Sexy Swimsuits Over 40…? Yes, I Found The Best!
Whether you’re sitting by your pool, headed to the beach, lounging at the lake, or just laying out in your backyard pretending you’re somewhere tropical, I have the sexiest and most flattering swimsuits for you! Who else is planning to enjoy the sun on a beach somewhere this spring/summer?? These swimsuits will have you ready!
Sexy Flattering Swimsuits For Women Over 40
You read that correctly! This bikini comes in one size that’s designed to fit UK sizes 6-14. I was skeptical at first but was pleasantly surprised. The fit is SO good on this Hunza G 2-piece bathing suit. All of Hunza G’s swimsuits are one size fits all so if you’re interested in taking a look at the other styles, I linked some favorites below and you can find more here.
This bikini top is a bandeau style with a pretty tortoiseshell ring at the bust that adds a little something extra. The all-over smocking is super flattering and I love the metallic brown color against my skin tone. The bikini bottom has medium coverage, but I feel very comfortable in them! They aren’t high-rise so that’s a consideration if you’re worried about a tummy. And they have the same cool tortoise rings at the hip.
#2 | Sexy Vix Bikini
Vix is known for their ultra-sexy bikinis and this color-blocked bikini is no exception! I love the unexpected pink, orange, and green color combination. The gold studs also add a little edginess. The bikini bottom has medium coverage on the rear but because it has string ties on the side it feels a little more risqué. The top has decent coverage depending on your bust size. I wore this on a trip to Utah with my husband, Chris. If you have a couple or solo trip coming up, this a great one to snag! I ordered one size up to a medium for the top and the bottoms to add some extra room and coverage (instead of my normal size small).
#3 | Strappy One Piece
This one-piece is super flattering AND sexy! I love how the straps go all the way down the front and back. You would think that it feels less secure…but the fit and fabric are so nice that you feel completely sucked in and safe! I also love the gold grommet details on the front. It makes the suit look even more luxe. This one-piece is sold out in brown but it’s still available in some sizes in black (linked above). I’ve also linked this year’s version of the swimsuit that has the same sexy strap look! Sharing more swimsuits by the brand below…
Shop more by Bleu by Rod Beattie here.
#4 | Ruffled Two Piece
This swimsuit is the perfect example of finding a swimsuit that works for YOUR body. A ruffled top works so well for me because it really builds up my narrow shoulders, and in contrast, makes my waistline look smaller… not to mention the drama!! Johanna Ortiz makes beautiful swimsuits with chic design details. If you’re headed on a special honeymoon trip or just want to treat yourself to a new, glam swimsuit, this is the brand to shop! I love the blue and white pattern on this suit, the beautiful ruffle detail, and the secure, flattering high-waisted bottoms. This exact suit is sold out but I linked more Johanna Ortiz swimsuits below.
By the way, you can find everything you need to know about determining your body shape here.
#5 | Ruffle One Piece
Did I mention I love Johanna Ortiz swimsuits?? This is another one-piece swimsuit by Johanna Ortiz. As you can see, I’m sticking with the ruffles because they WORK on me! This swimsuit is even more waist-defining because of the braided detail. The braided waistband highlights the thinnest part of my torso while the ruffles on top build the shoulders. It’s such a pretty and flattering one-piece! Unfortunately, it’s sold out but I linked a similar option above that has the same ruffle and waist-defining details…it’s also in a gorgeous ecru color!
#6 | Blue Becca One Piece
This one-piece is by Becca, one of my favorite swimsuit brands. They make beautiful suits that are so flattering and really make you feel sucked in and confident! This exact suit comes in a bunch of colors too!
Shop more Becca swimsuits here.
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#7 | Halter Neck One Piece
I LOVE this beautiful retro, one-piece, halter-neck swimsuit by Norma Kamali! It looks like a throwback to the ’50s and ’60s. I feel so chic and sexy in this swimsuit and the allover ruching makes it super flattering. I love the sexy deep v and mesh overlay. This is a standout swimsuit! It makes you look AND feel good. It’s no longer available in this ivory mesh color but it comes in black mesh, black, or white…I personally love the black mesh option!
Shop more Norma Kamali swimwear here.
#8 | Black Ruffle Two Piece w/ High Waist Bottoms
First I want to talk about these bottoms…they’re by Becca and I’ve had them for years. They have ruching that’s so flattering, and I love that they’re high-waisted! It has the perfect amount of tummy control without feeling too sucked in. This bandeau-style bikini top by Trina Turk is so cute and another piece I’ve had for a few years. I love the ruffle and think this is a great top to have in your swimsuit wardrobe to pull out and mix and match with other bottoms!
Find more of my favorite bikini brands in this post!
#9 | High Waist Bottoms & Sexy Gold Collar Bikini Top
I’m wearing the same high-waisted Becca bottoms from #6, but this time I paired them with a sexy bikini top by Beach Bunny. This top has a super chic gold collar that makes it feel very glam! The cutout also makes it very sexy, but you still feel secure. If you’re looking for a glam bikini top for your next vacation, this is a stunning option.
