And it's for a different reason.
I actually like how I look in shorts and swimsuits, etc. But the potential attention that I may get is what scares me (it's taken me a long time to admit that). And I don't want to feel that I can't go swimming or enjoy warm weather because of that.
I'd say that I DREAM to wear swimsuits like this, I'm shaped like the girl in the middle, and I like shorts like the ones below (as well as flowy shorts).
But I've been told that it's wrong, that /I/ can't do it. I've tried, and all that comes to mind are strict parents, and stupid boys from younger school days. I started college recently in a hot location, and JUST started getting comfortable in spaghetti strap tops. During orientation I wore a tank top and a guy approached me but was cool and friendly. Then I figured not all guys get worked up and act stupid over exposed shoulders. Then, that afternoon, an old guy catcalled me--it's /those/ people that turn my stomach. And so, my legs and torso fried under the summer sun, as I spent summer in jeans and orientation t shirts.
When shopping, I may sometimes find an awesome swimsuit or pair of shorts to try on for the day I'm brave enough. And I'll look in the mirror and like what I see. But will leave them in the store.
How can I gain confidence to wear what I want?
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i'd suggest wearing it and carrying a coverup like a lightweight long cardigan for security1