I don't know about you, but I lack body confidence. The worst part about trying to be active is being seen out in gym gear, or poolside in next to no clothing. I was on holiday in August and was dreading being seen in barely any clothing after not going abroad for 4 years and having put on a fair bit of weight to my dismay. This is where Miraclesuit* comes into play, and it aims to make you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds or a bit longer as I had to get myself into it first!
In the same way that spanx smoothes out your lumpy bits, the Miraclesuit is made out of Lycra Xtra Life spandex to suck you in and fit to your body shape. Inside the swimsuit is an underwired bra to support your boobs as you swim. I have a size E/F chest and there wasn't enough room for my boobs but after a bit of moving around they didn't pop out, so that's a bonus. The scooped back is really flattering on and gives me a bit of extra confidence. I don't usually have my back on show but there is something freeing about having something non-sexual on show.
They do retail for around £100 which is something to take into consideration. For me, that isn't affordable but only because I don't swim regularly enough for it to be worth it. I am trying to change that though. I have Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and swimming is supposed to really help your muscles ease up but to exercise them too. On holiday I discovered I can no longer do breast stroke without being in a lot of pain but everything else is great! Having more confidence in turn produces more motivation to get out there and swim and I genuinely think the Miraclesuit will help me with this. It may not be a miracle but it gives me the confidence boost I needed.