2023 SI Swimsuit Cover Model Martha Stewart Shares Her Go-To Swimwear Style

The founder, entrepreneur, mother and grandmother also offered up her favorite brands for beachwear.
Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart.

In a recent interview with Vogue, 2023 SI Swimsuit Issue cover star Martha Stewart divulged everything from her wardrobe essentials to her most important tidbit of fashion advice.

The Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia founder, who at 81 became the oldest person to ever grace the cover of the annual magazine, also shared her top tip when it comes to shopping for swimwear.

“Flattering, but not too tight and not too revealing,” she told the outlet, noting that she gravitates toward one-piece options from Eres and turns to Cynthia Rowley for rash guards.

Stewart posed for Ruven Afanador in the Dominican Republic for the historic SI Swimsuit Issue cover, and donned several unforgettable looks. She rocked a zip-up silver-and-black one-piece by Body Glove, a red Norma Kamali number with a plunging neckline, a white one-piece by Monday Swimwear and more.

“I thought, ‘This is kind of historic’ and ‘I better look really good because I want other women to feel that they could also be on the cover of Sports Illustrated,’” she told SI Swimsuit while on location. “But I’m telling you, it’s very inspiring to take a look at a [picture by photographer] Ruven [Afanador] of Martha Stewart in the ocean here at Casa de Campo and see something really gorgeous.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.