Now that the sunshine has made an appearance and the feel good vibes of summer are in full swing we felt it was only appropriate to celebrate by teaming up with our good friends at Vita Liberata and launching another fabulous competition.
So, now everyone’s jetting off to sunnier shores the main question on our lips is are you beach body ready? Well in our opinion EVERYONE should answer yes to that!
Here at Melissa Odabash we believe everyone is beach body ready, as long as you have confidence. There’s no need to cleanse, detox, or go crazy in the gym and you most definitely CAN eat ‘carbs before Marbs’. In an age where social media constantly pressures us into believing there’s only one version of the ultimate beach body it’s important to take a step back and realise that as long as you are happy and confident in yourself you are beach ready. After all, it’s better to have a fun and rounded life than obsess over your figure - especially in summer!
Whatever your shape or size swimwear season can be tough, as we all have our own insecurities when it comes to putting on a swimsuit or bikini. We know that having beach body confidence can sometimes be a bit easier said than done, so that’s why we’ve put together some helpful hints and tips below to help you feel your very best.
1. Find the PERFECT swimwear
We’re the first to admit it - we love a trend as much as the next person, but when it comes to feeling and looking our very best trends may not always be the best answer. Whether you opt for a bikini or one piece make sure you spend the time to find a style you feel amazing in and remember that style, cut, material and colour all play an important part. Not a fan of halter-necks? Go for something with over the shoulder straps to feel more supported. Love the current one piece trend but don’t think it’s suitable for an active holiday? Check out our sports luxe range for versatile and practical pieces. Little bit conscious of your tummy? Go retro with the Antibes High-Waisted Bikini. You do you and the confidence will follow.
2. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
A good scrub in preparation for your holiday will not only give you silky smooth skin, but will also create an even base if you are planning on working on your tan while on your va-cay. Make sure to moisturise to the max afterwards and if you will be sun worshiping, please make sure you are lathered in SPF from head to toe! Another great way to protect your face from the sun’s harmful rays while looking uber chic is with a floppy hat, which can also come in handy for hiding salty hair. The Jemima is our favourite.
3. Head Up!
Posture is the biggest secret of catwalk and Instagram models alike! Standing tall with your head high and shoulders back not only gives the best version of yourself, but also gives a good confidence boost be it on the beach, at the bar or reading this sat at your desk - bet you just suddenly sat up straight! It helps to elongate the body and gives off an aura of attractiveness and assertiveness.
4. Tan before hand
Who doesn’t love a good spray tan? #TanThursday wasn’t just plucked from the air you know! A little spritz of the fake stuff can do wonders for your self-esteem. From giving the illusion that your limbs are longer and more toned, and even improving the appearance of cellulite! A good spray tan can make you feel great, especially when done by a professional who can help you with any shading queries. This is why as part of our competition we are offering the chance to win a VIP Personal Spray Tanning Experience in the comfort of your own home for you and two friends, so make sure you enter our competition below!
5. Day to Night
When you are happy and confident time will fly by, so to help you get from beach to the bar you’re going to need the perfect cover up for those cooler evenings. The Nic Fringed Kimono is one of our favourites as boho summer vibes never go out of style, or if you’re more of a maxi dress woman then the Angelina dress with a gorgeous scooped back is your go to. For a romantic summers evening date, nothing is cuter than the lace Kate Kaftan. For that reason, we’ve decided to give away this beautiful cream lace cover-up as part of our competition so make sure you click on the image below to find out how to enter!