Let’s face it. Unless you’re some kind of superwoman, you probably don’t have the body you did when you were in your twenties. At the very least, you may not feel confident rocking the same teeny tiny string bikini you used to love.
At the other end of the scale, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look gorgeous when you hit the beach, the pool or the spa. In fact, all it takes is a few tweaks and you can still step out with complete confidence.
The key is getting to know your body type and choosing styles that accentuate your best assets while simultaneously increasing confidence about those you’re not as happy with. Need a little inspiration? Here’s a few of our favourite swimsuit style tips.
Go retro with high waisted bikinis
Thanks to the likes of Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, retro is well and truly back in fashion. This means that while high waisted bikinis used to look a little 80s, they’re now definitively on-trend. Plus, they work miracles when it comes to holding in your wobbly bits and giving you the extra coverage you need to feel confident in a bikini. Look for styles with full coverage bottoms and ruching around the hips, which creates a slimming effect.
Splurge on designer styles
If you’re in search of style and comfort, there’s no looking past designer brands that pour their heart and soul into creating swimwear designed to flatter older women. For example, we live how Miracle Suit has designed a stunning range of bikinis and one pieces with mature women in mind. Yes, designer swimsuits are a little pricey but ultimately you’re investing in your confidence, and that’s priceless.
Embrace those curves
Are you on the curvier side? Rather than shy away from the water, simply arm yourself with a swimsuit that makes you feel like a million bucks. We love the selection over at Curvy Swimwear, an Australian-based site that retails a curated collection of bathers for every occasion. Whether you want to show off your cleavage or flatten your stomach, you’ll be amazed at just how clever the designs are.
If you want to look sexy and sophisticated, you’ll love vintage swimsuits. For example, right now we’re head over heels for this vintage inspired one piece from homegrown NZ brand, Moontide. A full rear offers ample coverage, ruched sides create a slimming effect and a sultry sweetheart neckline recalls the sexy pin-up models of the 1950s.
Baywatch inspired high-cut
Baywatch is back, and while your swimsuit doesn’t have to be quite as revealing as Pamela’s she did know a thing or two about how to show off her legs. Women with shorter legs look fantastic in one-pieces with a slightly higher cut, as they give the illusion of slimmer, longer legs.
What do you look for in a swimsuit? We’d love to hear your tips so go ahead and share in the comments below.