Everyone needs a support system. Whether your mother becomes the backbone in a tough moment or your best friend defends your honor against a negative tweet, we all need that type of lift and the same goes with your undergarments. Bras and panties might be hidden but those two components are an integral part to the way your outfit looks on your body. A saggy bra and lose fit underwear really shows through your clothes, making you appear slouchy and sloppy.
Wearing the perfect fit of undergarments increases your confidence because you literally feel lifted. Experts say good posture improves mental health and the way you see yourself. Sitting up straight improves your mood and fends off negative energy. When you sit up straight, it signals your brain that you’re doing something good which makes you feel good about yourself.
Aerie launched a 2018 lingerie campaign featuring diverse ladies representing Vitiligo, arm crutches, Ostomy, Type 1 Diabetes and more with confident women modeling the brand’s intimate pieces. Aside from the fact that brand never retouches their models, #AerieREAL, the campaign brings new energy to showing every type of woman being sexy and exhibiting self-esteem in their own skin. Proof that you don’t have to be skinny like a Victoria Secret model or curvy like Ashley Graham to feel sexy. Being sexy comes from within, the self-love and respect you feel for YOU.
Women supporting women, now that’s female empowerment! #GIRLPOWRLADIES
Single or married, every woman deserves a nice pair of lingerie. Your lingerie doesn’t have to be outrageously seductive, it could be simple as Plain Jane, just make sure it’s of good quality.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, why not treat yourself to something sweet besides Ghirardelli chocolate? As an act of self-love, Purchase some luxury intimates and flaunt around the house with your self-bought roses, chocolate and silky lace panties dancing to your favorite tunes to celebrate the day.
7 Reasons Women Should Buy Lingerie
Coming in various shapes and sizes, intimates/nightwear make women feel special. You’re taking a little extra time to appreciate yourself and your unique body. Invest in quality lingerie not only for the physical aspect but the self-love catering it brings to you emotionally.
1. Freedom from Society Rules
Wearing lingerie is almost close to wearing nothing. Makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. Embrace freedom from the judgement of high fashion’s marketing tactics in displaying their version of “the perfect body”. Just know you’re a model too. #IMREAL
2. Increases Body Confidence
Today, we are a generation of women who confront the body image issues head one. Women aren’t afraid to celebrate their God given figures and redefine beauty on their own terms. One way to embrace your body is by slipping into some silky lingerie and owning EVERY part you see. Get in front of the mirror and compliment yourself.
3. Outfit Foundation
Sometimes it’s not the outfit that makes you look “fat” it’s the undergarments not supporting your body shape. Wearing substantial pieces under your clothes makes the whole outfit more flattering on you. Similar to wearing primer before applying makeup foundation for a smoother look, it’s the same concept applied to wearing bras and panties under clothes.
4. Feels Womanly & Powerful
Frilly, lace pattern or floral print makes you feel girly. Solid colors like red, purple, blue or black makes you feel powerful. No matter what color you wear, neon green or Heather gray, it’s a representation of you. Just the act of picking out something you want to wear without the influence or consent of others is powerful. You get to live by your own principles and say, “this is me and I don’t care if you like it, because it’s none of your business”.
5. Self-Care Tactic
Even if you’re single, it’s important to get in the habit of dating yourself. Show YOU nothing but the best. Even when no one is watching always be the best version of you and treat yourself from time to time. You don’t have to show your lingerie to anyone, it can be you’re own little secret.
6. Lifts Your Mood
Having a tough day at work? Come home and do something relaxing. After a long warm bubble bath with fizz bombs or eucalyptus shower, slip into soft nighty. Something about wearing nice nightwear after bathing your body that makes you feel good.
7. Creates Good Posture
Buy bras with a strong lift to pull your body posture up and you’ll instantly look like you lost 5 pounds. Walking around slouched over adds extra pressure on your stomach pushing it out. When you wear a bra that lifts your breast, it pulls your chest and shoulders up, pushes your back in and realigns your posture causing you to look more confident and somewhat slimmer.
Where to Shop
Every woman is created different and sometimes it’s difficult to shop for clothing fitting our unique body types. I compiled a list of different stores to shop for lingerie. As a fashion enthusiast and a body positive advocate, I try to feature products catering to EVERYone.
Understand that Victoria’s Secret is not made particularly for curvy women and that’s perfectly fine. Lane Bryant doesn’t carry A cups, but it’s all good because the secret is knowing how to shop.
I made sure to showcase different shapes as possible and list companies providing a good range for you all to choose. Check out the Instagram of each company and hopefully you’ll find some new lingerie inspiration from the body positive women and brands.
Personally design bras, intimates and lounge wear made to fit your body and personality, which is a representation of YOU. Providing an opportunity for self-expression to increase confidence and identity awareness. US based company that ships worldwide.
Sizes: 0-30 & 28A-44J
SAVAGE X FENTY
Created by iconic singer Rihanna, aimed to make every woman feel confident and seductive in her own skin. Intimates and clothes cater to all body shapes.
Sizes: XS to 3X and 32A-44DDD
A collection of top brands from Calvin Klein, Bali, La Perla, Wacoal and several others. Surely, most women will be able to find their size on this site because it has one of the largest bra ranges. Ships internationally over 100 countries.
Cultivated by Curve Model Ashley Graham who follows the theory of fashion democracy, meaning style isn’t dictated by size but the confidence of the woman. Clothes are designed for the curvy woman with full breast and hips.
Sizes: 12 to 26, X-4X and B to H cups
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Happy Birthday to our beautiful @ashleygraham ! 😘😘😘 From everyone at your Addition Elle family, we hope you have the best day and year yet! Thank you for continuously championing #FashionDemocracy and women feeling their best, always. 💋 #ashleygrahamlingerie x #additionelle
Established in Germany by Vietnamese Fashion Blogger Thao Nhi Le. Designs clothes to help women distinguish individuality and confidence through all aspects of life. Lingerie caters more towards the smaller-slim body structure. Also, Thao is super sweet and style confident. She has been featured on @sheiconic.
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New collection | Timeless elegance with Alice bodysuit🎀 Model: @thaonhile Photographer: @sebastiangraetz Makeup: @nhongocnhung Hairstylist: @honglee_hairstylist Location: @_tomatoprojects . . . . . #daphale #daphaleoutfit #daphalestudios #lingerie #bodysuit #lace #teal #cyan #alice #lace
As we get older and take on different levels of life, it’s inevitable to say stress doesn’t come along the new dynamics. When life presents it’s difficult moments, we cannot let it defeat us. In order to avoid feeling the pressures of daily duties, we must invest in the little things. After taking care of others, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Ladies, take time to nurture yourself in a new by purchasing some fancy intimates or knickers, even if it’s for your eyes only.
What is your favorite thing to do when no one is watching?
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