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17 Best Bikinis for Women Over 50 That You Can Wear With Confidence

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If you’ve seen pictures of celebrities like Helen Mirren, Angela Bassett, and Elizabeth Hurley looking absolutely amazing in skimpy swimsuits, you might think that wearing a two-piece bathing suit after a certain age is a privilege reserved for the most gorgeous and elite among us — those who can afford to hire personal trainers and nutritionists, and who tend to spend their summers lounging on yachts and tropical beaches. But the best bikinis for women over 50 are not only for the rich and famous!

“Every body is a beach body,” as the saying goes, and if you want to rock a bikini, there are multiple options that will work for you, no matter your body type. And having several swimsuits in your wardrobe that make you look and feel fantastic makes it easy to say “yes” to last-minute invitations to pool parties — even if they occur in a friend’s backyard with her inflatable wading pool.

We’ve rounded up 17 great suits to accommodate different budgets, bust lines, and styles. So embrace the body you’re in, and buy yourself the suit you deserve. These bikinis for women over 50 are so cute, your teenage daughters, nieces, and granddaughters will want to borrow them. Read more for answers to frequently asked questions about the best bikinis for women over 50, or keep scrolling to shop our picks!

The Best Bikinis for Women Over 50

Should 50-year-olds wear bikinis?

Just in case you haven’t figured out our answer to that question already — yes! There’s no age limit to wearing what you love. So what if you have stretch marks, scars, or a little extra belly fat? A woman who feels confident in her body is beautiful, so hold your head high and know that you’re gorgeous. Of course, if you want to melt away some extra fat, or firm up crepey skin, there are products for that, too.

For many women, the area that gives them the most trouble in the confidence department is their belly. If you can relate, then you may want to get a high-waisted bikini. These stylish suits pull right up over your belly button, disguising the area that’s most likely to pooch out or wobble. (We love the Sienna suit from Vitamin A, which offers a high-waisted full cut bottom in a rainbow of color options.)

What body type do high-waisted bikinis look good on?

Long-waisted ladies look especially great in high-waist bikini bottoms, but anyone can wear one, and they are super flattering! Whether your body is apple-shaped, pear-shaped, or straight up and down, a high-waisted bikini is a solid choice. Look for one with high cut sides if you want to emphasize long legs, a full bottom if you don’t want to be constantly pulling at your suit, or a boy-cut high-waisted bikini bottom for the most coverage. Pair it with the top of your choice, and you’re ready to lounge on the beach or splash in the pool!

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Sienna High Waist Full Cut Bikini

Best high waisted bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
Vitamin A

Buy from Vitamin A, $110 for the bottoms, $110 for the top

Why we like it:

  • High-waisted, full-cut bottom provides maximum coverage
  • Comes in 7 colors
  • Easy slip-on top

If you’re someone who prefers a little more coverage, a high-waisted bikini bottom is a great option that’s still sexy, but with a bit more fabric. We love this ribbed Sienna suit from Vitamin A, which offers a high-waisted full cut bottom option, so you won’t risk heading into thong territory. It’s fully lined, so you won’t have to worry about anything showing through, and the high cut leg has an elongating effect. Pair with the super comfy Sienna tank ($110), which just slips on like a sports bra and has a wide underbust band for added support. Best of all, this suit comes in seven gorgeous colors, so you can mix and match!

Happy customer: “LOVE this bottom! The high leg is the perfect look. Being short I could never find a bottom that helps my legs look longer until I bought the Sienna High Leg. The EcoRib is also very comfortable on the body. When I am swimming or surfing it stays on my body perfectly. I also feel cute and stylish while wearing it.”

Madame Cabo Underwire High Waist Bikini

Best underwire bikini for women over 50
bikinis for women over 50
Swimsuits for All

Buy from Swimsuits for All, $75 (originally $114)

Why we like it:

  • Can customize top and bottom sizes
  • Fun tropical design
  • Underwire top offers more support

Here’s what we love about this bikini: The top and bottom are sold together, but you can choose different sizes when you order. Brilliant! Besides that convenience, the actual suit is fantastic, as well. Patterned in a fun, colorful palm-leaf design, it’s got contrasting piping to add a tailored look. Tummy control panels hold you in, and if you prefer an underwire bra, this is the bikini for you. We can see why it’s a best-seller!

Happy customer: “Flattering and beautiful. At my age, I never imagined I could look this good in a two piece suit. My husband says I look great and my younger friends say, ‘Good for you.'”