#10 | Amazon Bikini
Next…the famous $26 Amazon swimsuit! I did an entire post on this swimsuit. When I ordered it, I thought it wouldn’t be flattering or cute at all…but it is! I now have it in three colors. You can read my full review of this magical Amazon bikini here. Plus, if white isn’t your bikini color of choice, there are 11 other options to choose from.
#11 | Vitamin A Bikini
This Vitamin A swimsuit is one I’ve taken on many trips. It’s SO sexy! Vitamin A is a go-to brand that I check for sexier bikini options. These bottoms are full coverage but the rings on the hips make it feel much sexier. The top also has excellent coverage… or great coverage for a triangle top. Both pieces are sold out but I linked more of my favorite by Vitamin A below…
Shop more by Vitamin A here.
#12 | Vix Swimsuit
If you’re looking for EXTRA sexy swimsuits, Vix swimsuits are the best brand to check! This exact bikini only has a few sizes left but the brand has a ton of great options you can shop here. When I’m shopping for a bikini, I look for interesting details like the gold bar in the middle. I also love bold colors and prints.
#13 | Pink Bikini
This is the perfect brand to try out if you need some basic bikini essentials! I got this cute pink bikini for my trip to Arizona last year. The color is gorgeous, I love that the top has sleeves (extra coverage from the sun is always a plus!), and the high waist is great! These bottoms are even more flattering because of the twist detail in the front. What do you all think of the French cut bottoms? I didn’t think I would be into it, but I love the way it makes your legs look longer!
Shop more by Robin Piccone here.
#14 | Tropical Print Swimsuit
This tropical print swimsuit by La Blanca is the perfect mix of whimsy and sophistication. The print is perfect for a beach getaway. You can wear it as a deep v, plunging suit (like I am above), or cross the straps and wear as a halter neck suit. You all know how much I love a multi-functional piece! The band under the bust helps give you shape and define your waist. La Blanca is an AWESOME brand to check for sexy suits over 40 (that cover your parts).
Shop more by La Blanca here.
#15 | Sheer One Piece
This is one of my favorites because it’s SO glam! It’s a gorgeous sheer one-piece by OYE. This line is pricey, but I think they are worth the investment. About the see-through factor…I think this depends on what you have going on downstairs. If you are a full, 70’s-style kind of girl, you may have some issues with the suit being see-through. Otherwise, I think you’ll be just fine. 😉 This exact swimsuit is sold out so I linked a similar option in black!
Shop more by OYE here.
#16 | Striped Belted Swimsuit
This is an older suit by Solid & Striped, and I absolutely love it! The scoop neckline adds length and can help to minimize a bigger bust. It also pulls double duty and enhances a smaller bust because it scoops so low (showing a little cleavage). But, it’s really the belt that makes the suit! I felt like a Bond girl wearing this bad boy on the beach!
Shop more by Solid & Striped here.
More Swimsuits For Women Over 40
My go-to brands are Becca, Robin Piccone, and La Blanca. These are ideal for women over 40. Not too skimpy. For bikinis, I love Vix and Vitamin A. These two brands routinely have less coverage, though.
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How to Measure For Swimsuit?
Choosing swimwear and the right size for your body as older women can be SO difficult. Choosing swimwear at any age can be difficult, really! Especially when you factor in vanity sizing, the difference between one-piece bathing suits and two-piece bathing suits sizing, and the fact that every swimwear brand has different sizing…the world really isn’t making it easy on us. That’s why it’s so important to try out brands to find out which ones work best for your body. The ones I listed above are my go-to brands not only because of style, but because they fit my body!
I have two main tips for deciding what size swimsuit you need to order…and yes, I said order because there’s no need to put yourself through the torture of trying on swimsuits in a store dressing room! Trust me, order online, try on at home, and return what doesn’t work. Back to my tips…#1) Know your measurements and #2) read the size chart on the website. It’s that simple! Knowing your measurements is SO important for knowing your body shape and reading the sizing chart is so important for knowing how a brand runs. Okay, so how do you measure your body? This post gives detailed instructions for taking your measurements. Start there. Another piece of helpful info when it comes to swimsuits is how to measure torso length. So make sure you watch my video on how to determine if you have a long or short torso here.
What Color of Swimsuit Is Most Flattering?
What color of swimsuit is most flattering for you ultimately depends on your skin color and skin tones. There are entire social accounts dedicated to color theory, finding your perfect colors, etc. But I don’t believe in all of that. All you have to do is hold a piece of clothing up to your face and if it makes you look brighter and more youthful, that’s a great color for you! For example, I know that colors like yellow, green, blue, and pink not only make me feel happy but also work really well with my skin tone.
Of course, when it comes to swimsuit colors…you can’t go wrong with black! But sometimes we want to have some fun with our swimwear colors, right? Some universally flattering colors regardless of if you have dark skin, light skin, or are somewhere in between…jewel tones! Think emerald green, navy, maroon, red, dark burnt orange, etc.
So, what is your go-to swimwear brand??? Do NOT keep that to yourself. Please share in the comments.
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