10 Poses For STUNNING Swimwear Pics This Summer

Be the envy of your friends’ Instagram feed this summer.

Finally, it’s beach and pool season! That means there’s going to be plenty of impromptu beach bashes and pool parties, along with loads and loads of photos being taken. But if you want to elevate your Insta game and strike a pose, this is the place to be.

Here are 10 different ways you can pose in your swimwear this summer to help you feel your fully authentic, confident, and beautiful self. And if you happen see a swimsuit you love, guess what? Each one featured is eligible for that sweet student discount you know and love.

1. The Glamour Shot

Um, hello! Who says going to the beach or the pool isn’t an event? Adding accessories like big sunglasses adds flair to your look, giving it an old Hollywood glamour vibe.

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2. Kneeling in the Water

Sit yourself right where the water meets the shore. By sitting on your bent knees, you create a “platform” that props you up and allows your swimsuit to take center stage. Make sure to pull your shoulders back, too!

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3. Sunbathing

If you’re snapping a quick selfie while you tan, try this technique. Hold your camera up slightly behind your head and tilt it forward. You should be able to fit your whole body in the frame that way.

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4. Standing Up

The focus is on you and your swimwear, so show it off! Find a background that won’t distract, and have your photographer take photos while you sway back and forth, mess with your hair, etc.

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5. The Palm Tree Shot

Whether you opt to stand, sit, or lean, palm trees are the ultimate summertime swimwear accessory. They make they perfect backdrop to you and your bikini.

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6. Relaxed

The key to taking a relaxed photo? Actually feeling relaxed. Start with your arms and legs stretched out to elongate your figure, then try a couple different poses to see what feels the most comfortable or natural.

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7. Candid

Of course this is going to take some coordinating, but you can also fake a candid shot pretty easily. Just ask your photographer to snap some shots as you hang out, walk around, and have fun with your friends.

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8. The Bent Knee

With whatever your swimwear looks like, try and match the vibe of it with your pose. Hold your bent knee for a more pristine shot, while a casually bent knee looks more playful.

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9. Fully Accessorized

Matching + matching = heck yes. Coordinate your look, then go for a simple background. Be sure that all your pieces and accessories are in view!

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10. Poolside

Since the pool will show up brighter in your shot that normal water, opt for a contrasting color to really pop. Try taking a few candid shots right by the pool, too.

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Seriously, you’re going to be a posing expert this summer. Just don’t be surprised if your friends start stealing your looks. But if you always want to be on the cutting edge of fashion, be sure to see if whatever new pieces you’re eyeing work with Student Beans to give you a discount!

Looking for more swimwear ideas for summer? Check out the Sports Illustrated x Forever 21 collab for a size-inclusive line of swim pieces you’ll love. And don’t forget that you can shop ASOS in store now, too!