Vintage Inspired Swimwear

Adelaide, Australia · 35 Sales


Vintage Inspired Swimwear

Adelaide, Australia 35 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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fuzzdecay on Nov 24, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

got to the US super quick, and it's actually a smidge large in the bust (i'm a 32F, so that NEVER happens to me. it was a welcome surprise!)

Elena Kaiser

Elena Kaiser on May 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

perfect fit! Great customer service.


romzomsusi on Dec 18, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful swimsuit that fits like a glove. Simply gorgeous. Thank you!

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"Swimsuits and styles for classic gals"

Bettie Sue Boutique began in a lovely old house in a windy valley in Wellington, NZ. Established in 2010, Bettie Sue Boutiques' mission was to create swimwear inspired by the glamourous styles from the 1940's and 50's with an emphasis on style and comfort. This was achieved by the use of soft nylon / Lycra for easy movement in the water and quick drying as well as soft moulded bra cups, powernet and gently elasticated edges to create smooth lines and cuddle curves. After 2 years of dedicated development, each swimsuit has been lovingly designed and pattern-made to be flattering and delightful to wear! Designs feature generous ruching, low cut leg-lines, powernet tummy panels, soft molded bra cups, ruffles and bows and smooth style lines for a slimming fit. In April 2011 Bettie Sue Boutique made a new home in lovely Adelaide, South Australia. A treasure trove of new fabrics and prints were found and a sweet little boutique on Compton steet named 'Push Pin' kindly welcomed Bettie Sue Bathers alongside it's beautiful vintage frocks, coats, shoes and accessories! Currently Bettie Sue Boutique is getting excited for summer 2014 with new designs coming to Etsy soon! x

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  • Susie Emeny

    Owner, Designer, Pattern-maker, Seamstress

    Ahoy! My name's Susie & I love 1940s & 50s style! In 2008 I graduated from Massey University with a Diploma in Fashion design and a love for creating classic swimsuits inspired by the pin-up girls of yesteryears. Thanks for peeking, I hope you enjoy!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 12, 2013
"Be a seaside sweetie with swimwear inspired by the pin up girls of yesteryears. Designed to be soft, comfy and to enhance curves with custom sizing options available!"

Accepted payment methods

Paypal is my main payment option, although if you do not have a Paypal account I also accept bank transfers within Australia simply send me a message for more information. :)

*Please note there may be fees for cancelled purchases.
All garments are lovingly made and may take up to 1 to 2 weeks for construction, although I can can manage orders in a hurry so please feel free to message me if you need your order sooner. Garments are carefully wrapped and securely sent and should arrive within 1 to 2 weeks (depending on your location and not including postal delays). If you need your item to be fast posted to you please send me a message before placing your order.

All shipping prices listed are standard Australian post prices, if you would like your parcel to be sent via track'n'trace please send me a message to arrange a postage quote. (Please note Bettie Sue Boutique cannot give refunds or credits due parcels lost or damaged during transit.)

*If you are an international customer please note that you may be charged additional customs and import tax fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Bettie Sue Boutique is delighted to offer refunds or exchanges on all standard sized garments, providing the item is returned in the same condition as it was sent and ensuring all tags and stickers are in place. Returns must be sent within 7 days of receiving the item, although please let me know beforehand. (Postage fees will be the responsibility of the buyer). Unfortunately Bettie Sue Boutique cannot accept refunds or exchanges on custom items, please take your measurements carefully and if unsure send me a message for more information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Handy swimsuit care tips:

*Always rinse your bathing suit thoroughly in cold water after use and gently squeeze water out being careful not to twist or wring your swimsuit.
*Hand or gentle machine wash your bathing suit separately in cold water and mild detergent.
*Drying is a breeze! Simply pin your bathing suit to a line or dry flat inside out and away from direct sunlight.
*Please take care with sunscreens and tanning lotions as these may stain. If a stain occurs, soak your swimsuit in 'vanish' or alternative gentle stain remover and wash as directed.
*Lycra and Spandex fabrics contain delicate fibres, please take care with sharp objects such as nails or jewelry and rough surfaces such as rocks or pool edges as these may snag or damage your suit.
*Your swimsuit should not require ironing, but if you would like to please use a low nylon setting and a pressing cloth.
*Please do not bleach, wring, tumble dry or dry clean your swimsuit.

Follow these steps to keep your swimsuit looking dazzling for summers to come!