Bikini confidenceSeptember 05, 2015
Looking back now it's ridiculous, I was a size 8/10 and I could probably pull anything off with those pins (this old post is case and point). I've put on a little weight since then, largely on my bottom half, and even that has left me feeling very self conscious, just like all those years ago. Before going on holiday I was feeling anxious just thinking about trying my old swimsuits on, I was so worried they wouldn't fit. You want to know the secret? I had me a private fashion show! I threw my collection on the bed one evening and tried them on, one by one, put on my biggest, floppiest straw hat and a pair of heels and strutted my stuff in front of a full length mirror. Get your boyfriend/girlfriend/friend in on this or send them pictures on snapchat: positive affirmation is magic when you're already feeling good. Beyond this I don't have much advice, it's all about learning to love that little tummy blob and accepting that everyone in Vogue is photoshopped. Besides, I prefer one-piece swimsuits anyway.
Side note, these photos are giving me a massive Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson vibe, which I love!
hat//second hand bikini//H&M