Three ways to feel confident in a bikini this Summer.
This year has been difficult for everyone but with Summer on the way, and lockdown restrictions easing across the world, it might be time to start thinking about that summer vacay.
Whether it’s a trip abroad or an adventure to a different part of the country, it may have been a while since you’ve been in a bikini and if that makes you feel a little nervous, we’re here to make that transition as easy as possible.
Nervous about being in a swimsuit?
Don’t be! We know, it’s easier said than done but, the best thing that you can wear on the beach or around the pool is confidence. (Alongside one of our beautiful bikinis of course, but we’ll get to that later.)
To make sure you feel as comfortable as possible, there’s a few things that we can recommend…
Focus on the way you feel, not the way you look …
When trying on summer dresses, bikinis and swimsuits, it’s easy to focus on the reflection in the mirror, instead, why not shift your focus to how the clothes make you feel. Does the colour make you feel happy? Can you move freely, do you feel comfortable to run, jump and dance around the living room. If so, this item of clothing is going straight into your suitcase! No need to spend hours in front of the mirror scrutinising different angles and staring at your love handles, because once you’re on that beach, no one is looking at you. It’s far more important that you feel comfortable, allowing you to move confidently in your new summer wardrobe.
Get excited about the holiday itself…
There’s nothing worse than ruining a holiday by spending your time distracted by unwelcome thoughts of feeling self-conscious when you could be enjoying your time away. If you’re feeling anxious about getting into a bikini, try to take your focus away from yourself. Think about the sand beneath your toes and swimming in the sea. Think about being away from your desk and feeling the warmth on your skin. There is so much to enjoy about a holiday but if you spend your time focusing on the way you look, you’ll have less time to enjoy the moment!
Remember, all you need to have a bikini body is a bikini and your body!
Often, when we feel anxious about something, we allow those thoughts to get louder, spending time thinking about how we’d like to look different or how we don’t feel like strutting our stuff wearing almost nothing. And that’s okay, it’s a normal feeling, but rather than allowing these thoughts to get out of control, shift your perspective and show your body some love.
Your body is beautiful no matter it’s size or shape. So, take time before your holiday to show your body how much you love it! Exfoliate and moisturise, maybe get your nails done or pluck your eyebrows, spend some time pampering yourself and giving your body some much needed tlc.
Now your body is ready to go, it’s time to buy a new bikini! We intentionally have different shapes at cosmokini so that there is something for everyone. Why not try a few different styles and when you find one you love, get excited about taking it away. You could also try one of our cover-ups, perfect to help you feel confident when walking around the pool or sitting on the beach.
But remember, all you need for that bikini body is a bikini and your body and you’re good to go!
You’ve got this!