So true, Vee. One just hopes that they are able to deal with knowing they might look . . dare I say . . . past it/ridiculous? I would scare half the populace these days so I would wear a T-shirt over the top at least.
Probably there is not, but I really do not like seeing someone elderly wearing a bikini! It often looks gross.
Now the question then is, what is elderly as they now call a 50 year old elderly on the news....what must I be!! ancient.
I would not wear one after I had several Caesarians or I would buy one that covered this nasty looking scar.
However on getting "older" skin becomes flabby and it is not a nice look so I prefer to cover it.
Basically yes, there is a time when a woman should stop wearing a bikini but each person is different.
Barring accidental "fall outs" I see no problem at all with how we all look. I've never been interested in what other people are wearing on the beach - we were taught not to stare anyway: so much so that I feel embarrassed even if I am looking at a person in admiration.
I agree with all those posts, up to the women if she feels comfortable, now ask this question of men, they don't know when to stop wearing small swimwear! And yes, anyone should be able to go for a swim whatever they are wearing,,,
Totally agree with you about the bigger things to worry about :-)) I'd bet if half of those insulting photos on the net had a caption that said the elderly lady had given a million bucks to charity EVERYBODY would be crowing about how great she looked, how kind she was, what an age role model she was etc.
If you feel comfortable wearing a bikini then it's totally up to you!! Most women,I hope,would have the good sense to know just what they look like in a bikini,and then make up their own minds as to whether they want to wear one! These days you could even just wear some stunning matching Brief-and- Bra sets which are even nicer than much of the swimwear which is available! Probably a lot cheaper too!!! I used to wear some lovely bikinis when I was young,and also some gorgeous maillot styles (one-piece),but now I wear neither,as I would feel very self-conscious if I did so!!! I am not a mad keen swimmer at the best of times,having nearly drowned as a small child, and I dread to admit this,but I absolutely HATE sand,so don't tend to go to the beach much either. Living in the tropics,I stay out of the sun most of the time,as it is so easy to get badly burned,even in just 10 short minutes! I dread to think what I would look like if I'd been wearing a bikini and got sunburnt at my age!!! Not a sight for sore eyes,that's for sure! Not a sight for ANY eyes!! I think this is true of anyone who gets sun burnt,whether they have a so-called perfect bikini body or not!
The only females that should wear bikinis are girls or very young women that have almost a "tomboy" figure. Certainly most blokes like the big boobs and almost thong bikini bottoms but that's their take on what looks good. Bikinis were not made for curvaceous women (I believe) they were made for slightly built, young girls.
I don't think it is harsh, it wasn't meant to be. But athletic, or "tomboy' type figures can get away with skimpy little bikinis. That doesn't mean that women shouldn't wear whatever they want in the form of swimming costumes. They just have to believe that they aren't going to look quite as good as the aforementioned young ladies.
I used to live in bikinis up until my mid to late 30's after 3 big girls there was no way I was going to wear them again. Now I'm comfortable in a one piece that hides a lot but I do not begrudge those who still have a good shape, or feel comfortable in their own skin from wearing one
I totally agree, AJ!
Spent a week at 'Rasa Sayang' Hotel, at Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang, in my late '20's. Wore a bikini, & got very badly sunburnt!
Last time I wore one!
Now wear one-piece, with cancer council long sleeved shirt! No more sunburn!