She was afraid to come out of the locker, she was as nervous as she could be.
She was afraid to come out of the locker, she was scared that somebody would see…
You know the song. The Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini. It was the first time she wore it out in public and it’s clear from the lyrics that she was NOT comfortable, and she didn’t want anyone to look at her. In the 1960’s, when the song came out, bikini’s were just starting to come into popularity and the song actually boosted their popularity among mainstream culture. After that, everyone “needed”
to have one. Even people who didn’t like them felt that they had to wear them. That is not ideal though!
It’s halfway through the summer, but the pressure to don a bikini is still pretty strong. Before you put on a bikini this summer, ask yourself these two questions:
- Do I want to wear a bikini?
- Am I comfortable in a bikini?
If the answer to either of these questions is a big giant NO!! then don’t wear one. If you feel comfortable in a bikini, and you WANT to wear a bikini, you should totally wear one! Otherwise, don’t spend your time on the beach hiding in the locker, under a blanket or in the water. That’s no fun!
Every year, without fail, there are articles and magazine covers that scream “How to get a bikini body” or “Are you beach body ready?” and when it comes down to it, if your body is at the beach you have a beach body. If your body is in a bikini, you have a bikini body. If you don’t want to go to the beach or wear a bikini, that’s okay too! Do what will make you happy and comfortable. You will enjoy your summer more by far if you are comfortable 😉