Age positivity and why we believe every woman can wear a bikini - guest post in association with Cotton Traders
You will have seen from my posts in the past that I am all for wearing the bikini and for encouraging and promoting body positivity. I don't believe there should be an age limit to what we choose to wear, I am certainly not going to be too hot and not get a tanned tummy because 'someone' says it isn't the done thing to wear bikini post 50. So as many of you set off on your summer holidays this year I hope you will find these encouraging words helpful. whether you decide to rock a bikini or enjoy wearing a super-flattering swimsuit, relax and enjoy it!
Okay I will be honest I did spend nearly every day, all day, just sat on my sun lounger, with the most exercise being to get up from said sun lounger, get in the pool, cool off and return to the sun lounger! Isn't that what hot holidays are all about?! We've just spent two weeks in Kalkan in Turkey and it was wonderful. I did nothing, I didn't cook, I didn't have to think about what to cook, I didn't do any housework or washing. I wore bikini's all day and summer dresses at night.
Our holiday was booked with Simpson Travel who I cannot recommend highly enough. We discovered them six years ago when we went to Kalkan for the first time. They are a slightly higher end, more exclusive but not a silly expensive tour operator. They focus on excellent customer service and totally looking after you every minute of your holiday. We've since used them to go to Corfu and Kefalonia and now back to Kalkan again.
I am about to depart for my annual sunshine holiday, we are heading back to Kalkan in Turkey for two weeks, so I have a week ahead of planning my holiday clothes and finalising my outfits. Kalkan is quite a dressy resort, it is a small harbour town on the Mediterranean coast and has fabulous shops and restaurants all with amazing views. My days are mostly spent in a bikini with a beach cover-up over and my evenings are maxi or midi sundresses with either flat sandals or wedge heels.
But therein lies the challenge - natural fabrics like cotton and linen are increasingly hard to come by and I find it so frustrating. I don't want polyester and some viscose is prone to creasing, I don't wear linen for that reason, I don't want to have to iron on holiday so I want lightweight cotton or jersey that I can pull out of my suitcase and put on.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
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