the best part of a beach vacation is, well, the beach. it’s hard to be in a sour mood with sunshine beaming down, blue skies overhead, and endless miles of sandy beach. one of my favorite things to do in the whole world is catching the sunrise while i’m strolling along the shoreline. there are very few people out and about this time of day. which means you have the entire beach to yourself. peace and tranquility reign. you can catch your breath and collect your thoughts.
one thing i know for sure at 61 is that you don’t need a beach bod to enjoy the beach. ladies, no one has the perfect body at any age. unless you’re a supermodel. and they get paid the big bucks to look amazing. all we need to enjoy some fun in the sun is a swimsuit (or two). then you’re good to go whether you choose a one-piece or bikini. i know. i know there are some of us who think two-piece suits are a thing of the past when we hit a certain age. but i think not. to me, swimsuits are just like clothes. if i love a bikini and feel confident wearing it, then why shouldn’t i wear it to the beach? exactly! don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite suits are one-piece swimsuits. but i also have a stash of two-piece suits that are doggone cute. so today, i’m sharing what to wear on a beach vacation swimsuit edition.
to be fair, i’m not rocking an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini from my youth. these days i favor the high-waisted bikini or even a tankini. both swimsuits give adequate coverage yet are just darn fun to wear. and they’re easier to slip in and out of at the end of the day.
don’t forget beach rule #1. never leave home without your hat. not only are hats a fashion statement but they keep the sun at bay. pick a hat with a fairly wide brim, and your day at the beach will be a breeze while protecting your face from sun damage.