The secret to confidence in a swimsuit is not a perfect body, but feeling good in the body you have. If you struggle with the notion of walking around half naked, follow these four tips that will help you feel your best in teeny bikinis or figure-flattering one-pieces.
1. Wear a Suit that Fits Your Body and Comfort Level
Just because monokinis are trendy doesn't mean they're right for you. Resist the pressure to wear the same suit Kim Kardashian is sporting just because it's popular. When you wear a suit that makes you feel secure, you will radiate self confidence, which happens to be the most important accessory for any outfit.
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2. Wear a Tan
A healthy base tan is like an instant diet. It uplifts the spirits, helps you feel your best, and can even make you feel slimmer. Adding a bit of color to your body's overall complexion also helps minimize the visibility of cellulite, improve skin's texture, and give you a radiant glow. You can further downplay problem areas by applying a base tan after exfoliating in the shower, adding an extra layer to pudgy areas like the sides of your thighs, and highlighting positive areas by dusting pretty powder bronzers along your clavicle and shoulders to lend the appearance of toned definition.
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3. Know You're Not Alone
While you may be obsessed with what you perceive as your body's "imperfections," others are not. In fact, they are most likely focused on their own body. It's common knowledge that people spend the majority of their time consumed with thoughts of themselves, so if you're worried about how you're being perceived at the beach, remind yourself that everyone else is too.
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4. Divert Attention to Beachside Accessories
If you want to downplay your shape, highlight accessories! Complete your sunny look with a floppy hat, statement sunglasses, bright bangles, a cool cover-up, and stylish sandals. Accessories act as armor. So if you're feeling too exposed, pile on this season's hottest finishing touches!
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