These are SO Flattering!
Whether you’re sitting by your pool, headed to the beach, lounging at the lake, or just laying out in your backyard pretending you’re tropical somewhere, I have the sexiest and most flattering swimsuits for you! Who else is planning to enjoy the sun on a beach somewhere this spring/summer?? These swimsuits will have you ready!
SWIMSUIT | IN BLACK | THIS YEAR’S VERSION
#1 | Strappy One Piece
This one-piece is super flattering AND sexy! I love how the straps go all the way down the front and back. You would think that it feels less secure…but the fit and fabric are so nice that you feel completely sucked in and safe! I also love the gold grommet details on the front. It makes the suit look even more luxe. This one-piece is sold out in brown but it’s still available in some sizes in black (linked above). I’ve also linked this year’s version of the swimsuit that has the same sexy strap look! I’ve also linked more swimsuits by the brand below…
Shop more by Bleu by Rod Beattie here.
SIMILAR TOP | SIMILAR BOTTOMS
#2 | Ruffled Two Piece
This exact swimsuit by Johanna Ortiz is unfortunately sold out but I wanted to share it as an example of finding swimsuits for your body. A ruffled top works so well for me because it really builds up my narrow shoulders, and in contrast, makes my waistline look smaller… not to mention the drama!! Johanna Ortiz makes beautiful swimsuits with chic design details. If you’re headed on a special honeymoon trip or just want to treat yourself to a new, glam swimsuit, this is the brand to shop! I’ve included some of my favorite Johanna Ortiz bikinis and one-pieces below.
Shop more by Johanna Ortiz here, here, and here.
By the way, you can find everything you need to know about determining your body shape here.
#3 | Ruffle One Piece
Did I mention I love Johanna Ortiz swimsuits?? This is another one-piece swimsuit by Johanna Ortiz. As you can see, I’m sticking with the ruffles because they WORK on me! This swimsuit is even more waist-defining because of the braided detail. The braided waistband highlights the thinnest part of my torso while the ruffles on top build the shoulders. It’s such a pretty and flattering one-piece! Unfortunately, it’s sold out but I linked a similar option above that has the same ruffle and waist-defining details…it’s also in a gorgeous ecru color!
SWIMSUIT | IN BLACK
#4 | Blue Becca One Piece
This one-piece is by Becca, one of my favorite swimsuit brands. They make beautiful suits that are so flattering and really make you feel sucked in and confident! This exact suit comes in a bunch of colors too!
Shop more Becca swimsuits here.
SWIMSUIT (in Black Mesh) | SWIMSUIT (in White & Black)
#5 | Halter Neck One Piece
I LOVE this beautiful retro, one-piece, halter-neck swimsuit by Norma Kamali! It looks like a throw-back to the ’50s and ’60s. I feel so chic and sexy in this swimsuit and the allover ruching makes it super flattering. I love the sexy deep v and mesh overlay. This is a standout swimsuit! It makes you look AND feel good. It’s no longer available in this ivory mesh color but it comes in black mesh, black, or white…I personally love the black mesh option!
Shop more Norma Kamali swimwear here.
TOP | SIMILAR TOP | BOTTOMS
#6 | Black Ruffle Two Piece w/ High Waist Bottoms
First I want to talk about these bottoms…they’re by Becca and I’ve had them for years. They have ruching that’s so flattering, and I love that they’re high-waisted! This bandeau-style bikini top by Trina Turk is so cute and another piece I’ve had for a few years. I love the ruffle and think this is a great top to have in your swimsuit wardrobe to pull out and mix and match with other bottoms!
Find more of my favorite bikini brands in this post!
Next…the famous $26 Amazon swimsuit! I did an entire post on this swimsuit! When I ordered it, I thought it wouldn’t be flattering or cute at all…but it is! I now have it in three colors. You can read my full review of this magical Amazon bikini here.
SIMILAR TOP | SIMILAR BOTTOMS
#8 | Vitamin A Bikini
This Vitamin A swimsuit is one I’ve taken on many trips. It’s SO sexy! Vitamin A is a go-to brand that I check for sexier bikini options. These bottoms are full coverage but the rings on the hips make it feel much sexier. The top also has great coverage… or great coverage for a triangle top. Both pieces are sold out but I linked more of my favorite by Vitamin A below…
Shop more by Vitamin A here.
SIMILAR TOP | SIMILAR BOTTOMS
#9 | Vix Swimsuit
If you’re looking for EXTRA sexy swimsuits, Vix swimsuits are the best brand to check! This exact bikini only has a few sizes left but the brand has a ton of great options you can shop here. When I’m shopping for a bikini, I look for interesting details like the gold bar in the middle. I also love bold colors and prints.
BOTTOMS | SIMILAR TOP
#10 | Pink Bikini
This is the perfect brand to try out if you need some basic bikini essentials! I got this cute pink bikini for my trip to Arizona last year. The color is gorgeous, I love that the top has sleeves (extra coverage from the sun is always a plus!), and the high waist is great! These bottoms are even more flattering because of the twist detail in the front. What do you all think of the French cut bottoms? I didn’t think I would be into it, but I love the way it makes your legs look longer!
Shop more by Robin Piccone here.
#11 | Tropical Print Swimsuit
This tropical print swimsuit by La Blanca is the perfect mix of whimsy and sophistication. The print is perfect for a beach getaway. You can wear it as a deep v, plunging suit (like I am above), or cross the straps and wear as a halter neck suit. You all know how much I love a multi-functional piece! The band under the bust helps give you shape and define your waist. La Blanca is an AWESOME brand to check for sexy suits over 40 (that cover your parts).
Shop more by La Blanca here.
#12 | Sheer One Piece
This is one of my favorites because it’s SO glam! It’s a gorgeous sheer one-piece by OYE. This line is pricey, but I think they are worth the investment. About the see-through factor…I think this depends on what you have going on downstairs. If you are a full, 70’s-style kind of girl, you may have some issues with the suit being see-through. Otherwise, I think you’ll be just fine. 😉 This exact swimsuit is sold out so I linked a similar option in black!
Shop more by OYE here.
SWIMSUIT | IN WHITE
#13 | Striped Belted Swimsuit
The is an older suit by Solid & Striped, and I absolutely love it! The scoop neckline adds length and can help to minimize a bigger bust. It also pulls double duty and enhances a smaller bust because it scoops so low (showing a little cleavage). But, it’s really the belt that makes the suit! I felt like a Bond girl wearing this bad boy on the beach!
Shop more by Solid & Striped here.
More Swimsuits For Women Over 40
My go-to brands are: Becca, Robin Piccone, and La Blanca. These are ideal for women over 40. Not too skimpy. For bikinis, I love Vix and Vitamin A. These two brands routinely have less coverage, though.
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