As women, we can all agree that shopping for swimsuits is our least favorite activity. We want a suit that’s in style, flatters our bodies, and doesn’t hug us in the wrong areas — is that too much to ask? Actually, it isn’t.
In fact, if you stray from the fads and stick to the classics, you’ll find yourself a timeless swimsuit that will flatter your body, no matter your shape, size, or age. Here are a few options to help you get started:
A black, lace-up one piece
If you’re looking for a swimsuit that will flatter your body at any age, start with a classic, black, lace-up one piece, such as this Mara Hoffman Lace-Up Swimsuit ($245). Black one piece swimsuits are like the LBD of swimwear — they’re slimming, flattering, and timeless. And the added lace-up detail on this one adds a nice, stylish touch.
A sporty bikini
If one thing’s for certain, it’s that — no matter your age — sporty bikinis will always be in style. And we love this ASOS Crinkle High Leg Hipster Bikini Bottom ($19) and Crinkle Crop Bikini Top ($23). The crinkle fabric flatters your curves and helps the bikini form to your figure for the perfect fit.
A solid, high-waisted bikini
Patterned bikinis come and go, but a solid, high-waisted bikini is forever. We love the Bar III Solid High Waist Bikini Bottoms ($48) for their flattering fit, ruching detail, and overall classic appeal. Another win? Since the bikini bottoms are solid black, you can mix and match the top to best fit your personal style!
A racerback one piece
Another stylish, yet ageless swimsuit option? A racerback one piece. Much like sporty bikinis, sporty one pieces are also ultra flattering and look great at any age. We love the Tori Praver Seafoam Striped Racerback One Piece ($49.99) from Target for its plunging neckline, side cut-outs, and trendy yet sophisticated print.
A cut-out swimsuit
Speaking of cut-outs, one piece swimsuits with cut-outs in them are a fun way to be modest, yet show off some skin at any age. We love the Rachel Roy Cutout T-Back One-Piece Suit ($102) from Macy’s for its flattering bikini look and stylish t-back. For a cut-out swimsuit, this design keeps it simple and classic with a fun pop of color.
A draped one piece
If you want to rock a one piece but don’t want one that’s so slim-fitting, try a draped one piece. We love the Merona Draped One Piece ($39.99) from Target for its gorgeous plum color, sophisticated cut, and flattering ruching detail.
A classic style in metallic
When it comes to ageless swimwear, a classic style is always a good choice — but a classic style in a fun, metallic color is even better. Speaking of, we love the Calvin Klein Starburst One-Piece Swimsuit ($79.98) in bronze. The shimmery, metallic fabric and starburst design give this classic look some added detail that will surely look flattering at any age.