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10 Classy Swimsuits for Women Over 50

It goes without saying that no matter your age or body type, you can wear whatever you want! This also applies to beach attire and the swimsuits you’re rocking when headed swimming. If you’re over 50 and are still looking to rock the cheekiest bikinis, all we have to say is, “You GO, lady!” 

That being said, we know some ladies start looking for more modest options when they hit the five-0 mark. Thankfully, modesty doesn’t have to mean “not sexy.” We’ve gathered our favorite swimwear options, including one-piece swimsuits, bikini tops, and bikini bottoms that are classy but won’t make you feel one bit matronly! 

1. Twist Tie Style Tankini

To start us off with our list of the best swimsuits, we’ve got our Island Goddess Twist Tie Back Tankini. This piece's twist on the classic silhouette features a deep-V neckline with a twist-front detail. 

This detail creates a soft ruching that emphasizes the chest area and gives a streamlined look to the rest of your upper half and stomach. It has strap ties across the back that help keep everything in place. 

This extra chic tankini top pairs amazingly with any bottom you have! If you’re looking for a new pair of bottoms, try our Island Goddess Shirred Band Hipster Bottom to flatter your hips. With multiple different colors and prints to pick from, it’s an all-around great two-piece option that will keep you feeling comfortable!

2. Shirred One-Piece

Simultaneously a classic and edgy, our Island Goddess Shirred One Shoulder One Piece is the perfect option if you're looking for a balanced, modest swimsuit! Its one-shoulder design accentuates the neckline and cleavage, and the shirred fabric along the torso gives the suit added dimension to contrast the sleek, asymmetrical lines. 

Constructed to enhance your figure while providing full coverage, the suit comes with tummy control, removable padding, and moderate coverage. To complete the look, throw on our Moonlit Silhouette Pareo Wrap cover-up for a quick beach look!

3. Strappy Back

Our Island Goddess Multi-Strap Cross-Back One Piece is another beautiful classic option that will help you feel confident and cool. Design with an active day in mind, it’s perfect for ladies that want a multi-function piece. 

From lounging by the pool to doing water sports, this suit will hold up no matter what you throw at it. The horizontal bands under the bust provide waist definition, and the built-in tummy control helps smooth everything down. 

With a stunning, sexy deep-V neckline that isn’t overtly revealing, this one-piece will have you feeling great as soon as you put it on. The multi-strap cross-back design keeps everything locked in its place. 

Pair the dark blue swimsuit colorway with our Apulia Mix Pareo Wrap for a quick throw-on cover-up option that is versatile and comfortable. 

4. Lingerie Style One Piece

The Island Goddess Lingerie One Piece might just be the one piece that represents a simple meets classic look the best! It offers coverage and beautiful demi-scoop neckline that still shows some skin. It also features all over shirring to slim any desired areas on your top half.  

5. Peekaboo Bathing Suit

If you’re looking for coverage but still want a little sexy detail, the Island Goddess High Neck Keyhole One Piece is the option for you. 

This piece has a high neck with a keyhole plunge neckline, making it a sophisticated but sexy little number. Its low back is another provocative detail that keeps things cool. It also has removable cups and straps that are convertible and adjustable, adding support and customization. 

With moderate butt coverage and slimming fabric, this suit gives its wearer a flawless fit! Add our Mediterranean Breeze Kimono on top for a casual and seductive look.

6. Floral Tankini

A flattering detail that is great for keeping you comfortable at all times is ruching. Our Tropea Breeze Bandeau Tankini Top is a great option for this! A tropical print bandini with a twisted neckline allows you to lay in the sun without worrying about unsightly tan lines. 

If you want the straps' added support, you can always add them on, having the versatility to choose between the two looks. The top has molded cups and a slim-fit design with a complimentary silhouette. 

Pair this fun patterned top with a matching bottom like our Tropea Breeze Mid Waist Sash Band Bottom Or a solid bottom in one of the print colors like our Island Goddess Shirred Band Hipster Bottom in Aquamarine.

7. Ruffle Swimsuit

From the dotted print to the off-the-shoulder ruffle, our Mod For Dot Off Shoulder Ruffle One Piece is a great mix of classic and playful femininity! The print, ruffle, and quintessential feminine design elements are great options if that’s your style. 

The print in black and white pulls it back towards a more sophisticated look rather than going overboard with girly accents. This can be a great intermediate option if you’re looking to dip your toes into a more feminine style! 

The off the shoulder style naturally emphasizes your collarbones and chest area and even more so with the added ruffle detail. The piece also features lateral ruching—which helps slim down the tummy area and highlights your curves—and a lace-up back that shows just a peek of skin. It has good coverage in the back, guaranteeing the suit stays in place for super comfortable wear! 

Pair it with our Draped Darling Tie Front Wrap Skirt, and you have an effortless beach-to-the-bar look! 

8. Cut-out High Neck Tankini Swimsuit

This is another fun option for a high neckline with cutouts. Not as saucy as our previous suggestion, our Island Goddess Keyhole Tankini Top features three keyhole cuts across the decollete area while still offering ample sun protection. These details emphasize this area for a subtle sexy nod. 

As always, the tankini has built-in tummy control that can offer some coverage for areas you’re keen on covering up some more. With adjustable straps, underwires, and removable cups, you can adjust the support level to your specific liking. With multiple colors to choose between, this top can go from a fun, colorful look to a classy and sophisticated option. 

For the latter, go with the black version and pair it with our Moonlit Silhouette Palazzo Pant

9. Ruffle Deep-V One Piece

If off the shoulder isn’t your style but you still want a romantic touch in your swimwear, our Island Goddess Ruffle Surplice One Piece is the ideal piece. It still features the feminine ruffle detailing, this time applied along a deep-V neckline. It has removable cups and adjustable shoulder straps that let you adjust it exactly to your liking, allowing for comfort and support. 

It has plenty of coverage in the back, and the shirring effect around the waist gives the tummy some extra coverage for an even more streamlined fit. Wear our Island Fare Resort Button-Down Shirt with it for an easy beach look! 

10. Dark Tropical Twist

Our By The Sea Twist Keyhole One Piece features a brightly colored tropical print on a dark blue backdrop with inspiration drawn from the bold colors of the tropical sea waters. It has a twist-front v-neck and a peekaboo keyhole detail. This creates shirring ripples that complement the chest area and create a tummy control effect. 

The adjustable shoulder straps and center back strap let you tailor it to your body and keep it in place. It also features a scooped back if you’re looking for something a little provocative. Pair our Capri Lace Front Caftan Swim Dress over this swimsuit for a wonderful tropical combination! Go for the turquoise version to call back one of the bright colors of the suit.

Conclusion 

As you can see, there are plenty of options if you’re looking for something modest that will still have you turning heads and feeling amazing! Give our suits a try, and you’ll see how confident and comfortable it’s possible to feel in your bathing suit

No matter if you’re just approaching 50, if you’ve already hit it, or are well over the hill, what you wear is up to you. If you want to switch some pieces out for something a little more flirty and fun, you’re sure to find some amazing options on our website as well. 

Remember that the most important detail when buying a new suit is how you feel when wearing it! Now go and rock those suits down to the beach! 


Sources:

Swimwear for Women Over (or Nearing) 50: Suits for Every Body Type | Prime Women 

Ruching | Fashion AZ | BoF Education | The Business of Fashion | #BoFEducation

Easing, Gathering & Shirring |Sewing.org 

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