Simply stylish swimsuits for women over 60. Flattering choices for every body type.

Senior woman in red swimsuit

One thing hasn’t changed much over the years–shopping for a swimsuit that makes us feel attractive and confident is not something we look forward to. Especially since the bodies we had in our 20s and 30s–even 40s–have shape-shifted over the years.

In fact, a study of women’s body image issues in 2023 by Harmony Healthcare IT found that more than 41% of women dread swimsuit season. “There are women out there who … don’t wear swimsuits. They don’t go to the beach. They basically forgo summer, and the camera, because they hate the way they look,” wrote Jennifer Weiner in  the New York Times several years ago.

Don’t be one of them. You deserve to enjoy the full offerings of summer. And that includes a dip in a pool, a splash in the ocean.  Of course, a flattering swimsuit helps.

We sought and found a nice selection of stylish swimsuits that are perfect for women over 60, designed for any body type. Many come in plus sizes. All you need to find the right one for you is to follow these simple guidelines. They are the remedy for any problem areas you may have.

  • Bold prints cover a plethora of problems
  • Contrasting colors are your friend
  • Dark colors create an illusion of slenderness if you prefer solids
  • More coverage for the areas that bother you will add to your comfort
  • Emphasize your best features

Problem #1: Tummy

Solution: Colorful patterns, ruching, and loose-fitting tops.

After we hit menopause, many of us tend to accumulate fat around our waist and midsection, some more than others. Fortunately, there are stylish options that minimize and help camouflage this area.

  • Shirring and ruching–gathered overlays of fabric strips that are pleated, fluted, or gathered together to create a ripple-like effect–hide everyday lumps and bumps. Many suits with shirring or ruching also include tummy control panels.
  • Colorful patterns move the eye around and up and away from problem tummies. Opt for bold patterns; delicate prints hide nothing.
  • Tankinis are a favorite of the over-60 set as they can camouflage an array of problem areas. The best style for wayward tummies is a blouson top or one that flows away from the body.

Shirred one-piece swimsuit by Anne Cole  

Anne Cole one-piece swimsuit

This stunning one-piece swimsuit pairs a colorful pattern with ruching at the waist to minimize. Find it at Macy’s. 


V-Neck Tulip Hem Tankini Swimsuit Top

REd tulip hem tankini top for hides tummy area

A BLUE HARE favorite. The flattering tulip hemline of this tankini top moves with you and camouflages the tummy area.  The built-in bra with removable inserts provides comfortable support while the straps can be adjusted to the perfect fit without digging into your shoulders. Find it at Land’s End.


Network Jena One Piece Swimsuit

Butterescothc color swimsuit with sheer panels

Need a bathing suit that’s fit for a resort? Or a Sports Illustrated shoot? This striking suit from Miraclesuit evokes the look of a goddess, with comfortable control fabric that withstands any day in or out of the water. The only swimsuit that makes you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds (says Miraclesuit). Find it at Miraclesuit.


Land’s End Blouson Tummy Hiding Tankini

Lands End tankini

The loose silhouette drapes beautifully to cleverly camouflage your middle. Chlorine-resistant fabric helps keep its shape and UPF 50 protects from harmful rays. Mix tops and bottoms (sold separately) to suit your style. Combine sizes for the right fit. Find at Land’s End.


Miraclesuit Iridium Mirage Tankini

Miraclesuit black criss cross tankini top

This chic tankini top from Miraclesuit can move from pool to cocktails simply by adding a coverup skirt or flowy pants. Asymmetrical draping conceals the tummy and hips. Other features include a high mesh neckline, underwire bra, adjustable straps, and a full stright back. Pair with Miraclesuit bottoms to add tummy control. Buy the Iridium Mirage Tankini on Miraclesuit


Oversized Tankini Top from Lascana

Royal blue blouson tankini top

A tankini top in a slightly wider oversized style looks polished while camouflaging errant tummies. The close-fitting waistband keeps the top in place. Royal blue, aubergine, or mint green tops can be paired with the tankini bottom of your choice. From


Problem #2: Back

Solution: High back that comes up to your shoulder blades.

Back fat can be the result of the natural ageing process. As we age, our muscles lose strength and tone – known as atrophy of the back muscles. And a genetic predisposition to store fat in this area and weight gain can lead to pockets of stubborn fat developing in the back. A swimsuits designed with a high back is an elegant way to conceal these problem areas.


