It was only a couple of years ago that I walked into my local Victoria’s Secret just to browse; and that was how my underwear obsession began. I came across their “panties bar,” and boy, was that the beginning of an addiction.
It began to get to the point where every single time I was anywhere near Victoria’s Secret, I had to buy the 5 pairs for $27 deal. It isn’t a bad price, until you end up with over a hundred pairs of underwear.
So why, oh why, do I love buying new underwear so much?
The truth is, cute underwear gives me confidence! That is it, that is all!
I feel very pretty when I wear lace trimmed undies in nice colours and patterns. Obviously, this is a confidence thing that comes from within. I don’t go outside wearing my undergarments over my pants and tops to show off my new purchases. I don’t buy a bunch of lingerie for guys to see, or for striptease purposes, I buy cute undies for myself. (Now if only my mother could understand this logic…)
But for those out there who buy cute underwear for stripping or flaunting their goodies, more power to them! Sexual liberation!
I am sure loads of women, men, genderfluid, agender, or other non-binary folk have had their confidence beaten down so many times by the beauty and fashion industry. I know I have, and I am working on learning to love myself and my body; and that will certainly take a hell lot of time.
But for now, I just love finding little things that give me confidence — whether it be lace undies or some crazy hairstyle I will try one day.
So what little thing gives you confidence, or what makes you feel pretty?