Ah ah .., the eternal debate: Cindy Crawford vs. me!
Is it even fair to compare us?… “Seriously, how can I be inspired by Cindy Crawford? She’s got the body and face of a model that I’ll never have. Not in a million years! And it dumbfounds me even more when I take into account one very important thing: she is not real! Sure, she looks like an unbelievably beautiful human but… wait a minute… am I missing something? Ah yes! That’s right! She doesn’t have cellulite lucky her!!…”
Well, my friend, let me tell you something about cellulite. It’s like a secret society, everyone’s got it, but no one wants to talk about it. Cindy is a model, and all models are like unicorns, they’re not real people. They’re like a figment of our imagination. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take inspiration from her. And let’s be honest, if cellulite is the worst thing we have to deal with in life, we’re doing pretty well.
This lady has been setting trends since the 80s and is still strong. I mean, have you seen her lately? She looks like she's been drinking from the fountain of youth. Who doesn't want to look as good as Cindy when they're over 40? And by the way, she will be 57 in a couple of weeks!!
But it's not just her looks that make her an inspiration; it's her ability to balance it all. She's a supermodel, a mom, and a boss all at the same time. I mean, talk about multi-tasking.
And she's not just a pretty face; she's also a strong advocate for what she believes in. So, let's all take a page out of Cindy's book and be fierce, fabulous, and over 40 like a boss.
Let's observe Cindy's Instagram page, shall we? She has perfected the art of finding and wearing stunning swimwear! You'll see that she mostly opts for solid colors rather than wild patterns. Her favorite color is undeniably black, but this doesn't mean she isn't making a statement with her outfits; it’s quite the contrary!
Cindy often wears designer Melissa Odabash pieces - an act of friendship and fashion. So if you want to be like Cindy and show off your sophisticated bikini style — head over to Melissa Odabash’s collection!
When it comes to swimwear looks over 40, it's hard to ignore Kim Kardashian. She's got a knack for finding the perfect suit to accentuate her famous curves, whether a classic one-piece or a daring bikini.
Kim has become an icon in her own right, and her influence on the fashion industry is undeniable. Kim's fearless attitude and confidence are great examples of making the most out of any situation.
In June 2019, a shared vision of body positivity and inclusivity inspiration between Kim and Emma and Jens Grede resulted in Skims, now a multi-billion dollar shapewear and clothing brand.
Last year, they introduced their swimwear line for all shapes and sizes-- flattering bike short silhouettes, splash-safe crop tops that cater to modern trends, and high-cut bikini bottoms so diverse everyone is embraced as part of this beautiful community.
So don't be afraid to show off your curves in whatever swimsuit makes you feel confident and fabulous! After all, life's too short to wear a boring swimsuit.
Alright, let's take a trip down memory lane and remember Halle Berry's indelible role as a Bond girl in "Die Another Day" and her purrrfect performance in "Catwoman" - am I right? But let's not forget, Halle isn't just a fantastic actress, she's also a total fashion icon. From magazine covers to red carpets, Halle's always killin' it with her unique style and beauty.
When Halle Berry posts a workout video on Instagram, she shows the world that looking fabulous is timeless. With her toned physique and athletic grace, she reminds us that we should not forget to continue to have a sporty lifestyle and that we can do so without forgetting to do it in style.
I mean, just look at her, she's like a fine wine, only getting better with age. And let's be honest, who doesn't love a woman who can kick some butt and look fabulous doing it? Halle, you are truly #goals.
Take a cue from Halle Berry's beach-ready style and check out this Montce's one-piece swimsuit with an impactful central ring. Cutout sides provide a feminine flair, while the sleek design can easily transition to any physical activity for maximum versatility.
And speaking of cats, time to purr-use the Instagram profile of Salma Hayek (who voices Kitty Softpaws in the long-awaited sequel, "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish") because, let me tell you, she looks absolutely amazing in her swimsuit. No matter how many candles are on her birthday cake, she's always lookin' like a million bucks. I mean, just take a look at that post from her 56th birthday - she's got so much confidence that it's almost intimidating.
But in a good way, like, "Wow, I wish I had that kind of confidence." Do you know? Like, when you see a cat just casually lounging around, not a care in the world, just living its best life, and you're like, "I want that."
Ok, enough about her "cat" skills; let's talk fashion. Salma's got some serious style, and it's all there on her 'gram for us to copy. So go ahead, give it a scroll, and get ready to look as purrrfect as Salma herself.
Adopting Salma Hayek's style might be intimidating when you know her husband is the CEO of Kering - which owns Gucci! But never fear; it doesn't have to cost as much as a designer label. You can still look and feel timelessly chic with more affordable swimwear options, just like this Adriana Degreas leopard print one-piece, featuring a flattering v-neckline and flirty frilled detailing - all while keeping your budget intact (or nearly!).
Tara Lynn, who graced the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2019, is a force to be reckoned with. Not only is she a stunning model, but she's also a body-positive advocate and a total goofball.
Take her Elle Magazine cover, for example, where she embodied the the title "The Body", showing the world that curves are beautiful and should be celebrated.
And while she was 37 when she landed in the SI world, today, at 40 years old, she's still lookin' fierce. So if Tara has taught us anything, it's that age and body are not factors that should determine who can or cannot wear a swimsuit - confidence is key! And with her inspiring posts and personal mantra of "Live Life Out Loud", she's sure to make waves in the fashion world for many years to come. Go, girl!
