The Styling You Annual Swimsuit Edition 2020 (as featured in Body & Soul)

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The Styling You Annual Swimsuit Edition 2020 seems to be a bit completely different. Actually A LOT completely different. Not solely was it featured in Sunday newspapers round Australia (hey, if you happen to’ve discovered your self right here for the primary time after studying the function in Body & Soul/Stellar journal), I’ve enlisted the assistance of six different girls to showcase swimwear on extra physique shapes than simply mine.

I’m obsessed with serving to you get out of the best way of your inside critic and right into a swimsuit. I’ve been so vocal about this for seven years (the primary Styling You Swimsuit Edition appeared right here on the weblog in 2013). And I’ve put my physique on the road and on this weblog yearly since.

Styling You Swimsuit Edition 2014

Styling You Swimsuit Edition 2015

Styling You Swimsuit Edition 2016

Styling You Swimsuit Edition 2017

Styling You Swimsuit Edition 2018

Styling You Swimsuit Edition 2019

Do I like being photographed in a swimsuit? Definitely not one in every of my favorite past-times. Am I 100% physique assured? Not even shut. I most likely battle to achieve 70% most days. 

What I’m is set. Determined to carry my proportion of day by day physique optimistic ideas – it truly is like working a muscle – and decided to assist YOU carry that proportion too. It’s not simple. It’s not like you possibly can flick some magic swap and abruptly you’re deeply accepting and loving of each little bit of your physique. There is lots of conditioning that’s been laid down in our heads from a really early age about how somebody ought to look in the event that they dare to go to the seashore or leap in a pool in entrance of different individuals. 

Women of my era have grown up with magazines making us really feel “less” as a result of we don’t look a sure manner. Or much less as a result of we weren’t weight-reduction plan to attempt to look a sure manner. We grew up with “well-meaning” members of the family making feedback about our weight. Hurtful feedback that also lower deep. Now that WE are moms, step-mothers, grandmothers and aunties, it truly is as much as us to interrupt these generational damaging patterns and beliefs. I need my daughter and any future granddaughters to develop up loving what their physique can do, not getting into into some dysfunctional relationship with it primarily based purely on seems to be.

Whether you’ve learn each single one in every of my Swimsuit Editions, or if that is your first, I ask you to not let this summer time go by, sitting on the sand or the aspect of the pool. Life’s too brief. Get in a swimsuit that offers you just a few additional body-positive proportion factors and make a splash.

Remember! You have a physique. It IS seashore prepared.

Styling You Annual Swimsuit Edition 2020

Scroll on for inspiration from some unimaginable girls, who rapidly mentioned sure to serving to me create the Styling You Annual Swimsuit Edition 2020 to encourage and encourage. Please comply with them on Instagram.

Do additionally try every of the impartial swimwear labels they’re carrying. Each of the labels chosen for this function actively promotes the identical swimsuit messages I do.

I’d like to additionally ship a shout to Marvel Lane Swimwear (which I featured HERE) and Infamous Swim (which I featured HERE)

More than ever, small impartial labels want our help. You’ll additionally discover superb girls behind these labels giving unimaginable buyer help and recommendation. Reach out to them for assist with sizing and kinds.

From left, Rebecca Nolan, Sonia Koroma, Nikki Parkinson, Stacey McGregor, Caitlin Robertson, Faaiza Osman, Lisa Cox. Photo by Sarah Keayes/The Photo Pitch

Nikki Parkinson @stylingyou carrying Lilly & Lime

53, blogger, creator and designer

What’s my typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?

I like a bikini fashion, mixed with a sun-safe rashie. The bikini is handy for popping beneath a gown or cover-up and with the ability to head to the bathroom! When out of the shade, I pop on a rashie for swimming within the pool or on the seashore. I’ve bought pale pores and skin (that I repeatedly spray tan!) and grew up in Queensland. Being sun-safe was embedded in my psyche from a small youngster.

