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February 9, 2015

How Lingerie Empowers Women, And Not Just Sexually

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We live in a world where people make assumptions about us women strictly by the clothes we wear and the purses we carry. But what about the inner goddess hiding behind that expensive Versace blouse and Parasuco jeans?

A true woman who knows how to unleash that inner goddess understands that the first step is by beginning with the right foundation garments: lingerie.

Feeling good in your lingerie is imperative, regardless of whether anyone else will sneak a peek of you in it or not.

But nowadays it seems as if lingerie is solely a sexual or intimidating thing- something that is only meant to be seen by your partner in the bedroom; something that is to be worn for someone else; something that stays on for 2 minutes and ends up on the bedroom floor anyways. But all these notions are very wrong…

Lingerie can and SHOULD be about more than just sex; and although it helps in being visual eye-candy for someone else, lingerie should be something that women buy and wear for themselves that makes them look and feel as good as they deserve.

What all women need to realize is that the point of sexy lingerie is not necessarily for your partner to see you in, but just for the fact of yourself knowing that you have it on.

Nowadays, lingerie has become a vast world of more than just bras and panties, but of corsets and teddies and bustiers and stockings and garters and slips and robes and the list goes on. There’s intricate laces, sparkling gems, beautifully placed ruffles, cute ribbons, and many more embellishments on these undergarment pieces that help create remarkably sexy lingerie that should allow it to be discussed about in the same way we discuss the latest fashion trends and beauty products.

Modern lingerie should not have the two extreme opposite functions of either being for the bedroom or as a piece of garment for women to protect their private parts. Lingerie should be a fashion icon that symbolizes women empowerment; that signifies femininity, sexiness, and to inspire women all over the globe.

Lingerie can be used as a refuge for who you are on the inside, as it allows you to express who you really are no matter what brand or style of clothing you are wearing on top.
We all know that women have multiple facets of personalities and emotions and lingerie lets us express all of that when we don’t want to project them to the outside world. Perhaps sometimes we are feeling romantic and dreamy and that’s when we can pull out the pink and ruffle-detailed bra and satin panties.

Sometimes we are feeling flirty and playful and we can pull out the red push-up bra lacy thong. When we feel lazy and modest, we can pull out the lounge bras and cotton briefs, and when we feel cool and casual, we can pull out that t-shirt bra and boy short panties. And the list goes on whether we’re feeling mysterious, adventurous, gloomy, or low.

And for the women that just want comfort, settling for plain and boring undergarments such as shapewear and Granny panties doesn’t need to be an option, as nowadays lingerie creators are using the finest of fabrics for their products making comfort the new sexy.

One growing trend that all women should start to follow is the simple coordination of their lingerie. Accordingly, a matching pair of bra and panties has been proven to actually have an impact on a woman’s self-esteem. When the time and effort is taken to adorn your body in beautiful lingerie, it affirms your self-worth and boosts self-confidence. It ignites feminine creativity and when you think about it, it helps in taking yourself seriously, because let’s be real, do you even take yourself serious when you’re lounging in PJ’s all day?

It is proven that when you feel your best is when you are at your best and people will naturally gravitate to you. Confidence in what you are wearing not only makes you feel good but it attracts people who appreciate those qualities. TC mark

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