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I fell in love last summer – with one-piece swimsuits.
I was at my second-favorite place in the world, Sanibel Island, with my family and four bikinis, feeling a little uncomfortable with my body. Then I remembered I had packed a brand new one-piece swimsuit from J. Crew that I managed to score for $25. I hadn’t worn a one-piece in YEARS – but I decided to try wearing that one for the day.
The result? I LOVED it. And more importantly, I loved myself in it! When my mom and sister-in-law and I went shopping later that afternoon, I shelled out for another bright red one-piece at the swimsuit store on the island and wore that to the beach the next day. I haven’t felt confident at the beach since before I knew what it meant to be confident, and that day I strutted my stuff in my red swimsuit, feeling more fabulous than I thought possible.
I felt amazing on the beach, something I seriously thought would never happen. Sadly, it’s almost a universal truth for
people women (myself included) to not always feel best in a swimsuit. We’re literally exposed, our bodies basically out for everyone to see. It’s an uncomfortable feeling for even the most confident of us. I honestly thought of one-pieces as frumpy and unflattering, and I found them to be the exact opposite. If you’re dreading shopping for a swimsuit this summer, why not try a one-piece? I promise you’ll look (and feel) fabulous.