What’s the one piece of recommendation I’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

This is my eighth annual Swimsuit Edition and I’ve shared a number of recommendation on this subject over time. The one factor I maintain coming again to is that we have to recover from ourselves and our inside, adverse dialogue. It’s a piece in progress however, actually, we’re our personal worst critics. No-one offers a hoot about how we glance in a swimsuit. Sadly, they’re busy worrying about themselves.

Why do I like the swimsuit I wore for this shoot?

Apart from the beautiful print, I like that my D Cup bust is supported (there’s underwire on this fashion)and that the excessive neckline of the highest offers solar safety throughout my chest. This fashion is tremendous flattering on the shoulders and arms. The zip-up rashie makes it simple to pop on for a swim within the surf.

Nikki Parkinson (@stylingyou) wears Lilly & Lime Swimsuit Edition 2020 Nikki Parkinson @stylingyou carrying Lilly & Lime Swimwear (gifted)

Rebecca Nolan @ilovethatskirt carrying Sunsoaked

35, full-time mum, part-time occupational therapist and Instagram fanatic

What’s your typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?

I would like one thing that I really feel comfy in and that’s purposeful as I’m breastfeeding (my 7 month previous) and working round after my 4 yr previous!

What’s the one piece of recommendation you’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

No one else is taking a look at you! Seriously! They’re all too busy worrying about their very own swimsuit, their children or in the event that they remembered to place sunscreen on the highest of their toes and many others. Put the swimsuit on and revel in your self. It’s cliche however life is just too brief to overlook out on the enjoyable of the seashore/pool!

Why do you’re keen on the swimsuit you wore for this shoot?

I like the flutter sleeve and the zip on the entrance. The excellent mixture of purposeful and flattering!

Rebecca Nolan, @ilovethatskirt wears Sunsoaked swimsuit Rebecca Nolan (@ilovethatskirt) wears Sunsoaked (gifted)

Caitlin Robertson, @caitlin_robertson carrying Saint Somebody

31, self love and physique confidence coach and mannequin

What’s your typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?

I like mixing it up with my swimwear however I might say I’m a sucker for a superb bikini! I like shiny, block colors or lovely prints and mixing and matching them. And I can’t go previous a staple, black piece both. It’s been enjoyable to find completely different cuts of swimwear that I like and maybe would by no means beforehand have felt assured to put on. I additionally love to hold a Turkish towel with me to the seashore or pool as it may well double as a sarong or gown when wanted and dries tremendous quick!

What’s the one piece of recommendation you’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

One factor I used to be informed, that has caught with me, is that different individuals are typically too involved about what they themselves appear to be to be fearful about you. It’s a tragic thought however, sadly, I feel it’s very true. I might additionally say that by strutting your stuff on the seashore or by the pool, you’re giving each different lady or woman who sees you permission to like themselves and be assured in their very own our bodies that little bit extra.

Why do you’re keen on the swimsuit you wore for this shoot?

As somebody with an even bigger decrease half and hips I have a tendency to decide on increased waisted bikinis, however when Sophie (Saint Somebody designer) instructed that these bottoms would go well with me I gave them a go! I fell in love with the lower and the way flattering they have been. It truly might be very flattering to have a cheekier lower on the bottoms when you have a bigger behind, as an alternative of overlaying all of it up! I needed to indicate girls that being curvier doesn’t imply it’s a must to cowl up! You get to put on no matter fashion YOU really feel superb in. If which means a one piece with sleeves, unbelievable! If which means a string bikini, go you!

Caitlin Robertson @caitlin_robertson wears Saint Somebody Caitlin Robertson (@caitlin_robertson) wears Saint Somebody (gifted)

Stacey McGregor, @stace_mcgregs carrying Capriosca

35, curve mannequin and stylist

What’s your typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?

I like a variety of various kinds. A typical theme in my swimsuit decisions is a component of solar security, notably protection on the shoulders, if a two-piece, I at all times go for excessive waist bottoms, the upper the higher.

