Ladies, What Are Your Clothes Saying About You
Hello darlings, hope you had a lovely night. Today, I’d like to talk about one of the greatest means of making a statement-via our clothes. What does my way of dressing or my style choices portray about me? Here’s what a clinical psychologist explains.
It has long been said that clothes maketh the man. But it seems that what women wear can give a powerful insight into who they are too.
Clinical psychologist Dr Jennifer Baumgartner has claimed our wardrobe decisions tell others about the secret desires that we are trying to hide.
–Too much cleavage suggests you are power hungry and keen for control while over-the-top jewellery implies you are insecure and may have financial difficulties.
Dr Baumgartner, who is based in the U.S., said: ‘Your clothes reveal what is really going on internally. Your thoughts and feelings are laid bare in the closet – you just have to look for them.’
In her book, the 34-year-old, who is also a wardrobe consultant, describes the errors women typically make when buying clothes.
Many fall into the trap of only buying designer labels, wearing office clothes all the time or simply buying too much.
Another typical problem is getting stuck in a style rut, defined as having not changed your look for the past five years.
Meanwhile, wearing too much jewellery could be an attempt to tell others you are rich, but actually implies that you are having money problems.
Cleavage-exposing clothes, are about feeling powerful and in control and – perhaps unsurprisingly – ‘knowing people will be looking at you’.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher tells us she thinks femininity means weakness not power, according the a clinical psychologist, Women who button up their clothes are actually telling their boss that ‘femininity means weakness, not power’, while high heels can make women appear less intelligent but also inspire confidence by making the wearer as tall as their male colleagues.
Instead of identifying with motherhood, opting for the comfort clothes, can be a sign of guilt or exhaustion. And if you often find yourself in jeans and trainers with unkempt hair, beware.
Far from enjoying some downtime, you may be ‘overly identifying with motherhood and suppressing other parts of yourself, possibly out of guilt or exhaustion’.
A young girl choosing a short skirt could be an attention seeker, while an older woman doing the same is having difficulty accepting that she is a grown-up.
Dr Baumgartner said: ‘All of our behaviours, from the food we eat to the men we date, are motivated by internal factors. Why is it any different with the clothes we buy and the way we buy them? All you need to do is track your shopping habits, or note the styles in your wardrobe to identify the patterns.
‘It is then that you can make real change, and find a wardrobe to match the new and improved you.’
To mix things up she recommends introducing contrasts, such as a gold belt for an all-black outfit, or something that ‘makes a statement’, such as bright heels.
Dr Baumgartner also revealed that she tells clients to go on a ‘media diet’ to restrict their exposure to images that damage their self-esteem.
Out go fashion magazines with pictures of airbrushed, size-zero models which tell them ‘you’re not good enough’.
Women are then encouraged to buy the clothes they love, and told to choose a famous role model and observe how they dress.
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Source: Daily Mail