How to Choose a Suit for Fitness Over 60

How to Choose a Suit for Fitness Over 60

Choosing a swimsuit should be an empowering experience. The right suit will make you look and feel great while you pursue your fitness goals. Let’s look at how to choose a suit for fitness over 60.

Fit and Fabulous

Getting and staying fit over 60 is not only great for your health, but it’s also fun! You’ll want a suit that fits you and makes you feel fabulous. Start with your current bust, waist, and hip measurements. Even if you think you know what they are, it’s wise to double-check. Jotting them down in your planner or smartphone for easy reference is a great idea, too.

Give yourself time to find the right suit — this isn’t a race. Consider your preferences for swimwear as you start looking in brick-and-mortar stores or online. Do you prefer to wear one-piece or two-piece swimsuits? Do you like a traditional swimsuit bottom, shorts as a swimsuit bottom, or a skirt swimsuit bottom? How much coverage do you want in a women’s swimsuit? What colors look great on you? Black suits are a chic and timeless fashion statement. From the Greatest Generation to Generation Z, women have loved how black swimsuits make them look and feel. They also look sublime with silver hair.

Affirming Activity

Whether you like competitive swimming, swimming laps at your own pace, taking water exercise classes with your friends, or creating your own fitness routine in the water, you’ll want a suit that supports you and meets you where you are in your fitness journey. If you have a recent injury or mobility issues, think about how easy the suit will be to get into and out of both while it is dry and also when it is wet. Classic one piece swimsuits are great choices for ease of movement. Thicker fabrics will give you more coverage but are also heavier when wet.

When you try on potential swimsuits, make sure to do so in front of a full-length mirror and with good lighting. Check out how the swimsuit looks and fits from the back as well as the front. The right suit will hug your curves and keep you as covered as you prefer. You will want a suit that moves with you and helps you to feel comfortable before, during, and after your workout. Working out in the water takes gravity out of the picture because of the water’s buoyancy and keeps you cool in the summer months. It’s the perfect workout if you don’t like to sweat!

Super Support

Be sure to choose a suit that gives your curves the support you prefer. Some women appreciate the additional support of an underwire swimsuit. Others like bust-enhancing swimwear. Some like tummy-control swimsuits. Others like plus size high waisted bathing suits. Rash guards with either short sleeves or long sleeves are an option if you like more protection from the sun or simply a sleek look with more coverage. The options are endless. Think about what will make you most comfortable as you shop for your suit. You’ll know it when you find it.

Fashionable Footwear

From cute women’s clogs with waterproof bottoms to slides to swim shoes, consider what footwear will meet both your fashion and feel-good requirements for fitness. Swim shoes will give you more traction than bare feet for a water aerobics class, protect you on a rocky beach, and be lighter weight than traditional sandals.

In addition to footwear, think about tote bags, beach bags, and backpacks. What will you need to carry with you for your fitness routine? Will you leave items beside the pool or in a locker room? You’ll want to have your favorite beach towel handy when you get out of the water as well as sunscreen for outdoor workouts and all of your necessities like your wallet, keys, and phone. Make sure to have a handy and secure bag for stashing your stuff.

Comely Cover Ups

You’ll want a stylish and comfy cover-up, too. Where and when you will wear your swimsuit cover up will dictate what style to buy. Will you be driving to the pool in your cover-up? Will you only wear it just before you get into the pool or hit the water at the beach? Is this more of a beach-to-boardwalk-style cover-up that you can take on vacation?

In addition to traditional beach cover-ups, consider a summer dress that is quick to put on or take off, perhaps an elastic waist skirt that you can wear with your swimsuit or an oversized T-shirt or button-down shirt.

Enjoy looking and feeling great as you work out. Yay, you for committing to fitness and fun over 60!


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