The Freya Brand has been a front-runner in the lingerie world since 1998, so in 2002 when they launched their own swimwear line, their devoted followers and fans rejoiced! For harder to fit girls, Freya is always the perfect fit. Since they are a lingerie company first, they know how to make a perfect fitting top, and who can say no to that! Freya’s Swimsuits are girly, classic, retro, flirty, and just plain perfect. In Freya we carry sizes 30D to 40G, and our selection from their collection continues to grow. You can find Freya Bikinis and One Piece suits in our Popina Swimwear Portland Boutiques along with over 25 other swimwear brands!
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Retro Swimwear Portland by Popina has all the 40s and 50s swim styles for your 2011 Summer!
Popina Swimwear Downtown Portland (Pearl District, Westside, Beaverton, Lake Oswego) 318 NW 11th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97209 503.243.SWIM (7946) Popina Swimwear NE | SE | North Portland (also serving Vancouver, Wa) 4831 NE 42nd Avenue (corner of NE 42nd and Alberta) Portland, Oregon 97213
Shopping for retro fashion in Portland is not a cheap endeavor. With the popularity of vintage styles in Portland, there’s more money in consigning to vintage shops around town. Buyers are showing up at stores like the Goodwill Bins early in the morning to get the best finds and turn a profit on vintage and mid-century dresses and shoes.
One thing I’ve noticed is that there are certain types of clothes they leave behind. Dresses with hideous shoulder pads and hemlines at the ankles aren’t quite stylish enough for the hip shops around town.
But, I’ve learned a couple very valuable, basic sewing skills to make bringing home these pieces worth it! Cutting off the sleeves and shortening the hemline is pretty easy as long as you know how to do a basic hem. You can turn unsightly skirts into stylish ones and ugly 80s dresses into cute ones!
Sally Jane Vintage Blog explains perfectly the same process as I use – it’s very simple! I don’t have any before pictures of my dresses, but “after photos” are to come!
Below are photos of Sally Jane Vintage’s dress makeover masterpiece!