In our society, style is so connected to body image that it’s almost impossible for a woman to look at a dress and not think of her figure simultaneously — therefore what’s under the dress, and how you feel about it, is the Foundation of it all.
Acceptance is a difficult word to embrace,
especially when standing in front of a mirror naked. Even if you don’t like what you see, you must own, embrace and accept. It’s critical to see yourself honestly, exactly as you are in that very moment, and value your reflection.
Because if you don’t value something, why would you invest in it? What would motivate you to take care of it? And wouldn’t it be true, that you would then adorn it with items of equal worth? I mean, after all, would you wash or put premium gas in an old car you don’t care about? Only you can deprive you of feeling good, and of self-worth. Regardless of our current state, nothing can be gained from focusing on what you don’t like. It’s when you love the skin you’re in that you can really be free to express yourself
(the true definition of style).
Many women don’t wear what they want or love, but instead opt for something that will conceal or cover-up. Instead of wearing things that highlight who you are, we often end up focused on what will make us look thinner, or younger. Ultimately this detour alters your entire
wardrobe, and in turn, your image. Others
would never know if you have a free-spirited bohemian streak if you’re in all black, or a quirky personality if you’re afraid that patterns are unflattering.