Trends are fun and all, but if you don’t also have flattery, what’s the point? We deserve both. Bathing suits are especially tricky because we can feel overexposed and vulnerable. A well-made suit that holds everything in and up and helps you relax and enjoy outdoor summer fun is critical.
With so many matronly suits in stores, it can be hard to sift through them to find the stylish choices, especially when fit, flattery, and modesty are factors. Here, my 5 favorite swim brands for women over 40, as well as wearable trends that are actually flattering.
You can shop all of these suits right here in my swim catalog.
5 Best Swim Brands Over 40
The Best Swim Trends of 2022
After seasons of barely-there suits with ties that required a degree in engineering, it’s nice to see classic suits with feminine and often glamorous details popping up in stores and on sites. This season’s trends offer something for everyone, from sparkle and shine to sleek and simple.
From stretchy puckered fabrics and smocking to a classic ribbed texture, these suits are surprisingly wearable (just avoid styles that are too bulky) and can minimize lumps and bumps. And since swimsuits are usually sleek, these textured styles bring an unexpected element that transcends the beach.
From gold ring and chain details to shiny, shimmery, and even glittery fabrics, these suits could almost double as evening tops. Whether you want full-on glam at the beach or just some subtle shimmer, you’ll have a wide selection to choose from in every size.
From strategically sliced monokinis, which are back in a big way, to waist, shoulder, and side cutouts, this trends continues from last year but with a different twist. Tie detail suits are also trendy, but these are a little harder to wear in many cases.
From fabric insets that look like belts to proper, buckled styles, this waist-defining detail is showing up on suits for every body and price range. Skip this trend if you have a very round tummy, as it will accentuate that area.
Which of these swim trends appeals to you? And what’s your favorite swim brand? Let me know in the comments!