What’s the one piece of recommendation you’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

Go to the seashore and take photographs together with your children, family and friends. You don’t should put up these photographs on social media, however maintain them. Because on the time we could also be fairly self essential, however after we look again on these photographs and now reminiscences, it will likely be with kinder eyes, and as an alternative of criticising our seems to be (which lots of us do) we are going to look again and say “gosh remember how long my hair used to be”, or “oh what fun we had that day”, however you possibly can’t try this with out going, and with out being within the photographs. Don’t sit on the aspect traces. Life is for dwelling.

Why do you’re keen on the swimsuit you wore for this shoot?

I like the classic vibe of my go well with. I felt like an 1940’s pink up. The polka dot print, the excessive waist bottoms and the wrap high – a lot to like. I additionally love the shoulder protection from a solar security perspective.

Stacey McGregor (@stace_mcgregs) wears Capriosca Stacey McGregor (@stace_mcgregs) wears Capriosca (gifted)

Faaiza Osman, @modestmunchies carrying her personal swimsuit*

32, reduction instructor and dessert blogger

What’s your typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?
I put on a burqni due to my modest necessities however I like one thing with a pop of color that can also be cozy to put on.

What’s the one piece of recommendation you’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

Just as a result of we want extra material than everybody else doesn’t imply we must always miss out. With so many nice choices for modest swimwear nowadays we are able to nonetheless be coated whereas trying trendy. Australia has a number of the greatest seashores on this planet so let’s get on the market and revel in it as an alternative of watching from the sidelines.

Why do you’re keen on the swimsuit you wore?

I like that it meets my necessities for protection, is solar protected, comfy and vibrant.

* We had ordered a swimsuit from Madamm BK in France however it didn’t arrive in time for the photoshoot. We’ve since additionally found Australian modest labels Azya Swim and Noor Swimwear (launching quickly).

Faaiza Osman (@modestmunchies) wears her own swimsuit Faaiza Osman (@modestmunchies) wears her personal swimsuit

Lisa Cox, @lisacox.co carrying Ellenny Swim

40, a media skilled and generally disabled mannequin

What’s your typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?
I’ve solar harm from many years of out of doors sports activities and actions so I like a bit extra protection that additionally permits ease of motion after I swim laps in my pool.

What’s the one piece of recommendation you’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

Remember that ALL our bodies are lovely and remind your self of all of the superb issues your physique has achieved (like rising little people or getting you thru uni exams, for instance) reasonably than evaluating your self to others.

Why do you’re keen on the swimsuit you wore?
The print is totally divine and it was very simple to slide into.

Lisa Cox (@lisacox.co) wears Ellenny Swimsuit Edition 2020 Lisa Cox (@lisacox.co) wears Ellenny (gifted)

Sonia Koroma, @sonish_space carrying Baiia 

32, compliance officer at a stockbroking agency

What’s your typical summer time swimsuit fashion and why?

I actually will put on any fashion, however love a two-piece, high-waisted swimsuit have a little bit of an edge. I like this fashion as a result of it intensify my curves which I like.

What’s the one piece of recommendation you’d inform one other lady in the event that they’re anxious about being in a swimsuit in public?

Firstly, make peace together with your physique. Love and embrace what makes your physique distinctive (flaws and all). Then go forth and rock what makes you are feeling lovely, comfy and assured (key phrase “YOU”).

Why do you’re keen on the swimsuit you wore?

I like this swimsuit as a result of it’s a two-piece excessive waisted which is my fashion, it’s reversible and the color makes me feel and appear glamorous.

Sonia Koroma (@sonish_space) wears Baiia Sonia Koroma (@sonish_space) wears Baiia (gifted)

Huge due to Sarah Keayes @thephotopitch for photographing the Styling You Annual Swimsuit Edition 2020 – and for supplying the photographs to be used in Body and Soul/Stellar Magazine.



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