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 want to conceal or at least diminish. By all means, find a suit with the right bust support. Droopy breasts are not attractive at any age. Many companies make bra-sized styles—adjustable straps, under wire or shelf-bras, halters 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 do keep great figures well into their 60’s, even they look better in more modest two pieces rather than full out bikinis.
Lots of 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.
What’s good about this suit: A crisscrossed bust with a flattering sweetheart neckline on this slimming maillot with a ruched midriff that camouflages real and imagined flaws.
Whats good about this suit: This pretty leaf patterns covers a balcony bikini top designed with lightly padded underwire cups that lift and provide support, while wide-set straps give you a flattering neckline. Wide range in cup sizes
Matching bottoms in boyshort silhouette with a mid-rise bikini bottom that adjusts to a shorter or longer length with ties at each leg.
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What’s good about this suit: This swimsuit claims to make you Look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds.® Their description of the suit says, “Crisscrossing gathers sculpt the flattering silhouette of a one-piece swimsuit that highlights your hourglass curves while slimming and smoothing with the power of Miratex® fabric.” That’s quite a promise but we do like the soft molded cups and higher back to provide added support.
Or choose the A halter-held sweetheart neckline with ruched side seams that give this full-coverage underwire swimsuit its flattering shape. Triple-strength spandex smoothes the silhouette.
What’s good about this suit: A low camisole neckline and ruffled hem give this swimdress a pretty feminine look. It’s also designed with curve-creating shirring and a “hidden tummy control-panel that smoothes and shapes.” It is also lined with soft cups.
What’s good about this suit: If you are one of us who are prone to burn easily or skin rashes from the sun, there are lots of great looking rashguard tops to choose from. You can pair them with a bikini or short bottom. They look great and conceal arms that might not be your most flattering body part. This Tommy Bahama is raglan-sleeved made with a premium microfiber.
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!
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