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12 Women's Swimsuit Confidence Boosters

Strut your stuff in a swimsuit with these confidence-boosting tips.

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The Nose Knows

A spritz of her favorite perfume and Wen Zhou, 23, is set for the shore. "It makes me feel superconfident and sexy."

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Body Language

Any woman can wear a two-piece, says Maria Cecilia Mete, 25. "It's all about your body language."

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Strike a Pose

Maria Sollon-Scally, 34, never deletes beach photos because of how her body looks in them.

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Accessorizing

Great legs are 42-year-old Linda Crawford's best beach accessory, "although my husband says it's my butt!"

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Own It

"When you feel great, you own it," says Susie Quintana, 30, who would rather be a sculpted size 10 than an untoned 2.

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Channeling Your Idol

What's Kelly De Castro's approach to bikinis? "Play up my curves," says the 25-year-old, whose swimsuit idol is Jennifer Lopez.

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Work It

How does Laurie Leiner stay swimsuit confident? "I really work on my fitness," says the fifty­something avid swimmer.

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Stay Positive

Feeling good in a bikini is totally doable, Viktoria Schneider, 27, says: "Smile, keep your head held high, and focus on the things you like about your body."

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Mix It Up

Peyton Turner, 36, credits a mix of sit-ups, push-ups, squats, and "lots of water" with boosting her bikini bravery.

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Beauty Tips

"I don't dwell on all the better-looking women on the beach," says Melissa Morales, 25, a CrossFit regular. "I believe we're all beautiful."

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Attitude in a Tube

Running and yoga are key to 25-year-old Liz Prutting's bikini-ready attitude. "Lipstick doesn't hurt either!"

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One Size Fits All

Your size shouldn't stop you from going two-piece, says Cassandra Rosello, 23. "It's about the level of confidence you have when you wear it."

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2011

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anonymous wrote:

I agree that showing off a load of almost perfect bodies in bikinis is certainly a good way to encourge those of us who didnt get ahead in the diet/workout game to keep our jeans on !

6/16/2012 02:16:02 PM Report Abuse
mariatlopez411 wrote:

every woman's husband or significant other should tell them they have a nice butt, that's love

5/7/2012 10:06:34 AM Report Abuse
til2530 wrote:

Agree with Slamteach entirely !! If you say anyone looks good don't show someone who is "almost perfect", show the difficult one to ptove your point ! !... And I didn't know that "legs" were an accessory, drives the nail further down to the bone !... Come off it !!!. . ...

5/5/2012 10:22:06 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

agree with^^^

6/15/2011 04:37:40 PM Report Abuse
slamteach wrote:

This is completely pointless. You say anyone can look good in a two piece and then have a size 0 model. How about proving your point with a variety of women and ideas that actually address confidence issues not just sound bites like "strike a pose". The title is misleading and the info uninformative. No up to your usual standard AT ALL.

6/13/2011 08:38:18 PM Report Abuse

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