How To Wear A Swimsuit With Confidence?

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Life has zipped past me, so much so that I feel like I’ve blinked and missed spring.

What have I been doing? Trying to find some sort of balance. And today, June 14th (coincidentally my son’s birthday) I think I might have come a tad bit closer to finding that balance. It only took our first-ever family vacation to force me to take a step back and reassess things. Something I highly recommend everyone should do if possible every few months.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the small things in life and in being a mom that you loose sight of what’s really important – YOU! Without your health, without you happiness, really what is there?

I was lucky, it only took me day 2 of a 7-day trip to completely relax on the hot Caribbean beach and truly stop and smell the roses.

So, for my first post in what feels like ages, and what I hope to be a much more regular posting series, let’s chat about YOU and making YOU feel good – inside and out.

Seeing as I just got back from a vacation (where like it or not, my tush was in a swimsuit) and with many more sunny days ahead, let’s start with one of the hardest things to feel comfortable in shall we?!

Here’s what I’ve learnt about finding the perfect swimsuit, one that you won’t want to hide behind a coverup. Let’s face it, we all have something we’re not 100% happy or confident with, so finding a suit that compliments (magnifies or downsizes – whatever you are in need of) is so necessary for allowing you to walk poolside with confidence.

Here are a few common issues and how the right suit can make you feel like a million bucks:

MINIMIZES BROAD SHOULDERS – try a halter style top or one shoulder to create the illusion of a smaller upper frame and draw attention towards your face.

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MIKOH Barbados Bikini Top, Shopbop $137.94


ADD CURVES TO AN ATHLETIC FRAME
 – you’ll want a suit that creates shape – try something without outs.

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Jessica Simpson Cut-Out Graphic One-Piece Swimsuit, The Bay $134


OVERALL SLIMMING
– pixilated patterns are great at camouflaging a little extra winter weight or post-babybump. Sometimes strategically placed rushing can also do the trick.

 

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High Waist Bikini Bottom, La Vie En Rose $29.95


LENGTHENS LEGS
– look for a suit that has high-cut leg openings to offer the illusion of a longer, leaner leg line.

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Private Party Surfboard Surfboard One Piece Bathing Suit, Shopbop $127.54


MAXIMIZES A SMALLER BUST
– first off, consider yourself lucky ladies, because you can pretty much were almost anything when you have a petite bust. If wanting to add to your upper body, think ruffles, texture and prints on top – all of which are in style this season.

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O’Neill Off the Shoulder Ruffle Bikini Top, Nordstrom $69.31


LENGTHENS A SHORTER TORSO –
vertical ruffles and/or a deep plunging neckline can easily draw the eye upwards and create the illusion of a longer torso. If you are heavier chested, a deep V may not work for you. Look for a suit with built in cups for added support.

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Karla Colletto Low Back Plunge One Piece Swimsuit, Shopbop $282.26

 

  • Swimsuit shown in feature image: Sweet Floral Print Cropped U Wire Fishnet Insert Swimsuit, ASOS $72.01
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