Island Goddess Shirred One Shoulder by La Blanca


All angles, this one-piece swimsuit has a shirred bodice with bold blocks of gorgeous color that highlight its asymmetrical lines. Just the right amount of coverage in back ensures a confident fit. Find it at La Blanca. 


Anne Cole Plunge Zip Back Swimsuit

High back swimsuit in shades of blue and purple

Anne Cole’s one-piece swimsuit features a bold color blocking design that will flatter your figure, and a plunge V-neck cut that will show off your neck and shoulders. Full back coverage features a zipper and continues the block pattern.  Available at Anne Cole.


Twist-Front Shirred Tankini Top by Anne Cole

Anne Cole tankini top

There are plenty of options with Anne Cole’s suite of stunning swim separates. This printed twist-front tankini top is the perfect partner for boy shorts, a swim skirt or classic brief bottoms. Find it at Macy’s.


Land’s End Multi Way Tankini Swimsuit

Land's End multi-wear tankini


Why settle for one style when you can have more than one? Introducing the high neck to one shoulder multi-way tankini by Land’s End. This stylish tankini can be worn as a one-shoulder suit one day and as a halter the next. The flattering shirring in the midsection and bra with sewn-in cups give you confident support in and out of the water. Tops and bottoms sold separately to ensure a perfect fit. Find it at Land’s End.


Problem #3: Upper arms (‘bat wings’)

Solution:  Cut high under the arms, sleeves.

Many bathing suits are cut low on the sides, which can accentuate flappy upper arms and breasts that overflow out of the cups on either side.  Bathing suits that are cut high under the arm and some new styles with sleeves are effective in reducing the appearance of underarm fat.


Away We Go Ruffle-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit

Swimsuit Bleu by Rod Beattie, at Macy's

For a swim look that’s timelessly chic, Bleu by Rod Beattie has you covered with this flutter-sleeve one piece. Find it at Macy’s.


La Blanca Off Shoulder Ruffle One Piece Swimsuit

Bold flower print swimsuit with ruffled off shoulder sleeve

Romantic ruffles draw attention to your collarbone, while a bold tropical print and side ruching help define your waist. A feminine take on a retro-inspired design, this one-piece swimsuit radiates iconic style. Find this suit and other color and print options on Amazon. Also available in plus sizes.

Sporti Women’s Rash Guard

Sporti women's rash guard

Offering a snug fit that won’t chafe while you paddle or swim, this Sporti Women’s S/S UPF 50+ Sport Fit Rash Guard provides the all-day comfort and superior UV protection you need for a day in the sun. Find it at SwimOutlet.

Escalante Long Sleeve Swimsuit UPF 50+ by Coolibar

Coolibar sun-protective long-sleeved swimsuit

Arms are tucked into full-length sleeves with the sun-protective, UPF 50+ swimsuit from Coolibar. This high-performance suit has a fashionable front zip, sleek design and an ultra-flattering shape.  Find it at Coolibar.


Problem #4: Hips and Thighs

Solution: Suits with skirts or shorts

Hips and thighs are not kindly treated by time. They suffer the same gravitational pull as the rest of your body and are one of the places fat loves to accumulate creating unattractive pockets of cellulite. Yes, it’s not pretty, But there are very pretty swimsuits that hide these problems. And with some clever designs they draw the eye upward.

  • Tankini bottoms are available in many styles these days. Skirts can be ruffled, or sarong-style, or pleated. Land’s End and Anne Cole collections offer a variety of options.
  • We are seeing more one-piece suits with skirted bottoms as an alternative to tankinis.
  • Boy shorts and board shorts are fun and edgy and popular this year.


High-Neck Tankini with Skirt from L.L.Bean

LL Bean Tankini top with swim skirt

Tankinis with skirts keep hips and thighs under wraps while allowing for a good swim. This tankini top from L.L.Bean has subtle rouching on the sides that provide a flattering camouflaging effect.  It coordinates with Bean’s other swim styles so it’s easy to create your perfect suit. Top and skirt sold at L.L.Bean.


Magicsuit Beverly Skirted One-Piece Swimsuit

Magicsuit Beverly Skirted swimsuit

Cutaway shoulders define this one-piece with a flattering overlay that can be tied up or left loose for extra coverage. This suit features Magicsuit’s body-control slimming technology for a smooth look. Find it at Miracle Suit. 


Anne Cole Surplice Skirted One-Piece Swimsuit

Anne Cole skirted swimsuit

Fun florals adorn this chic swimsuit by Anne Cole. The surplice skirt trim creates a silhouette that offers both added coverage and sleek style. Find it at Macy’s.


