Today's 'Ask The Style Medic' question comes from Paris. She asks:
I'm a plus size woman and I'm not sure of myself when I go out in public. I want to wear vibrant and comfortable clothing and I want to feel confident, but I'm always unsure of myself or second guessing my style of dress. What advice can you give to help me feel more comfortable and sure of myself when leaving the house?
Confidence is a major component of style. When you’re confident in what you’re wearing, you get a little extra something-something. You hold your head a little higher, stand a little taller and strut like you know you're the ish. Because you are.
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Being comfortable with yourself can make or break your look, so here are 3 Simple Ways to Dress with Confidence:
- Define your style. When you decide how you want to show up in the world, it'll be ten times easier to shop for clothes that fit your vision. A signature look will not only reflect your personality, but having a foolproof look will save you time when you’re getting ready every day. Check out THIS post for tips on defining your style without breaking the bank.
- Wear clothes that fit. I’m sure this sounds like a no-brainer, but one of the most important steps to dressing with confidence is to wear clothes that fit. Wearing a too short skirt, too tight pants or too small top is only gonna have you tugging, fidgeting and otherwise looking and feeling uncomfortable. Ignore the sizes on the tags, they're dirty liars. Instead, focus on fit and flattery. I don’t know about you, but I’m never in a good mood when I have an item of clothing digging into my skin.
- Focus on the good. We all have bits and pieces of our bodies that we don't necessarily love. Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on playing up your best assets. Got legs for days but hate your gut? Rock a short flowy dress that shows off those stems! Invest in pieces that creatively camouflage the things you don't want seen while showing off the good stuff (but not too much of it).
At the end of the day, real confidence comes from accepting and loving yourself, flaws and all.
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