Not to lose weight to fit into a bikini but to wear a bikini if you want to. I bought one last night and I'm so excited to have it delivered. I found some bodyshorts (like boy trunks only slimmer) and a cute halter top black with white polka dots. Sooooo cute. I don't mind wearing a bathing suit but I don't want my fanny hanging out or for all to view and my bellybutton needs to be covered. It's perfect.