Cross Strap Striped Swimdress

Skirted swimsuit

This cyan blue swimsuit features a loose flowing skirt and cros s straps across the back. The cut is extremely flattering and confidence inspiring.  Find it at Curve Shore.


Deep Floral V Neck Twist Front High Waisted Tankini 

tankini with twist front top

Enjoy the beach in this stunning deep floral V neck twist front high waisted tankini featuring a top with a deep floral print, twist front, V neckline and adjustable straps, and a pair of matching bottoms with a high-rise waist and deep floral print. Find it at Walk on the Beach.


Paradise City Board Short

Tropicl patteren board shorts by La Blanca

Whether you’re relaxing on a boat or hiking to a waterfall these versatile boardshorts by La Blanca give you room to move while providing a little extra coverage. Pairs with solid bra or tankini tops or a variety of matching tops by La Blanca. Find it at


Problem #5: Bum

Solution: Full bottom coverage

For many women over 60, the natural results of gravity have not been kind to our behinds.  Fortunately, there are plenty of swimsuits designed especially for women over 60.

  • Avoid high cut legs. They look great in front but not in the back.
  • A leg that fully encompasses the hip and top of the thigh holds wanton bottoms and provides an optimal sight line.
  • Boy shorts, board shorts, and tankinis with skirted bottoms are flattering and stylish.


SlenderSuit Tummy Wrap Swimsuit by Land’s End

Land's End V-neck swimsuit with bottom coverage 

This torso-slimming, bust-enhancing, leg-defining bathing suit is one of the  SlenderSuits® from Land’s End. Designed to slim and smooth, it comes in several vivid color options. Find it at Land’s End.


Panach Anya Riva Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit

Chill by the pool in this fiery red swimsuit by Panache. It offers comfortable support and lift without sacrificing fashion forward style. Full-bottom coverage and underwire bra. Find it at Walmart.


Scoop Neck Soft Cup Tugless One Piece Swimsuit

Land’s End’s Tugless Tank® has been a long-time favorite for its flattering and fuss-free fit. Lower-cut leg openings for extra coverage and soft cup bra shapes and supports up to DDD cups. In a tropical style. At Land’s End.


Shaping Swimwear Swim Skirt by L.L. Bean

Swim skirt by LL Bean

You can wear our shaping swim skirt with confidence – the flattering (not revealing) style offers comfort and good looks all day. With hidden power mesh panel for tummy control and a smooth, flattering fit. Pair it with one of the many Shaping Swimwear tops from L.L. Bean. Find it at L.L. Bean


Problem #6: Large Cup Size

Solution: Underwire support, tankinis, and skirted suits that draw attention away from the bust

While some may not consider this to be a problem, women with larger breasts– think C-cup and above–might disagree. Finding a swimsuit that supports and fits well, while showing the right amount of cleavage, is a real challenge. Swimwear makers have been stepping up with more choices available for the ample-bosomed woman.


Razzle Dazzle Underwire Tankini Top DD-Cup

Miraclesuit Razzle Dazzle tunic top

Be confident in Miraclesuit’s Razzle Dazzle Underwire Tankini with DD-Cup.  Look 10 lbs. lighter in 10 Seconds®! Features underwire bra, scoop neckline, and elegant hardware detail. Draped layers strategically conceal the tummy. Find it at Miraclesuit.

Alhambra Jubilee Tankini Top by Miracle Suit

Alhambra Jubilee tankini by Miraclesuit

Elevate your swimwear collection with the Miraclesuit Alhambra Jubilee Tankini and look 10 lbs. lighter. Embrace style, support, and confidence with every splash. Find it at Miraclesuit.


Sorrento Stripe Isla D-Cup Underwire Swimsuit

Sorrento Strip large cup swimsuit

Stripes are classic and timeless, never dated, and are flattering to all body types. Nip Tuck Swim specializes in swimwear that is strong and elegant, and perfectly fitted to your body type. Find it at Nip Tuck Swim


V-Neck Tulip Hem Tankini Swimsuit Top

Blue floral DD cup tankini top

You’ll love this cheerful floral tankini. The built-in bra with removable inserts provides comfortable support while the straps can be adjusted to the perfect fit without digging into your shoulders–often a problem with larger breasts. The flattering tulip hemline moves with you and camouflages the tummy area. The fabric is chlorine resistant and has built-in UPF50. Available in cup sizes up to DDD. Find it at Land’s End.


