Summer is the perfect season for swimming and spending time on the beach. However, many women over 40 may sometimes feel uncomfortable or self-conscious when it comes to swimwear. But the truth is, there’s no reason to feel that way! Here are some tips on how to find the perfect swimsuit for women over 40 that enhances both style and confidence.

Strategic Cut-Outs

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40 with style beyond age

Sonia wears the Rico Asymmetrical One Piece Swimsuit in this summer’s favorite color!

Strategic cut-outs are a fashionable way to add some interesting details to your swimsuit and draw attention to your best features. For example, cut-outs on the waistline can create the illusion of a slimmer figure, while halter necklines can accentuate the bust. Just remember: the key is to know what areas of your body to highlight and which ones to conceal.

swimsuits for women over 40

Johnny Was Ardella One-Piece Swimsuit

Goddess Colorblock One-Shoulder Convertible One-Piece Swimsuit

Beach Riot Joyce Cut-Put One-Piece Swimsuit

Farm Rio Full Garden Cut-Out One-Piece Swimsuit

BLEU by Rod Beattie Don’t Mesh Crisscross Strap One-Piece Swimsuit

ViX By Paula Hermanny Drape Asymmetric One-Piece Swimsuit

Ulla Johnson Keiran Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

Ermanno Scervino plunging V-neck swimsuit

One-Piece Swimsuits

Style beyond age wearing brown patterned dress

Sonia wears the Tie-shoulder Coconut Tree Print One Piece Swimsuit and Sarong from Flaxmaker.

One-piece swimsuits have made a comeback, and we’re thankful they did! Not only do they offer better coverage for women over 40, but a well-tailored one-piece swimsuit can enhance your curves. You can go for styles with ruching or shirring to smooth out any problem areas or opt for high necklines to elongate your torso. We are loving all of these printed one-pieces swimsuits that can double as body suits too.

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40

Veronica Beard Hazina Halter One-Piece Swimsuit

Milly Ruched Strapless One-Piece Swimsuit

PatBo Tropicalia Contrasting Floral Twisted One-Piece Swimsuit

ZIMMERMANN Tiggy keyhole paisley-print one-piece

Norma Kamali Diana Mio Asymmetric Shirred One-Piece Swimsuit

Weworewhat Balconette one piece swimsuit

Zeus+Dione Kaladi Iconic belted one piece

PatBO Laelia Halterneck Swimsuit

ERES Cassiopée ruched cut-out swimsuit


Sonia from style beyond age wearing floral swimsuit and white coverup

Sonia wears a relaxed button-front shirt in light purple from Mango as a cover-up over a gold floral balconette bikini available at Express.

If you’re thinking that bikinis aren’t for women over 40, think again! With the right shape, size, and design, you can rock the bikini and feel great doing it. High-waisted bikini bottoms are a popular pick among women over 40 because they offer more coverage and can help you create or enhance an hourglass figure. Also, emphasizing your upper half with a halter top or bandeau will help to make you feel more confident. We love a balconette bra top when it comes to our bikinis. It has the support and coverage that we like.

Swimsuits for women over 40

Hunza G Gloria bandeau crinkle bikini

Zimmermann Chintz Floral Bandeau Bikini Set

OséreeLumière glitter bikini set

Farm Rio Carioca Balconette Bikini Top and High waist bottom

Hunza G Juno crinkle bikini

CAMILLA Underwire Bikini Top and bottom in Wild and Running

Jimmy Choo Sira logo-print bikini


Sonia wears the Free People ‘Blossom’ Maxi Dress

Sonia wears the Free People ‘Blossom’ Maxi Dress from a few seasons ago. A reminder to always shop your closet first!

Cover-ups have become a fashion staple when it comes to swimwear. Not only are they stylish, but they also offer great coverage when you’re not in the water. A sarong or kaftan can transform a swimsuit into an outfit in seconds. Choose lightweight fabrics that will keep you cool in the heat. Then you’re ready to go from the beach to the bar in minutes!

How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40 by style beyond age

Camilla floral-print sarong dress

L Space Nico Cutout Cover-Up Rib Dress

Farm Rio Cotton Floral Fringe-Trim Sarong

PUCCI Africana-print beach dress

PUCCIOnde-print one-piece The Most Important Accessory: Confidence

Veronica Beard Hazel Wrap Skirt

PatBO Laelia Fringe-Trim Caftan

Milly Zebra-Print Sarong Skirt

Style beyond age on How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Women Over 40

No matter what swimsuit you choose to wear, the most important accessory is not something you can purchase. It’s confidence! Confidence is the key to feeling amazing at any age – and that includes when you’re over 40. Love yourself, know your body type, embrace it, and let your swimsuit represent you. Try out some of these tips on how to find the perfect swimsuit for women over 40, and let us know! For tips on staying active (which helps boost confidence), check out THIS blog post.

Finding the perfect swimsuit is not just about fashion and style; it’s also about feeling confident. Follow these tips, wear what makes you feel fabulous, and let your confidence radiate this summer!

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