Bikinis and the beach are the combo for every summer selfie! Scrolling through Instagram at this time of year is bound to be full of girls in their swimsuits at destination locations, such as Honolulu, Hawaii! Fortunately, Born of the Water is located here which means we can help make your selfies stellar this summer. We’ve got a large selection of swimwear for every shape and size, so whether you’re local or on vacation, we can help you slay your selfie with a new kini! Here are some tricks to taking a fantastic bikini pic for your feed:
Discover Your Best Pose
You know you best! Practicing in front of the mirror is best to discover your best angles. If you’re still not sure, make sure you or your bestie takes a picture from above, which helps to make you look smaller on the bottom half of your body.
Give Yourself a Good Background
Hey, if you're in Waikiki, you gotta show Waikiki (especially with Diamond Head in the background!). But if you're at aunty’s pool, try to stand in front of a solid color. Pick a background that’s somewhat lighter rather than dark, since it can help make you stand-out (as well as look tanner).
Lighting for a picture can be tricky. When in doubt, shoot at sunrise and sunset. It's the best light in any circumstance! If you’re shooting midday, the sun is straight overhead, and you're going to have shadows under your eyes. In this case, lie back or wear sunglasses.
Love Your Swimsuit
Eh, Maybe Don't Sit
You could be a fitness model and fully sitting down on a deck chair would still squish your thighs like you wouldn't believe. Seated photos are super challenging, so be wary. Try to stand or sit on your knees if possible.
Just have some fun with it! If you’re not up for a super posed picture, then opt for a candid since it’s super light and fun— don’t try too hard since this can end up killing the vibe in your selfie.
Confidence is attractive! We are all unique, and no woman should feel hindered from a bikini this summer. A smile is the best thing you can wear (besides a swimsuit)!
Give the shop a call for any questions or inquiries at (808) 944-8314! We feature Hawaii-based designers, and carry designers exclusive to our location.