Best Swimsuits for Women Over 40 or 50
by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)
I know how difficult it is for you to find the right swimsuit. I'm a 60-year-old Baby Boomer. However, once upon a time, I looked better in a bathing suit than in street clothes, so I know how hard it is for you women over 40 or 50 to find the right suit.
When I was in high school, I laughed (inwardly) at girls who hated bathing suit season. Summer was my favorite time of the year, because I could lie on the beach and tan my jet-set-worthy bod. I'm sure I looked anorexic, but I was just naturally thin. I was naturally toned. My body rocked. But, rock no more. What goes around, comes around, and I'm a-round.
Bathing Suits for Boomer Chicks
What cuts and styles make the best swimsuits for women over 40, 50, or 60? Well, this is one of the scariest questions that a Boomer Chick can ask. But, life goes on, and on and on, and what the heck? There are so many fabulous places to go, in this world, and those fabulous places require bathing suits.
Can you avoid Kaanapali Beach or Seven Mile Beach forever? Hell, no. And, I know you are tempted by those sparkling turquoise swimming pools on those cruise ships because it's natural to want to feel the sun on your vitamin-D-deprived body.
Oh fiddle-dee-dee! Forget about perfection. Keep telling yourself that only God is perfect. Most women over 40 have had babies, raised families, and worked hard for the money. Now, in 2012, it's time to get down to the business of having fun again...because no one lives forever and life should be savored.
Bathing Suits for Your Body Type
No matter how skinny you were in the 60s or 70s, you need to put more thought into what you wear to the beach in 2012. Fortunately, we all have the internet to help us through this ordeal.
Now, instead of facing those young, skinny, beautiful salesgirls at Nordstrom’s or Neiman’s, you and I can try on swimsuits in the dead of night, with most of the lights turned off, in the privacy of our own homes. So, check out these (and other) specialty swimwear sites.
Click on their "Fit and Flatter Guide" in the upper left-hand spot, just under "SwimsuitsForAll.com", to enter your measurements into their "Interactive Guide". If that's too traumatic for you (it is for me), you can click on Fit Solutions on the left side of the page to choose from this list:
- Enhance Small Bust
- Long Torso
- Support or Minimize Large Bust
- Minimize Rear or Thighs
- Hide Your Hips
- Slim Your Tummy
Yes, thank God (or Goddess) for the internet. Do you remember the days when we actually had to go into the dressing room at Nordstrom's or Macy's or wherever... and actually try on swimsuits and other tight-fitting garments in front of other people.
Now, we can try on swimsuits at home... when no one is around to snicker at us.
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