Do you feel confident with your style choices? How well do you accept a compliment on your appearance? Many women aren’t comfortable with them but sadly find it all too easy to accept criticism. Pardon me while I rant about people who assume they’re entitled to comment on our appearance, and not always kindly.
I’m not talking about helpful comments when a blouse is askew or a zipper is down. I’m referring to condescending comments about how you look or why you’re wearing something. Well-meaning friends and loved ones can put a bullet in a women’s confidence faster than any stranger can because we care what they think and trust them to have our best interests at heart.
FYI- Taking the time to dress nicely to go to the supermarket is a matter of personal pride and not cause for criticism from others.
While packing for our upcoming RV trip I’m reflecting on how I want to look. You know what? I want to look like me. I intend to dress to please myself. I will wear makeup, style my hair and pay as much attention to my appearance as I do at home because it pleases me. I don’t use RV travel as an opportunity to stop putting time into my appearance. If another woman wants to take that opportunity, I support her! We all should.
Our style choices are personal decisions that need to make us happy. Offhand criticism is a subtle put down that dampens creativity and can wreak havoc on your confidence. You deserve to clothe your body any way that makes you feel happy and confident. Don’t let anyone steal your confidence, including well-meaning friends and loved ones.
Have you noticed subtle or not so critical criticism of your style choices? How do you respond?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!