Forget crazy diets and workout plans.
Here is something you won’t hear every day: having a beach body is incredibly easy. That’s right, you heard us. All you need to do is go to the beach. Simple. None of this fasting for four weeks, enduring rigorous gym routines, juicing instead of eating or whatever pre-vacation diet fads seems to be the flavor of the week. Just take your body down to the beach.
The problem most women have is finding the confidence to strut along the side of a popular pool, or across the warm sands in front of a beach full of people. This is because, and let’s be real for a minute, a bikini is just water-friendly lingerie, and the only people that ever see you in your lingerie are your roommate and your boyfriend.
So, to help you find that va-va-voom you seem to be lacking, we have pulled together a list of confidence bikini tips to help you feel a million times happier about wearing your delicates in public.
Try On Loads Of Bikinis
The bikini world is saturated with choice, which is why you should try on all the shapes, sizes, styles, prints, cuts and materials your patience will let you. Something out there is going to make you feel fabulous, and while it may not be something with a plunging neckline, it could be the color and pattern really suits you – it’s now just a style tweak that’s needed.
To Tan or Not To Tan?
This one totally depends on you, but a little bit of the fake stuff can really rap up your body confidence and make you feel amazing as you strut your stuff in next to nothing. This is because fake tan can make limbs and muscles look more toned, as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you’re not a fan of standing in a booth (like Ross in Friends, “I’m an 8!”) then try exfoliating. Your skin will look just as amazing, but without the possibly streaked, bronze look.
Know What You Hate
No one in the world loves everything about themselves. We all have things we would like to change, things that really bring us down, things that knock our confidence. So, figure out what you don’t necessarily love about yourself and address it. It could be the cellulite on your thighs, in which case you should read the ultimate guide to cellulite and how to get rid of it! If you aren’t the biggest fan of your belly, then a high-waisted bikini is a great ‘meet me halfway’ option between covering up and enjoying a bikini.
Big Hair, Don’t Care
It really does work in this instance because, depending on what you do, your hair can really change your appearance. For example, if you were to curl your hair and really give it some volume then you will find the attention gets drawn upwards while balancing out your silhouette more.
Compare that to a sleek ponytail and you will you look taller and slimmer, which could be something that helps boost your confidence. If your hair won’t let you do either of these – a pixie cut or a crop – then try plonking a wide-brimmed hat on your head to create the same illusion.
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