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The Ultimate Guide to Feeling Confident in a Swimsuit

By Apoorva @perksofbeauty

The Ultimate Guide to Feeling Confident in a Swimsuit
As it starts to get hotter, we all want to go swimming to cool off. Or if we're water-averse, we at least want to sunbathe in our swimsuits. Unfortunately, putting on a bathing suit is harder for some than for others. As much as you want to go to the beach or pool, you might feel a lack of confidence. You see so many stunning and impossibly skinny ladies in bikinis all the time. Even if you're usually body confident, you can feel pretty exposed in your swimsuit. After all, you are nearly naked. If you don't currently feel super confident in your swimsuit, you can change that. Follow these tips to get what you want.

Don't Feel Obligated to Choose a Bikini

It often seems like summer is all about bikinis. Everyone talks about bikini bodies, and almost everyone seems to wear one. But what if you don't want to wear a bikini? Showing your stomach might not be for you. Or perhaps you don't want so much cleavage, or you want to cover the tops of your thighs. Maybe you even want to swim! You don't have to buy a skimpy bikini if they're not your style. You have lots of other options for a swimsuit you love. You could get a tankini, which gives you more coverage over your stomach. But it also has the convenience of splitting in half. A one-piece can be a bit annoying to get in and out of. However, many women prefer them. You might also want some longer shorts for more cover over your legs.

Take Time to Find a Swimsuit You Love

If you want to feel confident in your swimsuit, you have to pick out the one you love. Don't just go along with the latest fashion. Who wants to look like everyone else, anyway? Explore your options to find something that suits your style. If you love vintage fashion, you can look for something that matches that. The best thing to do is find somewhere you can try on lots of options. However, that can be hard if you can't find anything you like on the high street. If you have to go online, consider your purchase carefully before buying. If you don't like it, you can always send it back. Try sites like to find something you love.

For some women, feeling confident in their body means changing it. We all want to be happy with ourselves, but if you want to change, it's up to you. Perhaps you want to lose some weight, or you could never wear a bikini without shaving in all the important places. Some people might want to go even further when they change their body. For example, you may consider breast augmentation. If you want bigger boobs, this cosmetic procedure can get them for you. Read about how it works at Before you go under the knife, you must spend a long time thinking about your decision. You need to make sure it's the right thing for you to do.

Not everyone wants to change. If you're happy with your body the way it is, it doesn't mean you're always comfortable with it. Even the most body confident women have trouble when it's swimsuit time. Perhaps you're not happy with your body but you want to be. You can work on that by changing your thoughts and attitude and not your body. Taking care of your body is one way to learn to love it. Confidence can also come with practice. The more time you spend in your swimsuit, the more comfortable you will feel.

You don't have to wear your swimsuit all on its own. If you're spending time at the beach of by the pool, you can accessorize. Start with your shoes and get yourself a beautiful pair of sandals. For some extra confidence, try a pair of heels - although nothing too tall if you're going to the beach. You might want to cover up with a kaftan or sarong if you want an extra layer. But you don't want to be too hot, so choose something gauzy that will let the cool summer breeze stop you from overheating. Some jewelry will add zing to your outfit too, although you need to make sure it's safe to wear in the sun and water.

Remember That No One Else Matters

It's easy to tell yourself that no one cares what you look like. But we all know that other people are judgemental, and there's no guarantee that's true. You don't have any control over what others think of say about you. But you do have some control over how it affects you. It's difficult not to think about something that worries you. However, you need to learn not to care what others think if you want to feel confident in your swimsuit. What matters is that you feel amazing.

A tan can help your confidence if you're about to start revealing some skin. However, it's not healthy to get on a tanning bed or lie out in the sun. The healthiest way to get a bit of a tan is to go fake. You don't have to turn yourself orange if you want to make sure you're not so pale that you're glowing. Just a light layer will look natural if you get the right color.

Fancy hair and makeup aren't too practical if you're planning on going in the sea or messing about in the pool. But you can still get dolled up, even if you're going to get wet. Choose waterproof makeup and it should survive if it's good quality. Just don't wear too much - you're on the beach, after all. Choose a hairstyle that will survive if you decide to go swimming, so it's both practical and pretty.

You can feel confident in your swimsuit if you put your mind to it. It's a combination of focusing on how you look and how you think.

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