Why everyone's talking about Nicole Kidman's swimsuit-clad magazine cover.

Nicole Kidman is on the cover of the latest issue of Love Magazine.

The Big Little Lies star is wearing a red one-piece swimsuit and a cowboy hat, while posing on an American street.

The actress, who turned 50 in June, told the magazine she was a bit worried about how the photos would turn out.

“I thought about this shoot afterwards,” she told Love Magazine. “I was like, ‘What was I doing? I lost my mind! How are the shots? Do they look crazy?'”


It’s no surprise the magazine chose to shoot Kidman in a swimsuit. Actually, in 2017, promoting rigid beauty standards – tall, thin, white – under the guise of ‘age diversity’ is pretty common.

Earlier this year, Sports Illustrated published images of Christie Brinkley, 63, in a bikini alongside her adult daughters, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, and Sailor, 18.

Of course, women of any age and shape should feel comfortable in a swimsuit. Yet curiously, any sign of ageing – the process which the publication seemed to so deeply accept – was absent from the photographs, with every inch of the matriarch’s body looking… well… perfect.

Listen: Mamamia Out Loud discuss the merits of promoting age acceptance, when you’re made to look anything but your age…

So as utterly stunning as Kidman looks in her bathers on the cover, it’s worthwhile to note that 50-year-olds (and all women, for that matter) have a lot more to offer than just their bodies.

The day we see a different kind of mum body, with non-perfect breasts or a soft tummy, on the cover of a magazine will be a day to celebrate.

Earlier this week it was announced Kidman, alongside her co-star Reese Witherspoon, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her role in Big Little Lies.

Kidman not only starred in the series, but co-produced it with Witherspoon.