We’re in our 50s, and We’ve Always Worn These 5 Swimsuit Styles

Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 58-year-old style guru is now settled in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog, Buster. She’s worked as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer, and beyond. In other words, she has a ton of experience and an equally cool personal style. Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. Oh, and don’t forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.

We recently tapped over-50 influencers Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers to share their insights on their favorite activewear pieces. Next, given that summer is in full swing, we thought we’d uncover the swimsuit silhouettes they love. After all, this duo’s sartorial guidance is always intriguing given the time they’ve spent fine-tuning their wardrobes over the years.

There are essentially five swimsuit styles they’ve always worn and will continue to for years to come, whether they’re social distancing at the pool or the beach. Keep scrolling to check out said swimsuits with a bit of visual and shopping inspiration.

“One of our favorite styles, a high-waisted suit is super flattering.”—Gunn and Meyers

“We love how the prints and throwback styles of these suits make us feel like Old Hollywood glamour girls!”—Gunn and Meyers. On Meyers: Follow Suit swimsuit; Le Specs sunglasses

On Gunn: Tory Burch swimsuit

Shop the matching Lilo High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms ($94).

Shop the matching High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms ($90).

Shop the matching Bikini Top ($25).

“A trendy animal pattern top or a cool bandeau brings a contemporary twist to a high-waisted suit.”—Gunn and Meyers. On Gunn: Boys + Arrows swimsuit

On Gunn: Cami and Jax swimsuit

Shop the matching Isla Pique Bottoms ($108).

Shop the matching Ribbed Scoop Bikini Top ($35).

Shop the matching High-Waisted Bottoms ($39).

“Whether choosing a more timeless fit or something else, a one-piece swimsuit is a style everyone should own.”—Gunn and Meyers

“A floral pattern, bright pop of color, or an asymmetrical style make a classic one-piece anything but boring.”—Gunn and Meyers

On Gunn: Eres swimsuit

“A cross between a one-piece and a two-piece, this style takes on an extra edge when worn in an animal print.”—Gunn and Meyers. On Meyers: Mimi the Label swimsuit

“A chic spin on a one-piece that’s also functional.”—Gunn and Meyers. On Gunn: Cami and Jax swimsuit

On Meyers: Cami and Jax swimsuit

Next, check out the basics Gunn and Meyers both love (and which they’re over).

Editor’s note: Some photos featured were taken pre-pandemic.

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