How To Get The Retro Look In Beach Blanket Bingo

by Tiffany Tse

Though Beach Blanket Bingo is part of the series of beach party films shot in the ‘60s, its chic, retro styling is a decidedly current look this summer. The William Asher-directed movie revolves around the shenanigans of several Malibu teenagers, such as couple Frankie (Frankie Avalon) and Dee Dee (Annette Funicello), pop singer Sugar Kane (Linda Evans), and biker gang leader Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck). Amidst romantic complications, skydiving stunts, and yes, even a mermaid named Lorelei (Marta Kristen), there’s sartorial inspiration galore, from feminine, pinup-style swimwear to decidedly fashionable offshore outfits too. Click through our slideshow for today’s Currently Channeling story, and be sure to shop our get-the-look picks!

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