It’s that time of year when we all start thinking of taking a holiday to enjoy some well-earned downtime on a local or far-flung tropical beach.
But, if you find yourself spending more time worrying about how you’ll look on those golden shores than thinking of all the fun things you can do on them, then listen up mums, it’s time to address your body confidence.
Here’s a few simple tips and tricks from the swimwear experts at Zoggs to help you feel more at ease in your swimwear this summer:
Invest in Supportive Swimwear
If you were going to a special event you’d want an outfit that made the most of your assets and made you feel good. Swimwear is no different.
Make time to find a stylish bikini, tankini or swimsuit that has built-in supports which can control, flatter and enhance your body shape. Here’s a few tips on what to look for when you’re shopping for supportive swimwear:
If you’re blessed with a generous bosom, look for swimwear with fixed cups and adjustable straps that give you a supportive, comfortable and personalised fit. If you’d like to enhance your bust, opt for a costume with foam cups that give you shape and keep you in proportion.
If you’re tummy conscious like a lot of mums, look for control panels that give you a smoother, more streamlined look as well as patterned costumes that draw the eye to the waist and create the illusion of an hourglass shape.
Legs and Bum
You can create the appearance of longer, slimmer legs with swimming costumes that have a high leg-height, but if you’re too aware of your derrière, you can cover up with a legsuit, a costume that has a lower leg-height or better yet, something that has discreet bum control panels. A swimdress is also a perfect feminine solution for slightly more coverage.
Again, if you were going to an event, the beautiful, feel-good outfit you’d selected would be paired with a few accessories and the same approach can be applied to swimwear.
Lightweight cotton or linen kaftans, sarongs and tunics make a flattering and feminine way to cover up. Match yours with pretty sandals, a statement piece of jewellery, a sunhat or shades and a colourful beach bag to stow your essentials in.
If you plan on wearing cosmetics, make sure they are waterproof and include sun protection.
Whatever your body shape, confidence ultimately reflects on how you feel about yourself. A great confidence booster can start with taking care of yourself. This doesn’t mean drastic diets and workouts but rather a few things to assist your body’s health.
Moisturise regularly and drink plenty of water to give your skin a healthy glow from top to toe and take care of the details with a manicure and a pedicure.
Keep it in Perspective
It’s quite likely that everyone else at the beach will have similar anxieties to you, so boost your confidence by keeping any doubts about your body in perspective.
No matter how much you prepare yourself, the quickest, easiest and most effective way to boost your body confidence is to take your body to the beach and enjoy it.