Is it you or that Little Black Dress?

By RoseAnn Rajni Sbona

“The truth is that confidence comes from more than just a piece of black clothing.”

As a woman, at any age, you’ve probably been saved by a little black dress at some point in your life. It is a staple in most women’s wardrobe and is typically suitable for just about any occasion depending on how you accessorize. The Little Black Dress or LBD as it is affectionately known in fashion circles is versatile, timeless, makes you look and feel great. When you finally find the perfect LBD there is a sense of comfort knowing no matter what you are ready for anything.

Can a dress really empower you? Technically, no, but can anything really? The only thing that can really empower you is YOU. That is why regardless of your body type, age, fashion sense, lifestyle, there is always a LBD that suits you. Why? Because, at the end of the day it represents so much more than just a piece of fabric. It is a statement of you.

Just think about what having that one article of clothing in your closet represents. It is a tangible reminder that you are ready for anything. Regardless of what life can throw at you, you are ready? At a moments notice you can confidently pull one article from your wardrobe, the LBD and show up ready for a business meeting, night on the town, family function or a last minute trip to who knows where. The truth is that confidence comes from more than just a piece of black clothing. Albeit slimming we already know. It comes deep from within.

Regardless of your age, size, style the perfect LBD is going to look great and feel great because you do. Life does not come with a prescribed use by date or size so why should you? The LBD reflects the confidence we have, our preparedness, creativity and so much more. When we feel good about ourselves from the inside out that is reflected throughout body. Regardless of what you wear you will share that light, strength and joy of who you are with others. It is the laughter, connections and experiences that happen while wearing that LBD that make life special.

Start on working on yourself from the inside out. Yes we get it, it’s a new year and you may have that resolution to loose weight. Why not let your choice to be healthy drive your self worth rather than the number on a scale. Sure loose that holiday weight and look great, but make sure to feel good about setting a goal and sticking to it. That is what is reflected when you enter the room in your LBD, not just a fabulous article of clothing. Regardless, if you do or don’t have that “perfect” LBD, what would it or would you like it to say about you? Once you have that answer that is your homework. Discover and foster those qualities from within. Take time to design and create the person you desire to be. After all, once you find that LBD it looks much better on you than the hanger right? Of course that is because you put your own spin to it. You accessorized with much more than just jewelry and shoes as you livened it up with your spirit. It is you that is confident, smart, courageous, strong, nurturing, funny and beautiful not the dress. Now that is something that will never go out of fashion.