5 Tips on How to Feel Confident in a Bikini

Our mission at Kitty and Vibe is to create a world where women LOVE shopping for swimwear. We celebrate the fact that all bodies are bikini bodies and believe everyone deserves to feel good in their summer uniform. Whatever swimsuit you’re choosing to wear, we’re here to help you feel comfortable in your skin. Here are five tips for how to feel confident in a bikini:

Set Yourself Up for Success

It’s completely normal to have days when you’re feeling yourself, and days when you’re not. Set yourself up for success by intentionally choosing a time and space when you feel excited to put on your bikini. Maybe it’s after you received great news, maybe it's a sunny day and you’re feeling ready for the beach, or your endorphins are simply running high. Choose this time to put on your swimsuit, rather than forcing yourself to try to put one on when you’re just not in the mood. Remember the confidence you feel in this moment and keep it in your back pocket for the next time you wear one in public.

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Use Power Poses

Ever heard of power poses? They are clinically proven to boost confidence and lower anxiety. They work in tandem with our intention cards we provide with all our bikinis that give you step-by-step instructions on how to cultivate a positive mindset while trying on your bikini. Before you put on your swimsuit, try one of these poses and awaken your confidence from within!

  • The Wonder Woman - Stand with your feet apart, your hands on your hips and your chin tilted upward. You are strong, fierce and beautiful. 
  • The Performer - Widen your stance and throw your hands in the air as if you’re soaking in an applause from the beach-goers who think you look amazing in your swimsuit. 
  • The Twerk - Stick your booty out, hands on your knees, and pop it to your favorite song. Okay, this isn’t an official power pose, but we find it effective nonetheless.

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    Make the Experience Better With Music

    Whether you’re making a playlist for your beach trip or about to throw on some tunes before trying on your bikini for the first time, listen to music that makes you feel good. You know those songs that fire you up? Now’s the time to queue them up. If you’re trying on a Kitty and Vibe swimsuit, your order will come with a playlist that matches the vibe of your suit so you can turn your bedroom into a dance floor. 

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    Call on Friends to Hype You Up

    Identifying the people in your life that affirm your beauty and bring you light on hard days is the best way to create a safe space when you’re seeking help around self-confidence. Perhaps they can be in the room with you when you try on your bikini, or they can join you to the beach or pool the next time you wear it. The right people will always have you back in times you need it.

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    Remember: All Bodies Are Bikini Bodies

    Bikinis are meant for all sizes, skin colors, and shapes. There’s no rule on how to be beach ready. Our philosophy? If you have a body, you deserve to feel confident, comfortable, and happy in a bikini! Reminder, if you try on a bikini and it doesn’t fit, it’s the bikini’s fault, not yours. 

    Too long, didn't read? Pick a time to try your bikini on when you’re already feeling good, strike a power pose, crank some tunes, and Facetime your bestie to hype you up. Then remember, you’re beautiful, and we think you look GREAT in a bikini.

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