O.K., So at 40+ the thought of an itsy bitsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini is of no interest to you. On the other hand, why settle for some boring old bathing suit with zero sex appeal that makes you look frumpy at the beach? Here’s a look at the latest swimwear trends – what’s new and flattering.
Color & Pattern Blocking = Curve Appeal
Black is always a popular color because of the way it makes you appear thinner. This chic black swimsuit goes one step further with festive color blocking that carves out a waist.
All those curvy lines at the sides and your bustline help give you a pin-up girl figure. Cute orange Tori Burch Sandals make this swimsuit pop, and an embroidered cover-up is in sync with the subtle ethnic vibe of this global- inspired swimsuit.
This gorgeous deep blue sea tropical print one-piece is both elegant and a little bit sexy thanks to the alluring notched neckline. Crisscrossed shirred panels sculpt your body and make you look ten pounds lighter. Silver sandals, a flowy cover-up, a big hat and oversize sunglasses are just what you need to create a glam poolside look. Sarong | Bathing Suit Top | Bathing Suit Bottoms | Hat
Tankinis are Going Strong
When you don’t want to wear a bikini and a one-piece feels too covered up, then why not try a tankini? This flirty, ruched, flamingo pink swimsuit will make you a standout at the beach. The halter cut top gives you great support and plays up your bustline.
Rich, Dark Colors
If you are looking for something a little different then, this a is a lovely swimsuit to buy. It’s interesting for a couple of reasons: 1. The color – it’s fig, not normally a color you’d associate with summer, but very sophitisticated and figure flattering. 2. It’s ruffled- probably inspired by the Spanish Trend which makes this swimsuit feminine, fun and fashion forward. A python print cover-up gives this whole beach look a grown-up edginess.
Global Inspired Prints
Blue is one of the most popular colors for swimsuits, probably because it looks so calming and relaxed against the sun and sand. Here’s a classic one-piece style you can’t go wrong with a pretty print that has a slightly Moroccan feel. Accessories do a lot to add personality to your by the pool look so choose some fun things like floral applique sandals and a coral theme bag.
What will you be wearing lounging in the sun this summer? Do you prefer one-piece, bikinis or tankinis and why?