Suit up for summer in the best active swimwear for women. There’s a great selection of one- and two-piece swimsuits for women over 40, in a wide variety of styles and colors. Here are some of our favorite bathing suit styles for swimming, participating in water sports, and walking along the seashore.
Zip-front swimsuits are designed to withstand plenty of wear. They’re made for athletic activities, with chlorine-resistant fabric that holds its shape and retains its color even after repeated exposure to water and UV rays. The zippered front makes it easy to put this suit on and take it off, while the soft bra cups provide gentle support for your bust. These one-piece suits come in high-neck styles, so there’s no worry of a wardrobe malfunction while surfing, jogging, or playing beach volleyball.
When it comes to color and print, you’ll find a zip-front athletic swimsuit to match your style preferences. There are basic black swimsuits that flatter everyone, along with color-block and striped styles. Tropical motifs and floral with gingham are two more prints to consider when shopping for this sporty swimsuit style.
Another option for your active summer is a long-sleeve one-piece with shorts. For optimum wear, look for a chlorine-resistant style made with LYCRA® Xtra Life, which lasts 10 times longer than comparable spandex. This suit style has UPF 50 to protect covered areas against UV rays, so it’s an excellent option for sports. There are zippered long-sleeve one-piece swimsuits, so you don’t have to struggle to put them on.
Choose one of these long-sleeve suits with a no-tug bottom for a comfortable fit. If you want even more coverage, top your suit with a pair of women's board shorts. They come in lengths ranging from 3 to 11 inches, so you can find a pair that works for you. Look for shorts in a fast-drying polyester/spandex fabric blend for comfortable wear in and out of the water.
The tankini is a versatile swimwear style that works for all ages. It offers the fashion versatility of a bikini with the coverage of a one-piece. If you swim, play sports, or jog along the beach, you may want a modest tankini top with high-performance features. There are modest tankini tops with UPF 50 that provide coverage and sun protection in colors including basic black and bright pink. You’ll even find crew neck tankini tops with short sleeves that resemble a fitted women’s t-shirt.
Swim shorts are an ideal accompaniment to the high neck tankini top. They let you move around comfortably, and come in chlorine-resistant fabrics for extended wear. Swim shorts, leggings, and skirts can be worn with any tankini top and come in different lengths to meet your desired level of coverage.
Swim dresses for women are another type of bathing suit that’s stylish for all ages and activity levels. Whether you prefer reading on the sand or riding the waves, you’ll stay stylish and comfortable in a chlorine-resistant swim dress. They come in v-neck and scoop neck styles, and they’re available in solid colors and prints. Although swim dresses are made from the same nylon and spandex blend as any other swimsuit, they have the look of a cute summer dress.
Whether you’re headed to the beach, pool, or backyard, a swim dress is a stylish and versatile option. You can wear one with a cardigan-style cover-up and sandals for a trip to the snack bar or a picnic lunch on the sand. Features such as shaping fabric and adjustable straps create a streamlined look and adjustable fit that works for every body type.
Another must-have for the active woman is the rash-guard cover-up shirt. Rashguards are crafted from a nylon/LYCRA® blend fabric, so they hug your figure like a swimsuit without ever feeling too tight. Wear one over your tankini top or one-piece for extra coverage while swimming or playing sports on the beach. These versatile tops come in all sizes, with prints ranging from turquoise tie-dye to nautical stripes.
If you need a cover-up that you can wear on the sand, by the pool, or even to the store, choose a cover-up dress in a lightweight cotton jersey. These dresses are designed to cover your swimsuit and look like a cute dress, with details such as notch necklines and paisley prints. They come in knee-length and maxi-skirt lengths to suit your preferences.
Explore the selection of active swimwear to find your favorite suits. When it comes to selecting an age-appropriate swimsuit, throw the rulebook out and choose what makes you feel best. The right swimsuit for you is the one you love to wear.