How To Feel More Confident At The Beach
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How To Feel More Confident At The Beach

Putting on a swimsuit can be a horror to some people, but follow these tips and you'll be enjoying the sun without the worry.

How To Feel More Confident At The Beach
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As the weather gets warmer, pool party invites begin flooding in and plans to visit the beach will undoubtedly be made. While they're great ways to escape the summer heat, the idea of donning a swimsuit can seem frightening to those feeling insecure about their bodies. Instead of staying indoors while your friends enjoy the pool, try out a couple of these tips to help you enjoy the water without the worry.

1. Find a swimsuit you actually want to wear.

Although swimsuit shopping can be a total nightmare, take the time to shop for a suit you'll truly enjoy swimming in. If you like what you're wearing, you'll automatically feel more confident in how you look and focus less on any insecurities. When it comes to bathing suits, I recommend you abandon the latest trends and simply focus on the colors, patterns and styles that you think you look best in.

2. Make sure your suit fits comfortably.

There's really nothing worse than putting on a swimsuit that feels too loose or too tight. Not only will it look less flattering and feel uncomfortable, but you run the risk of having the suit slip and show off more than you intended.

3. Mix and match.

Mix and match. When it comes to swimsuits, your options can feel very limiting, especially if you're trying to show less skin. If you're trying to cover up a little more, try to mix and match pieces. Look for swim shorts and/or swim shirts to wear together or pair with a one piece, bikini or swim trunks.

4. Have a cover-up outfit ready.

If lounging around on the beach or poolside is the part that makes you feel self-conscious, prepare some clothes that you can wear right after you towel off. Pick something that will feel comfortable but can also withstand a damp swimsuit. Guys can opt for a loose t-shirt or tank top to go over their swim trunks and girls can wear a light dress, shirt and shorts or a thin cardigan.

5. Cut down on social media for a while.

Cut down on social media for a while. Seeing hundreds of models a day can make you unconsciously compare yourself to others, resulting in a feeling of dissatisfaction over your appearance. If you find yourself feeling upset each time you browse through your Instagram feed, cutting back might help you feel more confident.

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