Society wants women to believe that they dress to impress men, but never have we gotten it more wrong. The way fashion has evolved over the years has spread that message across to millions of women and it’s doing more harm than we realise.
With globalisation and social change over the last eighty years, fashion has adapted to suit itself to the times. And, while trends still dictate the fashion world, modern designers have often drawn inspiration from the past and modified classic looks from the years past. Some designers focus on breaking ground in the industry, while others pay more attention to adapting popular styles to fit all purposes and body shapes.
Acceptance is a tool that every woman needs to exploit. No matter the size and shape of a woman’s body, she has the right to feel comfortable in it. Designers like Andrea Iyamah, Rihanna, Style Temple and so many others have shown us – over and over – the kind of clothing that can make a woman feel powerful, sexual and independent.
Should sexy lingerie make women feel confident or less in charge? Rihanna’s Savage Fenty lingerie line shows us why women should feel sexy for themselves. In Rihanna’s words, “Savage X is about respect. Do what you do. Be unapologetically you. Embrace your individuality.” It’s clear this lingerie is made for every woman regardless of their shape or size.
Nigerian designer, Andrea Iyamah’s fashion line is another example, focused on empowering women and encouraging them to own their sexuality. Andrea has broadened the essence of figure-flattering in every outfit and every woman who puts them on can feel confident and beautiful.
Acceptance is a tool that every woman needs to exploit. No matter the size and shape of a woman’s body, she has the right to feel comfortable in it
Style Temple’s elaborate, contemporary designs bridge the gap between feminine and edgy. With this designer, we get to see longer skirts and dresses, boxy blazer tops and broad-shouldered fittings. One could say Style Temple is focused on the styles and intricate trimmings that compliment a woman’s body.
Women are sexy and powerful creatures who deserve to feel that way. Women need to claim their space – and being feminine and feeling feminine are ways to harness that power in every outfit she puts on.
Being that today’s fashion offers an impressive range of styles, more than ever before, every woman should choose an outfit that doesn’t just make her look beautiful but one that gives her reassurance and confidence.