Are You Ready to Hit the Beach: Style Guide for Women over 40
Without doubt, getting older can be a bit frightening, especially when our body is concerned. Our bodies start changing shape, our skin starts sagging and loses its old youthful glow, and our hair is turning gray rapidly. Turning 40 is one of those big milestones in every woman’s life, and present-day 40-something women sure look a lot different than those in previous decades did.
Ladies from all over the world are proof that there is no age limit to being stylish!
Know Where to Draw the Line
When it comes to styles and colours you should be wearing at the beach, know that there are trendy patterns and prints that you should better avoid. If you like to wear colourful clothes and bikinis, limit yourself to discrete patterns with geometric shapes or simple floral patterns. The easiest thing to do is pick black and white combination and add a pop of colour to it. Not only does this look good on women of this age, but it is also the absolute winning beach style this summer.
Teeny tiny bikinis that reveal a bit too much should stay at home; you are a sophisticated and dignified lady who knows the best way to emphasize her attractiveness and hide what she does not like.
Rock Your Swimsuit
When it comes to looking good on the beach, it takes a bit more effort than you are used to. Wearing a swimsuit exposes your body more to other people’s looks, so you should know what is best to wear. Steer clear of popular trends, your body shape is already defined and you know what looks good on you.
Stylish swimwear by Leonisa paired up with a nice beach kaftan, wide-brimmed straw hat, and glamorous sunglasses will make you look like a movie star on the beach. Get to know your body; only that will help you pick the right swimsuit.
Right Beach Accessories
Going to the beach wearing nothing but your swimsuit is a bad idea – you never know if you are going to go somewhere, perhaps for a drink in a local café with a friend, and you will wish that you had something to cover yourself up a bit. Cover ups are wonderful and can make you look glamorous in a blink of an eye: silk kaftans, fringed sarongs, and light, flowy shawls can complete the look.
Don’t forget to cover your eyes and protect them from the sun; so nice pair of sunglasses and a case to put them in later on are a must. In addition, you will need a wide-brimmed hat and some light footwear – feel free to wear decorated flip flops, those are much better option than high heels on the beach.
When it comes to being stylish and elegant, age is just a number. There is nothing that stops you from wearing your age gracefully, and what is more, you have the opportunity to dress well and stay true to yourself. Trends don’t concern you unless they promote something you immensely like, and even then you have enough courage to twist them up and create something unique. Just be yourself – 40 and amazing!
Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion and beauty blogger. She is very passionate about photography and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
I Love this article!! Yes, covering up at the beach is important, but You can do it and look stylish, too!! The options in this article, are aome Great ideas!!:-)
Thank you Laurie, I feel it is what is most comfortable.
I love these bathing suits. They’re giving me ideas for summer. So excited!
I loved this! What a great visual on ways to still be comfortable and stylish at the beach. I am definitely covering up more these days. But it’s great to see ways that I can do it with flair!
How I wish I am ready to rock the beach in this swimsuit also. But I am doing some workout and diet now, so hopefully, when I hit the beach, I am able to fit in this swimsuit attractively.
These are some great tips. I’m hoping to rock my swimsuit this summer!
Thanks for stopping by, swimsuits have changed so much just in the last year.
The swimsuits have changed so much over the past few years, so many great choices!!
I live at the beach..every chance I can and am always looking for cute suits.
Love the bathing suits! I am ready to hit the beach – maybe Padre Island??
love these swimsuits
These are such gorgeous swimsuits! I like the different varieties!
I am ready to hit the beach . I have been doing aqua zumba and zumba since Jan . and have almost reached my goal weight
YOu do sound super ready, my daughter teaches Zumba, aqua sound really fun!
The designers really have done a great job this year, something for every taste!
There are fun ones this year, lots of choices for everyone!
Theres lots of styles to choose from this year, really classy!
Padre Island sound like a nice place to try out the beach, hope you have a wonderful time!
I love these ideas.
Im not a beach person but if i was these would be some great tips and ideas
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