Sea Level Sorrento Stripe Bikini

Most supportive bikini for women over 50
bikinis for women over 50
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $79.95 for the top, $44.95 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Power mesh lining and side boning offer exceptional support
  • Available in blue or red stripes
  • Adjustable back-clasp closure

Available in red candy-cane stripes or the French blue stripes pictured, the Sorrento bikini is pure sophistication. With a twist front, side boning, and power-mesh lining to add support, this bikini top will keep your girls supported and looking their best. The bottoms ($45) are also crafted with supportive mesh to keep everything held in securely, and if you’re sensitive about your backside in a bikini (who isn’t?), keep reading to see what one reviewer said about them.

Happy customer: “I love this bikini bottom — I bought one size up — which I usually do in bathing suit bottoms to avoid a tight fit that causes rolls. I thought this suit gave coverage but not too high of waist. It was a little lower than I thought it would be, but I don’t think it went too low not to provide coverage of problem areas. It is a silky soft fabric and the elastic did not cause dimpling. I can’t wait to wear it this summer!”

Bay Top & Bottoms

Best plus size bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
Nomads Swimwear

Buy from Nomads Swimwear, $65 for the top, $60 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Available in sizes up to 5X
  • UPF 50+ fabric helps protect against the sun
  • Modern asymmetrical design

It’s refreshing to see more and more brands carrying inclusive sizes, especially when it comes to swimwear. Not only is this Bay bikini top from Nomads Swimwear stunning, it also comes in sizes up to 5X AND is made with UPF 50+ fabric to help protect you from the sun’s rays. The “buttery soft” material will feel great on your skin, and the double lining is sheer-proof, even when wet, without relying on bulky cups or padding. The matching bottoms ($60) complete the look, and offer the perfect amount of moderately cheeky coverage.

No reviews yet (you could be the first!), but plenty of happy customers have posted photos of themselves wearing the Bay bikini (and looking incredible!)

Top Shelf Bikini

Best sporty bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
Left on Friday

Buy from Left on Friday, $85 for the top, $85 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Designed to support larger bust sizes
  • Comes in 9 color options
  • Washer and dryer-friendly

If you like color, you’ll love the seemingly endless options from Left on Friday. What’s great about their Top Shelf bikini is that it’s designed specifically for D-cups and beyond, and its sports bra-like fit ensures “the girls” won’t go anywhere. As soon as you slip it on, you’ll marvel at the super soft, smoothing fabric, which dries quickly, is fade-resistant, and comes lined, so you’ll feel covered up without having to deal with cups or padding. Pair with the low-rise Wear To bottoms ($85) for an overall athletic look, and take advantage of the many bold color options!

Happy customer: “This top is so perfect for the busty girl who has been on the hunt for a top that fits well and that you aren’t hanging out of. I love the coverage, the fit, and everything about this suit. I’m super active and can wear this doing things like beach volleyball and paddle boarding or just lounging. High quality fabric and awesome fit. Some of my friends have gotten the suit too and love! Worth it!”

J. Crew High-Cut Waist Bikini Bottom

Best J. Crew bikini bottom for women over 50
black j crew bikini
J. Crew

Buy from J. Crew, $55

Why we like it:

  • Comes in sizes XXS to 3
  • Available in 7 classic colors
  • Soft material with adjustable tummy coverage

We love J. Crew for the best summer dresses around, and they’re a go-to for the best shorts for women over 50, as well. So it’s no surprise that they make great swimwear too! These high-waisted bottoms pair beautifully with their 1989 scoopneck bikini top (pictured here), which comes in matching colors and is on sale now!

Happy customer: “This was my first high-waisted bikini bottom purchase and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was flattering on someone with a short torso. The material is buttery soft and super stretchy, so if you want to cover more or less of your tummy, just pull it up or pull down, depending on what kind of coverage you want. When there is another sale, I’m planning on buying more colors!”

SummerSalt Ruffle Oasis Bikini Set

Best ruffled bikini for women over 50
bikinis for women over 50
SummerSalt

Buy from SummerSalt, $50 for the top, $45 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Adorable ruffled sleeves
  • Comes in 6 fun patters, as well as black
  • Built-in soft cups provide additional coverage

We’re wild about this sweet ruffled polka-dot bikini, which comes in black, coral, and teal. The high-waisted bottoms ($45) have a matching ruffle detail, and full coverage in the back so you’re not tugging at them all day long.

Happy customer: “I ordered this with the matching bottoms and I love! Very flattering and comfortable, and the ruffles make it feel extra special.”

