Women over 40 usually dread even thinking about shopping for swimsuits…let alone bikinis! If you’re not a fan of bikinis, that’s okay, I have plenty of one-piece swimsuits on the site and you can find them in the posts and videos I linked below. First, I want to discuss strategy…This is NOT the time to fly blind. Have a plan. Know your body. Know your brands.
Keep scrolling for more swimsuit inspiration, my favorite brands, and more info about my body and bikini shopping strategy!
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Brands I Love
All of these brands are high quality, have nice fabrics, and are made with a woman’s body in mind!
Becca – Love this brand! They have really nice fabric that keeps everything held in so you feel secure!
Robin Piccone – Perfect if you need some basic bikini essentials!
Vix – A super sexy brand for anyone looking to spice up their next vacation or pool day!
Vitamin A – Another sexy brand with less coverage but great pieces and design details like the rings on the swimsuit I’m wearing above.
L*Space – Has really fun colors and patterns. The material is thinner so it’s very comfortable but still makes you feel secure.
Johanna Ortiz – You can find some serious standout swimsuits from this brand! She also has great one-pieces!
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. I’ve walked through how my body and diet have changed through menopause here and here if you’re interested.
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. I’ve touched on it in this post and this video as well. If you don’t know your body shape, make sure you watch this video!
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 ruffled bandeau or one-shoulder top. I have a couple of tops like this and they cover everything!
What are your go-to bikini brands? Please share in the comments!
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