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Achieving body confidence with the right clothes

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Changes in a woman’s body weight are inevitable and occur throughout life. Although beauty manifests itself in different shapes and sizes, for decades the media has measured the level of attractiveness by trouser size and the numbers displayed on your scales. It wasn’t too long ago when young women idealized those super skinny supermodels that dominated the ‘90s with Kate Moss as a leading example featured in this Huffington Post  article, but as the years have passed fashion industry leaders began promoting a healthier outlook on the female body, mind and spirit by expanding their size charts and introducing a new league of fuller figured models.

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As plus size fashion gains popularity, more women are breaking ground in the body acceptance movement as shown in The Outfit, that being sexy is about working with what you have rather than trying to fit a specific definition of beauty. Realizing just how gorgeous you really are is something that ladies tend to struggle with as their insecurities force them to dwell on their flaws. But all it takes to appreciate your curves is wearing the correct sized clothing, owning garments that celebrate your shape instead of hiding your figure. Just as women’s plus size retailer Woman Within says, It’s all about your comfort and that starts with a great fit.” Knowing your accurate measurements can make all the difference in the world, especially given that sizes vary from brand to brand. Whether you are shopping in store or online, having an idea of how your bust, waist, hips and inseam measure up will instantly help you figure out what items you want and which of them will highlight your assets, as described by beauty and fashion guru Lauren Conrad. Plus, it saves you the hassle of receiving the wrong size in the mail as well as the disappointment from trying on different sizes in the dressing room, which can really dampen your mood.

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You are beautiful just the way that you are, but correctly fitting clothes are the perfect way to bring out our inner confidence.

*This is a guest post*

11 thoughts on “Achieving body confidence with the right clothes

  1. SO true! I am a firm believer that you can dress any body shape or size and feel confident and beautiful! I have clothes that I love on the hanger but on my figure it’s just not “me”. I always have to remind myself when I’m out shopping to ALWAYS try it on!!! Great post love!

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  2. I think plus size wise, there are well fitted clothes but they charge a bomb, and I don’t think plus size are harder to design than standard or petit really. Apart from choosing well fitted clothes, we can’t really neglect healthy diet and exercise either, it makes us happier and should contribute to body confidence as well 🙂 xxxx

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  3. so true, I hear friends all the time getting down because they don’t fit in a 10 or 12 anymore and other that they have always been skinny and want to be fuller figured. wearing the right clothes helps so much and you can show off you figure regardless of what shape it is
    Lauren

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  4. Dressing in a way that flatters your body is key! I hate my skinny legs and small boobs but have found that wearing certain clothes I look in the mirror and actually like what I see. I could never wear a tight fitting dress, because I just don’t have the curves for it so I would look silly. But I can wear a dress with a flowy skirt and a belt around my waist to make my body look nice. It took awhile to love my body but I’m getting there!

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