How to feel confident in a swimsuit. - MissLJBeauty

How to feel confident in a swimsuit.

Let's talk about confidence and in particular body confidence. I need to talk to you all about my journey. I have been every size from a UK 24 to a new UK 6. I have been what is classed as overweight and underweight and I have always struggled with body issues. I have even been diagnosed with body dysmorphia. 

I have been subject to unwanted and unneeded comments. From are you pregnant to do you not eat? I have to heart it all. She would be pretty if she lost weight. She would look better with some weight on her bones. I have felt the effect of all these comments and I will be honest with you they have scarred me. I lost 7 and a half stone and most likely more since that figure. 

I need to explain that I have had a big journey to find body confidence and self-respect. I am not perfect. I am very much a normal person. I have cellulite stretch marks and my skin shows signs of weight loss. I have in the last 10 years found fitness in the form of cycling. I am now fit. I so hate the word skinny. I am not skinny I am fit. I have spent a lot of hours making sure my body is fit for the sport I love. Since becoming fit I have had more negative comments than I have had positive ones. From everyone from strangers to family. It has taken me a long time to feel good in my skin. 

One of the places I have always struggled for confidence is when I am wearing swimwear. I was a lot more confident when I was bigger. I felt curvy and good in my skin. I have been on a journey to love my ever-changing and ageing body. 

I want to share with you how I have found the confidence to wear a swimsuit again. 

  • Stop comparing your body to other people. Your body is unique it has been through a lot from health problems to possibly childbirth your body is special and you should celebrate it. 
  • Stop worrying about what others think about you. Yes this is hard we can all be vain but since I have given up worrying about what people think about me and my body I have found more inner peace within myself
  • Stop putting pressure on yourself to look a certain way. NO ONE LOOKS LIKE INSTAGRAM, not even the Instagrammers. There are too many good cameras great lighting makeup and filter for us to even try and compete with these none real photos Social media is not real. 
  • Find a swimsuit that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable. I have one below I will share with you. 
  • There is no such thing as a bikini body ready. You have a body put in a bikini it becomes a bikini body. 
  • Do something that makes you feel confident. I am booking some laser hair removal as I know this will boost my confidence. I have wanted it done for years and I am going for it. 

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I have found a swimsuit that makes me feel good and I feel like I need to share it with you. This is Zip detail swimsuit by Liberty & Love. I am obsessed with it. I am a size 6 for reference and the size small fits me. I am so happy with this suit. It has such a nice shape. I love that it is backless I wasn't too sure this would be ok on me being a top-heavy girl but it fits me really nicely. There is a little extra support in the chest area of this swimsuit too. It is really great quality and has no transparency at all and is double lined. This is a must for anyone who wants to find a good swimsuit with a little sex appeal thrown in for an extra little confidence boost. Plus it dry so quickly too. 

About the Zip Detail swimsuit 
One piece low rise swimsuit with adjustable zip detail , open and x back design choice , double lined to avoid transparency and greater durability. It’s a beautiful piece and fits perfectly to the body.
Excellent quality, fast dry and Vegan!
Ethically produced.
90% lycra 10% spandex.

Liberty and Love is a fantastic brand that focuses on real women of all shapes and sizes. It is all around body confidence and body positivity they also make amazing Lingerie, nightwear and accessories. This is definitely a brand to watch. I haven't tried any of their other items but if this swimsuit is anything to go by it's a winner for sure. 

I hope this has helped you find some confidence and put on that swimsuit. If I can you can.  

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