Every body is a beach body: Breaking swimwear myths

Entry #9

Every body is a beach body: Breaking swimwear myths

Posted on Saturday, December 9, 2023

It’s time to bust beachwear myths and celebrate every shape by the shore.

For as long as we can remember, there have been persistent myths and misconceptions about what constitutes the "perfect" beach body. The media, films, and even our peers have all played a role in creating a singular idea of beauty. But the tide is turning, and we at Sheila think it's time we break free from these outdated narratives.

Okay Sheilas, it's time for myth-busting. 

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Myth: You need a flat stomach to wear a bikini.

Reality: Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you're a new mum with post-pregnancy curves or someone who loves their natural shape, a bikini isn't just for one type of body; it's for anyone who wants to wear one. Just like Sheila’s swimsuit designs, we believe that everyone has the right to wear what makes them feel confident and radiant, irrespective of their body shape. Plus, who doesn’t love a little something to squish?

Myth: Plus-sized swimwear can't be stylish.

Reality: If you thought style was reserved for standard sizes, think again. Our plus-size swimwear range at Sheila debunks this myth, offering stylish, comfortable, and sustainable options for every body type (how’s that for a triple whammy?). From high-waisted swim shorts to flattering one-pieces, Sheila ensures that everyone gets to look and feel their best on the beach.

Myth: Men don’t feel insecure about their beach bodies.

Reality: Body image concerns aren't limited to any gender. Men, too, face societal pressures about how they "should" look on the beach. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their skin and their swimwear, regardless of gender. Remember, however you identify, you’re bloody beautiful.

Myth: One-piece swimsuits are just for hiding your body.

Reality: One-piece swimsuits can be as bold, stylish, and daring as any bikini. They’re a fashion statement in their own right and chosen by many for their elegance and comfort, not just for coverage. Sheila's swimsuit line of one-pieces showcases this versatility, proving that fashion and comfort can coexist. Plus, they’re perfect for layering during the summer months, helping you transition from day to night while always keeping your style intact. 

Myth: You can't be older and rock a stylish swimsuit.

Reality: One of the core reasons behind Sheila's inception was the belief that everyone, no matter their age, should confidently embrace the waves and sun in style. Style isn't bound by age; it's a timeless expression of individuality. At Sheila, we celebrate women of all ages, encouraging them to embrace and flaunt their beauty, because we mean it when we say: age is just a number. 

We believe that body positivity is more than just accepting your body; it's about loving the skin you’re in. Every ripple, curve, and mark tells a story. So remember: the best way to have a beach body is simply to have a body on the beach. It’s time to wear what you love with pride.

Not sure where to start? 

Start exploring our sustainable, stylish, body-positive swimwear range here.