08.30.2023 • Fashion

Your Body Isn’t the Problem. It’s Your Clothes.

Don’t blame your body. Blame your clothes.

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Are you tired of staring at your closet, feeling frustrated because nothing seems to look quite right on you? It's time to put an end to those fashion woes and embark on a journey of self-discovery and style transformation. Embracing the perfect fit for your body can revolutionize the way you approach fashion. Here's how you can revamp your style and boost your confidence by embracing clothes that work for your unique body shape and taste.

1. Know the Silhouettes You Love

Understanding your body shape does help when it comes to embracing the perfect fit, but at Thigh Society, we don't believe in flattering. We believe in experimenting with different silhouettes, regardless of what your body looks like, and figuring out which ones make you feel like you. By doing so, you're embracing your body type and celebrating its uniqueness — this is the foundation of building a stylish wardrobe that works for you.

2. Choose the Right Fabrics

The fabrics you choose can make a world of difference in how your clothes drape and fit. Flowy fabrics like chiffon or silk can add movement and softness, while structured fabrics like denim or tweed can provide a polished and tailored appearance. When shopping, pay attention to how the fabrics feel good to you and most comfortable on your body. And don't forget about what's underneath — a pair of buttery-soft slip shorts pair perfectly with dresses or skirts and help protect your skin from irritating fabrics.

3. Tailoring Is Your Best Friend

Off-the-rack clothes might not always fit perfectly, but that's where tailoring comes to the rescue. A nip here and a tuck there can transform an ordinary piece into something that looks custom-made for you. Invest in a good tailor who can adjust hems, take in waistlines and make those subtle alterations that turn good clothes into fantastic ones. And don't fear letting clothes out, too. When your body changes, so can your clothes.

4. Get Rid of What Doesn't Fit

Make it a habit to go through your wardrobe frequently and pick out the items that don't fit or you just don't find yourself reaching for. We totally understand the instinct to keep too-small clothes for the hypothetical day they fit again. Whether this day comes or not, those clothes aren't serving you by being in your wardrobe now. Either put them away where you can't see them or donate them to someone who can use them. It'll make you feel better — trust us!

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5. Understand That Size Means Basically Nothing

There's no standard sizing for women's clothing. Can you believe it? You've likely experienced this frustrating dilemma when shopping for tricky items like jeans or trousers. There's very little consistency between brands, which can make for a disappointing shopping trip. Understanding that the number on the clothing means nothing about you as a person is freeing. Just try on the clothes and pick the size that works for you — and don't give it a second thought.

6. The Magic of Accessories

Accessories are like the icing on the cake — they complete the look and tie everything together. A belt can completely change the fit of an outfit, while statement earrings can draw attention to your face. Experiment with scarves, hats, jewelry and belts to accentuate your style and enhance your outfits in creative ways. This is a great way to change how your outfits look without dropping hundreds (or thousands) on a completely new wardrobe.

7. Confidence: Your Best Accessory

No matter how perfectly an outfit fits, true style radiates from confidence. Embracing the perfect fit is not just about the physical aspects but also about how you carry yourself. Stand tall, walk with purpose and own your style choices. When you feel good in what you're wearing, that positive energy will shine through, making any outfit look even better. This is exactly why it's so important to do away with the preoccupation with clothing sizes, and focus more on what you love to wear.

8. Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

While it's important to embrace what works best for your body, don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone from time to time. Experiment with styles you haven't tried before — a well-fitted jumpsuit, a daring neckline or a tailored blazer. You might be surprised by what you feel fantastic in.

9. Celebrate Your Journey

Transforming your style is a journey, not a destination. Celebrate every step you take towards embracing the perfect fit. Along the way, you'll learn more about yourself, your preferences and your unique style. Embrace the evolution, and enjoy the process of discovering how clothing can empower you and elevate your confidence.