Fashion/shopping experts... help please?

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  1. Beanie

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    So I really like this swimsuit.
    http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/the-hello-sailor-bettie-one-piece-swimsuit-from-pinup-couture.html

    Nevermind the retro nautical look, just the cut looks really adorable. No way can I afford $80 on a swimsuit though, especially given I've never tried it on.

    I went out this weekend looking around a bit trying to find something with a similar cut and I couldn't find anything. Old Navy usually has some cuter one piece suits but I came up empty there. Kohls only had a bunch of old lady looking one pieces and a bunch of cute two pieces which I have zero need for more two piece suits. And Target has completely failed me in the swimsuit department for like three years in a row.

    SO... has anybody seen something like this at a store? Or online somewhere that it's not $80? I'm game to spend $20... maybe $25... but no way can I spend $80.

    Help plz? =3
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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  3. Beanie

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    I KNOW hahahahaha. <3
     
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    Are old navy bathing suits really that inexpensive?! I've never managed to find a bathing suit under $40. I usually buy a suit in August/September by picking through the half price remnants and can snag individual pieces of a 2 piece for $20/each if I can find them in my size. Luckily I don't swim enough to require a suit more than every 3 years or so.

    JC Penny's site has some similar cut suits on there--you could go in store to try them on, at least, though they're still $30-50.

    http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx...=99&PSO=0&bcCat=3&CmCatId=external|81005&sa=1

    All of them: http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/XGN.asp...94935029&PSO=0&CmCatId=70656|81005&pagesize=1

    Otherwise, all my usual suspects for suits, and all my google searches for these kind of styles bring up $79+ as the price :(
     
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    I've never found a swimsuit for under $80 :(. It seems like the standard swimsuit price.

    That suit is CUTE!
     
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    Right now their bikinis are $15 per piece. They frequently go on sale $12.50 per piece, plus if you're an Old Navy Card holder you almost always get 10-20% off on top of that. Price-wise it's about like Target, especially when you know what their sales have been in the past and are patient waiting for them to roll around!
     
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    ModCloth is super cute retro stuff, but most of them are more than $80...
    But keep it in mind for the future :p
     
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    Lands End has swimsuits very similar to what you would like, but they look to be in the $80+ range. However, Lands end swimsuits are really, really high quality.
     
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    If there's a Ross around you it might be worthwhile to check there.
     
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    I was going to say Penney's too :p
     
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    I know you said Target has failed you but I have this one and it is similiar to what you posted. It has a removable neck strap. I actually have it in 2 colors and I love it bc the extra fabric on the front really makes me look skinnier! I refuse to wear ones that are just one flat piece of fabric bc they just don't look good! Target has quite a few that are in that style I like.

    http://www.target.com/p/Merona-Womens-Shirred-1-Piece-Swimdress-Assorted-Colors/-/A-13720977
     
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    Hi! lol can't believe I missed this..

    Sadly all my favorite ModCloth bathing suits are $90. They are fabulous but yea, the price is kind of a kick in the butt
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    for future reference though.. http://www.modcloth.com/

    BUT DO NOT FEAR! H&M is here!!
    Forever 21 prices.. but with clothes that will actually last more than 21 1/2 seconds.

    Here is a one piece I love. It doesn't really have as much of the retro look of others.. but it's a dark pretty blue and I like the style (and the $30 price tag)
    http://www.hm.com/us/product/98467?article=98467-A

    but if you are looking for a retro print, I love this floral!
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    http://www.hm.com/us/product/00429?article=00429-A

    Now, don't be fooled by the website. AMI Clubwear among it's MASSES of total weird cleavage showing crap, does have quite a few quality inexpensive peices!

    I really like this navy/white swimsuit
    http://www.amiclubwear.com/swimsuit-onepiece-l2-110928-2navy.html#

    Now, this place, PinUp coutoure.. is right up your alley. MOST of the swimsuits hit the $80ish price range BUT they have great sales and are really fast on the re-stock

    THis one is only $40ish now
    http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/bombshell-swimsuit-green.html

    That's all I've got for now.. I'm not on my home computer! LOL
    but I hope it helps!
     

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