8 Bathing Suits That Will Boost Your Bod and Your Confidence

I get it. Here we are, about four months into quarantine, and as some sort of cruel joke, it’s July. Getting your “summer bod” is clearly out the door. I implore you, though, to also get yourself out the door. We could all use some Vitamin D, and after being cooped up, let’s embrace summer and your body in a swimsuit. 

But….

How do I stop being insecure in a bathing suit? 

I have a three-fold plan for dealing with bathing suit anxiety.

1. Widen your definition of “bikini body.”

My favorite thing about social media is that it can be a great equalizer. People come in all shapes and sizes. You can actually see this, if you choose. Swimsuit body confidence is a mental game, so go ahead and read body-positive content, and start normalizing body differences! Check out this article for some great sources of women whose confidence shows on the inside and out. Your self-confidence may not blossom immediately, but keep challenging yourself to broaden your view. 

2. Look for swimsuits that you love to show off and also flatter whatever shape you have!

Whatever part you love, accentuate that. Don’t try to hide the parts you don’t. They’re never as obvious as you think.

The Jessica Crop Bikini Top

So obsessed with this casually country top. I don’t think I realized how flattering a sleeve could be on a bikini.

The Sonia One-Piece Swimsuit

I’m a fan of this kind of cut for accentuating your curves because I need it!

Ashley Graham X Swimsuits for All Rebel Lace Up One Piece Swimsuit

Ashley Graham has empowered so many women and her swimsuits are absolutely going to make you want to strut your stuff.

Wine Crochet Side Slit V-Neck Swimdress

Swim dresses do not have to be shapeless cover ups. Side slit dresses can be beautifully accentuating.

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Alpine Butterfly Marseille Long Sleeve Houndstooth One Piece

Alpine Butterfly is focused on actually fashionable swimsuits for plus-sized women. Turns out I like houndstooth even better on a swimsuit than a work suit. 

Laser-Cut Swim Short

Don’t hate. I like a well-designed swim short for days that I just don’t want to deal with riding swim bottoms or worry about shaving. Add a cute bikini top, and you can be functionally fashionable.

Keva J Sumptuous Asymmetrical Bikini Top

Her designs are loved by celebrities, and now, you. These asymmetrical designs are a gorgeous stand out in any scene.

GabiFresh X Swimsuits for All Sunburst Bikini

Don’t hate. I like a well-designed swim short for days that I just don’t want to deal with riding swim bottoms or worry about shaving. Add a cute bikini top, and you can be functionally fashionable.

3. Get outside and practice your new confidence!

I used to always wear my cover-ups until the last second before diving into the water. I didn’t even realize how focused I was on myself. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Other people are also a bit too worried about themselves to think much about criticizing you. In fact, they don’t see your flaws in the same way you do. You’ll get better at it the more you try; some women swear by wearing their swimwear around the house for rehearsal sessions. Confidence can really be about getting used to how you feel in your own skin. Go ahead and glow.

Summer swimsuit sales are on fire right now, so don’t wait to jump on these deals. With these great savings, you can get some beachwear, too!

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