You’ve probably heard that you should invest money in a good bed and a good pair of shoes because you spend most of your life in these things and we think the same can be said for lingerie! Think about it – it’s the foundation of your outfits and something you wear most days, if not every day. Whether anyone else sees it or it’s just for you, here’s why lingerie can improve your mood…

A properly fitted bra can change the way your breasts look, which in turn affects the way your clothes fit which can then impact upon your mood. Get the right fit in different shapes and styles of bras to make the perfect foundation for your clothes and we promise you’ll feel a million bucks in that brand spanking new dress that you weren’t sure on before.

Sticking with the right fit, making sure you have the correct size bra can improve your posture too. Look at it this way: if you’re wearing something that’s not giving you adequate support, you’re going to be uncomfortable and miserable all day. Get the fit perfect, and your posture will improve and therefore increase your comfort making you feel much better than you would otherwise.

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LeCurvyKitten wears Curvy Kate Daily Dream

Wearing a matching set can, as cliché as it sounds, really make you feel like you’ve got your life together! I like to think of it as the female equivalent to a male wearing a perfectly tailored suit – lingerie that matches and frames your curves will help you feel like you know what you’re doing. It definitely helps me if I’m having a bad day!

Slip on something sexy to boost your confidence. Got a hot date lined up or celebrating an anniversary with a long term loved one? Find something that excites you, whether it’s lacy and sheer or strappy and bold. Knowing that you’ve got something fierce under your outfit (or maybe even peeking out if you’re embracing the underwear-as-outerwear trend) will keep you feeling amazing.

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Hexedboudoirbabycloset wears Scantilly Black Magic

The colours you choose can also impact your mood. To feel sexy, try something red. For calm, try simple white. Black can help you feel authoritative, while blue is serene and yellow is warming. Bold colours like pinks and purples can help you feel fun and youthful, and green can be energising. Play around with different colours and see how it affects you, plus it’s a great excuse to buy something new!

Remember that lingerie is for YOU. While it’s nice to impress a partner the key thing with underwear is that you’re the one wearing it so you have to feel comfortable in it. There’s no point holding onto that racy little number if you don’t actually enjoy it, so make sure you get rid of anything you don’t like and only keep what you love and actually fits you!

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HoneyPositano wears Curvy Kate Luxe

Ultimately, price doesn’t pay a huge part in lingerie but with a higher price tag you tend to get better craftsmanship and therefore a better fit which, as we’ve already touched on, can seriously make a difference. Get the basics right and the rest will follow!

Does lingerie help you feel empowered, and do you have a go-to set that you always wear for a ‘pick-me-up’? As always, let us know in the comments below or on social.

LJ x

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