Why we have to see lifelike photos of older girls in swimwear — That’s Not My Age

Picture: YouSwim


For many years, we’ve been held to very slim magnificence requirements by society, advertisers and the media. Bombarded with unattainable photos that make us really feel dangerous about ourselves. Programmed to consider that younger, slim, white and wrinkle-free is enticing. But, go to any seaside and the fact is kind of completely different. Everyone seems to be there, and guess what, no-one is judging. They’re too busy having fun with themselves…

Reasonably than love our our bodies and what they do for us, this exterior strain to look a sure means contributes to poor physique picture, lowered vanity and far more. I do know issues have moved on – and I’m not speaking about Martha Stewart on the quilt of Sports activities Illustrated – however we nonetheless have to see a rise within the visibility of older girls, extra variety and fewer photoshopping. After all, everybody must be represented: extra girls of their 50s-and-beyond, extra shapes, sizes, ethnicities and talents portrayed realistically by the media. This reduces stereotyping and permits us to see the sweetness in ourselves.


Picture: Deakin & Blue


Research into Age and Media Illustration confirms that ‘the pictures we see of ourselves on display screen – are very highly effective in swaying ageing trajectories.’ Fortunately, just a few smaller swimwear manufacturers are rising illustration by displaying un-retouched photos of beautiful mature girls who look a bit like us. Shout out to Davy J,  Deakin & Blue, Form & Fold and YouSwim.



Sadly, most large manufacturers are nonetheless displaying their swimwear completely on youthful fashions. Do they not know that girls of our age LOVE wild swimming? Anyhow. I’ve carried out my greatest to incorporate a spread of various types on completely different physique shapes and never an array of  lithe youngsters:


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