BEHIND THE SWIMWEAR MINDSET
Let's face it, when we have a good fitting swimsuit or any kind of clothing really, we feel better and more confident. We don't feel as self-conscious, we aren't constantly fiddling with the straps or pulling at the side, we're just enjoying our time in the sun. That's because there's psychology behind a good fitting swimsuit and how it affects us when we wear it. That's right, there's so much more to our swimsuits than just looking cute, they make you feel better too! That's a major win-win to us, which is why we are so pleased to offer such a variety of pieces for you. However, before you go pick out your new favorite swimsuit, let's look into how a good fitting suit makes you feel better.
Psychological studies in the past have shown that women who wear swimsuits self-objectify themselves more, which in turn increases body shame and possibly restrains eating according to Fredrickson, Roberts, Noll, Quinn, and Twenge in a 1998 study. Part of this relates to the fact that most stores sell suits that are meant for one particular body type. That can be detrimental in so many ways. According to the University of Alabama, spring is one of the worst times leading up to eating disorders, because women look at one type of suit and think that's the only thing available for them. They also become more negative toward their own beautiful bodies that may not fit that mold.
If you expect a swimsuit to not be a success, you likely won't have a successful day at the beach. Even subconsciously, you'll become more withdrawn, you won't feel confident, and most importantly, you won't likely have fun. However, if you find a suit that is cute, modest, and comfortable, you'll embrace a new confidence heading to the beach or pool. You'll feel better about yourself, the suit, and you'll likely view that experience wherever it was with more positivity looking back than the other times you wore a suit that wasn't comfortable to you.