Problem #7: Large Body

Solution: Plus-size fashion options

We gain weight as we age, from menopause on, for many reasons. That doesn’t mean we should hide in the shade. More and more swimsuits are being made with a woman’s larger body in mind.

  • All of the tips from above apply to the plus-size woman.
  • Darker colors provide contrast and are slimming. (The worst colors you can pick are light, neutral shades.)
  • Bold prints give a large body the right proportions.
  • Select cuts that elongate the body and draw the eye to your face.


Three Blooms Square Neck Tankini Swimsuit Top

From PrintFresh x Lime Ricki’s Limited Edition Collection, this square-neck tankini has a built-in shelf bra for great support as well as coverage.  A little bit of ruching on the sides gives it added style. Pair it with your favorite bottom in this charming collection. Find it at Lime Ricki.


V-Neck Flowy Tankini Set

Blue patterned plus size tankini

An attractive two-piece tankini set ready for swimming and water sports. The geometric pattern transitions from an aqua green to lavender hues. The banded short has a wide elastic waistband and built-in brief. Mix and match sizes for a perfect fit. From Swimsuits for All.


Mesh Around Mesh Insert One Piece Swimsuit

Mesh around Mesh swimsuit by Anne Cole

Look chic at the pool when you wear this plus size one piece swimsuit with mesh inserts. This elegant swimsuit is designed with a black and white crisscross front and sheer detailing at the torso that will have everyone saying “wow.” Find it at Anne Cole.


Problem #8: Mastectomy

Solution: Specially designed tops 

Women over 60 who have had mastectomies needn’t worry about finding a swimsuit that will make them feel confident and attractive. Specially designed swimsuits feature prosthesis pockets that provide secure support, adjustable straps and armholes with a higher cut.


Mesh Highneck One Piece Swimsuit Piping The Wave

high neck swimsuit with wave detail

This elegant swimsuit flatters your silhouette while providing enough coverage for a comfortable and confident swim. Embrace the perfect balance between trendy and timeless. Fixed straps offer stability and security, ensuring that your swimsuit stays in place no matter how active your beach day becomes. Find it at Longitude Swim.


SlenderSuit V-Neck Skirted One Piece Swimsuit

Land's End v-neck skirted swimsuit

Like the best of vintage Hollywood, this flattering silhouette from Land’s End has a beautiful neckline. The drapey overlay provides coverage. It features a soft cup bra with prothesis pockets.  Find it at Land’s End.


Women’s Lanzorote Mastectomy One Piece Swimsuit

Leaf patterned mastectomy swimsuit

Amber palm leaves climb up the side of Ameone’s indigo blue swimsuit. The curved seam on the wire-free under bust band prevents your Aqua Wave swim breast form from moving sideways or falling out. Buy it on


Grecian One Piece Swimsuit by Land’s End

Grecian one piece swimsuit by Land's End

Land’s End brought back the Grecian swimsuit by popular demand. It’s made of LYCRA® Xtra Life™ spandex so that it lasts up to 10 times longer than suits made with ordinary spandex. It provides the overall control of SlenderSuit with built in pockets for prothesis. Find it at Land’s End. 


Problem #9: Two-piece Bathing Suits

Solution: High waisted bottoms, fuller coverage tops

While our bodies have certainly changed throughout the decades, there’s no reason why we can’t wear a two-piece bathing suit that’s designed with women over 60 in mind.


Retro 50s Halter High Waist Bikini Set

Retro 50's high waist and halter bikini set

1950s Vintage swimsuit with ruching and full coverage high waist style. Halter top features slightly padded cups. Find it on Amazon.


Two Piece High Waisted Swimsuit with V-Neck Twist Front

Cupshe high-waisted bikini

Cupshe designs with a mind for the many different body shapes and sizes of the women who wear their swimsuits. This swimsuit is available in more than 25 colors. Find it on Amazon.


Antigua Peplum High Waist Bikini

High Waisted Bikini

This high-waisted bikini is designed to flatter the feminine form with soft curves and a nipped-in waist. The shape of the leg is cut to visually flatter your backside as well. It comes several colors.  Find it at Adina Reay.


Shapermint Ruched High Waisted Bikini Swimsuit

Shaermint high waist bikini bottom

This tummy control swimsuit bottom from Shapermint has a front tummy shaping panel with ruching. It is a versatile swim bottom that you can mix and match with any swimsuit top. The high wasted light compression smooths out the stomach, sides, and back providing full support. Available in black and burgundy. Find it on Amazon.

This article was updated on April 6, 2024.

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