Showing your body is always a quite tricky part. If you ask me, one year ago I wouldn’t have had the courage to take photos like these ones. Why? Hard to explain. It’s not beause I thought I was fat, or skinny, or anything else, it was simply because I thought I was imperfect. But wait, what, there are no perfect people? Or at least that’s what we’ve always been taught. However, in the century of Izabel Goulart’s and Candice Swanepoel’s, feeling comfortable with being imperfect is really damn hard. And I’m sure if you think about it, you’ll actually realize how many girls feel like this, maybe even yourself.
All those dozens of fitness Instagram profiles, gyms everywhere, guides to how to work out at home using your body weight, make it so easy for us to achieve that perfection we want.
I started working out a while ago, and I’m awful at it as I usually make a big gap while I travel, or when I’m busy, but a few weeks of intense work and I can feel the result. And it might not seen by someone else, but the pleasure you experience from feeling your muscle sore and tense, and those tiny lines whose appearance only you can notice in the mirror, are enough to make you feel confident, because confidence always comes from inside, and you know how they say it, in a healthy body lives a healthy mind!
Another reason to the prohibition women usually feel when revealing their body is the social stereotype of a woman having to be covered and hidden behind layers of clothing. Everyone makes such a big issue out of underwear photographs, while exactly the same amount of skin can be revealed in swimwear. So am I wearing a bathing suit or a ligerie set? Well, as ambiguous as it might be, the answer is the latter. However, the funny thing is that Triangl offer an identical (and I’m not exaggerating) set to this one as a swimsuit. So if I was walking in this underwear down the beach, would someone realize what it is?
This I’ll leave to you, as I’m just a big fan of all the Triangl products, be that lingerie or swimwear.
Photos: Daniel Dykes