How many times have you heard that wearing lingerie is all about impressing a partner? While lingerie can undoubtedly fuel desire, a study on Women’s Use of Intimate Apparel revealed that the number one reason why women use lingerie is to actually feel sexy. Body image plays a big role in the use of lingerie, and wearing it can be a good thing for women who simply want to be comfortable with their own bodies.
It’s high time you saw lingerie as a gift that you can give to yourself. Here’s what you need to know about the empowering magic of lingerie:
Reclaiming the Feminine Power of Lingerie
Lingerie was previously advertised by brands as a gift for one’s partner. But rather than allowing themselves to be reduced to an object of desire, women are now reclaiming lingerie by focusing on body positivity and empowerment. Canadian influencer Bethany Caldwell believes that every body is a bikini body, which is why she uses fashion to educate and encourage her followers to appreciate their natural curves. Trans woman Gabrielle Boulianne-Tremblay also advocates for body-positive lingerie to show Canadians how these beautiful garments can help them come to terms with their own bodies.
However, fighting against societal ideals is sometimes easier said than done.
Even celebrities like Billie Eillish struggle with self-confidence, much like most women. The singer-songwriter wore lots of big and baggy clothes in her younger years so that she could hide her figure and avoid unnecessary comments about her body. In the June 2021 issue of British Vogue though, Billie Eillish wore a flattering Gucci corset because she wanted to embrace her body and feel more empowered.
Similarly, you can learn how to love your body’s curves simply by letting yourself get comfortable with the right lingerie. The perfect sets will help you see your body in a new light, and make you feel good about looking good.
How to Feel the Magic of Lingerie
- Invest in pieces that feel like a second skin
You won’t be able to appreciate your body if you don’t feel good. Since comfort is key, one of our articles here at Modern Match recommends going for a beautiful lace and microfiber piece if you want a sexy and breathable lingerie set. Focus on comfort, and confidence will follow.
- Look for styles that accentuate your curves
Lingeries come in various styles, so you can mix them up to accentuate your curves. For instance, you can add a garter belt or even a corset to show off your waist. Meanwhile, a thong or a teddy lingerie is a great option for those who want to emphasize their hips and legs. You can also make the most of your body shape and pick lingerie that's comfortable and fits like a glove.
- Choose designs that reflect your personality
You’ll feel more confident if your lingerie aligns with your own design preferences. Since lingerie works best as a confidence booster, Ashley Cobb, sex expert, prefers a babydoll piece that comes with a silk robe because it’s both cute and comfortable. Lingerie styles can range from cute, daring, and even minimalistic, so don't be afraid to choose one that suits your style.
Lingerie is sexy on every body type! All you need to do is choose the right style and design, and you'll find that it really is the perfect confidence booster.
By Adeline Renee