Curvy and Confident: These stylish retro swimsuits empower every body type

Unleash your inner pinup with swimwear from Unique Vintage

Curvy and Confident: These stylish retro swimsuits empower every body type

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Body positivity and empowerment have become essential aspects of the fashion world, and swimwear is no exception. Embracing your curves and feeling confident in your own skin should be a universal experience. Luckily, finding that confidence is easier than ever, thanks to Unique Vintage. With their stylish, retro-inspired swimsuits, everyone can unleash their inner pinup and feel fabulous at the beach or by the pool.

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Unique Vintage

Unique Vintage is a one-of-a-kind brand that marries the charm of the past with contemporary designs for every person and every body type. This vintage-loving company aims to create inclusive, diverse, and fashionable swimwear that makes everyone feel like they belong, regardless of their size or shape. With sizes ranging from XS to 5X, Unique Vintage is committed to celebrating body diversity and promoting self-love.

The story of Unique Vintage began in 2000, when CEO and Founder Katie Echeverry would spend her weekends scouring local vintage shops in Burbank, CA. Realizing that many shared her passion for vintage fashion, she started selling her finds online. Eventually, she began designing her own vintage-inspired dresses. Today, Unique Vintage is a thriving, female-owned and operated brand that stays true to Katie's original vision – a company that believes in inclusivity and the power of fashion to empower every individual.

Embracing Body Diversity

At the heart of Unique Vintage's ethos is its unwavering commitment to size inclusivity. The brand understands that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and aims to create swimwear that caters to everyone. By offering diverse vintage-inspired designs, Unique Vintage ensures everyone can find a swimsuit that makes them feel confident and stylish.

With an impressive size range from XS to 5X, Unique Vintage is dedicated to providing fashionable swimwear for all body types. This extensive selection allows individuals to find the perfect swimsuit that highlights their unique beauty and embraces their curves. No matter your size, Unique Vintage has a swimsuit to make you feel fabulous and empowered.

Representation in fashion and swimwear is essential for promoting body positivity and self-confidence. By offering a wide variety of sizes and styles, Unique Vintage is actively working to create a more inclusive and diverse fashion industry. When everyone can see themselves represented in the swimwear they wear, it fosters a sense of belonging and encourages individuals to embrace their bodies, no matter their shape or size. Unique Vintage is proud to participate in this movement, celebrating body diversity and empowering people to feel confident in their skin.

Vintage-Inspired Swimsuits for All Body Types

Unique Vintage's swimwear collection is a treasure trove of vintage styles, capturing the essence of iconic fashion from the past and reimagining it for today's modern world. From playful polka dots to sultry animal prints, and retro sailor themes to solid colors, there's a swimsuit for every taste. By infusing their designs with a touch of nostalgia, Unique Vintage allows everyone to express their personality and make a statement at the beach or pool.

Flattering cuts and designs are the foundation of Unique Vintage's swimwear collection. High-waisted bottoms provide a classic silhouette that accentuates curves, while tummy control panels in sleek one-pieces offer a smooth and slimming effect. Skirt bottoms add a playful and feminine touch, and sheath one-pieces combine elegance with comfort. Each design enhances the wearer's natural beauty, ensuring a perfect fit for every body type.

The vintage-inspired styles offered by Unique Vintage not only pay homage to the fashion of the past but also celebrate and enhance the curves of the modern woman. These swimsuits provide support and flattery in all the right places by incorporating design elements such as high-waisted bottoms and tummy control panels. Whether you're a fan of skirted swimwear or prefer the sleek simplicity of a sheath one-piece, Unique Vintage's collection embraces and highlights your curves, allowing you to feel confident and empowered in your swimwear.

Unleashing Your Inner Pinup

Achieving that coveted pinup look is a breeze with Unique Vintage's swimwear collection and a few simple fashion tips. Pair your skirted bottoms with an off-the-shoulder ruffle top for a playful and feminine vibe. Waist-cinching belts can accentuate your curves, while large bows and chic keyholes add an extra touch of glamour to your ensemble. With these styling tricks, you'll effortlessly channel your inner pinup icon.

Unique Vintage's swimwear comes in a variety of popular prints and solid colors, allowing you to find the perfect look for your style. Embrace your inner fierceness with an animal print one-piece, or achieve a classic sailor-inspired look with retro navy and white polka dots. For a timeless and elegant option, solid black and sultry red swimsuits never go out of style.

Another exciting aspect of Unique Vintage's swimwear collection is the ability to mix and match different styles, prints, and colors to create a truly unique look. Combine a polka dot top with solid high-waisted bottoms, or pair a vibrant animal print with a contrasting solid color. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to unleash your creativity and express your individuality through your swimwear choices.

Unique Vintage also offers an impressive variety of black swimsuits to suit every preference, from form-fitting one-pieces to chic two-piece sets. Black swimwear options include all-black designs as well as pieces featuring prints, ensuring that every customer can find the perfect combination of style and sophistication to match their taste.

