"She wore an itsy bitsy, teenie-weenie polka dot bikini..."
Yes, those are lyrics from a cutesy 1960s Bobby Darin song, but they're also a fun way to describe what happened recently when an amazing, confident 90-year-old woman from Australia proved that women really can (and should!) rock a two-piece at any age.
That bold woman is Irene Carney, who bought the red and white retro-style bikini for her cruise, after being encouraged by friends and caretakers at her nursing home. She purchased the swimsuit from a shop called Lady Watego in Byron Bay, Australia--and, following her trip, sent the shop's staff a picture of herself wearing it on holiday.
But after the store re-posted the inspiring photo on their own social media account, it went instantly viral. We can see why!
the gorgeous 90 year old Irene on her family cruise wearing her @seafollyaustralia spot on bikini-never too old for a bikini. Love#ladywatego #ballina#seafollyaustralia #bikini#nevertoooldPosted by Lady Watego Byron Bay on Friday, March 25, 2016
the gorgeous 90 year old Irene on her family cruise wearing her @seafollyaustralia spot on bikini-never too old for a bikini. Love#ladywatego #ballina#seafollyaustralia #bikini#nevertooold
Commenters applauded the elderly woman's bravery and fashion sense, with some even calling her "Inspirational Irene." We couldn't agree more!
Plus: Find out the totally normal beauty habits that might be making you look 10 years OLDER!
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