We’re not gonna lie, we know that you all have bits of your body that you love and bits that you hate! We’re all human after all and even Beyonce has bits she’s not keen on. Probably. Well, we reckon there’s a secret to this and it’s called balance. If you can tip the balance in favour of the bits of you that you at least like, then overall you’ll feel your best and most confident self. Simple! But how to do it? Like a good salad, it’s all in the dressing…
Dress for You
Your outfit should make you feel in control of your image. This is a sure fire way to project a confident glow. So it doesn’t matter if everyone else tells you that your boobs are amazing: if you prefer your legs, then show them off! Whether you prefer longer, flowing lines or structured tailoring, your comfort is key. If you’re worried about your underlying silhouette, just make sure your core foundation is secure with a bodysuit or control cami.
How you feel about your body is absolutely unique to you. But body shape principles can be used to help. They’re guidelines though, not rules set in stone! If you’re triangle shaped but love a halter neck then go for it! Too many fashion rules can leave all of us completely overwhelmed.
Make the most of your waist with tailoring and cinched waist dresses or high rise jeans.
Try separates help to help to bring definition to your waistline. Layers can add depth.
Highlight the top half of your body with elaborate necklines. Both skinny and wide leg trousers balance your bottom half equally well.
Use strong necklines to elongate your torso. Empire or A-line dresses and skirts bring definition to the hips.
A wide or V neckline will balance your shoulders with straight cut or skinny trousers or jeans.
Shapewear is not just for smoothing the parts you don’t like. It’s also amazing for accentuating the bits you do! So if you’re self-conscious about an apple waist, go for a high rise control brief. And if you like your hourglass waist then do the same! This will cinch in your waist from your bust line to make more curve and smooth your line. Similarly, shaping shorts provide compression through the hips and thighs which tones down a pear shape bottom half. They’re also great for lifting and highlighting your hips and bum if that’s your favourite asset!
Patterns and Colours
It’s not all about cut and tailoring. We mustn’t forget about the power of detailing in our clothes. Use patterns and colours to help you to reflect your mood and show your personality. Vibrant colours have the power to make you feel more positive and pastels can project a subdued subtle confidence. Prints are still bang on trend so wear florals, checks and spots with gusto. Choose smaller ditsy patterns to make the most of feature necklines. Try mixing block colour separates to showcase your waist.
So, are we overthinking all this? Maybe it’s actually not about the look at all – it’s about the confidence that the look gives you. This is why dressing the best for your assets is such a powerful approach to take. If you feel at your most comfortable knowing that your legs, waist or boobs are highlighted then you’ll glow with confidence. Really, this is what it’s all about. Shapewear is most proactively used when it accentuates the parts of you that you like, by smoothing and refining. With good shapewear, we hope to give you a structured foundation for confident dressing.