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Old 06-07-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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63 here and a tankini works well for me. I live in FL so swimsuits are a necessity.

This has me puzzled . why are swim suits a necessity in florida ?
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:28 PM
 
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LOL I was just kidding. But seriously, a lot of women in said age group still look great in a two piece bikini.

My woman is 47 and she has worn them albeit in her backyard pool and she looks great!
My body is fine. I just don't feel obligated to show it off.
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:41 PM
 
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I'm in my late 40's. I'm thin, but I'm very pear shaped and have a saggy mom belly and butt. I have found the best bathing suits for me are at Athleta. I get shorts with a tank. I'm small chested and bigger on the bottom, so this allows me to get two different sizes. I was so surprised at how incredibly flattering their suits are (now I have several). I feel comfortable and covered, but I also feel cute and sporty.

Good luck!
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I buy a new one every year. I wear a 20, so I usually get a swimdress but the past year or so I've bought a two-piece, which is a brief under a strapless smocked tunic.

Stud Bandeau Underwire Swimdress | Plus Size Swimdresses | fullbeauty

Embroidered HankyHem Tankini | Plus Size Tankinis & Skirtinis | fullbeauty
The definition of insanity is buying a bathing suit every year, in hopes that you will look better than the one you bought last year.
I was guilty of this for a long time, but now I stick to the Lands End Tugless Tank. It looked good when I was 25, and it looks as good as could be expected now that I'm 69.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: here
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I just got some shorts and a bikini top from Lands End. I know it makes my hips look wider, but I don't care. I'm just more comfortable being covered on the bottom.

In the past I've done many combos of tops and bottoms. My fav for walking around is a short skirted bottom from LE and a spaghetti strap top that comes down to the top of the skirt, but it's a PITA in a hot tub. The bubbles get all up in all the fabric.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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OK. Everyone has posted pictures or links. This is my "Go To" swim suit - Classic Sheath One-Piece | Official Esther Williams Website

I ordered the Cherry print this year.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The second model doesn't have a rear, to speak of. That bottom would work for women who prefer more coverage. The first one looks nice. Nice colors.
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Old 06-07-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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This has me puzzled . why are swim suits a necessity in florida ?
Water, water, everywhere.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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I think one should wear whatever they feel most comfortable in regardless of age. Don't let the naysayers get to you! I frequent Soma and Everything But Water as there are some classy swimsuits available in a vast range of styles (bikini, one piece, etc.) I know both are on the expensive side (Soma especially), but Soma is holding their semi-annual sale, and EBW has sales throughout the year. Heck, I've found inexpensive classy pieces at Dillards. I do find that tankinis personally make me appear much heavier than I am due to my broad shoulders. I personally favor one piece suits (I hear they're making a comeback ) because you can control what you want to show...for example, if you wear a one piece but don't want to show your legs, you can always cover them with a simple skirt.

I think this is a cute, fun twist on a one piece: Trina Turk Gypsy Solid Off-The-Shoulder Ruffle One-Piece | Dillards

I own something similar to this and adore it: La Blanca Island Goddess Solid Ruffle Sweetheart Swimdress One-Piece | Dillards

Of course you can always find cheaper knockoffs but just an idea.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Bikini.......but then again, I'm usually in a wet suit.
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