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Old 06-06-2017, 10:49 AM
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I live in maui and I see every shape wearing every style if it looks good or not. wear what makes you feel good.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Ruth4Truth View Post
There are a lot of those in the sportswear catalogs. They're for a certain age demographic.
You calling me old? Why must every woman wear her a$$ out? Is it a requirement?
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:14 AM
Location: State of Transition
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Originally Posted by charlygal View Post
You calling me old? Why must every woman wear her a$$ out? Is it a requirement?
No, I was explaining it to the guy who made a snarky comment. And I agree, too many swimsuits, even supposedly "modest" one-pieces, are too skimpy in the rear. They're even making little girls' suits that way. Boy-short suits, or women's surfer-jam ensembles are great for covering up, as well. The thread topic is suits for the over-45 set, btw. That's all "a certain age demographic" means. That's far from old, IMO.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:31 AM
Location: Maine
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Lands End has many excellent options, and the quality and fit are top-notch. Last year I purchased a polka dot tankini swim top and a solid color swim bottom (non-bikini) from the Lands End catalog. I am really happy with the purchase. The sizing is true, and they are incredibly comfortable and have appropriate coverage for recreational swimming and kayaking. The polka dot tankini top is so pretty, I also ordered a floral tankini and another swim bottom. I also purchased a sun guard shirt from LL Bean for sun protection when out on the water but have not yet worn it this year.

One of the best swimsuits I have ever worn is a $10 Jantzen one piece purchased at Marshalls over 10 years ago. It is probably what most people would call old-fashioned--higher neckline, an extra strap in the back to keep things in place, and tri-colored (deep royal blue on the bottom, a band of white under the bust, and then a deep periwinkle blue for the bust) and it is incredibly flattering. High-quality fabric and practical design. The classic styles always look wonderful, in my opinion. From what I've read, retro-style swimsuits are making a comeback!
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:59 AM
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Don't be so modest ladies. I go to the beach/pool fairly frequently and I see women in their 20s that should not be wearing skimpy stuff lol.

You ladies should get something like this:


My lady is 47 but I know she'd look great in it!
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:05 PM
Location: equator
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Originally Posted by Scooby Snacks View Post
I wish I could get an underwire bra part. I wear a 10, but I'm very top heavy (G-H cup) relative to the bottom. It would be nice to have the extra support, and I can't find anything with underwire.

Same problem. I found 'em at Dillards and surprise, Target. Hard to find, though.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by emm74 View Post
I like tankinis (I guess some get called skirtinis now) and I've also got some board shorts that I wear with a tankini top. They usually have pockets which is very helpful at a public pool although I do have a nice cover up that also has big pockets - great for keys, phone, money, etc.

I found that 2 pieces are just so much more comfortable and convenient, I doubt I'll ever go back to a one piece.

I agree. Tankinis are a great solution for me. I paired my top (which is underwire) with black boy shorts, and it's just great. I have freedom of movement without my butt cheeks showing, and the bottom of the tankini doesn't ride up at all.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:45 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Originally Posted by sheena12 View Post
That time of year is upon us - swim suit season. And for those woman who participate (i.e. wearing swim suits) what kind do you choose?

1. Bikini?

2. Two piece?

3. One piece?

4. Boy shorts? Skirted or other?

Do you shop for one every year? Or do you have a "Go to style" or brand that works for you?

I don't bother shopping any longer. I am at my right weight but I had a C-section. My abdominal area leaves much to be desired. Nothing that can be changed by working out.

So, I have a "go to" swim suit - The classic retro Esther Williams one piece with the low back and sweet heart neckline.

I buy one every year. This time the cherry print. I have Navy, Black, White and Green. . .
I'm 41, can I post

No to #1, after the weight loss my boobs are a shadow of their former selves. easily my least flattering feature, so no to bikini tops.

#2, I like these but it depends on the style and cut.

#3, I thought I would like these but, as discussed in the other swim suit topic, they're either matronly or these slashed up things. meh

#4 No, don't like those.

At the end of the day, I purchased two 2 piece suits. One is a bandeau type of top with midrise bottom. the other is mid rise bottom and a zip up top. perfect for making sure nothing comes loose. suit clings to my hip bones instead of my hip flesh, which is unflattering. Oh, and it's a bright hot pink because I didn't get the memo that 40 year olds can't wear bright colors :P
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:54 PM
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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63 here and a tankini works well for me. I live in FL so swimsuits are a necessity.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by convextech View Post
12 is considered plus size?
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