What to Wear to the Beach If You're Self-Conscious

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What to Wear to the Beach If You're Self-Conscious

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Wondering what to wear to the beach if you're self-conscious?

Discover how Sheila's confidence-boosting swimwear can help you feel empowered and comfortable in your skin.

In a culture where social media and billboards constantly bombard us with unrealistic beauty standards, it's no surprise that feeling self-conscious has become the norm. So, before we dive deeper, let’s make one thing absolutely clear: You look beautiful in anything you wear — curves, stretch marks, scars, and all.

Now that we’ve got that sorted, let’s get real: decades of pervasive messaging won’t be undone in a single blog post. But you have to start somewhere, right?

We believe everyone deserves to feel confident at the beach — and that’s exactly where we come in. If you're wondering what to wear to the beach when you're feeling self-conscious, our range is designed to make you feel secure and supported, so you can hit the beach without worry. Ready to find out how? Let’s get started.

Tips for choosing confidence-boosting beachwear

Tip 1: Comfort is king. 

Look for pieces that offer supportive designs — features like adjustable straps, fully-lined products, and premium fabric —styles like our Sia Triangle Top, or high-waisted bottoms like the Grace Mini Shorts with figure-flattering princess seams to provide extra security and shape.

Always remember to pick sizing you’ll feel confident in.

Tip 2: If coverage makes you feel good, go for it.

Choose options like our Mina One-piece, which features adjustable everything and a fully-lined design, or our Ash Cropped Rash Vest with an integrated shelf bra and a super-wide underbust band. It’s important to select swimwear that offers the coverage and support you desire. The fit should feel like a second skin — never pinching or restricting — allowing you the freedom to move, splash, and even belly laugh (or slam!) into the waves. Plus, for added protection, our swimwear is crafted with UPF 50+ fabric to shield you from the sun's rays.

Self-conscious? Not on our watch.

Tip 3: Choose sustainable pieces so that you and the planet can feel confident.

Opt for swimwear made from fabrics that are kinder to the environment, like our 75% recycled nylon, crafted with the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification. This allows you to wear your swimwear with confidence and pride, knowing you’re supporting sustainable practices. Avoid settling for flimsy swimwear that stretches, fades, and keeps you in constant self-conscious 'pull-tug' mode due to its low quality and fast fashion origins. Instead, be confident knowing your sustainably made pieces are soft on the skin, built to last, and designed to stay in place.

Tip 4: Building a beach ready wardrobe you can rely on.

Here at Sheila, we have a love for mixing and matching. For the self conscious swimwear wearer, it can add the oomph you need while allowing you to express your unique style with confidence.

For extra coverage and support, you’ll love our Tummy Control Swimwear which boasts everyone’s favourite high-waisted design. Pair it with our Modest Bikini tops, which provide lift and support. And for extra versatility? Pick one staple item in the colour Black Sand, and then pair it with a pop of colour (hello, Hot Pink Haze) for ultra confidence at beach-time.

Tip 5: The best thing to wear to the beach if you're self-conscious? Self Love.

We know it might be corny to say; but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. No matter where you are on your self-love journey, we want you to live on your own terms — in swimwear that supports your every move. Whether that means choosing high-waisted designs, opting for longer length coverage, or doing whatever else you need to feel confident and present in the moment, we say: Go for it.

Ready to find your confidence?

Designed for every body and every wave, explore Sheila’s collection to find your perfect beachwear match.