Saira Khan rubbishes 'stupid debate' over women in their 50s wearing bikinis
Saira Khan has called on women over 50 to feel confident wearing bikinis and more revealing swimwear. with a ‘huge yes’.
Introducing the ‘debate’, the former Loose Women star shared that her response was a ‘huge yes’, as she posted an empowering photo of herself alongside her message.
In the picture, Saira, 53, posed in her own bikini for a mirror selfie, opting for a white string bikini made out of 50% recycled material with a printed orange leaf pattern.
The original Apprentice runner-up accessorised her look with a pink Apple watch, beaded bracelets and several chains around her neck – as well as a smile.
‘Should a woman over 50 wear a bikini? – I saw this being debated in the press a few days ago and my answer is a huge YES YOU CAN!’ she began in her caption.
The mum-of-two continued: ‘Go for it ladies – you’ve only got one life. Stop listening to these stupid debates and stop worrying about your age and what others think. Do you.
‘This is me unfiltered, confident, real and this is the motto I live my life by.’
She signed off underneath with the hashtags ‘#bikini’ and ‘#over50’.
Saira, who is currently on a seven-day retreat, attracted a wave of support in the comments from her friends and followers, having last year also celebrated her ‘menopausal body’ in a swimwear photoshoot.
‘Yas queen 🔥👏❤️,’ praised one, while another simply wrote: ‘You look sensational x’
Many were also sharing their personal thoughts and experiences wearing a bikini.
‘I’m 68 in a couple of weeks and still wearing a 👙x,’ shared one of Saira’s followers.
Others agreed that women over 50 ‘absolutely’ should opt for that type of swimwear.
‘Where I come from in Norway most people wear bikinis. My mum is 81 and wears one. I have never seen her in a swimsuit,’ another fan added.
Countdown star Carol Vorderman also shared her own shocking experience of sparking a debate over 20 years ago as she declared that ‘age and what you wear should never be in the same sentence’.
‘Society’s views change’ she promised as she shared a story, recalling how a short blue dress she wore to the Baftas in 2000 sparked headlines.
‘It was front page for a week, everywhere people had opinions, BBC even made a debate show about it and flew a copy dress on from Paris!!!’ the author and qualified pilot recalled.
‘The question was SHOULD A WOMAN AGE [sic] 39 WEAR A DRESS ABOVE THE KNEE?!?! That was this century!!!’ she added.
The former I’m A Celebrity contestant, who recently made a blistering return to host Have I Got News For You, is known for her impressive workout regimen, inspiring her followers to work up a sweat with her cheerful and determined demeanour.
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