4 Ways to Feel More Confident in a Bathing Suit, No Matter Your Size

Let’s be real: we live in the tropics. Beach limes and boat cruises are basically a part of our everyday life, and we’ve learned to accept that. But that doesn’t mean that we always feel beach-ready. In fact, sometimes the last thing we want to do is stand up in a bikini or bathing suit and pose and act confident, because the reality is, sometimes we’re just not. And that’s okay, but it’s something that we have to continue to work on, no matter our shape or size.

 

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ACCEPT THAT A “BIKINI BODY” DOESN’T EXIST:

Perhaps the easiest way to look like you just ooze confidence is to wear something that makes you feel like a total rockstar, and that includes bathing suits. Whether it’s a trendy high waisted number, a sexy one-piece or a string bikini, there are a million and one options out there for you to choose from and find that one suit that makes you look and feel like a million dollars. Once you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’ll automatically stand a little taller, stride a bit more confident and own your presence like the queen you are.  Can you say slayyyy?!

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CHOOSE A SWIMSUIT THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT:

Perhaps the easiest way to look like you just ooze confidence is to wear something that makes you feel like a total rockstar, and that includes bathing suits. Whether it’s a trendy high waisted number, a sexy one-piece or a string bikini, there are a million and one options out there for you to choose from and find that one suit that makes you look and feel like a million dollars. Once you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, you’ll automatically stand a little taller, stride a bit more confident and own your presence like the queen you are.

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ACCESSORIZE ACCORDINGLY:

Sometimes it’s normal to not feel 100 percent when we feel so exposed, and that’s okay. But that doesn’t mean we have to skip all Maracas limes or avoid that pool fete our friends have been talking about for weeks. In fact, just the opposite. You can have so much more fun playing around with swimwear looks when you introduce accessories. Next time you’re feeling self-conscious, opt for an item that will help to accentuate your look, like resort-worthy cover-ups, the cutest pair of trendy shades or a bold earring that’ll give your entire outfit that extra pop. Who says beach looks have to be limited to our swimsuits? Definitely not us!

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PREPARE YOURSELF:

While you can never be too prepared for a pool lime or beach excursion, there are extra little steps you can take to ensure you’re feeling as confident as ever when you hit that sand. If you know you’re going on a vacation or attending a certain event, get a pre-emptive bikini wax, or ensure you’ve shaved and trimmed to your heart’s desire. And while we agree that there’s no ‘beach body’ you need to attain, drinking lots of water and avoiding salt the day before a swimsuit event is sure to help you de-bloat and feel less puffy, which can majorly cramp on confidence. These small steps can help you feel more “beach ready” and skyrocket your confidence levels.

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