Just because our figures are, shall we say, a little fuller now, and maybe things aren’t where they used to be, and it takes a lot of self-tanner to make our legs look okay, doesn’t mean we don’t want a stylish swimsuit. Mature swimsuits are out there, but you have to know where to find them.
You also need to know what you are looking for in a swimsuit, what assets you want to flatter, and those you wish to conceal or at least diminish. By all means, find a suit with the proper bust support. Droopy breasts are not attractive at any age. Many companies make bra-sized styles—adjustable straps, underwire or shelf-bras, and halters — and these are details to look for in mature swimsuits.
You also don’t want a too youthful suit, no matter how fit your body is. String bikinis belong on young bodies. Though some women keep great figures well into their 60s, even they look better in more modest two pieces rather than full-out bikinis.
Many suits now have ruched midriffs that hide tummies and hidden panels that tighten and flatten the stomach. You’ll also want to make sure that the bottom is cut to lift a saggy bottom rather than flatten it. The good news is mature swimsuits can be found in almost every store selling swimsuits these days. Below are a few of our favorites.
The Malibu comes in both flat or ribbed fabric to suit any body type or style. It offers excellent versatility with a fully adjustable neckline that goes from sporty to sexy in a snap. You can even double it as your favorite bodysuit for visits to your favorite beach restaurant.
Carve Designs is known for swimwear and apparel for real women, with real bodies and a real passion for adventure. They are dedicated to providing feminine, effortless, and sustainable swimwear that is as inspirational and versatile as the women who wear it.
The Maya Swim Top is perfect for a sunny day. The round neckline, racerback cut, and built-in bra offer stylish comfort and support while the adjustable side ruching gives you a better fit. The Midi Swim Skort is flattering on all body types thanks to its high waist design and mid-thigh length skirt. Complete with a wide waistband for a slimming effect and attached leggings hit you right above the knee for added coverage.
This one-piece has a modern square neckline, minimal topstitching, a built-in shelf bra, removable pads, and wide straps for all sizes. Additionally, it has fully-lined Italian fabric with quick-drying and fade-resistant features, making it versatile enough for every summer activity.
This elegant swimsuit has a flattering fit, classic style, and ideal comfort. That, along with the color, makes all women look and feel their best in this high-quality, stylish, and affordable swimsuit.
La Blanca pairs beach chic with elegant, contemporary designs. This piece is designed with premium fabrics and tailoring to ensure you have the perfect fit to complement all your curves.
With a flattering wrap silhouette, comfortable halter top, and a pretty tie at the waist, this swimsuit is sure to become a core piece in your swim wardrobe.
Made with recycled materials, this dress version is one of the best-selling one-pieces at JCREW. Its lining is also made with recycled polyester crafted from recycled plastic bottles, yarns, and fabric scraps.
This swimsuit has a body-sculpting lining that keeps everything in place, and the padded cups offer security that won’t budge. You can also feel good about your new suit because the polyester lining is made from recycled materials!
This swimsuit is sustainable and swim-ready. It comes in feel-good recycled fabric with a belly-button-grazing waist and a high-cut leg. The ribbed bikini bottom has an old-school aerobics vibe that covers a bit more and won’t leave you feeling exposed.
This suit is flattering, comfortable, and practical. You can wear it into the store to pick up sunscreen before you head out to the beach (who can do that in standard swimwear?), and then look good while catching some rays in a beach chair.
Lisa Moore founded Cover Swim with the goal of designing stylish swimsuits that provide protection from the sun. This piece is made from Swim Jersey, which has a UPF50, and it has highly opaque recycled microfibers that block out 98% of UV rays.
This one-piece is a sculpting maillot suit featuring a wrap-effect plunging neckline and a waist-defining belt that fastens with a matte enamel buckle. It flatters the body in ribbed swim fabric with a lengthening cut at the leg and offers medium coverage in the back.
There’s no need to worry about donning a swimsuit regardless of the shape of your body. There are mature swimsuits that flatter us, AND the real truth is no one is as focused on your flaws as you are. So this summer – go ahead and dive in!