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I Have Swimsuit Confidence!

15 Comments 23 May 2012

Last year around this time I saw women all over Facebook posting photos of themselves in their Lands’ End Swimsuits in honor of Swimsuit Confidence week. I flipped through every single photo in awe – in awe of the confidence and strength that these women had for posting photos of themselves in what almost every woman considers one of their most vulnerable states – in a swimsuit!

I’ll be honest – I’m extremely self-conscious in a swimsuit. No matter what size you are, I suspect that for most women, this is the case. When I look in the mirror at myself in a swimsuit – all I see are my imperfections. It’s not fun. Actually, it’s enough, in the right state of mind, to bring tears to my eyes. So when I clicked through photo after photo of these strong, amazing women proudly wearing their Lands’ End Swimsuits last year I was amazed. I wanted to find each and every one of these beautiful women and show my approval via a chest bump – go, girls!

Of course, it was easy to say – my photo wasn’t up there. I was safe.

This year Lands’ End reached out to me and asked me if I would participate in this year’s National Swimsuit Confidence Week. Y’all – I almost choked on my chocolate chip cookie as I read that email. This was one of those moments where I was being forced to put my money where my mouth is so to speak – how could I say that what those women did was so amazing if I wasn’t willing to put myself out there as well?

So, I’m proud to say that this year, I too have Swimsuit Confidence. Thank you so much Lands’ End, for inspiring me and essentially pushing me to stand up and be proud of who I am and what I look like – no matter where life has taken me. So, as terrified as I am to put this on the internet where people will find it forever and ever…here it is.

I have Swimsuit Confidence.

Erika Lehmann Swimsuit Confidence

Do you have swimsuit confidence?

Join women all over the country as they post photos of themselves in their swimsuits on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blogs. Also, every day this week the folks at Lands’ End will be hosting Twitter parties – just look for the #confidence hashtag from 1-2 pm EST for a chance to win Lands’ End gift cards!

The suit that I’m wearing is the Women’s Avalon Underwire Bikini top and the Women’s Avalon Regular Solid Bikini Bottom in black from Lands’ End. It rocks.

Disclosure: Lands’ End provided me with this swimsuit for my participation in Swimsuit Confidence Week. I love their suits and have purchased many out of my own pocket – though the one I’m wearing was sent to me. My opinions are 100% my own and receiving this suit in no way influenced this post.

Your Comments

15 Comments so far

  1. I don’t have the confidence yet, but it is inspiring to see all you ladies showing your swimsuit confidence. Love the shoes and the bathing suit.

  2. Sheena says:

    Ooo weee, lookin’ hawt!!! You’re putting my pre-preggo body to shame. Now that my bulge is explainable, I’m in bikini’s too. I would have loved to participate!

  3. Crystal says:

    Love your confidence

  4. Amy says:

    You look BEAUTIFUL!! I would be rocking a two piece if I looked that awesome! Love you!

  5. ClassyMommy says:

    WOW! You look super hot. Love it. xo

  6. Stefani says:

    I have bathing suit confidence, but you look better in one than me!

  7. If I were to describe what my dream swimsuit “Look” would be like, it would look like this photo with my head photoshopped on. (LOL!) Girl, you are in amazing shape and I love the bikini too, it’s super cute!

  8. Shell Fruscione says:

    If I looked like you, I’d totally have swimsuit confidence too! :) But seriously, I love what the campaign stands for & love that you participated! :)

  9. Anne - Mommy Has to Work says:

    You look wonderful! I did it last year!

  10. Katy says:

    HATING YOU! You look fantastic!!!

    My belly is defying gravity right now and frankly, my midsection never looks good anyway, so I’ll have to hate you for a bit, kay?

  11. Holy doodle. If I looked like that in bikini I would never take it off. I’d walk around EVERYWHERE rocking that swimsuit. And I live in Northern Canada.

    You look gorgeous. Good on you.

  12. Brandy says:

    I don’t have swimsuit confidence. I wear a one piece bathing suit with shorts. Have not worn a bikini since having kids. You look amazing though!

  13. Jamie says:

    You look amazing!!!! Seriously…I have been working on losing the same 5, ok 10, pounds all winter and spring. You go girl! I love that suit and I love black for swimwear. It’s classic and slimming.

  14. Bridgette says:

    You look absolutely stunning!!

  15. Toni @ Red Carpet Mama says:

    You look gorgeous.

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