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17 New Rules For The Ultimate Beach Body

Get rid of the t-shirt and shorts and show some skin!

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1. First, find a beach for your body.

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2. Send up a smile and a thank-you prayer to the gods who created nutella and sunshine cuz you're ready to get your tan on.

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3. Spend a good 5 minutes congratulating yourself on just how hard you've had to work all year to look this good.

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4. Spend some time figuring out which piece of swimwear best accentuates your thighs and belly.

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5. Definitely go with the two-piece, girl.

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6. Always pack more than one option in case of impromptu photo shoots.

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7. Practice stylish beach snacking with practice rounds of pizza poolside.

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8. Remember that having a beach body means you have zero responsibility to care what other people think of your body at the beach.

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9. Before heading to the beach, you'll want to pack a bag with some sunscreen, water and chili-dusted gummy bears.

10. Also pack a wrap in case you need a break from all that sun or you want to change up the look.

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11. Flaunting doesn't have to wait until you get to the beach. This process can begin in the driveway.

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12. If you feel the need to take a break on the way to the beach, then you must take it. A beach babe like you gets to set her own schedule.

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13. Set up your beach home where there is ample possibility for photo ops.

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14. To acclimate to the temperature of the water, begin with a dip. As you're exiting the water, remember that adoring onlookers are close by. Feel free to strike a pose or ignore them, as you see fit.

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15. Having a beach body is hard work. You'll need to practice minimizing effort through things like non-verbal communication. This "beach glare," for example, signals dissatisfaction, romantic interest, or "we're leaving in 10 minutes."

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16. The perfect pair of sunglasses provides eye relief as well as opportunities to stealthily admire other fellow beach bodies.

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17. Take a moment to celebrate just how much you added to everyone's beach experience with your mere presence. This is an excellent way to end a long day of being a total babe.

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