Everlane Square-Neck Bikini Top & Bottoms

Best square neck bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
Everlane

Buy from Everlane, $40 for the top, $30 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Classic, minimalist design
  • Available in 4 colors and a floral print
  • Quick-drying and fade-resistant material

Sometimes, you just want to stick to the basics, which is why we love Everlane. This beloved brand is known for its reliable wardrobe staples, and when they released their swimwear line, all bets were off! We adore this simple, no-frills square-neck bikini top, which has a sleek sportiness to it and comes in four great colors (in addition to a fun floral print!). You can also purchase a pair of matching bottoms ($30), which offer just enough coverage to keep you feeling comfortable without veering into granny-panty territory.

Happy customer: “I’ve been waiting for Everlane to release a swim line and was so excited they finally did! The feel of [the] material is so nice. So comfortable and soft. I love that the straps are adjustable and the removable pads don’t feel bulky like other swim brands. And I can’t get over the rosewood color! It’s gorgeous. I love this swim top so much I’ve been wearing it as a first layer underneath my button up linen shirts until the weather is nice enough for swimming. I’m a 32 C and the small fit great — just a tad snug but that’s how I prefer swimwear.”

The Oasis Tankini Top

Best tankini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
SummerSalt

Buy from SummerSalt, $65 for the top, $45 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Longer top provides ample coverage
  • Comes in black and navy
  • Wide, adjustable shoulder straps offer more support

If a full-on bikini isn’t your thing, a tankini is a great alternative, and you can’t go wrong with this classic Oasis top from SummerSalt. Available in navy or black, it features wide, adjustable shoulder straps and seaming along the bust for added support. The soft, built-in cups also provide ample coverage and keep things secure. You can pair this top with SummerSalt’s High Leg Mid Rise bottoms ($45), which come in eight fun colors and prints, in case you want some contrast for your lower half!

Happy customer: “Such a flattering cut! I have a booty and I love that this suit flatters without revealing too much skin. Totally appropriate for family events or a romantic weekend!”

Becca Color Code High-Waist Bikini Bottoms

Best bikini bottoms for tummy control
swimsuits for women over 50
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $58

Why we like them:

  • Smooths “problem areas”
  • Includes cute ruching
  • High-waisted

Those searching for the perfect bottoms to wear with their top of choice need look no further: Becca’s high-waisted bikini bottoms feature ruching that will magically smooth your tummy and hips, and is right on trend, too.

Happy customer: I love a two piece suit, but am now over 80 years of age so that does not work so well now. What does work for me is a tankini top and this particular bottom, as it gives more coverage. In the past, I have used the bikini bottoms but this is so ever much more comfortable and covers better. I bought this online, a first with a bathing suit, and am greatly pleased with the results. Live and learn.” 

Sea Level Cross Front Bikini Top

Best bikini top for women over 50
best swimsuits for women over 50
Nordstrom

Buy from Nordstrom, $79.95

Why we like it:

  • Modest design
  • Supportive cups
  • Convertible straps

If you’re looking to sport a bikini on your next vacation (or just trip to the pool), this top is a goes beautifully with the high-waisted bikini bottoms above. An underwire offers maximum support, and the gathered cross-front manages to be sexy without being skimpy. Adjustable, convertible straps also give you multiple options for wearing it however it’s most comfortable. 

Happy customer: “Great bikini top! It’s very well made, comfortable, and very supportive, and also very attractive. I bought it with the matching high waisted bikini bottom. The recommendation to order down a size is correct. Normally, I wear a 38B bra and am between a size 10/12; the size 10 top is perfect.”

The Ruched Sidestroke Bikini

Best one shoulder bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
SummerSalt

Buy from SummerSalt, $50 for the top, $45 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Ruching detail has an elegant draping effect
  • Sleek, one-shoulder design
  • Modern back cut-out

A simple way to add a little visual interest to a beach look without going overboard is by opting for an asymmetrical swimsuit, like the Ruched Sidestroke bikini from SummerSalt. The one-shoulder design features a ruching detail that creates a lovely draping effect for a strong, yet elegant look, and we absolutely love the surprise cut-out in the back. This suit comes in classic black or blue, and the High Leg High Rise bottoms ($45) provide ample coverage without looking bulky.

Happy customer: “Even cuter IRL! This is going to be my favorite bikini top of the season. The fit is spot-on and I love the one-shoulder style. Love how this makes your back look smooth and sleek. Loved this whole experience so much I immediately told all my friends about shopping with Summersalt.”

