Irene Carney recently showed off her new bikini, which she wore with style at 90 years old.
The elderly Australian woman bought the Seafolly swimsuit for a cruise after friends and nursing home caregivers encouraged her to do so, notes The Telegraph.
Carney bought the swimwear from a store in Byron Bay, Australia, and sent a picture to the store of herself wearing the red and white bikini.
The store, Lady Watego, posted the picture on its Facebook page on March 25 with the caption: "the gorgeous 90 year old Irene on her family cruise wearing her @seafollyaustralia spot on bikini-never too old for a bikini."
The picture got more than 2,000 reactions on the social media site with plenty of compliments:
"To look that great lol"
"Something hilarious, I purchased this very one and I am never wearing it again.."
"She looks in much better shape than I do. I do have a question. When did a simple two piece bathing suit become a high waisted bikini?"
"Wow! I can only hope that I look that fabulous when I am 90."
"I love her confidence and think it's time I got a new swimsuit."
Yahoo Style notes that Swimsuits for All recently chose a 56-year-old model for its new campaign in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, while Dreslyn and Land of Women advertised its swimwear with 60-year-old Yazemeenah Rossi.
Ninety-four-year-old American businesswoman and fashion icon Iris Apfel told The Telegraph:
"The fashion industry doesn't just forget old people, it forgets middle-aged people. The fashion industry is youth obsessed, which is totally insane from a financial point of view so I don't feel sorry for them, they brought it on themselves.
"Many top designers will make very, very expensive dresses costing many, many thousands of dollars that young people can't afford.
"They make these dresses on 16-year-old bodies that can be purchased by women over 65/75 -- those are the women in our country anyhow with the spendable income and the time and money to go shopping and they want to buy beautiful things, but it's very hard to find things that are suitable for them. It doesn't make any sense."