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