If you’ve seen pictures of celebrities like Helen Mirren, Angela Bassett, and Elizabeth Hurley looking absolutely amazing in skimpy swimsuits, you might think that wearing a two-piece bathing suit after a certain age is a privilege reserved for the most gorgeous and elite among us — those who can afford to hire personal trainers and nutritionists, and who tend to spend their summers lounging on yachts and tropical beaches. But bikinis for women over 50 are not only for the rich and famous!
“Every body is a beach body,” as the saying goes, and if you want to rock a bikini, there are multiple options that will work for you, no matter your body type. And having several swimsuits in your wardrobe that make you look and feel fantastic makes it easy to accept last-minute invitations to pool parties — even if they occur in a friend’s backyard with her inflatable wading pool.
We’ve rounded up six great suits to accommodate different budgets, bust lines, and styles. So embrace the body you’re in and buy yourself the suit you deserve. These bikinis for women over 50 are so cute, your teenage daughters, nieces, and granddaughters will want to borrow them.
Ready to dive in? Keep scrolling to see our picks for the best bikinis for women over 50!
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Where to buy: From $9.79, Amazon
This two-piece swimwear set comes in a stunning array of mixed-and-matched colors and patterns — 18 in all! (Just be aware that the pricing can vary greatly according to the color you choose; while some styles are only $10, most are around $30.) We love that it covers your stomach, but is still truly a bikini. High-waisted bottoms won’t slide down, and the flowy top flatters busts of all sizes.
Plus-size women, take note of this rave review! “As a size 22-24 pear shape with small breasts, I owed it to my ladies to leave an honest review. It’s nearly impossible for me to find clothes that fit correctly, particularly swimwear. I’m not disillusioned about my figure. I’m a big girl. But I deserve to rock a bikini like the best of them. I love this suit. Coverage is great. The top hangs as low as the pictures suggest, and leave enough skin where I still feel like I’m wearing a bikini.”
Where to buy: $50 for the top, $45 for the bottoms, SummerSalt
We’re wild about this sweet ruffled polka-dot bikini, which comes in black, coral, and teal. The high-waisted bottoms ($45) have a matching ruffle detail, and full coverage in the back so you’re not tugging at them all day long.
Writes one reviewer, “I ordered this with the matching bottoms and I love! Very flattering and comfortable, and the ruffles make it feel extra special.”
Where to buy: $88, Swimsuits for All
Here’s what we love about this bikini: The top and bottom are sold together, but you can choose different sizes when you order. Brilliant! Besides that convenience, the actual suit is fantastic, as well. Patterned in a fun, colorful palm-leaf design, it’s got contrasting piping to add a tailored look. Tummy control panels hold you in, and if you prefer an underwire bra, this is the bikini for you. We can see why it’s a best-seller!
We’ll let this reviewer have the last word: “Flattering and beautiful. At my age, I never imagined I could look this good in a two piece suit. My husband says I look great and my younger friends say, ‘Good for you.'”
Where to buy: $45 for the top, $38 for the bottoms, Boden
Black, navy, stripes, or polka dots: This halter-style bikini top stuns in any shade or pattern. Pair it with Boden’s high-waisted bottoms ($38) and you’ve got a stylish, sexy — yet modest — suit that keep you comfortable by the lake, ocean, or pool all summer long.
“I already have two Santorini swimsuits, which I love, but I branched out to the bikini. The top and high waisted bottoms are gorgeous — bright colors, flattering fit,” says one happy customer.
Where to buy: $80 for the top, $45 for the bottoms, Nordstrom
Available in red candy-cane stripes or the French blue stripes pictured, the Sorrento bikini is pure sophistication. With a twist front, side boning, and power-mesh lining to add support, this bikini top will keep your girls supported and looking their best. The bottoms ($45) are also crafted with supportive mesh to keep everything held in securely, and if you’re sensitive about your backside in a bikini (who isn’t?) here’s what one reviewer said about them:
“I love this bikini bottom — I bought one size up — which I usually do in bathing suit bottoms to avoid a tight fit that causes rolls. I thought this suit gave coverage but not too high of waist. It was a little lower than I thought it would be, but I don’t think it went too low not to provide coverage of problem areas. It is a silky soft fabric and the elastic did not cause dimpling. I can’t wait to wear it this summer!”
Where to buy: $55 for the top, $39 for the bottoms, ModCloth
This retro-inspired red bikini top is patterned with cheerful daisies, has a fun tie detail in the front (though it actually fastens in the back with a clasp), and has cap sleeves that make it feel more like a blouse than a swimsuit! The matching bottoms ($39) are high-waisted and cut low on the leg for maximum modesty, while still being absolutely adorable. The bra cups are removable if you prefer, and you’ll want to hand wash this one to keep the colors vibrant. This is a suit you’ll love to flaunt all season long.