go Retro! After all, a little bit of curiousity goes a long way!


Escape to paradise in this made-to-order, 5 0’clock Somewhere Cocktail Dress by Mademoiselle Mermaid! The perfect ensemble for a beach wedding, honeymoon, vacation, or luau.

This piece features a princess panel bodice, half-circle skirt, and an unexpected fabric flower at the shoulder. Adjustable tie-halter straps and an easy exposed zipper in the back, keeps this dress light and flirty!!

Gorgeous Hawaiian print cotton fabric available in 4 colors. And, only $69.00. You won’t find this dress anywhere but here!

Call me “mellow yellow”, next on this list of fashion must-haves …. the Hawaiian Tribal dress by Ishkabibbles.

Going to the beach in style has never been so easy. This strapless sundress is made out of a soft cotton lycra jersey and has a built in shelf bra for comfort and support. The design running down the middle of the dress is a Hawaiian tribal appliqué . The appliqué design adds a touch of the tropics and pulls the colors of the dress together.

Both available at Get Go Retro.

The cut-out swimsuit aka/monokini is the trend this summer of 2009– even Paris Hilton is wearing them as seen in this swimsuit picture snapped in Cannes by Celebrity Gossip.

Although they are skimpy they still add a bit of sexiness to the ordinary bikini. Check our Get Go Retro for a few of our Monokinis or you can go to Alloy and find some cute suits for under $50.00. 
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