Sunday, September 9, 2012

Too Old For The Bikini?

          I think we would all agree that there are limitations to wearing the bikini and two piece swimsuit.  Right?  I mean - there are size, age, body shape and situational limitations.  Right?  Well, I saw this photo of a woman on the Internet, sporting a two piece swimsuit, and thought that this lady is just a bit old to wearing suit.  I Googled this woman and my thoughts on limitations may have changed a bit.

    Meet  CayetanaFitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba.  The Duchess was born at the Liria Palace on March 28, 1926, making here  86 years of age.  The matriarch's supreme title is Duchess of Alba, but she has more than 40 others.  According to Guinness World Records, she has more titles recognized by an existing government than any other noble in the world.   

Here’s a list of her Duchess Titles
15th Duchess of Aliaga, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son
   Don Alfonso Martínez
18th Duchess of Alba, Grandee of Spain
3rd Duchess of Arjona, Grandee of Spain
11th Duchess of Berwick, Grandee of Spain 
17th Duchess of Híjar, Grandee of Spain
11th Duchess of Liria and Jérica, Grandee of Spain
11th Duchess of Montoro, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her               daughter Doña Eugenia

      And here is the series of photos that I saw of her enjoying the beach with her husband, 61 year old Alfonso Diez.  Do you understand my first impression?
     During my little bit of research, I found some amazing photos.  This woman is such a fashionista.  Amazing, as you will see.
Are you seeing this?  Sassy, classy, sheik, elegant, chic - she does it all.
and I think she has always been fun and classy.
I do love the granny look.  And the flowers and smile that goes with 

After viewing all the history and the photos of this woman, I have come to the conclusion that, if a woman in her 80's, has a husband in his 60's, and there is a two piece swim suit that is made to fit her, she should go for it if she desires.  Why not enjoy life to the fullest as long as you can.  
Go for it Duchess !





  1. The underlying assumption of your age restriction on bikini wearing is that women have an obligation to society to be decorative. I disagree. Why do we feel entitled to judge what other people wear?