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Sexy Bathing Suits for Women Our Age That Will Make You Look Sizzling in the Sun!

Even if you are in fantastic shape at 40, or 50+, it doesn’t automatically mean you want to wear a bikini to the beach. But I’m sure you don’t want to settle for a boring bathing suit with zero sex appeal either! Where’s the happy medium?

Here are 6 sexy bathing suits for women our age that will make you look sizzling in the sun.

Black and White one shoulder Sexy Bathing Suit styled by Deborah Boland Fabulous After 40

1. One Shoulder Stunner

One way to look sexy at the beach without letting it all hang out is to craft a glamorous Hollywood look. This stunning one-shoulder black swimsuit will make you look like a  movie star.

Accessorize with a beachy straw tote and an alluring sheer wrap trimmed in playful pompoms. Big black sunglasses will have beach-goers wondering if you really are a celebrity.

2. Floral Fantasy

Most floral swimsuits have exotic tropical blooms, so it’s really unique to see a white swimsuit inspired by an English garden. This romantic one-piece with the feminine sweetheart neckline is perfect for the gal who wants to look pretty at the beach.

All you need to complete the look is a soft blush coverup with eyelet embroidery, a crisp white straw bag, and girly slip-on sandals with sweet bows.

Swimsuits - Nautical

3. Sexy Sailor

Anchor yourself at the beach this summer in this sporty, nautical tankini.  Tankinis are super popular because they have a bikini vibe, but give you the tummy coverage you are looking for. This one looks super chic with a crisp,  button-up shirt, a straw tote, and navy sandals. 


4. Flirty Fringe 

An easy way to send a playful vibe is to wear a swimsuit that has some fringe. Fringe, strategically placed around this alluring V-neckline, makes you look twice.  When you move, it moves, making fringe the perfect accent when you want to highlight your feminine figure.

The fringe also helps give this bathing suit a laid-back, hippie vibe. Even the burnt orange color feels like a throwback to the ’70s.  The natural cream poncho, a straw tote, and earthy sandals help to play up that sexy, natural, carefree feeling.  This would be a fabulous swimsuit to wear anywhere hot but would look especially cute someplace like  Mexico or California where it would be right at home.



5. Exotic Wrap 

Over the last few years we’ve seen a lot of wrap dresses, and bandage dresses that crisscross the body, so it’s no surprise this trend is now showing up in swimwear. The criss-cross halter neckline on this white one-piece is a very classic swimwear silhouette that brings a lot of sexy glamour to the wearer. This is a gorgeous bathing suit because it is so simple, elegant, and alluring.

A gorgeous wrap sarong is a lovely way to mirror the wrap neckline and add a touch of tropical excitement. This ensemble has a tropical island feel and would look fabulous anywhere, but I can see it in Hawaii or the Caribbean, and even Miami. Can’t you? 


black swimsuit

Coverup | Bathing Suit | Sandals

6.   Colorblocked Curves

Black is always a popular color for bathing suits because it magically makes you appear thinner. This chic black swimsuit goes one step further with festive color blocking that curves in at the sides and carves out a waist.

All those curvy lines at the sides and your bustline help give you a pin-up girl figure. Cute orange sandals make this swimsuit pop, and an embroidered cover-up is in sync with the subtle ethnic vibe of this global-inspired swimsuit.


Other Ways to Look Sexy in a Bathing Suit

Choose a Sizzling swimsuit that has:

  • high cut legs
  • lacing at the bustline or back
  • off the shoulder
  • embellishment at the bustline
  • sheer panels strategically placed
  • one shoulder
  • peek a boo cutouts
  • strapless

What kind of bathing suit do you wear? Do you care about looking sexy in swimwear?

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7 thoughts on “Sexy Bathing Suits for Women Our Age That Will Make You Look Sizzling in the Sun!

  1. The best item was the one-piece black number with the waist design. Why? As we age, we tend to look more rectangular from the front, so you can trick the eye by manufacturing your waist, as this swimsuit shows. Good choice, Deb.”

    Caution: those tankini suits may not be a good choice for those with a gut. A high-waisted brief (retro style) with a supportive bikini top would be better.

    1. Who knew Mother Nature would take “being square” literally? Agree with the tankini assessment. Unless they are high wasted and have a “hold you in” feature, the bottoms inevitably roll down and highlight the belly pudge. All of us have some pudge at this age!!

  2. Jergens self-tanner is a great way to add glow. I also like BB cream to cover imperfections – it’s a lifesaver. The first swimsuit is terrific….what a figure flatterer!

  3. Great recommendations! I tend toward tankinis if I am out all day since going to the ladies’ room is much easier. :)

  4. Love this! I just got my first pair of Jack Rogers sandals, and I can’t wait for warmer temps to break them in. Love your blog!

  5. I wish people would be more accepting of their natural skin color-there is nothing wrong with pale, untanned skin-it; it certainly is better looking than the Oompa-Loompa orange shade of people who overdo it on self-tanner! And let’s not forget that if you want to go in the pool or the ocean, your faux glow will be gone when you come out…

    1. Hi KP, Nothing wrong with untanned skin. I haven’t been in the sun since I was 17, when I got a stern warning from a dermatologist about skin cancer after too much sun and a nasty burn. I’m so glad I stayed away and saved my skin. In summer, I sometimes want a touch of color on my legs when I wear a dress. In those instances, I use Juergens self-tanner. It is my favorite because it gives me a soft, light glow instead of a fake dark, orange-brown tan. I highly recommend it. It’s great for fair gals like me. Cheers, Deborah

xo, Deb

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