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