Attractive Vacation Style: Beach Wear for Women over 50

Attractive Vacation Style: Beach Wear for Women over 50

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Two piece swim for women over 50

Attractive Vacation Style: Beach Wear for Women over 50

Beach wear for women over 50 shouldn’t bring groans or anxiety. Going on a vacation should be fun and exciting so for the next couple of weeks, we thought we would explore some different vacation options.
This week is all about our beach vacation style and each of us will be showcasing different events for that vacation.
I get to start with beach wear for women over 50.
And while this topic can be stress producing for many, let me remind you of the quote below!!

Quote of the day:Imagine being 75 and you’re sat thinking about your life and how you never went swimming in the ocean on a warm night because your thighs jiggled. Imagine realizing you never laughed until you couldn’t breathe because your teeth weren’t straight or white enough. You never embraced the sun on the beach because of the stretch marks on your stomach and your hips. You never allowed yourself to let go and have fun because the pressure to look perfect consumed you. Imagine being 75 and realizing you’ve hidden yourself away for the fear of being real. Imagine realizing all the years you wasted hating yourself, but now it’s too late to go swim in the ocean late at night. Now it hurts to laugh for more than a few seconds and you’re too weak to travel to the beach. Imagine realizing all this time you were perfect the way you were, but now it’s too late to do anything about it. Don’t let that happen. Live now, as you are. You deserve to realize you’re enough, and always have been, before you’re 75.

I would never have had the gumption to wear a two piece at this stage in my life if it weren’t for the inspiration I see on Instagram almost daily. Trust me, my body isn’t perfect but the message I love lately is to normalize aging and love our bodies as is!! These photos have not been photoshopped except for some shadows and lighting.

Other beach wear for women over 50 posts and thoughts
How to Love our Bodies in Swimsuit Season
Summer Pool or Beach Style
Showcasing Pool Style for the Summer at any Age

Our thoughts about a beach vacation include other activities too. Like a day at the resort and an evening sunset beach picnic. Make sure to see how we styled those ideas.

Personal Tidbit

It’s always so interesting to hear everyone’s personal stories about their vacations, so I though we would also share a ditty too. My best “beach” vacation memory is one that my mom tells quite a bit too. It was my junior year of high school summer when my mom wanted to take a trip out west to the Grand Canyon. Of course, any normal 16 year would rather spend the summer with her friends so I pushed back.
Needless to say, my mom made me go, and as a brat, I wouldn’t get out of the car to “see” the Grand Canyon.

But after that, we traveled around Arizona a little (me, with a better attitude), and stayed at this hotel with a pool. I had a blue and aqua swimsuit and mom and I would sit out at the pool every afternoon. During this time there was also a group of Hispanic boys and even though they didn’t speak English, and I didn’t speak Spanish, we did have some fun!!

What to wear to the beach

Kimono: Mom Made it~~ Swim Suit: Amazon~~ Flip Flops: Old Navy~~ Tote: thrifted~~ Parasol: Lily Lark ~~ Sunnies: LOFT

Beach Wear for Women over 50-the Swimsuit

I have more swim suits now than I think I’ve had in my years as an adult combined. Living in Arizona with a pool conveniently located in our retirement community means we go often to cool off in the summer.
And just like with clothing, I am more budget oriented even for this item and found this two piece on Amazon lately. For under $25 I found this sunflower swim suit–both pieces (which comes in a multitude of colors and different prints). You might laugh at how little of my belly shows between the two pieces as compared with the model. But that doesn’t make me bad, right??

So if you’re going on a beach vacation, it’s only normal you would think to take a couple of swimsuits. And do you know one of the reasons I like the two pieces so much lately?? You can mix and match them. In fact, these bottoms will go perfectly with the two piece from last year shown here.

Sunflower swimsuit
Two piece beach wear for women over 50

Accessories for the Beach

While my accessories for my beach wear for women over 50 is a lot different than normal, they are just as important, I think.

First off is the sunscreen. For this post, I even one upped that by bringing my parasol. This parasol is made by one of my friends through her company Lily Lark and it’s something I never thought I’d need. But if you are someone who doesn’t appreciate hats, then this is a wonderful option. And Lily Lark is offering 15% off with the code, JTOUCHOFSTYLE. These aren’t inexpensive, but they are beautiful pieces of art that are so functional.
If you are looking for more natural sunscreens, I tested many earlier this spring (post can be viewed here) and my favorite is actually Summer Ready because it allows some of the sun to be processed by our body. Especially since we know how important Vitamin D is for us!

Second is a tote. I found this large, straw tote at Goodwill recently, which is my preference since I tend to be hard on my totes.

Third are my flip flops. Walking barefoot is nice, but many times you need protection from the hot sand or asphalt!!

Parasol for beach wear for women over 50

Cover up

Your swimsuit coverup can actually be one of those very versatile pieces for your beach vacation. For this example, I grabbed a kimono to wear. BTW, my mom made this kimono out of a large scarf.

But you could also wear a summer tunic, a lightweight bathrobe (no one will know it’s a bathrobe, I bet), a scarf or even just a button up top!! Don’t stress about going out and buying a new coverup!!

Beach wear for women over 50

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

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