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10 Best Swimsuit Styles for Women 50+

Bathing suits that flatter every shape and size

A woman at the beach

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Buying a new swimsuit is on our pre-summer to-do list, but it’s always a challenge. Somehow the suits we see online never fail to be too skimpy, too trendy or downright dowdy. Trying on suits in a store or at home is equally challenging, since the toughest critic on earth — the mirror — is right there with you chanting “Next!” Here are 10 body-positive tips, and one of my suit picks is sure to help you make a splash ... sarong-free.

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.

Editor's note: This article was originally published June 3, 2021. It's been updated with new information.