Boden Santorini Top & Bikini Short Bottoms

Best halter bikini for women over 50
bikinis for women over 50
Boden

Buy from Boden, $22.50 for the top (originally $45), $19 for the bottoms (originally $38)

Why we like it:

  • Available in 5 colors and patterns
  • Halter design offers added bust support
  • Machine-washable

Black, navy, stripes, or polka dots: This halter-style bikini top stuns in any shade or pattern. Pair it with Boden’s bikini short bottoms ($19) and you’ve got a stylish, sexy — yet modest — suit that keep you comfortable by the lake, ocean, or pool all summer long.

Happy customer: “I already have two Santorini swimsuits, which I love, but I branched out to the bikini. The top and high waisted bottoms are gorgeous — bright colors, flattering fit.”

Santa Barbara Saturdays Bikini Top

Best retro bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
ModCloth

Buy from ModCloth, $49 for the top, $49 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Adorable floral pattern
  • Fun tie details on both the top and bottoms
  • Adjustable cami straps

This retro-inspired bikini top is patterned with cheerful red and pink flowers, has a fun tie detail in the front (though it actually fastens in the back with a clasp), and has adjustable cami straps so you can find your perfect fit! The matching bottoms ($49) are high-waisted with ample back coverage for maximum modesty, while still being absolutely adorable (we love the super-cute tie at the back!). The bra cups are removable if you prefer, and you’ll want to hand wash this one to keep the colors vibrant. This is a suit you’ll love to flaunt all season long.

SouqFone Ruffled Bikini Set

Best affordable bikini for women over 50
bikinis for women over 50
Amazon

Buy from Amazon, from $9.79

Why we like it:

  • Select styles start as less than 10 dollars!
  • Flowy top provides additional coverage
  • Over 20 colors and patterns to choose from

This two-piece swimwear set comes in a stunning array of mixed-and-matched colors and patterns — 18 in all! (Just be aware that the pricing can vary greatly according to the color you choose; while some styles are only $10, most are around $30.) We love that it covers your stomach, but is still truly a bikini. High-waisted bottoms won’t slide down, and the flowy top flatters busts of all sizes.

Happy customer: “As a size 22-24 pear shape with small breasts, I owed it to my ladies to leave an honest review. It’s nearly impossible for me to find clothes that fit correctly, particularly swimwear. I’m not disillusioned about my figure. I’m a big girl. But I deserve to rock a bikini like the best of them. I love this suit. Coverage is great. The top hangs as low as the pictures suggest, and leave enough skin where I still feel like I’m wearing a bikini.”

Hollywood Colorblock Wrap Bikini Set

Best flattering bikini for women over 50
best colorblock bikini
Swimsuits for All
great deal

Buy from Swimsuits For All, $41 (originally $94)

Why we like it:

  • Available in 3 different colors and patterns
  • Mix and match top and bottom sizes
  • “Tummy control” lining

This sexy bikini wraps in all the right places to provide support while hugging your curves. It features wire-free removable bra cups, a cute keyhole back, and “Power Mesh” tummy control lining in the bottoms to keep everything in. Best of all, you can mix and match top and bottom sizes to ensure the perfect custom fit.

Happy customer: “LOVE this bikini!! The criss cross pattern with a high waisted bottom is super flattering. Having a large chest, it’s always difficult to find a suit that fits. The mesh between was good ‘coverage’ but won’t leave you with an awkward tan line. I do wish the top straps were adjustable though, since I have a taller torso it almost doesn’t fit long enough. Make sure you measure yourself because I ordered a 20 and I am usually a pant size 14/ XL top, so their sizes run small.”

Conscious Crop Bikini Top

Best high neckline bikini for women over 50
best bikinis for women over 50
Athleta

Buy from Athleta, $59 for the top, $44 for the bottoms

Why we like it:

  • Sleek, sporty design
  • Made with a soft, recycled eco-fabric
  • Ideal for active beachgoers

There’s something about a high neckline that almost feels regal, which is why we’re fans of this sophisticated yet modern Conscious Crop bikini top from Athleta. The fitted style and ample coverage make it suitable for beach and water activities, while the recycled eco-fabric feels soft and smooth, and offers a good amount of stretch. Pair with classic, moderate-coverage bottoms ($44) for a clean, streamlined look.

Happy customer: “Everything I hoped it would be. I hate shopping for swimsuits because I can never find one I feel comfortable in. This one is exactly what I’ve been looking for my whole life. I really appreciate the extra coverage of the high neck style and the longline silhouette. The shelf bra is lightly supportive without being too restrictive. Very glad the removable pads are included since I don’t feel comfortable showing nipples — the pads are just thick enough that it’s not an issue. The fabric feels good, too — I have dry, sensitive skin and can’t handle lots of seams or anything scratchy. This top is perfect.”

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