Top Tips To Nail Con­fi­dent Dress­ing

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It might sound a lit­tle airy fairy to as­so­ciate your cloth­ing choices with con­fi­dence, how­ever re­search closely links your out­fit choices with your per­cep­tion of your­self. A study pub­lished on the The Jour­nal of Ex­per­i­men­tal So­cial Psy­chol­ogy web­site showed that the type of clothes worn by the par­tic­i­pants no­tably im­pacted on their psy­cho­log­i­cal state. So when you find your­self scrolling through your wardrobe give some thought to not only what you’d like to look like but also to how you’d like to feel. We’ve pulled to­gether our 10 favourite items to help boost con­fi­dence.

1 TROUSERS WITH A TWIST

Find­ing trousers that are the per­fect fit and flat­ter­ing is a chal­lenge in it­self. Fol­low our golden rules to find the per­fect pair. Plus size Look for trousers with a wide-leg hem and avoid de­tail­ing around pock­ets or waist, which will bal­ance out hips. A crease down the front makes legs seem longer. Full hips/bot­tom Draw­string or pa­perbag trousers will give you u a more com­fort­able fit around your bot­tom or hips but will also draw you in at the waist. Pear shaped Boot­cut trousers will bal­ance out your hips and cre­ate an hour­glass fig­ure il­lu­sion. Short legs Opt for a neat fit or boot­cut and avoid cropped. Match your shoe colour to your trousers and legs will ap­pear longer.

2A JAWDROPPING PAIR OF SHOES

As king of the red soles Chris­tian Louboutin said “Shoes trans­form your body lan­guage and at­ti­tude. They lift you phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally. ”we couldn’t agree more, a pair of state­ment shoes can com­pletely lift a sim­ple out­fit from drab to fab. And some shoes are worth in­vest­ing in.

3A DRESS FOR ALL SEA­SONS AND SIZES

A feel-good dress that can be worn any sea­son is worth its weight in gold. This ver­sion from M&S is a per­fect ex­am­ple as the belt pulls in the waist and skims over hips!

4GET A MARY POP­PINS BAG

A high qual­ity never-full bag, will last for years. Look for a style that won’t date and works as a multi-use bag. Whether that’s for work, play­dates, week­end breaks, what­ever!

5INVEST IN EV­ERY DAY WEAR

Sex and the City’s Car­rie Brad­shaw once said “I like my money right where I can see it: hang­ing in my closet.” And there is a lit­tle bit of truth to that state­ment, it’s worth spend­ing more on pieces you are go­ing to wear reg­u­larly. For ex­am­ple if you spend £30 on a top for a night out that you wear twice, it works out at £15 per wear. If you have a coat that cost £130 and you wear it Mon­day to Fri­day for six months, it works out a pound a wear.

Tall Em­brace your height – you can wear cropped or boot­cut style. You can also rock fussy prints! Top £40, Trousers, £45, from River Ri Is­land

Dress, Marks & Spencer £45

Slim Cre­ate curves by opt­ing for high­waisted or belted trousers. Ear­rings, £22, Top, £89, Trousers, £149, Shoes, £139, all from Hobbs

Shoes, Sophia eb­ster at ar­vey Ni­chols £525

Shoes, Dune £95

ag, Mul­berry £995

ag, Marks & Spencer £ 5

oat, Long Tall Sally £125

Shoes, oden £98

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