Aren’t we all tired of the objectification of women’s bodies and of the standards for what a bikini body should be. Just put on your favorite bikinis and there you have it – the perfect bikini body. For many, however, being body positive is usually easier in theory than in practice. It’s easy telling our friends to not care what other people think and to accept their bodies, but, when it comes to ourselves, we usually feel the pressure to work out like crazy or do a torturous cleanse before hitting the beach.
The reality is you don’t need to change your body to feel comfortable in a bathing suit. Go to a beach, or a pool with a margarita in your hand and just enjoy the day and the sun. Lately, social media are starting to reflect this worldview, with numerous influencers trying to spread the message that every body is a bikini body. We bring you four inspirational posts by influential Instagram stars that might just prove that.
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The body-positive guru who is a bestselling author of the book Body Positive Power posted a side-by-side bikini picture on her Instagram account, proving that all you need to look fierce near a swimming pool is a fierce smile and a pair of stylish bikinis.
2. Danielle Brooks
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The 28-year-old Orange is the New Black actress shared a photo with her 2.2m Instagram followers, looking absolutely stunning in a white and blue swimsuit. She captioned the photo “Love every pound.”
3. Iskra Lawrence
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Iskra Lawrence is an English model and a National Eating Disorders Association brand ambassador, who never fails to amaze her 3.8m Instagram followers with a beautiful bikini selfie. The 27-year-old captioned her latest bikini photo “Just a lil reminder Hip dips and not perfectly rounded hips and narrow, flat, fat hips they are all beautiful. What makes you YOU is that you are imperfectly perfect and no one can ever be you!”
4. Cassey Ho
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Cassey Ho is a famous social media fitness entrepreneur that keeps reminding women all around the globe that wearing a swimsuit doesn’t give others an invitation to judge us. The 30-year-old shared her bikini body on Instagram and captioned the post: “Your body is simply a physical vessel for you to carry out the things you want to accomplish with your life. Take care of your body, respect it, and it will do amazing things for you.”
Don’t forget to love your body and yourself.