AND THE GIVEAWAY WINNERS ARE...
Freelancer1222I love the tankini style. It lets me wear a sleek two piece suit (that lets me buy a separate size for top and bottom). I am short...nearly no torso, it seems...with wide hips. I do work out and have strong legs and arms so I like to show them off with a slinky suit, but I like that the tankini covers my slightly round belly. PS. I am not yet over 50 (not for a couple of months, anyhow), but I am preparing for this new phase in my fashion life (in which I plan to look better than ever!)
KazmierczakI shop at Land's End so I can buy separates with different sizing on the top and the bottom. I find their swimsuits made out of faille to be slimming. I especially like the faille skirt-like bottoms. I think they are feminine and attractive.
Betsy Horn"A good defense is the best offense" describes my strategy. At over 60, I want a good tan from natural sunlight for the Vitamin D and to enhance my appearance in a bathing suit. I do prefer shopping in stores, preferably smaller discount stores (Steinmart is my current favorite) so I can get better swimwear for a lower price. I have a body shape (petite, short waist, and curvy) that doesn't always fit the sizes and with vanity sizing so prevalent, I want to try on before I buy because I don't have time to return and I barely have time to shop. I need uplift up top with a tight fit to show off my good curves (!) and coverage (a skirt) down below. I prefer bright colors that enhance my gray hair and fair skin, like bright blues and pinks. And, then, I just have to get out there and realize no one is looking at me!
SWIMSUIT SALESAs most of you probably know: July is the month for huge "End of Season" sales. If you haven't found a swimsuit you liked or think you'll need a new one for next year, take a peak at Swimsuits Over 50: Where to Shop. I've posted a handful of swimsuits on sale at Beall's online department store as well as links to links to a bunch of online stores with one-piece and tankini separates.