I have never worn a bikini - never, isn't that odd? I was a "chubby" child and not permitted to wear what we called a "two-piece." And later, I just never did. I think I missed out on some fab opportunities, as I was a shapely 20 and 30-something. I usually wore a traditional tank suit, easy to adapt to swimming or diving.
|I wore some version of this basic tank suit for decades. It still makes a great layer for creating my own look. Macy's.|
Catalogs and websites offer us over-50 women mostly swimdresses and tankinis. Nothing wrong with that, but they still leave me exposed on my back, where the nasty basal cell carcinomas are found.
|A very pretty swimdress.|
But we don't have to be sheep, people, we can create our own swimwear.
I've designed my version of a bathing suit that provides good sun protection, and is easy to swim in. I wear a rash guard over a bikini top, and a pair of board shorts on the bottom. I previously had to buy my rash guards, or "skins" at grubby surfer shops frequented by
|I wear something like this. Feels great, no sunburn. Nordie's.|
I am totally relaxed and happy in this creation. I still use Bullfrog Super Sport Lotion on my face and hands. It works on the surface of the sun, I think. All my swim stuff washes and dries easily and packs into a tiny ball for travel.
Here are some of my favorite swim pieces:
Additional fab beach fashions:
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