Can you smell the sunscreen?
Summer is just around the corner, beckoning in 90 long leisurely days of hopping between the beach and the pool, and possibly even enjoying a couple of water parks.
It sounds glorious, doesn’t it?
But that’s only until you remember that most of the Sunshine Season’s activities necessitate water-friendly attire, which means you can no longer push off that dreaded swimsuit-shopping trip you’ve been so skillfully evading.
If you’re anything like me, you will do everything in your power to avoid looking at that dressing room mirror while between garments. If the goal of clothing companies is to sell product, I’m not sure why they insist on installing evil, fluorescent lighting that no crevice on our bodies can escape. Perhaps the assumption is that covering up our bodies with their apparel will be that much more appealing following an unwelcome confrontation with our bare-naked selves. That logic however simply doesn’t hold up when it comes to swimsuit shopping because after we’ve somehow managed to stuff ourselves into a flimsy, entirely unsupportive piece of material that was designed under the bizarre notion that all female bodies are identically proportioned, we must, of course, face our reflections to see if we approve. And we very rarely do.
As women living in a society that promotes “perfection,” it is difficult to look at ourselves, under that harsh lighting, in those ill-fitting, all too revealing swimsuits, without honing in on our flaws, wondering, dismally, how others will perceive us and allowing that over-critical voice in our heads to take the stage.
Because those of us who are not a size two, 34C cup, cellulite-free goddess, are likely not all too pleased with the way we fill out a standard two-piece. I mean hey, if you’re one of the mighty few who are super confident about their bodies, regardless of what size they wear, then, by all means, strut your stuff. Power to ya!
And if you’re like the rest of us, hear this: Feel confident in how you look, and love the skin you’re in. But, at the same time, don’t feel compelled to don something in which you feel ridiculously uncomfortable simply because it’s become the accepted form of swimwear.
Thankfully, the market has evolved and there are alternatives to the string bikini or fitted one piece. HydroChic offers a welcome way out of those “assembly line” swim suits and provides a unique line of fashionable options for women who want to look and feel good on the waterfront. In HydroChic, you can go to the beach and actually enjoy the sand, the water, and even the sun carefree!
Stop worrying about your body being too exposed if you turn an inch the wrong way. Don’t hesitate to go into the water because you’re nervous your swimwear can’t withstand a strong wave or two. In HydroChic you can feel confident and comfortable in the skin you’re in without having to expose too much of it. I’m looking forward to having an enjoyable and relaxing Summer, and with that comes an anxiety-free choice of swimwear.