I'm Celebrating National Swimsuit Confidence Week

Inspiring 15

Lands EndLast year, Lands' End held its inaugural National Swimsuit Confidence Week, and convinced nearly 100 bloggers to post photos of themselves in their swimsuits.

I have to say, I LOVED the result.

Not many of us are thrilled with the way we look in a swimsuit.

Seeing so many women dare to put photos of themselves in a swimsuit online for all the world to see made me feel a lot better about my own body, in a way that seeing photos of models like the one to my left do not.

So when I was asked to participate in this year's National Swimsuit Confidence Week, I took a deep breath ... and said yes.

SwimsuitHere I am in MY Lands' End swimsuit, feeling, well, not all that confident to be honest with you. However, I wanted to put it out there because it helped me so much last year to see actual real women in swimsuits, looking proud and happy and feeling good about themselves, and inspiring me to feel the same way in MY swimsuit, even though I'm not a size two.

The OTHER reason I agreed to participate in this particular campaign (event though I turn down nearly every campaign and product review I'm offered) is that I'm a HUGE fan of Lands' End swimsuits, and if I could, I'd buy one for every one of you. I own three and all of them are slimming, flattering, and comfortable. They are also expensive, BUT Lands' End has sales all the time! Get on the e-mail list and keep up with the sales- You'll end up getting a great deal on your swimsuit in no time.

So now that I've showed you my own imperfect body, tell me how you'd rate your own swimsuit confidence. Are you dreading swimsuit season? And if you do feel good about yourself in a swimsuit, how did you get that way? I'd love to hear your stories.

And if you'd like to see more photos of REAL women in their swimsuits, check out the Curvy Girl Guide.

 

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nonmember avatar kathrin

i'm sorry, but i have to ask this- and what is it that you're not confident about? you look amazing!

the4m... the4mutts

This year will be the first in 8 years that I will wear a swimsuit that isn't a materity suit, or immediately post partum. I couldn't be more excited! My body isn't perfect, but I hadn't realized how much I have missed being in a swimsuit that won't be soley for the purpose of good support of a belly/breasts, or to cover my belly.

Addys... Addys_Mom

You look gorgeous Lindsay! I am a little jealous lol.

Nancy... NancyJ422

You look great! I have a variety of suits from Lands End - tankinis and bikinis. I wear the Tankinis at water parks but my bikinis at the lake. I'm lumpy in places and have a little menopausal belly but I can't give up the sun on my stomach! I figure if ya don't like what ya see, don't look!

Stephanie Winans

You look fab! Thin, shapely, and happy- with an emphasis on the last word, as it's the most important. :)


Great campaign! So nice to see real women rock a swimsuit.

Linds... LindsayFerrier

Thanks, everyone! In answer to your questions, I think I have the same body issues that most women have, no matter their shape or size. I've been working out and eating right, yet I will still never look like the photos I see in magazines. It makes me feel a little squeamish about putting it all out there in a bathing suit online!   But I think it's important for all of us to come to terms with our bodies and be proud of how we look, so I've been trying to do that. I know it helped me to see photos of other women looking proud and happy in their swimsuits, so I wanted to pass it on. :)

Smerk... Smerkalot

You look great, girl!  And props for having the courage to post such a couragous pic... keep up the good work  :]

Em Chappell-Root

I never would have thought of Lands End, but your article is a life saver! I can't wear anything without underwires, and the last few years have sacrificed bras to wear under my swim suits, but Lands End actually has plus sized swim suits with underwires, something I can never find! Thank you So much Lindsay for posting this!

Saraj... Sarajesse

You look amazing!!!! You go girl!

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