Shopping for swimsuits for women over 50 should be something we celebrate, not dread. Age is just a number, especially when it comes to personal taste and style. When picking a swimsuit, comfort is key.
But the biggest surprise this year is actually on the advertising pages. Clad in a reflective gold bikini, Nicola Griffin will demonstrate that swimsuit models are not always stick figures—and they're not always twentysomethings, either. At years-old, Griffin is the oldest women to appear in SI's fleshy showcase since its debut in
Please refresh the page and retry. N icola Griffin, a middle-aged single mother from Nottingham, was queuing with her twin daughters at the bank one day when a stranger approached her with a somewhat unlikely question. The woman was from a hair product company called White Hot Hair.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is slowly embracing body diversity, at least in its ad pages. Plus-size retailer Swimsuits for All is advertising for the second year after featuring Ashley Graham in the issue and, this time, the message goes beyond size. She started modeling about three years ago after her twin daughters left for college the same weekend, and it was her salt-and-pepper locks that got her noticed. Swimsuits for All, their fabrics are very good quality and when you get older you need good, quality fabric.
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Nicola Griffin, a middle-aged single mother from Nottingham, England, was queuing with her twin daughters at the bank one day when a stranger asked a somewhat unlikely question. The woman was from a hair product company, and she wanted to know whether Griffin, who ran a business organising student exchange trips, would be willing to model for the company's latest campaign. Griffin was sceptical but her teenage daughters, Tabitha and Elly, urged her to give it a go.
Full-figured beach babes loom extra-large in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on newsstands next week, thanks to three plus-size models, one of whom is a silver-maned siren old enough to be eligible for AARP. The trio of manequins with meat on their bones are showcased in a three-page advertisement for Swimsuits for All, an e-retailer that specializes in plus-size swimwear — that's a size 8 and up in the fashion industry. The campaign is SwimSexy.