Do you dread stepping out of your house because you don't feel confident in your clothes? You don't have to hide yourself from the world anymore because, in this article, I will share you all the tips you need to look poised and feel good in the clothes you wear.

#1: Practice body positivity

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You don't have to have the body of a supermodel to love your body - all body types are beautiful; all body types are worth acceptance and praise. It's also important to remember that everyone has flaws; nobody is perfect - and that's normal. Don't feel embarrassed if you have stretch marks, or if your butt isn't as peachy as the It-girls you see on Instagram - stop nit-picking every part of your body and start loving yourself for who you are.

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The first step to loving yourself is to stop comparing your body to other people's bodies. Comparison is the thief of joy and the root cause of body image insecurities. Stop telling yourself " wow this girl has the best body, why am I so ugly? Why can't I look like her" - instead, you should tell yourself "yes, she is beautiful and so am I". Stop reserving all your praise for someone else and not for yourself- you can admire someone else's beauty without questioning your own.

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Once you love your body and embrace it for what it is, you are going to notice the negative thoughts you had about your body fade and you will feel more confident dressing it up.

Find your personal style

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Decide how you want to present yourself to the world by discovering what your personal style is. Being aware of your signature style will ensure that you make the right styling decisions that you are comfortable with- thus, allowing you to express yourself with confidence.
Take a moment to figure out what style preference best suits you. Here are some guidelines to assist you, just in case you're having a hard time figuring out what your signature style is:

Casual / Natural

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The casual/ natural style relates to girls that like to keep their outfits simple and quick to put together. Comfort is a priority than making a fashion statement; they prefer simple designs over anything that is too detailed or designs that draw too much attention to themselves.

Classic / Traditional

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The classic style is sophisticated and polished - it consists of timeless garments: Formal outfits are a big part of this style. The color palette for this style is typically neutral; bold colors and too much print is avoided. The jewelry choices for traditional outfits are not overbearing, they complement your outfit without stealing the shine from your look.

Girly / Romantic

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The girly/romantic style has a soft feminine look. You prefer clothing with cute details such as ruffles, bows, pleats, and lace. You gravitate towards clothes with pretty colors, and floral print. Your jewelry choices are dainty and minimal.

Sexy/ Risqué

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Risqué styles consist of figure-hugging silhouettes, plunging tops and short hems. You like to wear heels with your outfits to add more personality and flirtation to your sexy look.

Edgy/ Dramatic

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The dramatic style is trendy, you love following the latest fashion trends - and emulating styles from celebrities and fashion bloggers. You like to make a statement by wearing head-turning outfits. You're not afraid of wearing striking looks with bold color and eye-catching shoes.
Now that you've discovered your personal style, you will feel comfortable wearing styles that are natural to you, and the world will notice how self-confident you are.

#3: Dress for your body shape

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Learn how to dress for your body shape; find the right jeans that flatter your figure, skirt lengths that suit your unique shape etc. Dressing for your shape makes such a big difference - it helps you wear clothes in a way that fits your frame properly; this will make you feel good about your clothes and you will strut your stuff confidently.
If you're wondering what category your body shape falls under, here is a diagram of different body shapes that can help you out:

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#4: Flaunt your best features

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Highlight the best features on your body - understand your body and drive attention to your favorite features. Are you in love with your hips, your long legs, your booty, your bust? Show them off by wearing outfits that flatter your best features.

#5: Find colors that look best on you

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Discover what colors look excellent on you and what colors don't. The best way you can figure out what colors make you look like a million bucks is by seeing what colors look amazing with your skin tone and hair color.
Stay away from colors that make you look washed out - try to find colors that make your skin glow, your eyes pop and your hair look radiant.

#6: Smile and hold your head up high

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Hold your head up high and own your look. Don't feel shy about what you're wearing. If you feel comfortable in your clothes then you should feel confident walking out of your house without feeling insecure.
Remember to stay true to yourself - that is the key to being self-confident. If you wear outfits you love and feel confident in, you're going to feel like you're going to take over the world.

That’s all for today loves! I hope these tips help you cultivate the confidence you need to feel self-assured about the clothes you wear.

This article was written by @Paixbonheur on the We Heart It Writers Team