Tara looked breathtaking in the gorgeous swimsuit by Balinese designer Andi Bagus. This backless one-piece suit featured an alluring plunging neckline that shining the spotlight right on her curves. I mean, talk about stealing the show! With a suit like that, who needs a spotlight?
Here we have the one and only Catherine Baba, the Aussie-born French stylist, designer, consultant, and costume designer who has worked in the fashion and film industries for many years. Now, Catherine is definitely a unique case. She's not a Victoria's Secret supermodel or an A-list actress, but her style is so iconic that she's been revered by everyone from Marc Jacobs to Karl Lagerfeld. Kooky, quirky, retro, eccentric, and decadent are some of the adjectives used to describe her.
I mean, like, when your nickname is "La Baba" (with the accent on the last 'a', ...bien sure!), you know it's serious business! And if you look at her Instagram, it's clear that she knows what she's doing. She mixes and matches styles, prints, and colors with such effortlessness that it's almost magical.
Through her artistic partnership with Yasmine Eslami, Catherine has enabled the designer to become an iconic figure in lingerie and swimwear fashion. Thanks to this creative collaboration, Yasmine's pieces have quickly attained cult-like status.
So the next time you're feeling uninspired, just take a look at Catherine's profile for a dose of fashion inspiration. Who knows, maybe you'll find something that will work perfectly in your wardrobe!
Let's talk about Eva Longoria, who's been giving us fashion inspiration since she played the unforgettable Gabrielle Solis on "Desperate Housewives". Not only is she a talented actress, producer, and entrepreneur, but she's also a fashion icon in Hollywood and a young Latina actress advocate. Plus, she's basically a superwoman, balancing motherhood and a successful career, all while looking fabulous on Instagram.
Eva is a trendsetter, and her swimwear style never fails to make an impression. From Bohemian chic to sultry red hot or edgy laser cut designs, she wears each style like a pro! My top pick for this season has to be Eva's GigiC stunning surfsuit - bold yet refined in its 2023 incarnation.
When you want to add a touch of glamour to your wardrobe, take a cue from the one and only Eva Longoria, and don't be afraid to make a bold fashion statement, just like she does.
Everybody knows Alessandra Ambrosio, the beautiful model who has been working for Victoria's Secret for many years.
But this Brazilian supermodel is so much more than that - with countless magazine covers under her belt and even launching her own line of stylish swimwear; talk about multi-talented!
With age comes wisdom but also an unforgettable hotness we can all admire. Now over 40, it looks like everyone wants to make their wishes come true by taking style advice from Alessandra because when you look that good, who wouldn't want to be just like her? ...(I know supermodels are not real...)
Paying homage to Florianopolis, Brazil - also known as "The Magic Island" - Alessandra and her bestie Gisele Cória collaborated with Aline (Alessandra's real-life sister) to develop their own swimwear brand 'GaL Floripa.'
Driven by a shared enthusiasm for accentuating femininity through creative designs, this trio celebrates the definition of modern womanhood. As Alessandra explains, "Growing up near the beach together taught us that your curves do not have to prevent you from making the most out of life." Yaaa, she's not imaginary...
Gabrielle Union Wade
This actress, philanthropist, and activist is a force to be reckoned with. Not only does she made the most of her 40s (she just turned 50 a couple of months ago), but she also works hard for causes close to her heart. Gabrielle shows us time and time again that age really is just a number and that today's women can be even more stylish and beautiful than ever before.
Last Independence Day, Danielle brought some heat to the holiday with a fiery mother-daughter dance party on Instagram! Rocking matching Patbo bikinis, these two showed off their moves and brought some fun to our feeds. Talk about a dynamic duo! Their coordination was on point, making us all wish we could join in on the fun.
Don't miss your chance to rock the same look as Gabrielle! The adorable bikini she sports in this video is now on sale at PatBo's website - but you'd better hurry; it's a final sale.
From bold red carpet looks to sexy swimwear, Gabrielle Union-Wade always knows how to make a statement. So if you're looking for fashion inspiration, look no further than the fantastic Gabrielle Union-Wade!
You know what they say, "Save the best for last"! And when it comes to over 40 fashion icons, Demi Moore is definitely in the running for the top spot. This Hollywood star has been killing it in the fashion game for decades, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
From her iconic role in "Striptease" to her recent Instagram posts, Demi Moore has always been known for her killer body and ability to pull off just about any swimsuit look. Whether wearing a one-piece or a bikini, Demi always shows significant style and sex appeal.
Last year, Demi joined her pal Melanie Travis of Andie Swim to launch their stunning swimwear collection. The images above are evidence of the startling outcome - indeed, a sight to behold!
So, next time you're feeling self-conscious about your body, just think of Demi Moore and remind yourself that age is just a number, and you have everything you need.
From Cindy Crawford to Demi Moore, these women have proven that age is just a number and style is ageless. So, whether you're hitting the beach or just lounging by the pool, remember to channel your inner Cindy, Halle, Salma, Ashley, Tara, Catherine, Kim, Eva, Alessandra, Gabrielle, and Demi and make the most out of any swimwear situation.