Marilyn swimsuit

There comes a time in a woman’s life when the teensy bikinis sold at most clothing stores prove too flimsy for her real-life curves. Conventional society offers two solutions: hide inside an amorphous floral-print swim dress or stop swimming entirely. Shun both these routes for one less traveled by investing in a 1950’s vintage-inspired swimsuit. Swimwear from the ’50s is flattering to most feminine figures, and a number such as Pinup Girl Clothing’s Marilyn swimsuit ($102) accentuates grown-woman curves with an old-Hollywood grace. Get it in black, red, green, royal blue or a hot-pink one that screams “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” (or “Material Girl,” depending on your age).