Sexy, Flattering, And Full Coverage? The Perfect Combination!

Swimsuits for Women Over 40

I’ve talked about how I no longer try on swimsuits in stores anymore. Ordering them online and trying on at home eliminates most of what we hate about swimsuit shopping…three-way mirrors, fluorescent lighting, and the overall uncomfortable feeling of stripping down in a dressing room used by so many others…

I recently placed a HUGE swimsuit order and I’m sharing all the suits that I found that are sexy, flattering and offer full coverage… to help all of you look amazing at the beach, pool and on vacation. I know many of us have specific preferences when it comes to bikinis, one-pieces, tankinis, etc. Remember that every body type is different. It’s important to know what style or design details best highlight your body. Stick to the formula and silhouette that works for you.

Full Coverage flattering bikini and one piece swimsuits for women over 40 years old

Go To Swimsuit 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.

My go-to brands are:  BeccaRobin PicconeVixVitamin AOyeLa Blanca, and Solid & Striped.

Full Coverage one piece paisley swimsuit by becca for women over 40 years old with Eddie Bargo choker necklace, Treasure & Bond espadrille sandals, and a white tassel kimono from Asos in Moab, Utah

Full Coverage one piece paisley swimsuit by becca for women over 40 years old with Eddie Bargo choker necklace, and a white tassel kimono from Asos in Moab, Utah

Full Coverage one piece paisley swimsuit by becca for women over 40 years old with Eddie Bargo choker necklace, and Treasure & Bond espadrille sandals in Moab, UtahFull Coverage one piece paisley swimsuit by becca for women over 40 years old with Eddie Bargo choker necklace, and Treasure & Bond espadrille sandals in Moab, Utah

Paisley Print Once Piece

I don’t always love prints…but this paisley, one piece is gorgeous! I love the print! And scarf prints are very on trend for spring. This swimsuit has wide shoulder straps added support and a wide obi belt that is SOOOO flattering! It also has removable cups and adjustable straps. This suit print also comes in a bikini style that’s reversible! Plus, a cute swim dress! I linked them all below. BTW, you will thank me for this one. It’s that good.

Shop more Becca one-piece suits here.

full coverage metallic stripe bikini for women over age 40 by becca from everything but water with vince camuto bamboo cage clutch

full coverage metallic stripe bikini for women over age 40 by becca from everything but water with vince camuto bamboo cage clutch

full coverage metallic stripe bikini for women over age 40 by becca from everything but water with vince camuto bamboo cage clutch

Striped Two Piece

This super cute striped bralette style top is perfect for the beach! It has a tie back so you can adjust the fit. The cool metallic stripe print gives it a modern feel. And the thicker underbust band gives it more support than normal bikini tops!

Bottoms

These hipster bikini bottoms have a good amount of coverage so you feel comfortable (especially in the back). I love the corset ties on the hips. It makes it a little sexier. And there are cute bead details on the ties too!

Shop Becca bikinis here.

Cage Clutch 

A quick note about this Bamboo Cage Clutch by Vince Camuto… it’s an AMAZING dupe for the popular “it” bags by Cult Gaia and you will literally want to carry it with EVERY outfit this spring and summer season. It adds SO much interest to your look.

full coverage metallic stripe tankini swimsuit for women over 40 by becca from everything but waterfull coverage metallic stripe tankini swimsuit for women over 40 by becca from everything but water

Striped Tankini

If bikinis aren’t your thing…a tankini is another option! This tankini, in the same print as the bikini above, offers much more coverage. It ties at the neck and back and has the same beaded detail as the matching bottoms. The v it makes in the front is very flattering and elongates your torso. It is also a looser fit so it provides forgiveness around the tummy area. This would be an awesome post-baby suit too! Wear the hipster bikini bottoms like I am or get the matching bottoms without the side-tie detail.

Shop more tankini tops here.

Full Coverage Swimsuits, fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing an orange Vix cover up with a white mesh OYE one piece swimsuit in Moab, Utah

full coverage one piece swimsuit for women over 40 by OYE swimwear esther strappy mesh swimsuit

full coverage one piece swimsuit for women over 40 by OYE swimwear esther strappy mesh swimsuit

full coverage one piece swimsuit for women over 40 by OYE swimwear esther strappy mesh swimsuit

White One Piece

This one has a little less coverage because it’s mesh. But it’s still one of my all-time favorites! It’s a SUPER GLAM white one piece by OYE.  The OYE suits are next level swimsuits for those moments in life when no ordinary swimsuit will do.  They are a little pricey, but I think they are worth the investment. Here is a dupe of this suit for those on a budget.

Shop more Oye suits here.

Find more swimsuits over 40 inspiration in these posts:

My Favorite Bikini
Sexy & Flattering One Pieces
Save Yourself, Order Swimsuits Online
Swimsuits Over 40
Ultimate Swimsuit Guide

By the way, if you ever need to take swimsuit pictures, DEFINITELY take them at sunset. It’s the most flattering light. You can hardly see my wrinkly tummy or the skin laxity on my legs. And,  how insane is this background? It was beyond gorgeous, BUT… it was 40 DEGREES when I took these. If you look closely you will see goosebumps. Taking one for the team! 😉

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  1. Hey Erin, I’m looking for a really flattering 2 piece with a higher waist and good support up top. I’m not big busted, but I’m 56 years YOung and haven’t felt confident enough for a bikini in a good long while (keto rocks). Thoughts?

  2. Fantastic post, Erin–and perfect timing! I’m just starting to look for new swimsuits.

    also, hoping you don’t mind me asking but would you mind sharing your bra size? I’m loving the one piece with the obi belt but concerned i might not fill it out?

    1. It will adjust to you with the tie around the neck. I think unless you are a AA, you’ll be fine. It’s a gorgeous suit and if it doesn’t work, just send it back! 😉 Erin xo