It’s that time of year when we all start pondering the dreaded topic of shopping for a swimsuit. But honestly, every one of us can find and wear a swimsuit that is flattering. Today I’m sharing some tips for finding the perfect swimsuit over 50 or at any age.
In my younger–and thinner–years, I could wear bikinis and one-pieces easily but I never felt confident in them. Through the years, I’ve had great admiration for ladies who wore their bikinis with confidence, regardless of their age, weight, etc. I’ve finally reached the point where I am willing to wear a two-piece again. Does that mean that I’m more confident? Or just a lot braver? Maybe both! Lol! And with the multitude of styles available these days, there really is a swimsuit for each of us!
When searching for a two-piece, whether a bikini or a tankini top and bottom, the trick is to find a source that sells the tops and bottoms separately. Once I discovered this, it made finding the perfect suit a lot easier. While there are lots of those sources available, I have found Lands End is a great resource.
Not only do they sell tops and bottoms separately, but they also have lots of options, including D, DD, and underwire tops, and low, medium and high-waisted bottoms in slimming, high-cut leg or regular. These options allow you to experiment and find the size and style that looks best on you–in the comfort of your own bedroom.
The same options and availability apply to one-piece suits!
Those of us of a certain age have horrible memories of trying on suits in dressing rooms!! Can you relate?! I think those experiences shaped the way we cringe when we think about swimsuit shopping today!
The Perfect Swimsuit
The easiest suit of all is an all-black suit. Very much like the little black dress, a black suit is flattering on everyone. Those of you who have been following me for some time know that I love color, but there’s something about a black swimsuit that makes you feel like a movie star. Maybe not Marilyn Monroe, but at least one of those 40s or 50s ladies who were so glamorous!
Shop the Swimsuits:
- Retro High-Waisted Bikini Bottom | Twist Front Underwire Bikini Top
- Square-Neck One Piece with Tummy Control
- V-Neck Tankini Top | High Waisted Bikini Bottoms | High Waisted with Tummy Control | Mid-Waist Bikini Bottoms | Ultra High Waisted with Tummy Control
- Slender Wrap One Piece Swimsuit with Tummy Control
- Slender Tunic One-Piece (beautiful halter back detail!)
If black just isn’t your thing, most of these pieces–and many more!–come in a variety of colors and patterns. There is a lot of variety in sizing (including plus sizes and long torso) options at Lands End, so check them out. Just know that they sell out fairly quickly in the season, and the season has started!
How do YOU find the perfect swimsuit to suit your shape? I would love to hear about your swimsuit shopping experiences.
It may be cool and grey outside, but summer is coming! I’ll be sharing fashion ideas to get ready for the fast-approaching summer months in coming posts, so stay tuned!