Supporting Organizations and Values

Unique Vintage is not only dedicated to providing stylish and inclusive swimwear but also committed to making a positive impact on the world. The company actively supports charitable organizations focused on women's, animal, and LGBTQ+ causes, demonstrating its dedication to empowering individuals and fostering a more inclusive and compassionate society.

The foundation of Unique Vintage's brand philosophy is founded on inclusivity, diversity, and collaboration. The company believes everyone deserves to feel beautiful and confident, regardless of their size or background. This philosophy is evident in their marketing campaigns, product offerings, and the values they promote. By staying true to this vision, Unique Vintage inspires and empowers people from all walks of life, encouraging everyone to embrace their unique beauty and express their individuality through fashion.

Look And Feel Your Best

Embracing your curves and feeling confident at the beach or pool is easier than ever with Unique Vintage's swimwear collection. With a multitude of styles, prints, and solid colors to choose from, there's something for everyone, regardless of personal preferences or body type. Remember, confidence comes from within, and feeling great in your swimwear is the first step to enjoying those sun-soaked summer days.

With their vast selection of retro-inspired designs and body-positive philosophy, you're sure to find the perfect piece to make a splash this summer. So don't wait to find your perfect swimsuit – explore Unique Vintage's swimwear collection today and unleash your inner pinup!

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4 simple hacks to help you meet your healthy eating goals

Trying to eat healthier? Try these 4 totally doable tricks.

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Most of us want to eat healthier but need some help to make it happen.


When it comes to choosing what to eat, we live in a uniquely challenging era. Never before have humans known more about nutrition and how to eat for optimal health, and yet we’ve never been more surrounded by distractions and temptations that derail us from making healthy choices.

Some people might be able to decide “I’m going to eat healthier!” and do so without any problem, but those folks are unicorns. Most of us know what we should do, but need a little help making it happen—like some simple hacks, tips and tricks for avoiding pitfalls on the road to healthier eating.

While recognizing that what works for one person may not work for another, here are some helpful habits and approaches that might help you move closer to your healthy eating goals.

man pulling chip out of a chip bagOur mouths loves chips. Our bodies not so much.Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash

Goal: Snack on less junk food

Tip: Focus your willpower on the grocery store, not your home

Willpower is a limited commodity for most of us, and it is no match for a bag of potato chips sitting on top of the fridge. It’s just a fact. Channeling your willpower at the grocery store can save you from having to fight that battle at home. If you don’t bring chips into your house in the first place, you’ll find it a lot easier to reach for something healthier.

The key to successful shopping trips is to always go to the store with a specific list and a full stomach—you’ll feel much less tempted to buy the junky snack foods if you’re already satiated. Also, finding healthier alternatives that will still satisfy your cravings for salty or crunchy, or fatty foods helps. Sugar snap peas have a surprisingly satisfying crunch, apples and nut butter hit that sweet-and-salty craving, etc.

slice of cakeYou can eat well without giving up sweets completely.Photo by Caitlyn de Wild on Unsplash

Goal: Eat less sugar

Tip: Instead of “deprive,” think “delay” or “decrease and delight”

Sugar is a tricky one. Some people find it easier to cut out added sugars altogether, but that can create an all-or-nothing mindset that all too often results in “all.” Eating more whole foods and less processed foods can help us cut out a lot of ancillary sugar, but we still live in a world with birthday cakes and dessert courses.

One approach to dessert temptation is to delay instead of deprive. Tell yourself you can have any sweet you want…tomorrow. This mental trick flips the “I’ll just indulge today and start eating healthier tomorrow” idea on its head. It’s a lot easier to resist something you know you can have tomorrow than to say no to something you think you’ll never get to have again.

Another approach when you really want to enjoy a dessert at that moment is to decrease the amount and really truly savor it. Eat each bite slowly, delighting in the full taste and satisfaction of it. As soon as that delight starts to diminish, even a little, stop eating. You’ve gotten what you wanted out of it. You don’t have to finish it. (After all, you can always have more tomorrow!)

colorful fresh food on a plateA naturally colorful meal is a healthy meal.Photo by Anna Pelzer on Unsplash

Goal: Eat healthier meals

Tip: Focus on fresh foods and plan meals ahead of time

Meal planning is easier than ever before. The internet is filled with countless tools—everything from recipes to shopping lists to meal planning apps—and it’s as awesome as it is overwhelming.

Planning ahead takes the guesswork and decision fatigue out of cooking, preventing the inevitable “Let’s just order a pizza.” You can have a repeating 3-week or 4-week menu of your favorite meals so you never have to think about what you’re going to eat, or you can meal plan once a week to try new recipes and keep things fresh.

