CHIC AGE APPROPRIATE SWIMWEAR + $850 NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY

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Some woman love getting a swimsuit on, but if I had to take a wild guess I’m assuming most of you dread putting a swim suit on!  I personally don’t mind it, but as I’ve gotten older I’m more strategic when I’m shopping for a swimsuit.  My suggestion for you is to figure out what body type you are and what areas your trying to accentuate and what areas your trying to hide and go from there.  In today’s post I’m going to give you advice on what type of swim wear I think you should wear based on your age, but more importantly on your body type.

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I’m 44 years old and I’m not getting any younger.  The area I like to accentuate is my stomach, I don’t gain weight in my mid area, when I gain weight it’s always in my hips and thighs.  Therefore, I will almost always opt for a 2 piece swim suit.  I have an average size bust so I can get away with wearing almost any type of swimsuit top.  However, since my hips are the biggest part of my body I have to choose my bottoms wisely.  ALL of my bottoms, literally every single bikini bottom I own has ties on the hips and this is no accident.  I always choose bottoms with ties on the side because they make my hips look smaller.

BODY TYPE BREAK DOWN:

To pick the right swimsuit, you have to know your body. Don’t just guess. (Believe me, mirrors can be deceiving!) So, grab a measuring tape and a friend to help you, because it’s very difficult to measure some parts of yourself and get it right. The more accurate you are now, the better you’ll look later.   You need to measure your shoulders, bust, waist and hips.  Depending on those measurements you will be one of following:

INVERTED TRIANGLE:

Your shoulders or bust are larger than your hips.  If you have this body type then opt for a swim suit that makes your bust look smaller and provides plenty of support like a top with under-wire and thick enough straps.  To help create a balanced look you’ll want to draw attention to your bottom half by wearing a different colored bottom or bright colored bottom.

TRIANGLE:

Your hips are wider than your shoulders.  Most woman with the triangle shape tend to have flat stomaches so don’t be afraid to rock a bikini!  Also, wear bottoms with ties at the hips to give the illusion thinner hips.

HOURGLASS:

Your hips and shoulders are the same size and you have a very defined waist.  Lucky you, with this body type you can get away with almost any swimsuit style!

CHIC AGE APPROPRIATE SWIMWEAR FOR WOMEN:

OVER 30:

Women 30 and over should wear swimwear that makes them feel confident and that is going to be different for everyone.  If you comfortable and confident wearing a 2 piece then by all means do it!  If your more comfortable and feel more yourself in a one piece then that is the way to go.  Remember, your body type is more important than your age when choosing a suit.  Remember this:  what areas are you trying to hide and what areas are you trying to accent.

TOP SWIMWEAR PICKS FOR WOMEN OVER 30:

OVER 40:

I’m going to say it for every age, your body type is the most important factor when choosing a swimsuit.  I will say this though, the older we get I think it’s important to stick to solids rather than prints and here’s why:  solids are more slimming especially black which is why 70% of the suits I’m featuring in today’s post are black.  Also, busy prints tend to make people look bigger in general so stay away from busy prints when choosing swimwear.

TOP SWIMWEAR PICKS FOR WOMEN OVER 40:

 

OVER 50:

Definitely stick to solids because they’re more slimming, my personal favorite is black, to me there’s nothing more chic than an all black ensemble pool side.  If you have bigger boobs and stomach then for sure opt for a one piece.  There are plenty of uber chic cover-ups that you can wear pool-side over your swimsuit if wearing a swimsuit alone is out of the question.  One of my favorite brands for women over 50 that my Mom loves is the Miraclesuit, these suits do a great job of holding everything in and giving the illusion of a firm frame.

TOP SWIMWEAR PICKS FOR WOMEN OVER 50:

 

OVER 60:

Basically everything I said above under over 50 applies here too.  Stick to solids, preferably black and make sure and keep a few uber chic cover-ups, hats and sunnies to ensure a chic pool-side ensemble! The Miraclesuit is the way to go no doubt, it loved by thousands of woman for a reason, it works!  My own Mother owns several and loves them!!

TOP SWIMWEAR PICKS FOR WOMEN OVER 60:

 

No matter what your age you definitely need an uber chic cover-up!  I’ve handpicked several of my favorites, all appropriate for all ages!

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