Dressing With Confidence

I have had the pleasure of communicating with Jackie Clark over the last few weeks. Jackie does outreach for Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, a leading web resource for mesothelioma cancer.  Everyone knows someone that has been touched by cancer. And having cancer doesn’t mean you have to feel any less of woman (or man). Jackie, was kind enough to agree to guest post on the subject.  Thank you, Jackie!

Your confidence is something that can take a severe beating when you have been dealing with mesothelioma doctors. It seems that there is always something that is standing in your way, and you might feel as though you are never going to get to where you want to be. While there may be nothing that you can do about your health, remember that you can take care of your own frame of mind. People find that a positive attitude can help them move forward, and for you, this is where fashion comes in.

Fashion is something that has always given women self-confidence and power over themselves. The things you wear are things that you have chosen. They are not reliant on tests or a lot of information from other people. The things that you wear may be, in a very real sense, flags, the things that you fly to let other people know who you are. Are you a sensual siren or are you the girl next door? Do you love vintage styles or does everything have to be sleekly modern? The clothes that you wear reflect your personality, so think about what that means.

What have you been wearing lately? If your gaze goes over to the old sweatpants that you have had for years, it may be time to shake things up. When you pick out your clothing carefully, you are making decisions that impact only you. You will find that there are many choices that you can make, ranging from a stylish pair of jeans to a lovely wrap dress that closes around in an creates an elegant look. This is the perfect time to look into clothing that lets other people know who you really are.

Think about the patterns that you love. Perhaps you prefer plain solids that are in vibrant colors, or perhaps you adore tiny prints on solid backgrounds. On the other hand, maybe you love patterns that are larger than life in bright and bold colors! There are so many different patterns out there that finding the ones that suit you may take a fair amount of time. Consider the patterns that draw your eye and consider why that may be. For some people, abstract patterns are key. For others, flowers may be more preferable, or they may even favor skulls and funky fruits!

When you are experimenting with fashion, remember that fit is something that you need to consider. If a garment doesn’t fit, it will never look quite right on you. Even if you adore everything else about the garment, put it back if it is too big or too small. If the fit issues are relatively minor, you may simply wish to have the garment tailored, something that can make an incredible difference to the things you wear.

If you are ready to get out of your head and to revel in the potential that you have, it is time to get dressed! Choose garments that are uniquely you and see the difference it makes.

Check out the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance blog for more information on creativity and wellness.

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