How To Slay A Bikini For The First Time & Not Freak Out
Wearing a bikini for the first time in public is very intimidating especially when you just not the type who likes to show “too much skin” or your religion or culture does not support or perhaps you’re intimidated by the thought of exposing your body with its imperfections.
It’s a very weird feeling however once you decide to wear one for the first time, you have to consider four factors: what your body type is, how much skin you’re willing to show, which body parts you’re proud to flaunt, and which problem areas to camouflage.
This way, you can narrow down your choices and focus on pieces that look best on your body shape. You can’t go shopping for a bikini without knowing your body type first.
Knowing your body type means knowing your best features and how to flaunt them, as well as knowing your problem areas and how to camouflage them. This will ensure that you’re wearing nothing but the best design for your body shape.
There are 5 main body types/ shapes: apple, rectangle, inverted triangle, pear or triangle, and hourglass. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. And it’s essential that you know which body type you are before you spend your dollars.
Depending on your body type, your problem areas could vary. Wear dark, plain colored bottoms. Dark colors, especially black, are slimming. The opposite is true for prints and lighter colors so reserve them only as your top, not as your bottom. Wear bottoms that are devoid of strings and ruffles. They make the hips appear even wider.
Choose modest designs over skimpy ones. If it’s your first time wearing a bikini in public, you’ll feel ten times exposed and uneasy such that you’d just rush in for your clothes. Wearing a modest swimsuit will cut down your uneasiness by half and help you transition smoothly instead of scare you away from wearing a bikini again.
Perhaps wearing a bikini near the shore or when sunbathing is comfortable enough for you. But once you head to the beach restaurant, you might start to feel a little icky with the stares you’ll occasionally draw.
A cover-up will make you feel sexy without that uncomfortable feeling of being overly exposed.