Self confidence issues are so common and they often contribute to mental health issues. When you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, it can really knock your self esteem and it makes it difficult to relax and enjoy yourself in social situations. A lot of people are very self confident about the way that they look and it really holds them back. Learning to accept your body is a very important part of building your confidence again, but so is the way that you dress. If you choose clothes that make you feel good, you’ll be a lot more confident about yourself and that will have a positive knock-on effect on other areas of your life. The problem is, a lot of people get into a bit of a rut when it comes to fashion and they wear the same old outfits that they’ve been wearing for years. If you want to boost your confidence, you need to break out of that routine and find a new style that makes you feel good. These are some of the best ways to dress for self confidence.
Understand Your Body Shape
People come in all different shapes and sizes and if you’re going to feel comfortable in your clothes, you need to find things that fit your shape. A lot of people don’t like the way that they look because they choose clothes that are unflattering. What you need to be doing instead is finding clothes that show off your best features and fit your body shape well. This is often known as a fawning outfit; an outfit that fits your shape well and makes you look good from every angle. Spend some time experimenting with different styles and fits until you find something that works, and try shopping in different places because every store carries slightly different sizes and shapes.
Try Tailored Clothing
Sometimes, it’s hard to find clothes that fit perfectly and it can be incredibly frustrating. If you find that you spend hours going from place to place, trying things on, and you still can’t find anything flattering, you might want to consider tailored clothes. Tailored dresses and tops or custom suits for men will fit your body shape perfectly, and you’ll feel more comfortable. It is more expensive, but if you invest in some good quality tailored clothes, they’ll last you a long time, so it’s worth spending the money.
Pick The Right Colors
The right colors can make your skin glow and make your hair look radiant, but the wrong colors can make you look washed out and tired. That’s why it’s so important that you work out which colors work best for you. People that aren’t very confident tend to wear very plain clothing in dark colors because they don’t like to draw attention to themselves. But you will feel a lot more confident if you experiment with something brighter and more colorful, which makes more of a statement.
When you’re trying to choose new clothes, one of the best things to do is to look backwards and think of a time when you felt really great in an outfit. It might be a wedding or a party that you went to or it might be something simple that you were wearing around the house. If you can think of times when you felt confident in your clothes, and start to think about why that outfit made you feel so great, you’ll find it easier to pick new clothes. Sometimes, you felt good because you chose something that you wouldn’t normally wear or matched colors that you don’t usually match. Taking those risks and changing things up a bit can do a lot of good for your confidence, so stop playing it safe all of the time.
Find Your Own Style
Finding your own style is the most important thing because if you’re going to be confident, you have to wear outfits that feel like you, not somebody else. It’s important that you dress how you want to dress and you accept your uniqueness. If you can’t do that, you will always struggle with your confidence. Developing your own personal style can be difficult and it will take a bit of experimentation, but once you find it, you will feel a lot more confident. Having your own style doesn’t mean that you can’t take inspiration from others, but you need to find ways to make an outfit your own.
These are all great ways to change your wardrobe so it’s a lot more interesting and you feel confident about yourself when you go out.
By Iconic Chica Mag Contributors