Three tips to be confident in swimwear | Boohoo Swimwear
Hey my little lovelies how are we today? I’ll leave a little imaginary space for you all to answer in the hope you’re having a cracking day! I’m feeling good, very motivated.. I know I had a little break from blogging last month and the month before. The first month I was concentrating on my YouTube channel (you can sub here if you’re not already ;))…The second I was trying to establish a bit of a routine here in Bali whilst also dealing with food poisoning! BUT I’m back fighting fit and I’m coming at you with lots more blog content! I’m writing this in the early hours of the morning from my apartment in Ubud. I know a lot of ladies struggle with confidence when it comes to swimwear so I wanted to give you some tips which have helped me over the last couple of years. I’m still not 100% body confident I have my insecurities but I sure have come along way from. The girl who used to hate showing skin on the beach.
Location | Ubud
YOUR INSECURITIES WILL BE APPRECIATED BY MANY
Little things that you may be insecure about are loved by others TRUST ME. My sister has a little scar on her thigh from when she had a mole removed. She was pretty young when it was removed but it’s left scarring. This is adds a story to her body…The same with my scars from surgery. I have belly button scarring and scars near my ovaries and pubic area. This is from two surgeries and only reminds me how amazing my body is at healing. Scarring and stretch marks are little reminders, they tell us how incredible the human body is and what it has to go through. It’s like a woman who’s given birth…Her body has housed, grown and pushed a HUMAN out of her. How bloody incredible is that? There’s going to be marks and scarring to show this. People are insecure about their noses or lips for instance – but if you didn’t have that nose, you wouldn’t be you. That nose has come from your ancestors gradually changed generation by generation to get to you. Insecurities are stories that we should learn about and learn to love. They are part of us.
DRESS YOUR BODY SHAPE
This one has frustrated me over the years. I have a bigger bottom half, wide hips, small boobs and a wide back. I’m typically ‘curvy’ I guess you would say but I’ve always wanted to dress like the Topshop models. You know the boyfriend cuts, MOM jeans, Boxy dresses you name it I’ve tried and failed in the fitting rooms at making it work. As soon as I stopped looking at the latest trends and started dressing for my body shape I instantly felt more confident and started to love my shape. The funny thing is – everyone always loves what they don’t have. We should embrace what we were given because it makes us who we are!
I picked out this pink swimsuit from BOOHOO which is low cut and shows a little side boob but is high cut on the leg which I think flatters my wide hips. The low back creates a flattering look on my wide frame. I love how the swimsuit sits on my body. This one is a little more cheeky though I’d wear this for a pool party with a little surrong.
The black bikini is in a shape I’ve never tried before but I knew by looking at it on the website the front detail would flatter my shoulders. I seem to suit halter style tops a little more. The extra bikini tie detail adds a little more something making this bikini a little more sexy. The bikini bottoms again have the little detail on the hips which is flattering for curvier girls. The sliders are named ‘Imogen’ so how could I not haha!
STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
This one is a difficult one because we’re all guilty of it. Instagram is a TINY snippet of someones life. It’s not REAL life. Unfollow everyone who has a negative impact on your life. I only follow people who inspire me daily, who make me feel good about myself and who help me grow as a person. There’s no point following people who clearly facetune the shit out of themselves. It’s not real and it’s not helping you. If someone is constantly changing their body in an editing app there is seriously something wrong with them. They need to address certain things especially if they have a large following influencing thousands of young people.
*Please note this post contains gifted items from Boohoo. All opinions are my own.