Stephanie Nielson of the NieNie Dialogues is visiting Cardigan Empire to help us launch a new body image series. Beauty-full Tuesday features real women with real insecurities moving past them to beautiful.
Before my 2008 airplane accident, my heels were high and my belts were tight. Comfort folded to fashion.
I still love fashion, especially being feminine. Frills, slips, soft colors, and fabrics make me feel like a lady, which helps me to act like a lady. And I've come to realize that I can be beautiful again.
But post-crash I have to prioritize comfort. And my modesty is even more specialized. High collars, long sleeves and skirts paired with stockings. I have a lot of restrictions in selecting clothes that suit my new conditions. But you can still be darling, modest, and fashionable, even with issues.
Pretty isn't in a dress, a lipstick, or a perfect body. Pretty radiates from a confident, feminine, comfortable soul. Dress your soul in these qualities first, and you will look beautiful no matter how simply you are dressed.