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5 Ways to look more confident

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Look the part

Among the best accessories you can have is confidence. Looking at ease and being comfortable in your own skin can elevate any outfit and add that wow factor when you enter a room. Here are a few tips for looking more confident.

Look the part

How to look more confident

1Think about your posture.

Slouching can make you look like you're trying to hide or blend into the scenery. On the other hand, maintaining good posture can do wonders -- making you look bright, alert and confident. Good posture also helps elongate your appearance, improving how you look in any outfit.

Check out: How to improve your sitting posture >>

2Dress for your body type.

Wearing something that doesn't fit you properly or suit your body shape and size can leave you feeling uncomfortable no matter how stylish it is. The last thing you want when you're trying to look confident is to be constantly adjusting your clothing -- pulling your skirt down or pulling your pants up. Not only does it make you look awkward, but it also can turn a great outfit into a fashion faux pas.

Get more on how to dress for your body type >>

3Play up your best features.

Whether it's your gorgeous hair, tiny waist, sexy curves or beautiful skin, the point is to play up the features that you love most. The more you accentuate the positive, the better you'll feel about yourself and the more confident you'll be.

Learn how to find the best styles for your face shape >>

4Hide your flaws.

To look confident, you must feel confident, and that's easier if you aren't worried about people focusing on your flaws (perceived and actual). So while you're playing up the positive, don't forget to camouflage the negative.

Check out our 8 ways to boost self confidence >>

Feel positive about yourself.

Positivity is infectious. Concentrate on your positive assets both phyiscal and mental and decide now to stop dwelling on your imperfections. Are you a good friend? A good mother? A good daughter? A teacher maybe? Hone in on what you love about yourself and let those positive assets shine -- others will see it too!

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