An ordinary woman is programmed to be sensitive to the needs of others while neglecting her own. She is praised for reserving her best efforts for dutifully, supporting the financial and emotional needs of others. Inevitably, she settles for unkempt hair, dull clothing, and a dirty home while living with an inner voice that whispers ‘you don’t matter.’ Even though her heart yearns for a listening ear and reciprocity of the time and money spent, it seems unfamiliar and would require vulnerability. A contemporary woman, though unpopular, knows that time, money, as well as, vulnerability is necessary to design the lifestyle that meets her needs and opulent desires.
Try these designer ideas to stimulate the contemporary woman in you.
Set the Standard
Ultimately, your style reconciles to the quality of your inner woman; so, an affinity for well constructed pieces should be the prerequisite for every buying decision. Hold your blouses up to a light to examine how well you can see through them; if it appears to be too sheer and flimsy, too many turns in the washer and dryer may lead to ruin. Moreover, perfectly aligned patterns on pants, dresses, and shirts are an indication of sophisticated craftsmanship. Shoes typically undergo the most wear and tear because of their direct contact with the elements; so, your selection should be constructed with double stitched soles, which will stand up to any rough or wet terrain.
Honor Your Size
Women are always working towards an ideal silhouette. Black women, in particular, are usually voluptuous in shape regardless of their size. As a result, she is either overexposed or attempting to conceal her frame with baggy and dull clothing. Every woman reserves the right to appreciate her present body with dresses, jeans, and jackets that flatter her bust and unique torso. Honor your true size by building a relationship with a seamstress with a keen eye for what looks best on your frame; use your measurements as an honest guide to choosing garments that accentuate your body.
Design is about expressing the real you. Your occupation may be as a conservative teacher, therapist, or executive, but your instincts are still feminine. Use wisdom and honor the standards of your industry, while showcasing your creative side by mixing patterns and prints. If solids are your preference, layer garments with complementary hues. Display your love for dancing with a variety of colorful and textured, heels and flats. At last, discreetly connect with your sultry side by wearing colorful and lacy, but well constructed panties and bras.
Annick Tyler lives in South Carolina and is the Editor-in-Chief of the 1204 Lounge.