Did you know that your mind does not distinguish your clothing from your actual body? According to the article Dress for Confidence your self-confidence is mental and your mind can not tell the difference between the clothes you’re wearing and your body. This is why when you’re wearing baggy clothes you may not feel as pretty or confident; it’s because your mind thinks that you have actually gained weight! Crazy right? Who would have thought!
I truly believe that what M. Farouk Radwan is writing about is true. If you really think about it, fashion experts always say that wearing clothes that actually fit your body make you look better than trying to wear clothes that are too baggy on you. In this article Radwan says that when clothes fit tightly against your body, even if it’s just the sleeves on your sweater you actually tend to gain more confidence. How can you criticize tight clothing now? haha 😉
I think that this is why I feel the most confident during the summer months. I am always wearing clothes that actually “fit” me in the summer because it’s warm weather. In the winter I LOVE to wear baggy shirts and sweaters because the cold weather makes me want to be comfortable, but I also don’t enjoy the winter very much. I always feel so “boyish” when I dress in the winter. After reading this article I understand now why I may not feel the most attractive or I may feel like I have gained some weight; it’s because my mind thinks that the clothes i’m wearing actually is my body.
Tight (but not too tight) clothing could leave you feeling your best yet.
For example, the other day I wore a maxi dress that I bought for my cousins wedding and although it flows down at the bottom, it’s tighter up top and cinches at my waist. Even though it wasn’t tight all over it was in certain areas which was enough to trick my mind into being more confident, and I was! I felt myself walk with more confidence, I participated more in class, I could feel the confidence in myself and it felt great!
We all have those days we want to be comfy, but every once in awhile wear some fitted clothing and you’ll notice the difference!