Swimwear: Body Image
Why do we think we need to have a chiseled lean body for certain types of swimsuits? I had the mindset that I wanted to have a leaner stomach before I broke out a swim brief. What was I thinking! Are my trunks hiding my stomach? We need to break the mindsets that to wear form fitting swimsuits our bodies need to to be a certain way. This is for both sexes, not just us guys.
We are programmed to be judgmental. Women I think get the bulk of the judging done to them. Especially with them mainly wearing form fitting swimwear and even regular clothing nowadays. Let’s start looking at what people are wearing in a positive way instead of he or she shouldn’t be wearing that. Why should only certain bodies be able to enjoy wearing swim briefs, bikinis, and thongs? I’ve seen all sorts of sizes and shapes that look good in them. If we don’t like the way they look then we should look elsewhere.
I’ve seen people overweight that looked great in a bikini cut bottom. Then on the opposite side I’ve seen people that probably worked out daily that don’t look great in their swimsuits in my eyes. Some of it comes down to the swimsuit style they choose. Another part just comes down to body types (butts play a role too) that look good to me. We don’t all have to agree on what looks good. Fashion is in the eyes of the beholder not some so-called fashion guru.
Let’s start applauding anyone that has the confidence to enjoy the beach or pool in whatever swimwear they feel good in. This should especially be the case when society says otherwise. Not many swimsuits are going to hide one’s body, so why not wear an enjoyable one.
How many of us are really in the shape we want to be in? Who has time to workout everyday for an hour or so when you have to work and have a family? Let’s accept our bodies and wear what we please. Don’t wait until you get in shape because you may never get to the point you want to be to do so. Just do it now. You can continue to work on your body while enjoying a swimsuit that allows you to enjoy the sand, sun, and water the way it should be.