Are any of us ever really ready for swim suit season?  I think it’s safe to say most men and women do not ever feel 100 percent confident walking around in a bathing suit.  Bathing suits have us feeling vulnerable and I think most of us feel very exposed walking on the beach or laying by the pool in only a bathing suit.   Even the most confident person is much more aware of their body while wearing a bathing suit.

I am loving one pieces these days.  There are so many flattering and stylish one pieces that I really can’t see myself wearing another bikini again.  My bikini days are over and I have really embraced the one piece.

I am 43 years old and I don’t think there has been one time that I have absolutely loved how I look in a bathing suit.   This is why I think it’s important to invest in a really flattering bathing suit that suits your body type.  I am big chested and curvy so support is a must when I am shopping for a bathing suit.  Last year I spent way too much on a bathing suit at Nordstrom but I absolutely love everything about it.  The colour,  the neckline and especially the built in tummy control.   As much as I try to stay positive about my body and love all of me, I can’t help but wish my tummy was flatter and my thighs were slimmer.  These are things I can work on and improve but I that would mean eating much cleaner and I do really love my food.  So, till then I will walk around in my overpriced bathing suit that I feel my best in.

There are so many things you can do to feel more confident in a bathing suit.  Accessories!!!  Big floppy hats are so fun and stylish!

Get yourself a cool cover up.  They can instantly give you all the confidence you need.   I absolutely love mine!

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Nail polish!  You will never see me without my toes and hands painted.  I do them once a week and I feel they complete my outfits.  I am loving these neon colours.  They are fun and perfect for summer.

Sunglasses are my favorite accessory.   It’s so important to protect your eyes from the sun.   I am not going to lie,  sometimes I feel like a movie star when I wear my sunglasses.  Is that weird?  Maybe…. but it’s true!

So next time you have to wear a bathing suit,  embrace it.  Add some fun accessories,  throw on a pair of cool shades that make you feel like a movie star and rock it!


Melissa Gauvreau – Styled by M

Stay fabulous!





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