Can a woman be "too old" for a bikini?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
The 86-year-old Duchess of Alba was spotted on a Mediterranean beach in a two piece a few days ago. It doesn't hurt that she also had a husband a quarter-century her junior on her arm — it helped pull off the look. However, it has raised an interesting question among the fashionistas of the world:

Do you think a woman can be "too old" for a bikini?

You can see a picture HERE if you're curious.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, past a certain age women should not wear bikinis.
deltalima , Nykatron , Ex-prude , Gunsmoke , hjtee , gsfanatic , travelnurse , ViVix , dv8 , BrittaniMaree , Feisty
11  (16%)
Yes, for a reason I will explain below.
It depends…
BG529 , gloomybear , Bullfroggy and Rose , BlooJay , Noelle , Airen Wolf , js250 , G&L , eeep , brevado , Rawr4483 , Rossie , Big&Bald , dirtythoughts:) , Dixiemomma , Trysexual , Gracie , Squeaky , jennifermarie777 , rosythorn
20  (30%)
No.
Illusional , Ryuson , gypsymama , Ganconagh , ToyGeek , MrWishyWashy , Missmarc , michael scofield , lineswecast , Moniqua , Supervixen , SneakersAndPearls , Gary , Red Vinyl Kitty , Harpina is gone , KyotoAngel
16  (24%)
No, though I would probably do a double take if I saw one over 70.
Geogeo , TWE112 , TheirPet , sexxxkitten , spookycutie , Undecided , Taylor , Tork48309 , tortilla , Sodom and Gomorrah , britanny0620 , satinlady550 , Lildrummrgurl7 , Pink Lily , Nurse Katie
15  (22%)
Other (please explain)
panthercat23 , Stinkytofu10 , ellieprobable , Xxun , Lioncub
5  (7%)
Total votes: 67
Poll is closed
08/27/2012
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Geogeo Geogeo
What other people wear should only be their business is the way I see it. Wear whatever you want.
08/27/2012
Illusional Illusional
No. So often, we try to dress to appease people who don't know and who don't care about us. My grandma's in her 70's and she's pretty fierce. If she wanted to wear a bikini cause it made her happy, she should.

I don't worry about things that don't affect my life.
08/27/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
At a certain point if they wish to ware them it should be at home not out in public. I just see it as poor taste.
08/27/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
As long as it's covering all of the genitalia bits, ladies should be able to wear whatever they want in a beach! If she thinks she looks nice in her floral bikini, she should be able to wear it!
08/27/2012
TWE112 TWE112
You can wear whatever, I just might question your choice.
08/27/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
Wear whatever you like, especially if it's swimwear.
08/27/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Wear whatever your heart desires.
08/27/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
it really depends
08/27/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I don't think you can be "too old" for anything!!!! No matter how old you are you should do what makes you happy. Why would anyone care what someone else wears to the beach anyway, lol?????
08/27/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
think it depends on the person
08/27/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Depends on the person
08/27/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I think at that age there's certainly more flattering swimwear that she could be wearing, but if she feels comfortable then by all means go ahead. She's living out her remaining years the way she wants to, and that has to be the most important thing.
08/27/2012
Apirka Apirka
People should wear whatever they want to, regardless of age. 'Nuff said.
08/27/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
If someone's comfortable in it, let them wear it, who cares about age.
08/27/2012
ellieprobable ellieprobable
Not really my business. I am 30 and don't wear bikinis so if you are that confident at 70+, rock the hell on
08/27/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
If it makes them happy, who cares what other people think!
08/27/2012
js250 js250
A person's clothing is a freedom of choice--if they are comfortable being seen in the item--so be it. If others do not like it--look away.

The lady is 86 years old!!!! She has EARNED THE RIGHT to wear whatever pleases her--everyone should be so lucky.
08/27/2012
cricket cricket
Yes. Atfter 25, its the law
08/27/2012
Xxun Xxun
Hell no, if a woman wants to wear a bikini her age, weight, height, skin color, ect shouldn't matter, it's none of my business what a person chose to wear and it's certainly NO ONE'S RIGHT to be rude or disrespectful to her for HER CHOICES.
08/27/2012
Lioncub Lioncub
Wear what you want, when you want...it's your body. It's a case of to each his own.
08/27/2012
G&L G&L
There are some 70 year olds who can pull off a bikini better than some 20 year olds I've seen at the beach...
08/27/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
What ever you are comfortable with. That's all that matters!
08/27/2012
tortilla tortilla
if I can still wear a bikini at that age I'm gonna do it!
08/27/2012
Nykatron Nykatron
she shouldn't have worn that
08/27/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
never too old for bikini
08/27/2012
lineswecast lineswecast
Nah, have you seen Helen Mirren! Some older ladies are freaking stunning.

Obviously I'm speaking generally, not really about that pic (which I do not find flattering haha).
08/27/2012
brevado brevado
Hey, if she wants to... go for it.
08/27/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
Nope.
08/27/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
I think she looked cute for a grandma at 80 with a bikini. At least it's entertaining.
08/27/2012
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