Hi everyone,

Happy Sunday everyone. Summer Sundays are beach/pool days and we are here for it. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running, surfing, playing beach volleyball, or lounging, there’s one thing that many people have in common and that’s their body image. Women (and men) all over the world have body image issues. A person could be a size 4 or they could be a size 16, and they might still share the same body confidence concerns. Body image is especially prevalent as soon as swimsuit season nears. Last bid attempts to diet, tone up, and search for that magical swimsuit, which is going to cover up all the lumps and bumps, take place in the run-up to summer. But even if a person does find that amazing swimsuit that covers everything up we might still feel insecure. So here is my ultimate guide to looking classy, elegant, and confident at the beach or the pool.

One-piece bathing suits are flattering for every body type. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and silhouettes. You can easily style a one-piece for a trip to the beach or as part of your day-to-day style in place of a bodysuit. Choose your bathing suit based on the look you are going for, and pair it with shorts, skirts, dresses, cover-ups. kaftans and kimonos or accessories like flip flops (I much prefer leather sandals for a more elegant look), wedges, and necklaces.  Don't forget your hat, beach bag, and sunglasses. Make your outfit your own, and you can style any one piece.

I also believe that high-waisted 2 pieces are also great options, and mostly the vintages one. 

Last but not least, My top 3 tips to make elegant and classy pictures in your swimsuit:

  1. Stay away from over sexualizing your beach or swimwear photo;
  2. Wear your swimsuit cover-up. You will instantly look classy, elegant, elevated, and that's a winner right there;
  3. Go for landscape photos: not too focus on you and your swimsuit but on the scene and the ambiance that is going on.

Outfit Details
Swimsuit, Kimono, Sandals @Champagne Boutique |
Bullhorn jewelry @BijouLakay | Hat @Lilophia | Beach Bag @Shoppingmycloset

I was very hesitant to release this post but as I teach - men and women of all ages, and all walks of life - confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, I thought I should also empower women to feel confident, elegant, and classy for any occasion. If you aren't a swimsuit model there is no need to overload your page with very provocative swimwear pictures but if you feel like sharing moments in your life where you are relaxing and having fun by the beach, I hope this post will give you the confidence you need to do so. So please, comment below and let me hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by.



Linking up with those wonderful ladies here

Photo Credit @MJPhotography


  1. Your kimono is so fun! it's so important to be sun safe and have a cover up like that for the beach! :)

    Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. Thank you Mica - I also find the kimono print so fun ;-)

  2. Moumous, this is such a fabulous post with a wonderful message! I agree completely that we should be able to share photos of ourselves in our swim wear without fear of judgment about our bodies. I also agree that the over sexualized swim suit pictures really are not necessary (but I can't judge those women either if I don't want them to judge me). I have a friend who has been trying to explain this to his 14 year old daughter with her IG swim suit pictures...a picture enjoying the pool or beach in your swim suit is one thing, but posing provocatively in your swim suit (especially at the age of 14) is quite another thing! I love your swim suit and that fun cover up! And your giant sun hat is so cute. These photos are all great! Thanks for linking with me.


    1. Thank you Shelbee - Social media and unsupervised teenagers can be dangerous. I hope that your friend can see this thru :-)

  3. A swimsuit you feel confident in is worth its weight in gold, and rare as hen's teeth when you're 60. The perfect cover-up is slightly more attainable! Very grateful I have both at the moment.


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