Over the years, the American ideal of a woman’s body has shifted between curvy, thin, athletic, and every possibility in between. But we know that each woman is unique, and now, more than ever before, we see that every body shape needs to be celebrated.
Getting dressed with confidence and style every day is a great way to celebrate your own body and more importantly, the person you are as an individual.
Attitude and Intention
Clothing can transform your attitude because feeling good in what you’re wearing makes a difference in how you feel about yourself and the world around you. The fun part is, there’s no wrong or right way to do this!
It’s about what feels best to you! Taking intentional command of how you dress is empowering. It helps you feel confident in your abilities and brings a zest to life.
The Right Questions
What do you ask yourself when you get ready in the morning? “Does this smell okay? Does it have any holes or stains? Does this fit?” Maybe these questions should shift to “Who am I? How do I want to show up today, confident, or sluggish? Do I feel great in this?”
Dressing with intention is one small thing that can make a big difference in your entire demeanor. We all know how different it feels to be “put-together” for the day versus settling for whatever we happen to grab in the morning!
The Role of a Stylist
How do you take charge of your personal style? One option is consulting a stylist who has the knowledge and education to help you embrace your unique body and make the most of the shapes and colors you love.
You know yourself best, and a good stylist can help you align your clothing choices and how you present yourself to the world in accordance with the best inner you.
There are many options for finding a stylist. Some services invite you to email a stylist who then sends a box of clothes right to your door based on your profile where you specify preferred fit and style. How convenient!
If you want to try our box of clothes and receive a 20% discount to anything you choose to keep, please visit AshleyCole Boutique, and send us an e-mail!
In addition, there are many amazing brands that promote body positivity and make every design in a full range of sizes. Some notable brands include: Good American, Eileen Fischer, and Johnny Was.
Even if you don’t need a closet full of new clothes, stylists are a great resource to help you understand how different brands fit different body types, how to integrate the latest fashion trends into your wardrobe, and above all – help you express your unique self!
Here are some everyday tips you can use when choosing your outfits:
- Straight leg pants make your legs look longer.
- Pant length can be an issue for tall women so knowing your inseam length will help guarantee a perfect fit.
- Larger chested women may try scoop and V-necks but also consider a high neck tank or a lightly lined wrap top for a different look.
- Belts can make all the difference in an outfit by drawing attention to a specific area. Waist belts, for example, draw attention to the smallest part of your body for a slimming look.
- A tip for every body type would be to invest in good shape wear, such as Commando.
- Bring a pop of color into your wardrobe! Try red – it’s a bright, powerful color that conveys energy and passion.
Society’s idea of beauty is subject to change, but personal confidence is always in style. Now is a great time to give your closet an intentional makeover. When you get back out there, you’ll be rocking your own personal style!
Dressing for your best self can change your outlook, and with a little help from a stylist, you and your wardrobe can be unstoppable.
Which outfit do you most often reach for when going out for a special evening? What do you like most about this outfit? Have you ever consulted a stylist?