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Confidence is always in style

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What gives women confidence? Power suit? Stilettos…perhaps with a red sole? A statement handbag?

Nope.

Turns out, women are most confident when they wear beautiful intimates. Bras, panties, teddies, all manner of underpinnings.

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Bralettes available at sears.ca

A new survey conducted by Sears Canada and Maru/Matchbox shows that more than 80 per cent of Canadian women feel that wearing a beautiful bra and panty set plays an important role in helping them feel confident and sexy.

The survey not only delved into the surprising impact our undergarments have on our self-esteem but also explored buying patterns of these bare necessities.

65% of Canadian women feel most confident in a classic black intimate set

48% of Canadian women aged 18-34 have purchased ‘unmentionables’ for a special event (i.e. Valentine’s Day, first date, birthday, vacation, or anniversary)

54% of millennials love lace, saying it is their favourite feature of undies

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Black mesh thong, $5.99

More than 1 in 3 Canadian women have a “favourite” pair of undies they reserve for special occasions

What’s your go-to confidence-booster? (Or, should I say ‘bustier?”)

Visit sears.ca to see the latest in lingerie.

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Be beautiful from the inside out

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While this blog is about fashion and style, but it’s also important to update what’s on the inside, too. Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly behaviour cuts right to the soul. You can change this today.

While what you wear is a large part of a first impression, so are the words that come out eyes 1of your mouth. There’s a 1990 song by the Northern Pikes called She Ain’t Pretty, and the lyrics go: “she ain’t pretty, she just looks that way.”

I believe true beauty comes from the inside out. When the two don’t match, it’s like picking a nice looking apple only to find out it’s rotten inside.

Some people think being mean, bossy or critical gives them a certain level of power. But, truth is, it is very hurtful and leads to massive insecurities, body image issues, lack of self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

But, it’s a choice, people.

Every day, we wake up and we choose our attitudes for the day. Will I be kind? Compassionate? Grumpy? Mean? These are the real choices we make every day, whether we are aware we’re making them or not.

Valentine heartChoose kindness and compassion over meanness and cruelty.

How hard is it really to say something nice? Give someone a compliment. Admire their accomplishments. Celebrate small things. When you choose your attitude today, be generous with your kindness.

Let’s make the world – or at least our little part of it – a nicer place, and it, too, will be beautiful from the inside out.