I know I’m probably in the minority (except for fashion bloggers), but I take photos in nearly every outfit I wear. Not fancy photos, but sometimes just a quick shot in front of the self-timer. It’s given me a much better understanding about how certain things fit me proportionally, and in the end, it’s given me a lot more confidence and body-awareness.
I’ve learned never to judge an item on the hanger (or in the world of plus size, in the shipping box), but it doesn’t stop me. I pulled this IGIGI Nicolette Peplum Dress out of one of my Gwynnie Bee boxes (learn more about Gwynnie Bee here), and I was disappointed. In person, it just didn’t do anything. Then I remembered my rule to try everything on. I put it on and it fit well, and felt nice. It wasn’t until I snapped a photo that I really felt the power of the dress (I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true).
I felt fancy, but not overdressed, and in turn, the confidence came. The dress was a winner! (This is my “my ankle hurts, gimme back my tennis shoes” face)
IGIGI Nicolette Peplum Dress in Merlot c/o Gwynnie Bee
Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi for Target (super old – similar)
Kendra Phillip Rose Gold Tara Cuff c/o Kendra Phillip at LuckyFabb
Julie Vos necklace c/o Julie Vos at LuckyFabb, no longer available – similar
Bag: Galian Ellen Shopper (no longer available, similar) c/o Galian at LuckyFabb
This is my “Is oncoming traffic looking at me?” face
This is my “yep, they sure are. I better give them serious face” face.
Apparently I’m not the only one who liked the style of this dress, because IGIGI has just come out with a couple other fun color variations on it.
How do you find confidence in your clothes?
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