Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How to Look Good in a Bathing Suit

Have you noticed that after forty, keeping in bathing suit shape is really hard work? Most of us don't have the body we once had, but, don't let that get in the way of fun in the sun. Life is about enjoying the good times.

If you want to feel better about being in a bathing suit, the best thing to do is pep talk yourself into realizing that your body is awesome just the way it is. And, if you're not 100% convinced, you can also use these tips to look your best:
  1. Get a great, good-fitting suit. Throw your faded, stretched out suits away. A fresh, brightly colored suit always looks sharper.
     
  2. Tan skin looks better than white skin. If you're not blessed with a dark complexion and are fair-skinned (okay, pale) like me, self-tanner can be a great summer friend. 
  3. Accessorize. I love a great hat that draws attention away from just me in a bathing suit (and protects from the sun).
    Look for cute wraps and coverups.
    And throw on a necklace and earrings (that can get wet).
  4. Remember your age. Even if you are in shape, if you are over forty, do not have your business hanging out around the kids.
    Coverage is way better and can still be sexy. Leave the skimpy suits on the rack for the younger girls.
  5. Don't throw in the towel. Anytime I see a 30 or 40 year old in an "old lady" suit, I think they are doing themselves a disservice. If you feel more comfortable in a swim skirt, go with a modest bikini top, instead of a full tank.
    If you wear a one-piece or tankini, go with a v-neck, higher legs, or interesting back cutout.
    Save the old lady suits for your 70s...you've still got it!
  6. Own it. Walk proudly. Shoulders back and stand tall. Confidence looks great on everyone, no matter what they're wearing. 
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