We are peaking into the spring and looking forward to the summer months! It’s time to find that perfect, sexy bathing suit. You might be feeling excitement, but maybe you are feeling some anxiety. Getting out of your own head and wearing your swimsuit confidently and comfortably can be difficult. So, how do we conquer that and own it? Here are five tips on how to feel sexy and confident in your swimsuit this season.
Picking the Right Suit
The simple fact is we all have different bodies, and our physique may never be what some people call “bikini ready.” So, let that go, and find a swimsuit that you love! Pick something that reflects your vibrant and complex personality. It might be ruffles and polka-dots for the girly girl, a sporty halter top for the athletic or more practical type, or something more revealing and strapless for the flirtatious one. No matter the look, your swimsuit should be comfortable and make you feel like a million bucks!
Meditation & Acceptance
Before going out to the beach or pool, spend some time meditating. Recognize your problem areas, intercept your negative thoughts about them, and transform them into positive emotions. For 5 to 10 minutes, recite positive words of affirmation to yourself in front of a mirror. By turning your negative thoughts into positive ones, you will feel more confident. Don’t ever ignore your feelings; channel them into your own personal uniqueness!
Understand that your body is not going to change in this current moment, so love and embrace what you have. Instead of constantly wanting to change things about yourself, learn to accept your flaws. Realize that these differences about you are actually the things that make you unique. Love your “problem areas” and find ways to flaunt them with sexy swimsuits. Once you have this body acceptance, you will have never felt more confident or sexier.
Accessorize to the Max
After you find your perfect suit that fits your perfect and beautiful body, go to town with the accessories.
- Go retro. Pull your hair up in a cute bun with a kerchief or head band for a more old-fashioned look.
- Everyone needs a good sunhat. Pair a wide-brimmed hat with a beach kimono!
- You may be spending the day in the sand, but don’t forget about the jewelry. Cute stud earrings, a long beaded necklace, or stacked bracelets can all dress a suit up.
- Don’t underestimate a stylish tote and beach towel. The full ensemble will portray confidence and style.
The night before your well-deserved beach day, do some physical preparation. Treat yourself to a nice face mask or exfoliator. Shave your legs and pluck the eyebrows, and be sure to moisturize! If you have lighter skin and feel a little self-conscious, test out some sunless tanning lotion products to give your already beautiful skin a little glow. Doing little things in preparation will give you the extra confidence while wearing that swimsuit!
The Mental Game
Practice “building” yourself up for swimsuit season. Wear revealing clothing once in a while, don’t be afraid to wear prints and loud colors, and purchase some clothing items that may be out of your comfort zone. Wearing these things that may seem out of your element will make you feel more confident when the time comes to wear your sexy bathing suit. The more comfortable you become in your day-to-day clothing choices, the more comfortable and sexy you will feel in your sexy swimwear.
Feeling sexy and confident in a swimsuit is a breeze once you jump onboard with these five tips! If you’re looking for sexy swimwear for this season, check out the many different options at Forplay to make you look and feel your best. From bikinis, one-pieces, and cover-ups to swim accessories, Forplay has you “covered” for this swimsuit season.