Did you know that the 5th of July is National Bikini Day?
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by M&Co to show off my body confidence. What body confidence was my first thought as I read the email!
Confident in my clothes yes! but your lucky if you ever see me in anything even low cut in the chest area, I can’t help it I’m very modest! Look through any of my posts and the proof is there!
But I thought about it and decided to go ahead with the campaign, after all, why not? I’m a 54-year-old woman who has every right to go swimming & beach bumming as any other age woman regardless of size and stature.
Ok, I didn’t go for a Bikini, but I chose this fantastic one piece and this cover up.
Very pleased with what I had chosen, this Butterfly Ombre Multiway Swimsuit ticked the boxes for me. it has a removable strap and bra inserts for a little hold up (much needed) And the Tassel Hemmed Cover Up matched perfectly.
Living in London, there are not a lot of beaches as you know! There are Lido’s or the Thames and that’s about it! I started to think about where to take the photo’s and being short of time this week. My garden? That’s not really showing confidence. A spa? No.
So I decided to go to my local park! So, on way to Syon Park with its beautiful gardens and conservatory. Armed with music, magazine and a flask of tea.And with our weather being so hot the last few days it felt really good! There are so many high rises where I live that any park gets surrounded by people laid out in the sun and children playing. Ok not in their swimsuits I might add, but this is what everyone does.
This is where I chose to get my body out, the park didn’t empty, but I did get shot a few odd looks having photos done! Do I care No!
I even had a little walk around the park and felt quite liberated! It’s weird isn’t it that we should feel ok and not out of place in a swimsuit on a beach yet feel like your flaunting it in a park.Well everyone was a lot hotter than me! Even the other half, my photographer!
I actually started to wonder why I was so nervous about showing so much body off in a public place! I will definitely do it again. Just taking time out was the best!
Plenty of SPF I might add on one of the hottest days of the year!
My body is far from perfect and yes it’s all going south, but yes I’m proud of my body! And so should every other woman be!
MandCo actually did a reader’s swimwear survey and the results are quite surprising. You can read about it here and I want to know. Would you get your body out in a park in swimwear? Love your body!
M&Co have some fantastic swimwear designs on their website right now and I’ve been given a 10% discount code for my lovely readers. There are some fabulous figure control swimsuits and bikinis all designed to help with the areas that we’re not happy with to give us that little extra boost of confidence.
I would like to thank M&Co for my gorgeous swimsuit and boosting my body confidence!
Discount code – Vanity10 here
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Have a great weekend Everyone