7 confidence-boosting hacks for swimwear season

Entry #7

7 confidence-boosting hacks for swimwear season

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2023

Boost your confidence with Sheila’s top tips

Whether the summer season is approaching or you're on a holiday countdown, it is normal for one to feel a bit nervous about putting on a swimsuit. But here at Sheila, we want you to feel damn beautiful, no matter what you’re wearing (whether it’s womens swim shorts or a plus-size bikini). We believe confidence is not just a fleeting feeling; it's a practice that turns into a way of life.

Our diverse swimsuit range (including modest designs, size inclusive swimwear, and even women’s rashies) are designed for every body and every curve, ensuring comfort and confidence from the inside out. Today, we’re talking about how to boost your confidence during swimsuit season, so you can focus on the waves, the weather, the company, and the memories you’re about to make. Here are 7 ways you can boost your confidence and rock any and all swimwear with pride.

Ash Cropped Rashguard - Sheila

1. Positive self-talk

Before slipping into your swimsuit, take a moment for positive self-affirmation. Remind yourself of your strength, resilience, and worthiness. True confidence begins in the mind and radiates outward. Doing this every day will make a difference if you trust the process. Want to go a step further? Don't just keep these affirmations as thoughts or whispered words. Write them down as a tangible, constant reminder, whether that's in your notes app or on a post-it note. And remember, even if you don't fully believe these affirmations at first, repetition is key. As the old saying goes, "fake it till you make it."

2. Buy your size

Have you ever felt uncomfortable in clothing that's either too snug or too loose? Has it made you question your body? We're here to remind you: Your body isn't the problem; the fit is. When selecting swimwear (whether it's a bikini or modest bathers, prioritise how it contours and complements your unique shape. Make sure to pay attention to bust size too; for example, our Nellie Scoop Bikini Top is best suited for busts in the C to E cup range (AU) or C - DDD (US) and comes with adjustable straps to work with you, not against you. Choose pieces that cater to your body, rather than trying to fit your body into them.

3. Power poses

Believe in the power of posture! Just as smiling can boost your mood, good posture can do wonders for your confidence. Stand tall with your chin up and shoulders back. Whether you're lounging by the pool in our Mina One Piece or strutting on the sands in our Ash Cropped Rash Vest, adopting a power pose can instantly elevate your confidence and lift your spirits.

Mina One Piece - Sheila

4. Curate a diverse social media feed

Social media has a curious way of skewing our perceptions. If our feed is saturated with images of 'ideal' bodies or lives, we might mistakenly view this as the universal norm. By consciously diversifying the content and creators you follow—embracing a range of shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and experiences—you'll cultivate a more inclusive view of beauty. In doing so, you'll not only celebrate the beauty in others but also recognize and appreciate it within yourself.

5. Personalised playlists

Want a pep in your step? Music is the way to go. A powerful mood enhancer, it has a way of transforming our moods and lifting our spirits. Create a personalised beach playlist filled with your favourite upbeat tracks - and consider connecting it to a speaker so everyone can reap the benefits.

6. Educate to empower yourself

Knowledge is power. Familiarise yourself with body positivity movements, read empowering literature, and join supportive communities. The more you understand and internalise body positivity, the more confidently you'll carry yourself.

7. Gratitude journaling

Spend a few minutes each day jotting down things you're grateful for. Include three things you love about your body as well. Focusing on the positives can reshape your mindset and, over time, boost your confidence. Gratitude journaling helps you appreciate the beauty in your life and within yourself.

Remember, confidence is a personal journey, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's about exploring, experimenting, and discovering what makes you feel most empowered. Because every body—of every colour, shape, background—with all your scars, marks, and flaws, is what makes you truly beautiful.