Rock Your Two-Piece Swimsuit at Any Age
I’ll get to the bikinis in just a minute. First we need to discuss strategy. This is NOT the time to fly blind. Have a plan. Know your body. Know your brands.
BIG shout out to Helen Mirren for rocking the two piece and looking amazing! If you are feeling confident and great about yourself, there is NO reason why you can’t sport a bikini at ANY age!
Keep scrolling to see my picks…
Here’s what I know about my body… Since I have a square, athletic build with little definition in my waist, I tend to prefer a bikini because it creates more of an hourglass shape. I also prefer to add width or volume to my chest with wider straps, ruffles or a one shoulder top. I do not like straps that wrap around my torso since I have very little space between my bust and waist.
And… yes, I might be the whitest person ever.
I could spend endless blogs delineating the differences between pieces and what you should look for, BUT I want to keep it simple cause I know you are busy.
What to Look For:
Here’s the headline: prints, ties, ruffles, straps, and sparkle all draw attention or add volume. Put those details on your best half… or on the half that needs volume to create balance. In other words, if you are small chested, that’s where you put the pizazz… to add volume. In contrast, if you have bigger hips, don’t wear string tie bottoms in a floral print. You with me??
If you want a modest coverage up top, look for a ruffle bandeau or one shoulder top. I have two tops like this and they cover everything (see photo above)!
Go To Brands
Take it from me, I’ve ordered DOZENS of swimsuits from all over, all different brands… stick with brands that work for YOU. When I go rogue, which happens quite often because reviewing and testing clothes is my gig, it’s not pretty.
Many of these suits above are from Shopbop and on SALE! Use code, “GOBIG18” to save up to 25%!
#6 also has a matching rash guard option which I also own. Vitamin A is one of my favorite swim lines for bikinis. #7 is the perfect summer color. You can always build your own bikini. I would buy #8, the high waist bottoms, and mix with a bandeau top. I don’t love the top that goes with the set.
More Shopbop Sale Picks
The HUGE Shopbop sale is going on for ONLY a couple more days! This is the time to grab some key spring/summer pieces to give you wardrobe a refresh!
I would snag a pair of modern jeans, maybe a beautiful spring dress (above) and also a blazer or spring sweater. See my picks below.
Shop sale here.
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