How To Get A Confidence Boost With Your Perfect Swimsuit!

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We are so lucky that we have the opportunity to travel to Florida for the holidays every year.

I knew that this Christmas I wanted to take the opportunity to bask in the beautiful Florida sunshine and to take advantage of the non-gray, anti-Minnesota backdrop to get some beautiful photos for the blog!

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But then the reality set in: I have to take photos in my swimsuit. And then I have to share them with people. YIKES!

I am totally comfortable in my own body, but swimwear is a whole different ballgame. 

Enter scene: the perfectly fitting swimsuit!

I knew I needed not just a pretty swimsuit, but one that hugged me in all the right places.  One that gave me the confidence to take photos on the beach like a #girlboss!

Here are a few of the things that made this one perfect for me (and things you should look for in your perfect swimsuit).

It’s all about a quality fabric

If you have perennially been shopping the $20 suits at Target (which if I am being totally honest, are usually super cute and completely tempting), you may not initially understand the merits of dropping $100+ on a new swimsuit.  When you try on a higher quality suit you will immediately feel the difference in the quality of the fabric. The fact that it will hold its shape both in and out of the water so that you can avoid the dreaded saggy bottom should be convincing enough.

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You need to try them on in store

Unless you want to order 20 suits and have a fitting room party in the comfort of your home, I would highly suggest skipping the online shopping for this particular item.  I’m usually a huge fan of online shopping but this is just one of those things that you will be so much better off dedicating a couple of hours to in store.  Bonus: once you find specific brands and styles you do like in store, you can stalk some deals online!

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It’s not you, it’s the suit.

It’s amazing when you try on one suit that makes you feel really awful and shows flaws that you didn’t even know existed followed immediately by a suit that gives you the confidence of a Victoria’s Secret model on the beaches of Bali. 

For reference: When I was shopping for this suit I tried on about 20 suits.  3-4 were winners which got a second try.  The others were a big fat N-O within about three seconds of having it on.

It’s time to face the facts: some suits are just not going to look good on your body type.   But guess what?  Some suits were made JUST FOR YOU and are going to make you feel incredible!  Don’t let a few bad ones deter you from finding the one that allows you to best show off that beautiful bod of yours!

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So, time to get out to the beach and show off what your mama gave you!

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