Normally when we think ‘summer time’, we think of joyous trips to the beach, swimming, fun in the sun and time with loved ones. However, for many people (not just women) summer time and the prospect of being outdoors, wearing less to keep cool or heading to the local beach/pool to cool off is an incredibly daunting experience. In a world that constantly tells us we have to look or be a certain way, it can cause a lot of body angst. I know I’ve suffered it myself. So I wanted to share some things I do to beat body angst so I can enjoy my time in the sun during summer.
The first step is to find a killer suit. With so many different swimsuits available now in both plus and standard sizing, there really are a HEAP of options for what to wear. I personally favor one pieces and high waisted bikinis as I prefer to keep my endo scared tummy tucked away in public. The high waisted bottoms also highlight my smaller waist ration and make me feel hella cute! So do some research, look around, find a swimsuit that makes you feel amazing and snap it up!
The next step I like to do when I’m feeling body angsty about going to the beach or
If I’m feeling super nervous, I take a friend! While I didn’t have a buddy for this shoot day, I will often hit the beach with one of my besties or with some pals! Going with friends now only makes it fun, but it also gives you a support network in the event you start feeling
Take care of yourself while you’re out in the sun too! This may seem like a bit of a silly thing to consider but I know when I’m dehydrated or starting to burn, especially here in our harsh Australian sun, I tend to start feeling a bit blah and then the first thing my brain tends to do is beat myself up. So remember to Slip, Slop, Slap, stay hydrated and listen to your body!
And lastly, please remember that you and your body are worthy! No matter your size, your shape, your ethnicity, your age, your abilities or anything else, you have worth. And you are allowed to go to the beach, without feeling anything other than amazing. Please try not to take negativity from others on board about your body. Its their baggage, not yours and you don’t have to carry it for them!
And On a closing note! Not sure there to nap yourself a swimsuit thats retro? The following stores all make retro styled cozi’s that come in a range of sizes!
- Unique Vintage
- Curvy Swimwear
- Collectif Clothing
- Miss Janna Swimwear
- Pinup Girl Clothing
- Red Dolly Swim
- Playful Promises
- Sirens Swimwear
- Beyond the Sea Swimwear
I hope you all enjoyed this post and that it helps you embrace your body this summer. So go and treat yourself to a new swimsuit, grab a gal pal and hit the water!