Inner Beauty Personal Style Swimwear

One-Piece Wonder: How I Stopped Chasing a Bikini Body and Finally Felt Great in One-Piece Swimsuits

I remember the last time I looked good in a bikini. It was a tiny string number—pink with multicolored polka dots—and all eyes were on me.

I was 3 years old.

Since then, I’ve had a tumultuous relationship with swimwear. (I did wear a bikini twice on spring break my junior year of college: My Puerto Rican besties are the most beautiful and body positive girls on the island and, if only for a week, I drank their Kool-Aid while we frolicked in the Caribbean surf.)

Truthfully, no part of swimsuit season has ever been easy for me.

Health & Wellness Inner Beauty Swimwear

Get Sun-Ready: Summer Skin Care Tips and SPF Advice to Enhance Your Inner Glow

The sun is a powerful thing—it can boost your mood, yet it can wreak havoc on your skin and your health. Despite all we know about skin cancer, there’s still pressure to score and maintain that perfect summer glow. You know, the one that declares to the world that you’ve been away on some exotic family vacation, you’re rested and rejuvenated and somehow also younger and thinner. So we’ve put together a list of SPF and skin care tips and advice to get you through the summer wrinkle- and worry-free—because there’s nothing sexy about sun damage.

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How to Dress for the Beach at Any Age

If age ain’t nothing but a number, why does it feel like bathing suit shopping gets harder the older we get? Here’s the secret to life and how to dress for the beach: Nothing is possible without a little (or, in some cases, a lot of) support.

The very same suits—one-piece swimwear or more modest swimsuits, even a bikini or swim dress—can work on any body, at any age. The key is in the fit. If it feels good to put on, you feel good wearing it. Right? Right. So flex that wisdom and focus on the important stuff. When dressing for the beach, work with what you have, because both a soft midsection and absolutely fabulous abs all have a place on this summer’s bathing suit best-dressed list. With the help of a few friends, we produced the proof.

Personal Style Swimwear

Beach Outfits, Pool Party Outfits and More: How to Rock Cute Swimsuit Outfits from Morning to Evening

Here’s a summer remix hotter than Rihanna and Drake: swimsuit outfits! Hit refresh on your warm weather wardrobe by making your swimwear work a double shift. With the right styling swaps, your favorite bikini tops, hipster bikini briefs, pin-up swimwear and even cover-ups can easily make the transition from resort to real life, increasing your wardrobe options and giving you way more bang for the buck. So go ahead and work it—we’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to try this easy, unexpected summer update on your pool party or beach outfits.

Personal Style Swimwear

Body Positive Mindset for Swim Season: Unveiling Your Inner Poolside Goddess

Every goddess worth her weight in sunscreen knows that along with sunshine and the promise of poolside cocktails, swim season brings with it body struggles of all shapes and sizes. Bikini or one-piece swimsuit? Printed or solid? Too much coverage or not enough? Enough!

Here’s the truth: Everyone wrestles with body acceptance. While some of us feel our butts are too big, others worry their boobs are too small. Positive body image is really all in the way we see ourselves.

Parading around in what’s basically a waterproof version of your skivvies is a tall order for anybody—plus size, petite and everyone in between. Bottom line: Body confidence is something we’re all working towards, one swimsuit season at a time. And with a little support, we’ll get there together.

Flaunt it. Own it. Work it. Please be body positive, people. You got this! Here’s what you need to remember: