Whether you’re worried about sweat stains or not feeling super confident in your body, dressing for the warmer weather can be really hard. We’ve gone from covering up in sweats, cozy clothes and puffy jackets to suddenly needing to break out our dresses, skirts, shorts, tanks and bathing suits. While we firmly believe every body is beautiful, we know that not everyone is quite there yet with their own. Here are our tips on how to ease into summer clothing.
How To Feel More Confident - Find What Styles and Silhouettes Work For You
What works for one person won’t necessarily work for you, especially if you find yourself trying to emulate the look of an influencer or celebrity you love. At Thigh Society, we don’t believe in flattering — we believe in wearing the clothes that make you feel good. Maybe you love to wear loose-fitting, airy items, like oversized blouses or linen pants. Perhaps you prefer bodycon dresses, short skirts and tight tanks. Whatever your preference is, take inventory of your closet, get rid of what doesn’t work and keep what does. Then you’ll end up with a closet full of clothes you know are perfect for you, without a doubt.
Invest In Cute Undergarments
Dita Von Teese once said, “Don’t save your good lingerie for dates, wear it for you.” We wholeheartedly agree. This doesn’t mean you need to go out and drop hundreds of dollars on new underwear, it just means to consider how what you wear underneath your clothes affects how you feel about yourself. Throwing out old undies and replacing them with something new and fresh that you feel great in is an underrated way to feel better in the changing seasons. Wearing a pair of Thigh Society shorts in the hot weather is a sure way to raise that confidence up a few notches, while fighting butt sweat and chafing.
Wear the ‘Scary’ Clothing At Home First
Is it your goal this year to finally rock a two-piece swimsuit at the beach, a pair of short-shorts or a mini skirt? We love that for you, but know it can feel super intimidating to wear something you aren’t used to. Start by wearing these items around the house to get used to having them on. Once that feels comfortable, take the outfit for a walk around the block or to your local coffee shop. You’ll be wearing them fearlessly in no time — or decide you don’t like them, and find something else!
Buy a Bathing Suit You Love
Don’t go one more summer without swimming. For many, swimwear is one of the hardest things to shop for and wear. We’ve been taught that our bodies need to be perfect before we can take them to the beach. But beach bodies don’t exist — if you have a body, you can bring it to the beach. Having said that, the bathing suit you choose can make or break your beach experience. Finding a bathing suit that makes you feel like a million bucks is imperative to a great summer. Explore every style and cut, from high-cut bikini bottoms to high-waist styles, low-cut one pieces and more. Once you find one you love, that trip to the beach will be so much more enjoyable.
Don’t Force Yourself to Wear Clothes You Don’t Like
Nothing ruins the vibe more than wearing an outfit you don’t feel like yourself in, just because it’s trendy or someone else looked great in it. Looking good and stylish has so much more to do with how you feel in your clothes than what your clothing actually looks like. Don’t worry about what everyone else is wearing. You know what you like, so own it.
Having said that… It’s so important to step out of your comfort zone every now and then. A new silhouette or style that you never considered before might surprise you. Maybe you think you don’t like bikinis, but actually end up loving them once you give them a shot. You don’t have to marry yourself to any specific genre of dressing — try new things that challenge the way you see yourself and your personal style. That’s how we grow, after all.
Define Your Own Version of Confidence
For some, confidence means baring as much skin as possible. For others, covering up and wearing modest clothing makes them feel their best. Dressing for confidence lives on a long, winding spectrum — no one can define confidence for you but you. Find out what works for you and know that this can change and evolve any time, depending on how you’re feeling.