Skip Nav
Wedding
This Garden Wedding Ceremony Was Held in a Butterfly-Themed Glass Pyramid
Women's Health
Why Are Feminists So Into Vagina Crystals?
Disney
1 Man Just Flawlessly Executed the Disneyland Proposal of Our Dreams

Helen Mirren Is the Queen of Grankinis

Helen Mirren isn't your average 65 year old. Earlier this Summer she posed naked in a bath tub for New York magazine, and she's made splashes for wearing itty bitty bathing suits into her 60s. Her fearlessness might be encouraging everyday older women to suit up in two-pieces.

The Daily Mail says one retailer has seen a rise in the sales of bikinis to women over 50, and the paper credits the trendsetting actress for the wave of "grankinis." I can do without a cutesy word, but the two-piece styles apparently preferred by these women do come with wider straps for more support, and more material for better proportions.

I have a different explanation for the "grankini" craze. The bikini was invented in 1946, so any woman 64 and under has known it her whole life. Why would she stop wearing it now?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Moms Moms 6 years
Helen Mirren is fabulous!
Moms Moms 6 years
Helen Mirren is fabulous!
cotedazur cotedazur 6 years
My mother in law is 61 and still wears a bikini -- and I suspect that when I'm not around, she also sunbathes topless! But she looks fantastic doing it and I love her confidence. Hope I'll be the same in 35 years!
Kourtney Kardashian in Miami With Scott Disick Pictures 2016
Selena Gomez's Sexiest Swimsuits
Prince Philip Over the Years
Demi Lovato Fabletics Collection
How to Shop For Men's Clothing
Adriana Lima's Bikini Instagrams
Kim Cattrall on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Video Clip
Harry Styles Talking About Manchester Attack at Concert
Look of the Day: 60s Flower Child Pinup
Fabworthy: Kate Hudson's Indah Heart & Soul Red Bikini
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds