Helen Mirren is 69 years old. She's still wearing a bikini. What's your excuse? We were happy to comply. How old is too old to wear a bikini? Now let's say you just turned forty. You've still got seven good years of wearing a bikini. So no worries there. But we say that 47 years being the cutoff age for wearing a bikini is total poppycock yes we think having a set age for when you should stop wearing a bikini is so absurd we used a word like poppycock to describe it.
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Why is finding attractive bathing suits for older women so difficult? After all, women over 60 are a huge market. The good news is that there are still places to find bathing suites for women our age. We just need to look a little harder. Women in their 60s might remember a song by Brian Hyland that expressed a challenge that we still face today.
Retailers such as Amazon and Nordstrom among others , offer free shipping and returns. That means you can try on suits in the comfort of your own home bye-bye, unflattering fitting room lighting! You can even order several styles and sizes, keep the ones that work for you, and send the rest back.