Women Are Most Comfortable In A Bikini At What Age? Really? No! Really?

Maybe these ladies in this photo are still wearing their bikinis today!

Maybe these ladies in this photo are still wearing their bikinis today!

Studies are the cornerstone of our civilization. If it weren’t for scientists getting a group of a couple thousand people together for an analysis on one thing or another, how would we, as a whole, know how we’re supposed to feel, act or think? We’d be forced to determine ourselves on our own! Dreadful.

A British retailer, TK Maxx (please note that’s not TJ, but TK) decided they wanted to know exactly who’s wearing bikinis, and who’s feeling the most awesome in them. After grilling 2,000 Brits, the study found that six in 10 women felt the best rocking a bikini “after reaching 59.” Are you surprised?

As far as the younger ladies were concerned (18 to 34), only one in five felt truly comfortable in the two-piece summer get-up. Apparently, it’s true that confidence grows with age, and by the time you get into your 50′s you’re over what other people might be thinking about you. Thank god, because I’m getting really tired of living in fear of being judged. Ha! I kid! Or maybe not. I think I do care on sensitive days, but I digress.

I can definitely say at 35 I’m far more confident about most things than I ever was at 23. But considering my somewhat age-obsessed brain, I’m not so sure how I’m going to feel at 59 years old about anything. However, between this study, which clearly represents everyone, and the promise of even better sex at we get older and older, maybe aging isn’t so bad after all.

Long live the bikini!

Photo: History of the Bikini

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    • Fabel

      I’m not surprised at all. Just look at the demographic at the nude beach.

    • Cee

      I obvi lack the confidence to rock a bikini at 26 (almost 27! ) but it also has to do with fear of things spilling out. I mean, I have never worn a bikini but does it stay put with movement?

      • Eileen

        Depends on the bikini and the movement. If the top is really low-cut, or it’s a push-up, or it’s the wrong size, your boobs spilling out is a real fear. I have a couple, though, that will stand up to anything except a dive.

      • ash

        It is so scary, especially in the ocean! I have definitely had waves pull my top down. I’m pretty comfortable with nudity and love nude beaches, but it’s an entirely different thing to stand up triumphantly after playing in the waves and realize you’re flashing a bunch of children and teenagers.

    • Eileen

      I’m confused. The women personally said they were most comfortable in a bikini after 59, or more of the over-59-year-olds were comfortable in a bikini than the 18-34-year-olds? Because I’m way more comfortable in a bikini at 24 than I was at 17, but I’m not sure if a comparison survey of 24-year-olds and 17-year-olds would have the same response.

    • ash

      I like how those ladies in the photo have no arms. Also, the bikini on the far left is amazing and I want it so bad!

    • Torontochick

      It’s because estrogen makes you insecure.
      Source: male-to-female trannies who started taking it.

    • x_anima

      If bikinis still looked like the ones the photos instead of being smaller than underwear, maybe we’d be a bit more comfortable too! I think a study needs to differentiate between those with conventionally attractive/ in shape bodies vs those without, and group THAT by age.. I’d be interested in the results.