Flattering Swimwear Trends for Women Over 40

Swimsuits get more difficult as you get older since it’s all too easy to slide into the frump zone if you’re not careful, but you may still feel confident and look nice in your swimwear. Finding the right one might sometimes take a lot of trial and error.

With a swimsuit, as with most garments, you get what you pay for, and quality garments become more significant as we age. Every woman’s body is different, and we all have distinct traits we want to highlight or hide, so here are some of the newest swimsuit trends for women over 40!

Vintage Halter Swimsuit Monokini-Angerella 

The Angerella Vintage Monokini is a budget-friendly swimwear comprised of 82% nylon and 18% spandex. It’s double-lined to keep you dry even when you’re wet, and the straight-cut back and full-back provide plenty of coverage. 

The ruching at the hips and sides, designed to flatter plus-size figures, is also a strong point. Meanwhile, your cleavage is supported and accentuated by the built-in underwire bra, and the tightened waist defines your curves.

The one-piece’s neck sweetheart neckline and halter neck give it a distinct look, while polka dots, stylized florals, and nautical anchors are among the bold pattern options. If you favor solid colors, pick flattering shades ranging from navy to wine-red instead.

Sizes: S-XXL

Material: Spandex and nylon 

Care: Hand wash 

Ruched One Piece-Swimsuits for All


This one-piece from Swimsuits for All is everything but basic, and it’ll be your new little black suit. The sweetheart neckline flatters most bust sizes, while the built-in, wire-free bra cups provide support. A power mesh front lining slims and smooths your belly in this suit. 

Best of all, the back tie straps reveal just a smidgeon of skin. This is available in sizes 4 to 34. You’re in excellent hands because the brand is also known for its trendy, plus-size-friendly suits.

Sizes: 4-34

Material: Spandex and nylon

Care: Hand wash 

Square Neck Underwire Tankini Top Swimsuit-Lands’ End 

This is the ideal swimsuit: it’s universally flattering, endlessly adaptable, and timeless. Plus, it’s constructed of UPF 50 material (which the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends as an effective sun protectant), so you can rest assured that you’ll be protected from the sun while wearing it. 

It comes in black or navy, with customized options for cup size and tummy control (up to DDD)—so it seems like a personalized wardrobe essential at a budget-friendly price.

Sizes: 2-18

Material: Nylon and spandex

Care: Hand wash 

Where to Buy
Angerella Vintage Halter Swimsuit Monokini One Piece Swimwear Bathing Suits
COCOPEAR Women's Elegant Crossover One Piece Swimdress Floral Skirted Swimsuit(FBA)
COCOSHIP Retro 50s Black Pink Blue Floral Halter High Waist Bikini Set

Crossover One-Piece Swimdress-Cocopear 

For those who like a little extra material, a swim dress is the most fitting alternative. The Cocopear Elegant Crossover Swimdress has a fantastic, stylish cut and is constructed of a hybrid nylon/elastane fabric. The molded, underwired cups emphasize your breast, while the wrap design on the empire line of the dress serves to define your waist. 

To minimize clinging, the material flares gently over your hips and stomach. The straps are cross at the back and wide in the front. Built-in boy shorts beneath the skirt keep any fashion mishaps at bay. Solid color, polka dot, and floral designs in colors like turquoise and maroon are available.

Sizes: S-5XL

Material: Nylon and elastane

Care: Hand wash 

Oasis One Piece-Girlfriend Collective


Girlfriend Collective is recognized for its environmentally friendly clothing, and its bikinis are no exception. They’re fashioned from fishing nets that have been recycled. Furthermore, all of their suits are available in various sizes, with the largest going up to a 6XL. 

The one-shoulder shape of the Oasis one-piece sticks out, as do exciting colors such as Spritz, Koi, and Aqua. While most swimsuits must be hand-washed, you may wash this one on the cold cycle.

Sizes: XXS-6XL

Material: Recycled nylon and elastane

Care: Machine wash 

Miranda One Piece-Infamous Swim

This Infamous Swimwear adds volume to the top for an hourglass silhouette that flatters pear-shaped features. This suit’s wraparound ruffles are feminine and playful, while the off-the-shoulder shape eliminates shoulder strap tan lines. As a bonus, the swimsuit comes in many colors and patterns, with matching ones available for mother and child.

Sizes: XS-3XL

Material: Polyamide and spandex

Care: Hand wash 

Retro Halter High-Waist Bikini-Cocoship 

The Cocoship Retro Bikini is ideal for older women who love the fashionable look of a two-piece suit but require additional support than a traditional bikini. The high-waisted, ruched bottom hides tummies, caesarian scars, and stretch marks while also providing full back coverage. 

The adjustable halter top also has a flirty bow in the front and tie straps at the back and neck. It has a plunging neckline and lovely contoured shape, and the padded cups provide moderate support.

Sizes: S-4XL

Material: Nylon and elastane

Care: Hand wash 

Crossover Halter Swimsuit-Swimsuits for All

The Swimsuits for All Royal Crossover Halter Swimsuit is 82% nylon and 18% spandex, which makes for a figure-hugging fit. Support is provided through a control panel on the front of the garment. The plunging V-shaped neckline draws attention to your torso and includes little padding to highlight your busts. 

This suit is designed with smaller-chested ladies in mind, with an adjustable halter neck and wrap detailing instead of underwiring.

Sizes: 4-26

Material: Nylon and elastane

Care: Hand wash