It might help to designate one day a week to “shop and chop”—getting and prepping the ingredients for the week’s meals so they’re ready to go in your fridge or freezer.

woman holding blueberries in her handsOrganic foods are better for the Earth and for us.Photo by andrew welch on Unsplash

Goal: Eat more organic/humanely raised food

Tip: Utilize the “dirty dozen” and “clean 15” lists to prioritize

Many people choose organic because they want to avoid pesticides and other potentially harmful chemicals. Organic food is also better for the planet, and according to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that organic produce is higher in certain nutrients.

Most people don’t buy everything organic, but there are some foods that should take priority over others. Each year, researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyze thousands of samples of dozens of fruits and vegetables. From this data, they create a list of the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” fruits and vegetables, indicating what produce has the most and least pesticide residue. These lists give people a good place to start focusing their transition to more organic foods.

To make organic eating even simpler, you can shop O Organics® at your local Albertsons or Safeway stores. The O Organics brand offers a wide range of affordable USDA-certified organic products in every aisle. If you’re focusing on fresh foods, O Organics produce is always grown without synthetic pesticides, is farmed to conserve biodiversity, and is always non-GMO. All animal-based O Organics products are certified humane as well. Even switching part of your grocery list to organic can make a positive impact on the planet and the people you feed.

Healthy eating habits don’t have to be all or nothing, and they don’t have to be complicated. A few simple mindset changes at home and habit changes at the grocery store can make a big difference.

Around 1 a.m. on April 24, semi-truck drivers in the Oak Park area of Michigan received a distress call from area police: An unidentified man was standing on the edge of a local bridge, apparently ready to jump onto the freeway below.

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In so many ways it makes a lot of sense...if you don't think about how nonsensical it is.

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Kelley Lorraine posted a video of her sitting in the car with her husband as she tries to explain "girl math" to him. It didn't take long for him to express confusion, many times interjecting with questions and audible noises of disproval. What was interesting to me was that everything she said made perfect sense...as long as you don't think about it too much.

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Jimmy Carter's former talent handler shares a sweet story about him meeting a young girl

The way Carter interacted with the second grader exemplifies the 99-year-old former president's genuine care and kindness.

Jimmy Carter has grown to become one of the most beloved former presidents in history.

Jimmy Carter turned 99 years old on October 1, 2023, with people from around the world paying tribute to the longest-living former president. Carter has been in hospice for the past 7 months, and as he nears the end of his long life, people are sharing their personal stories involving the man known for his decades of humanitarian, peace-building work after leaving the White House.

One story comes from Noel Casler, a comedian and talent handler who has worked with many celebrities and public figures. He took to X (formerly Twitter) to share an encounter he witnessed between Jimmy Carter and a young girl at the Goodwill Games.

"When I was Prez Carter’s talent handler it was the Goodwill Games in NYC. When Carter arrived I was to take him to [the] stage to join Ted Turner, Gov Pataki, Gerald Levin & Giuliani to kick off the event," he began.

On their way to the stage, Casler shared, a young girl who was a standout inner-city school student in around the second grade approached President Carter to say hello.

"You would have thought the world stopped for Jimmy Carter," Casler wrote. "He knelt down to look her in the eyes and began a long series of questions about the subjects she was studying, what her favorites were." When she said math and science were her among her favorites, Carter "lit up."

But what showcases Carter's caring personality is the way he treated her.

"He smiled and acted as if she was the only person there," Casler explained. "The thing is he didn't talk to her like she was a kid. There wasn't condescension of any air of I'm an ex-Prez wan a pic to show off."

"It was one man talking to the future generations and coming from a place of deep empathy, compassion and care for how we leave this planet and the lives of those upon it. Faith in action."

Casler wrote that he got nervous when they started calling for Carter to head to the stage, but the former president was "chill."

People frequently cite Carter's humility and compassion for others as highlights of his post-presidency legacy, and this interaction showcases those qualities beautifully.

Casler also expounded on Carter's ability to talk to anyone with ease.

"I’ve seen him on other occasions speak with full authority on the magic of Chuck Leavell’s left hand & hanging with the Allman Brothers. Carter is a renaissance man if ever there was one but his greatest gift is the example of how he lives in life," he wrote. "Happy 99th President Carter."

People loved reading this simple, personal story about a man who will leave the world with many such examples of his care and attention to whoever was in front of him.

"This is such a wonderful thread about a very special, compassionate man," wrote Nancy Sinatra. "Thank you, Noel. Thank you."

"Exactly who Jimmy Carter is," shared Jody Dean. "Once interviewed him and Ernie Banks on the same day. President Carter sat before Banks in our green room, listening to Ernie in rapt attention. An 8-year-old with a signed Ernie Banks baseball card could not have beamed more brightly."

"Jimmy Carter is the best human being to ever be president and it was honestly mean of us to make him do that," wrote Hunter Felt.

"Thank you, Noel, for this heartrending tribute. Carter is a jewel and remembering him always lifts my sagging spirits." shared Marina Margetts.

Happy 99th, Jimmy Carter, the former U.S. president whose legacy of human kindness and compassion will endure long after he leaves us.


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