We shopped out the one-pieces and bikinis celebrities over 50 love so you can steal their style this summer

By Colleen Kratofil
March 30, 2018 09:00 AM
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Spring break is officially here and that means you’re probably on the prowl for new swimwear. But with so many skimpy styles out there we know how hard it can be to find a swimsuit that’s both sexy and flattering. So we’re turning to a few celebrities who’ve mastered the combination for inspiration.

Halle Berry, Susan Lucci, Elizabeth Hurley and many more stars over 50 have found such an amazing selection of cute, not-overly-revealing swimwear that we shopped out their chic one-pieces, daring bikinis and sun-safe rash guards so you can steal their style this summer.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour/Instagram

Jane showed off the results of her eight-pound weight loss by posting an Instagram photo in her red plunging one-piece with flattering ruching along the torso. We found a similar look for less in this Lauren Ralph Lauren one-piece (below) featuring tummy-control ruching.

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Courtesy Macy's

Buy It! Lauren Ralph Lauren tummy-control ruched halter one-piece swimsuit, $89.99; macys.com

Halle Berry

The 51-year-old added some extra sexy elements to her swimwear look thanks to the strappy cutouts on her halter top and bottoms.

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Courtesy Nordstrom Rack

Buy It! Becca electric current high-neck halter bikini top, $19.97; nordstromrack.com

Elizabeth Hurley

Hurley has an endless supply of suits (just one of the perks of having her own swimwear line, Elizabeth Hurley Beach), but this one-piece has just the right amount of coverage and sexy elements thanks to the plunging, cutout neckline. (Though, the La Blanca suit we found, below, has a bit more coverage for those who don’t want to bare quite as much as Hurley.)

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Courtesy Nordstrom

Buy It! La Blancacaged strap one-piece swimsuit, $119;nordstrom.com

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields/Instagram

Shields, 52, visited “another blue lagoon” on vacation in the Bahamas wearing a two-toned Flagpole bikini. Thanks to the bralette-style top and full coverage briefs, this two-piece is a bit less revealing than a traditional string bikini.

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Courtesy Revolve

Buy It! Beach Riot “Peyton” bikini top ($82) and bottoms ($70); revolve.com

Susan Lucci


The 71-year-old’s strapless Eres swimsuit is both flattering and sexy thanks to that sweetheart neckline and bright red hue.

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Courtesy Macy's

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Anne Cole twist-front bandeau one-piece swimsuit, $88; macys.com

Lisa Rinna

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star brought back her “old school” Ed Hardy printed two-piece during her vacay to Paradise Island. But you can give her throwback string bikini an updated (and more supportive!) look by going with a festive floral print that has an underwire top, like this find from Lands’ End.

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Courtesy Lands' End

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Lands’ End underwire twist bikini top, $49; landsend.com

Christie Brinkley Returns to SI Swimsuit – with Her Daughters!

Christie Brinkley

Christie Brinkley/Instagram

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit legend can make anything look sexy, whether she’s in a string bikini or a sun-protectant rash guard, like this long-sleeve navy top from J.Crew.

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Courtesy J. Crew

Buy It! J.Crew sun shirt, $68; jcrew.com