Too often the phrase ‘put of sight out of mind’ comes to mind when discussing the importance of the role of someone’s underwear when planning an outfit. When budgets are tight, an outfit is created from the outside in. This is wrong. More emphasis needs to be placed on getting the foundations right.
Every outfit should start from the inside out. Even the most expensive article of clothing can lose its innate elegance if not worn over lingerie that enhances the wearer’s shape and individuality.
Body positivity and creating good foundations
Whatever your shape, good underwear will give you the support and smooth lines required to make your outfit look its best. Knowing that any lump or bump is lifted, smoothed out, and securely held in place when you are going about your day will give you confidence and authority to ensure it is your controlling your day, not your discomfort.
While much is made about body confidence and accepting who you are whatever your shape, quality lingerie can give you that added boost of security.
You don’t need to have the body of a supermodel to feel like a supermodel. Good underwear can help to make you feel like you should be on the catwalk with the best of them. Old, saggy, cheep underwear will diminish that self confidence, zapping you of energy and placing you at the mercy of the energy vampires.
Comfort is everything
In life we are expected to push our comfort zone at every turn. You can’t go onto social media without some guru extolling the virtues of facing your fears, breaking through boundaries, tolerate discomfort.
Don’t accept this when it comes to your lingerie. Quality underwear and comfort should be synonymous. It should support you without constricting you in any way. It should allow for freedom of movement without restricting that movement in any way. It should fit you snugly and well, without digging painfully into your shoulders, or your waist, or around your midriff.
Good lingerie is like putting on a second skin, giving you the freedom to move through your day without having to give it a second thought. It will move when you move, give you the support you need when you need it, and help you to wear your outer clothes without concern or worry.
Injecting a bit of personality
If your day wear needs to be uniform and bland, then this is the perfect opportunity to inject a bit of individual fun, self expression and personality into your outfit, without breaking any uniform rules.
This will help you to indulge that overall sense of self which boosts confidence and self esteem. Even if those around you might not understand why you feel so good, you have that innate knowledge that manifests itself as positive energy to those around you. Never underestimate the power of quality lingerie under a blank canvas. Your secret smile will be infectious.
So don’t be afraid of pushing these boundaries. Seek out styles and colours that make you feel good and reflect the person you are on the inside, rather than the outside.
Good lingerie ‘husbandry’
Investing in the right foundations, will require you to take care of your lingerie to ensure that they last longer and still look great. Make sure you perfect your bra whitening skills, avoid using strong detergents, and allocate a suitable area to house them in your wardrobe and your investment could last for many years to come.
Your underwear may also be known as your ‘smalls’, but they play a big part in the way you face each day, every day.