How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

Happy #FASHIONWEDNESDAY!! I am loveloveloving that it’s still pool weather. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing better than being lazy in a donut shaped pool floaty. I shot this look with Erin a few weeks ago and have been DYING to get the film scans back. They did NOT disappoint. Not even a tiny bit. But I hear a lot about people feeling uncomfortable in their own skin while wearing a swimsuit, so I’ve put together 6 tips to help you feel confident in a swimsuit, no matter what your body type is. Let’s dive into it.

SHOP THIS POST HERE (the EXACT pineapple cup I’m holding, a few favorite swimsuits + coverups from the NSale, and these exact floats, plus a few other favorites):

How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

Feeling confident in a swimsuit seems to be an elusive feeling for a lot of people. So in an effort to help pick you up and show you how to ROCK whatever suit you wear the rest of this summer, because yes, EVERY body is a swimsuit body.

Tip #1: First, throw out “bikini body ready”. 

Stop putting yourself in a tiny box. The trick isn’t starving yourself until you disappear, it’s working hard to take care of your body and stay healthy while finding swimsuits that flatter you at every stage your body goes through. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all bikini body.

How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

Tip #2: Choose a swimsuit that makes YOU feel comfortable.

Ignore the haters. Choose a flattering and comfortable swimsuit for YOU. Don’t choose what your mother thinks you should wear. Don’t choose what society thinks you should wear. Find a swimsuit that makes you look in the mirror and say HOT DANG I LOOK AMAZING. That’s how you should feel. It doesn’t matter if a “how to dress” website tells you otherwise. 

Tip #3: Take care of your skin.

Part of the reason you may be feeling less than confident is the fact that you have to go totally bare-faced. While you ABSOLUTELY don’t need makeup, it can be a confidence booster. However, most of the time you don’t really want to wear a full face of glam to the pool. Making sure you hydrate your skin before spending time is salt water or chlorine will make a huge difference in how confident you feel.

How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

Tip #4: Don’t knock it till you try it (on).

Swimsuits don’t always look their best on the hanger. Try not to judge a swimsuit by it’s cover. They always look so funny before you put them on, no matter what. Know what works for your body and go for those styles. Sometimes magic happens when you put on a suit.

Tip #5: Stop judging others.

You only hurt yourself when you put others down. Instead, focus on lifting them up! Forget about who should be and who shouldn’t be rocking a bikini. Put into the universe what you coming back to you. When you start building other women up, you feel better about yourself, too. I promise it works.

How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

Tip #6: Fake it till you make it.

This is important. Smile when you don’t feel like it. Wear the bomb swimsuit. Be nice to those around you even if you’re feeling salty. Retweet from tip #5, treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s ok to not be 100% there yet. Do your best. 


How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

I hope you found this helpful — I know it can be hard to find swimsuits that make you feel sexy. You DESERVE to feel amazing at the beach or the pool. Finding your confidence isn’t always easy, but you can do it. Life is too short to be unhappy with yourself. Your body is AWESOME, no matter what it looks like right now. Remember — that thing keeps you alive every day. 

How To Feel Confident (In A Swimsuit)

Let me know if these tips helped you make the most of the rest of your summer in the comments below!

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 26th Jul 17

    YAAAAS girl. Definitely go with what works for YOU. It’s really the #1 one way to really feel truly CONFIDENT. In a swimsuit and just in LIFE!

  2. Lily | 26th Jul 17

    You look SO pretty! And I agree, going with something that works for you and your body type makes a big difference in how you feel.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • Taylor Mobley | 26th Jul 17

      At the end of the day, you are the one who has to be in your own skin. You might as well OWN IT!

  3. Jessica Collazo | 26th Jul 17

    Loving how pinup you look with this swimsuit. And love the colot too. And what you say is what it is. You have to use something that goes with your body type but that you are confident in.

  4. Jasmine | 26th Jul 17

    I’m all for one piece especially after having the boys. I just don’t feel comfortable wearing a two piece. This color swimsuit is so pretty on you.

  5. Chelsea Watkins | 26th Jul 17

    This swimsuit is so cute! After having a baby I have had the hardest time feeling confident in a swimsuit. What places do you recommend for one pieces?

    • Taylor Mobley | 26th Jul 17

      RadSwim is AWESOME and so is Anthropologie! MY favorite places for swimwear!

  6. cara | 26th Jul 17

    You look adorable and I love all these tips! Trying swimsuits on is a MUST, as things always look different on the hanger and sometimes something completely different from your normal style ends up looking amazing.

  7. Danielle | 26th Jul 17

    I so agree with all of these tips, and you look absolutely gorgeous girl! That pink totally POPS!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  8. Kristen Jones | 26th Jul 17

    LOVE this suit on you! It “suits” you perfectly! 😉 Love your tips, too! <3

  9. Tanvi Rastogi | 26th Jul 17

    Loved your tips. That’s been my mantra this summer too. My body is swim suit ready 24/7 – we can’t wait for a body to be a certain size to start living. Love the pictures in your post.


  10. Dominique | 26th Jul 17

    Really great post, Taylor! I’m a huge supporter of just rock what you’ve got. We are all beautiful!

  11. Krystin | 26th Jul 17

    You look incredible, what a beautiful bathing suit on you!


  12. Kristen | 26th Jul 17

    First of all, I LOVE your bathing suit! Second of all, thank you so much for this post! It is so true that you never really know what suits you may end up loving until you try them on! 🙂

    Kristen |

  13. Anna | 26th Jul 17

    I love these tips! I feel like we all get a bit self conscious in relation to swimsuits, but it is very important to choose one that makes us feel comfortable and fabulous!

  14. adriana | 26th Jul 17

    I LOVE THIS!!! Throwing out the whole “bikini body ready” idea is so important! LOVE this suit on you!

  15. Amanda | 26th Jul 17

    These are all great reminders! This pink suit looks so good on you!

    Amanda ||

  16. Jocelyn at Hip Mama's Place | 26th Jul 17

    This is such a good reminder! I think it’s awesome that you mentioned throwing out the bikini ready mind set, the key is to finding a swimsuit that looks good with your body’s shape and like you mentioned, looking for something that you feel comfy in! Adorable pictures, girl!

  17. Megan | 27th Jul 17

    Such a cute photo shoot. I love it! I hate the whole ‘beach body’ attitude…just let me be how I am. I love your pool floaties and the pineapple cup…that’s adorable.

  18. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial | 27th Jul 17

    Love your points – especially about doing what you want. Ignore those haters and just do what makes you happy and feel good!

  19. The Southern Thing | 28th Jul 17

    So many great points and your pink swimsuit is so cute!

  20. Adaleta | 28th Jul 17

    What an awesome post! I really love those pool floats!!

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