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6 Tips on How to Feel Confident in a Bikini

Apr 06, 2021 · 21 min read

If, like us, you’re excited for holidays to officially become a thing again, you’re probably on the hunt for some swimwear to brighten up your suitcase.

As many of us have spent over a year in lockdown, it’s safe to say that we’ve all been indulging a little bit more than normal. We’re all in the same boat, girls, don’t worry. Those Dairy Milks are addictive, we know.



How to feel confident in a bikini

With holiday destinations beginning to open up in some countries, we know a lot of women are probably suffering from low self esteem and worried about not being bikini body ready. Listen, girls, we’re here to let you that time spent scrutinising yourself for your changing body or analysing your lumps and bumps in the mirror is time totally wasted.

You should love your body, whether it’s changed over lockdown or not. The secret to getting the ultimate bikini body is physically getting into your bikini. It really is as simple as that! You deserve to bask in the sun in confidence.

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How to Be Confident in a Bikini


If you’re wondering how to feel confident in a bikini and you’re feeling somewhat apprehensive about diving into your old (or new) swim pieces, take some inspiration from us and our very own Female Family here.



1. Stop worrying about what other people think


Okay, so your body has changed a little during lockdown. Who cares? You are beautiful and you should be feeling confident in a bikini, no matter what! Stop worrying about what other people think and embrace you.


2. Don’t compare yourself to others


Lockdown has affected people in many different ways. Some people have found it tougher with anxiety creeping in and may have lost weight as a result of struggling to sleep and not eating. Other people may have gained weight. Either way, as long as you’re happy and healthy, that’s all that matters! Embrace all that bikini confidence and make a splash this summer.



3. Don’t scrutinise yourself for how you look


There is no singular rule on how to be bikini ready. Everyone can wear a bikini, all you’ve got to do is get into it! Don’t beat yourself up for not following your diet plans down to a T or for indulging a little bit more than usual. The last 12 months have been tough. You’ve come so far and you should be proud of yourself. Always.

 

 

4. Remember that social media can be damaging


It’s important that you don’t let social media bring you down during this time. A lot of women will be taking to Instagram to show off their bikini bodies, so remember not to label yourself negatively because of what you see online. Everybody is different, but more importantly, everybody is beautiful.



5. Find a bikini or swimsuit that makes you feel good


Whether you want to opt for something with a plunging shape, cut-out details, or a piece that’s simple and little bit more covered up, finding something you’re comfortable in will allow your confidence to rocket. Plus, your breasties will thank you for it whilst you're soaking up the sun in comfort.



6. Forget bikini body ready


In our world, there’s no such thing. Every body is a bikini body. Period. You don’t need to do a juice cleanse or some special workout weeks before to feel confident in a bikini. Your body is always ready for a bikini, whether you’re laying by the pool, swimming in the sea or walking along the water. We rest our case.

Want to hear what some of our Female Family have to say on bikini confidence?

We chatted to some of our girls on all things boobs, bums and how to feel confident in a bikini no matter what your shape or size. Whether you’re planning your next post-lockdown vacay or hitting the garden in your bathing suit, take some inspiration from these beautiful women.


@donnacachos

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What would be your advice to women who are suffering from low self esteem and worried about not looking good in a bikini?

Every time you look at yourself in the mirror and don't like what you see, remember that you are beautiful. Take care of yourself, wipe your tears, make everything okay and cry again when no one else is there by your side. Have love for your curves, your structure, your stretch marks and most importantly, have love for you. Stop feeling insufficient and diminishing yourself all the time.


What makes you feel good in a bikini?

To be able to show that even with my imperfections, I am still beautiful. I am still attractive and I am a woman like any other. Being able to express myself in a unique and abundant way with my body is what I live for. See how free I am!

 

@jess_megan_

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What would be your advice to women who are suffering from low self esteem and worried about not looking good in a bikini?

I’m going to overstep the usual advice, such as “forget what others think of you,” because it's not that simple, is it? So I will say this - bikini bodies are not made in gyms. Bikini bodies are not made through months of purging or calorie deficits. They are made when you are standing with the sand beneath your feet as you look out to the sea or sit by the pool.

Are you wearing a bikini? Then you have a bikini body, congratulations! Don’t let the judgement of others, whether literal or suspected, terrorise you into hiding in the shade. Let your skin feel the warmth of the sun.

 

@biancakrigovsky

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What would be your advice for women who suffer from low self esteem and worry about not looking good in a bikini?

Invest in things that make you feel powerful and confident, whether that's some awesome jeans, fun undies or getting your lashes done. Do something for yourself and find out what you really like. Also, I find it super empowering to find women who have similar features to me and watch them flaunt these traits. It makes me feel better about the traits I feel self conscious about and often spins them into a positive light.

 

What makes you feel good in a bikini?

Knowing that I am worthy of self love and body acceptance. Just remember that no one is looking at you negatively like you imagine. You deserve to live your life without the pressures of society influencing your actions. 



@pettyboo14

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What would be your advice for women who suffer from low self esteem and worry about not looking good in a bikini?

Just remember that everyone has something they would want to change about themselves, but the best part of you is that there is only one YOU out there. YOU are unique, amazing and fabulous. Our bodies are so much more than what they look like. They are designed to keep us alive, heal us, fuel us, produce babies, it is so much more than appearances.

Health is so much more important than having a tiny stomach or a thigh gap. You are so much more than numbers on a scale. You are beautiful. So, pick your chin up, get out there and celebrate your uniqueness.



What makes you feel good in a bikini?


I feel good seeing other curvy and confident babes repping a bikini. It makes me feel comfortable too.


You heard it here, girls! Your body is beautiful, worthy and powerful. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to put on that bikini and get out there! Flaunt your curves, lumps, bumps and stretch marks - let yourself be unapologetically you and love yourself just as much as we love you.

If you're still feeling a little bit anxious about lockdown restrictions easing, you can check out our blog on managing post-lockdown anxiety. We've got you covered.

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