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10 Ways to Bare Your Body and Like It

Embrace the shorts-and-swimsuit season head on

A rear view of a woman wearing a hat and a sundress standing on remote country road

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When was the last time your arms, legs and torso saw the light of day? For many women 50-plus the wistful answer is “not recently.” This means shorts are a memory. Sleeveless tops and bare sundresses, too. Somehow body positivity is easier when we’re dressed ... and covered. If the sight of your not-so-firm flesh, varicose veins and sunspots sends you running for a caftan, these 10 tips will set your body 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.