If you asked me which types of the bathing suits women over 40 could choose I would most likely answer: all of them. And it is due to the fact that I believe age is just a number and each body is beautiful as it is at any age. It is nature and we have to accept it.
However, I also clearly see that majority of bodies do change within years (also mine 🙂 ) so it just goes without saying that there are certain types of bathing suits preferred by women over 40. So we are going to look at the bathing suits women over 40 tend to choose and discuss what are the things to pay attention to when choosing a swimsuit.
Bathing Suits Women Over 40 Choose – When Juvenility Meats Maturity
I have always emphasized that we are as young or old as we feel. So to begin with, I would like to encourage you to take it easy 🙂 I know sometimes it is easy said and hard done especially when years have played with your body. But as long as you accept the changes, also others will. So at the end – it is all up to you.
Luckily for us, there is a vast range of different types of bathing suits and even more luckily there are also many different features designers include in a swimwear to make us look and feel better.
Without doubt, also color and material matters so we will look into the tips on how to make the right choice color-, material- and style-wise to glow in your 40-ies.
So What to Pay Your Attention to When Looking for a Bathing Suit at Your 40-ies?
So there are five main things you should pay your attention to when choosing a bathing suit:
Let’s now go through the process of choosing the best bathing suit for a woman over 40 – step by step.
STEP Nr 1: Swimsuit Color Tips – Determining the Right Color for Your Beach Costume
It is easy with color – I guess you at your 40-ies know what color suits you 🙂 It is the same with swimsuit- you should focus on finding a bathing suit in a color flattering the tone of your skin. So let me mention few general tips on swimsuit color choice to make the bathing suit work for you and not against you.
There are few colors suitable to nearly any skin tone. These are the brilliant shades of blue and darker shades of pink, such as vibrant navy, electric blue, royal blue, marina teal, coral, fuchsia, purple.
If your skin is pale, you should avoid wearing black and white as these colors will make you look sick and even more pale than you are. Nevertheless, as soon as you have got some tan these colors are a great choice as they will highlight your tan. Also if your skin is dark, black and white swimsuit will look great on you.
STEP Nr 2: Swimsuit Material Tips – Identifying the Right Material for Your Bathing Suit
The material of your bathing suit is very important and it must be good. The quality and look of the material is directly related to the way you will look in your swimsuit.
Shiny material is going to accentuate bulges and midriff love handles one could have.
Different prints (floral, animal, abstract, splashy, swirly) act as camouflage for your flaws around the torso.
Another great way of concealing any cons around your tummy involve ruching, shirring, and use of a textured material.
STEP Nr 3: Swimsuit Neckline Tips – Deciding the Right Neckline for Your Swimming Suit
It is extremely important to choose the right type of neckline for your bathing suit as it can either boil or spoil your beach outlook. There are many different necklines so it is about making the right choice flattering your body and mind.
V-Neckline is a good choice for nearly any women whether having smooth, not very wrinkled decollete or not caring for the wrinkles at all. This type of neckline also reveals cleavage to a certain extent. Besides that, it tends to attract the attention driving it away from the problem areas beneath.
High Neck, in its turn, is a great tool for covering up your decollete and cleavage yet looking stylish and sophisticated. For a more fashionable outlook go for a high neck with crochet or macrame detailing.
Boat neck or bateau neck is something in between deep v-neck and high neck running across from one shoulder to the other. This type of neckline widens your shoulders balancing out the difference between upper and bottom part of the body in pear shaped women. The same visual effect can be reached with a halter and racerback styles.
Scoop or Square neck will flatter women with wide shoulders and narrower hips as this type of neckline visually cuts down the shoulder line making them look smaller.
Sweetheart neck is cut low at the front, high at the back and features curved shape reminding a shape of the heart. This type of neckline reveals your decollete so all the attention is gathered there and driven away from your tummy thus.
Halter top swimsuits flatter majority of women. This type of neckline tends to draw attention to the upper part of your body. It reveals your decollete and cleavage. However, it is also a functional type of neckline as it allows you to adjust the breast support and lift according to your needs.
Bandeau top swimsuits add up to the grace and elegance on the beach highlighting your femininity. Bandeau necklines used to be a privilege of small breasted women. Nevertheless, thanks to the modern technologies and contemporary solutions bandeau necklines have become a popular choice of swimsuits for big busted women, as well.
STEP Nr 4: Swimsuit Features – Defining the Right Features for Your Swimsuit
You most likely are aware of many different features a swimsuit is able to offer. So it is time to define the features you need for your bathing suit after your 40-ies.
First thing to consider relates to bust support – whether you need increased support or rather some “visual improvement” 🙂
Big busted women would wish to consider underwire bathing suits for maximum support. Another good solution is a swimsuit with a built-in bra. You should pay your attention to the thickness of straps – the thicker the straps the better the support.
If you have small breasts, you could consider either some push-up or padded swimsuit. Push up tankini is a great choice for women over 40 looking for not only bust enhancement but also increased coverage.
You should also think whether or not you need to control or shape your tummy. We have already investigated this topic and our findings can be found in our article about tummy control bathing suits.
STEP Nr 5: Swimsuit Style – Choosing the Right Style for Your Bathing Suit
While there are women feeling comfortable in a bikini at any age, many women look for increased coverage after reaching a certain age. There are different wishes for coverage but any wish has a proper solution.
It is easier than ever to cover your hips, thighs, tummy and backside so this is one of the first things to do – you need to decide the level of the coverage you wish to have and choose the proper type of bathing suit.
The most classic choice would be one piece swimsuit. I know the first impression is …. boring but it is not the case anymore. Nowadays, one piece swimsuits are re-born to more stylish, alluring and intriguing pieces of swimwear than their predecessors a few decades before. You are welcome to check out our collection of sexy one piece bathing suits for your inspiration.
When it comes to increased coverage my personal swimsuit favorites are tankini bathing suits. This type of bathing suit offers a great level of coverage without compromising comfort. We have already looked into different types of tankini swimsuits and created a collection for each type by picking the styles loved and evaluated by real customers.
Another option for increased coverage refers to bathing suit with skirt. We have discussed all three types of skirted bathing suits so you are welcome to have a look at the collections.
Swimsuit Cover Ups – Finish Your Beach Outlook in a Style
Once the hard job is done and the bathing suit is chosen it is time to think about finishing your beach outfit in a proper manner. And this is where swimsuit cover ups come in the game. But they are here not only to finish your outlook but also to make it easier to navigate back and forth 🙂
Whether going to or returning from the beach, doing some shopping, having a cold drink in a local cafe or just lounging around beach cover up will make your day. We have discussed women swimsuit cover ups before and created a collection for each type of the beach cover-up.
It is never easy to find the right bathing suit but if you have defined your demands it could get a way easier. We have also tried to help you by picking the best styles in each category and creating our collections of swimsuits favored by women who have bought them. So these are the tested styles and preferred choices of other women who have found their perfect swimsuits the hard way.
So now it is your turn and we wish you luck 🙂
Have you managed to define your perfect bathing suit for women over 40? What should it embody? Do not hesitate to contact us if you need some further help!