Get the Kickass Swimsuit You Deserve
Women of “certain” ages and with a lot of spirit hear many of the same things. Does “That dress isn’t appropriate for older ladies,” or “What in the world are you thinking?” sound familiar? For some of you, it probably does.
Other women, the ones who have always dreamed about wearing THAT outfit but who have yet to put it into practice, may actually yearn to hear shocked comments. Whichever category you fall in, here’s how to get the kickass swimsuit you deserve and to make waves.
Do What You Want
Perhaps most importantly, do what you want. This section was originally titled, “Be Yourself,” but that advice doesn’t always work. What if “yourself” is mostly shy and timid, with a lion that has been raring to come out for years?
Just do what you want. Give yourself permission to do it. For example, if you’ve always wanted to wear daring two-pieces, start now. If you’ve always wanted to have the trendiest swimsuit around, explore potential 2017 trends such as flesh-colored swimwear and side lacing.
Focus on the Super, Amazing, Excellent Things
One reason that women, especially older women, back away from what doing what they truly want: Bad things. At least, what they perceive as bad things. For example, wrinkles, sagging skin, a lack of muscle tone, etc.
While it is true that society in general does not find stuff such as wrinkles attractive, many people do. And what is always attractive is confidence. A silver-haired woman with wrinkles and tons of confidence will get more stares and sly glances than an insecure 19-year-old who is constantly fiddling with her straps. So instead of losing yourself in the bad stuff, focus on the good stuff to boost your mood and to get the swimsuit of your dreams.
List what you love about yourself and about your body. Could be your eyes, your laugh, your open mind. Could be your ass, your legs, maybe even your toenails. Anything goes! Now that you know what you like, you are in a prime frame of mind to find swimwear that complements these traits. For example, if you value your quirkiness, you might be bold enough to find the most unusual swimsuit out there—and to carry off the look with coolness and nonchalance.
To bring the above two sections together, a kickass swimsuit means impressing yourself. As an example, if you want to look sexy in swimwear for your man, what does that mean? If it entails spending draining hour after draining hour for a suit that conceals your roll of fat and that has straps that dig painfully into your shoulders, are you really doing the best thing? You likely won’t feel confident in the swimsuit, and that is not going to impress anyone.
The trick is to first impress yourself. Only then will you be able to impress others.
Mistakes Are Okay
Give yourself permission and lots of leeway to make mistakes. If you’re set on hitting the yard sales, go ahead, and do that. After all, it is possible you’ll find the perfect vintage swimsuit. If you’re set on buying a swimsuit that covers up every inch of the skin you hate, go ahead, and do that. And if you’re set on buying that swimsuit that exposes way too much skin, do it!
Sometimes, mistakes really are mistakes. Other times, they’re the best things you ever did. You may not know until later which was which for you, but caution rarely leads to kickass swimsuits. If you need help getting started, check out a few inspiring quotes.
Shop As If You Were 20 or Even 50 Years Younger
You may look older on the outside, but how do you feel inside? Chances are, you feel much the same way, if not the exact same way, that you did 20 or even 50 years ago. To get a swimsuit that will turn your head as well as the heads of others, tap into that inner, younger version of yourself. Go shopping for thatperson.
Discovering (and wearing) a kickass swimsuit can be a scary but liberating journey. A great start is to focus on satisfying yourself and on finding positive things about yourself. You deserve tremendous things, so don’t settle for another humdrum swimsuit this year.