10 TIPS FOR HOW TO FEEL UNDOUBTEDLY CONFIDENT IN YOUR LINGERIE
If you're looking to have your most confident and powerful moment in summer 2021, this blog is for you.
These 10 tips will have you looking and feeling your best, most comfortable, most confident self in lingerie.
For a lot of women, the idea of baring some skin and putting on a naughty little something is unnerving. But we’re here to show you lingerie is your friend, not your enemy!
The right lingerie can give you a massive boost in body confidence and self-love. Feeling confident and comfortable in lingerie isn’t just about pleasing your partner (although they will definitely love it!). It’s about feeling happy in yourself, loving your body and expressing self-care and positivity.
A little experimentation with the below tips will show you how to feel comfortable and be confident in lingerie in no time!
1. Mental shift mantra
"Do not underestimate the power of the tiniest mental shift. Your life is a reflection of your mindset. Level up your thinking, and everything else will flow"
- Brianna West -
Understanding that we all have body issues means we're all alike - in that together. We all have days when we may be more down on ourselves than others. Seize the power you feel on a good day...
Maybe your hair and makeup is rocking and your confidence is sky high - today's the day to harness that self confidence, find good lighting and a mirror.
Take your time posing and pay attention to features you like about your gorgeous self. Create a mantra you can return to and remember this self-love moment. The more you focus on things you like, the more power you have over the negative thoughts you have that might be holding you back from experiencing joy and self-love.
By creating a mental shift mantra we are intercepting negative thoughts in the brain for positive thoughts to flow so we can channel that same energy everywhere we go.
2. Know your body and hack it
It's no secret having the right size of lingerie is a must. Knowing your shape and buying correctly sized lingerie will flaunt your best features, complimenting your curves and ensuring you feel comfortable and confident.
Let's get into it! The must-do of all hacks. No matter what shape or size - this does wonders for your body. Our favorite hack is wearing your bottoms in a v-shape over your hips. It elongates your torso. It elongates your legs. No matter the shape of your hips, it draws the eye to the center-most part of your body and makes you look like you have curves even if you don't. We do this with one-piece teddies, bikini bottoms, briefs - everything. If you're not already doing this, try it. It works!
3. Find the right style of lingerie for you
Everyone has a different sense of style and different colors or designs that suit them best. Whether it’s strappy or lacy, black
But most importantly, don't box yourself into one style. Throw a curveball at your normal routine by experimenting with new styles that may surprise and delight you.
4. Remember that lingerie is for you as well as your partner
Choose items you like that you feel good wearing rather than just things you think will please your partner.
Lingerie isn’t just for your partner — it’s for you, to help you look and feel your best self. So, choose items you’re most comfortable wearing. Your partner will naturally love it too once they see how confident you are in your new lingerie.
5. Invest in quality lingerie
Well-made lingerie will fit better, last longer, feel more comfortable and look and feel more luxurious. All of which will help you feel amazing wearing it!
Not all bras are created equal. There are lots of variables affecting the quality of the item and how supportive it is: the fabric, elastic, binding, wires, hook and eyes, labels, thread, and more!
Plus, details such as embroidery, lace, silk and embellishments all contribute towards making the item extra special — so that you feel extra special wearing it.
5. Invest in a matching set
When deciding what to wear with lingerie, mixing and matching is fun, but there’s nothing quite like wearing a perfectly coordinated set.
Lingerie will fit better, last longer, feel more comfortable and look and feel more luxurious. All of which will help you feel amazing wearing it!
7. Treat yourself to more lingerie days
Nice lingerie shouldn’t be saved just for big occasions, only to collect dust at the back of a drawer for half the year. There’s never a ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’ time to practice self-care and feel sensual. And the more you wear lingerie the more comfortable you’ll feel in it.
8.Create the right environment
Dim the lights and light some candles (even better if they’re scented!) Creating an alluring and sensual environment will help you feel relaxed and out of the spotlight so that you can both look and feel your best.
9.Take some lingerie pictures
If you've seen our Instagram, you'll know we love boudoir photo shoots. We work with some of the most talented boudoir photographers in the US and have seen first-hand their ability to create a safe and beautiful space where they teach a woman to pose in flattering positions and unleash their sexiest self confidence. The end result is magic!
But, you don’t need to book a professional photoshoot in order to test the waters. Anyone can learn how to take lingerie pictures that are flattering and confidence-boosting. Buy a phone tripod (around $20 on Amazon) and experiment with different lighting, angles and poses in your favorite lingerie to see just how amazing you look.
Remember to place the camera above and at a slight angle to achieve a slimming effect that is both flattering and pleasing to the eye.
Wet closeup looks are our favorite - spritz yourself with a water bottle and take a closeup picture of just your decollete wearing a detailed lacy bra - FIRE!.
10. Posture + Confidence
ONE FINAL BANG that will work for every Body. Super bomb, super helpful, is Posture + Confidence. Head up, shoulders back, elongates everything making you look poised and instantly confident. It's why women wear heels - to elongate the body. With the right posture you can fake it till you make it.
If you feel you’re not confident in lingerie, it’s most likely that you haven’t found the right set for you yet. The only way to get over this hurdle is to put yourself in some.
Luckily, there’s an array of different styles and shapes out there for you to try. So, go ahead, experiment!