How Shapewear Builds Your Confidence

How Shapewear Builds Your Confidence

Women come in all varying shapes and sizes and this is one of the reasons why we should embrace confidence in expressing ourselves. Confidence is a sure way to live your best life. It enables you to face your fears and show your best self to the world. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as it sounds. There are certain societal expectations on how we should look and act which usually brings in self-doubts. And sometimes, we are caught up in conversations that breed in self-doubts on how unattractive we are. Talks regarding our body feature, difficult life-stage moments like pregnancy and menopause along with what exercises to do to tone down body fat and whether we are dieting enough to look good in the right places.

To be honest, all these talks are necessary once in a while just to keep us in check but it will be good if you position your mindset that self-confidence comes from accepting yourself and working with what you have. I’ve had personal encounters with people screaming on top of their voices because I’ve got a little fat in my arms.  I used to be bothered until I talked myself out of it. I can’t change much about this although I do a couple of exercises to reduce fat arms. The point is, as you approach a certain age, your body will begin to change in ways you might not have 100% control over but the least you can do is to embrace your natural self and feel confident in it.

There is no one-size that fits all situations in life as there isn’t one size when it comes to shapewear. And although we may feel a bit self-conscious about our opinions on body features and what we should change, we should also look to engage regularly in healthy conversations that don’t squish our self-confidence and encourage acceptance of our shared differences.

Talking about building confidence in our body, there are things you can do to make yourself feel more confident in your skin. This is where shapewear steps in. Wearing shapewear is more like choosing something for yourself that makes you more assured of your body. I am not saying that you shouldn’t feel confident without shapewear but you definitely have no reason to feel bad about using shapewear to boost your confidence level. I should also add ‘wearing a push-up bra, makeups, or anything else that makes you feel good. Go all the way for yourself because if you don’t, no one else would for you.  There are a lot of tools out there that help us with our self-confidence and if shapewear does it for you, then why not?


1.    It smoothens out body insecurities: Sometimes, we feel insecure about our body parts. It is perfectly normal to feel that way from time to time. We all have those days when we feel a bit off and it’s little things like wearing shaping garments that pulls us through the slog of battling with self-confidence. It is cool to know that we can totally be in love with our bodies the way we desire 100% of the time.

2.    Enhances your curves: There is this popular misconception that shapewear is meant to flatten everything. This is absolutely not true as shapewear flattens only the right places. It will slim the tummy and is also designed to accentuate our body curves not squish them. Shapewear that fits properly on your body will enhance your curves and make you look attractively great. Shaping pieces like high waist short are made to give your bum a lift. Leaving you to get the hourglass shape you want without feeling squeezed out.


3.    Shapewear provides a reliable base and supports your body: Apart from shaping your body and enhancing curves, shapewear prevents unwanted panty lines, wrinkles, and fabric bunching. Talk about being embarrassed when someone walks up to you, to point out sticky panty lines. With shapewear, your level of confidence is high and you won’t have to worry about anything embarrassing underneath your clothes. Part of feeling confidence comes from not having to worry about all the little things that distract you from living your best life.

4.    A confident woman thrives in success: We all know that one has to dress for success but apparently what you wear underneath your garment is just as important when it comes to your overall achievements. A study of about 1000 women showed compelling evidence that what we wear greatly influences how we act. 74% of the respondent in the poll reported that they feel much more confidence when wearing shapewear at work while 88% affirmed that confidence women are much more likely to receive a promotion. The survey also found out that 72% of women feel that they are taken more seriously at work when they look their best. Confidence is obviously a multifaceted trait and if shapewear increases it, then it can have an effect on the potential for climbing the ladder of success.

Shaping attires can change the way we view ourselves which ultimately alter the way others and the world at large view us. You might only need to wear shapewear to an event or it’s an everyday habit for you. The decision is completely yours to make. Be bold and confident, knowing that you alone hold the power of how to confidently represent yourself.

So, tell us in the comment section. Have you tried wearing shapewear to work or is it a regular thing for you? If yes, have you discovered yet how they boost your confidence and overall performance at work? Let us know how and what you feel about wearing shapewear and how it has helped your self-confidence.

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