Fashion is a Weapon

Fashion is a weapon that you can use when you need it.

– Donatella Versace

Who is Wonder Woman without her bracelets,  crown, red boots and Lasso of Truth? Army nurse Diana Prince. Who is Cleopatra without her snake bracelets twisted on her upper arm, her jeweled headdresses, or kohl-rimmed eyes? An exiled heir to the Egyptian throne. Who is silver screen star Marilyn Monroe sans her platinum locks? Red-haired everygirl Norma Jean Baker. Get the idea? Not to say these women are not powerful in their own right, but the right accessory, clothes, hair and makeup can elevate (and protect) any woman from the mondane.

I want people to be afraid of the women I dress. – Alexander McQueen

Fashion isn’t just about creating and wearing works of art. Your style is a physical manifestation of your personality and greatest wishes.

Sometimes I don’t feel like a winner, or glamorous, or powerful you say. That’s ok. That’s when you will have to fake it until you make it.

The perfect boot, hat or dress can strike fear in any man or woman.

Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy.

– Kimora Lee

Think about what you would wear on a job interview, meeting your significant other’s family or knowing you are going to run into an ex. What tone would you want to strike in each one of those situations?  You may want to stay true to you, but you are going to want to tone your style down or vamp it up, right? Either way, you want to send the message, “I’m a badass.”

Fashion is the armour to survive everyday life.

– Bill Cunningham

You know you already look good; now you feel even better because you get to express your personality through your style. Think of your personal style as your armor. Your cross. Your force field. You want to create a barrier no hater (even you) can burst, and even if you feel your nerves start to get the best of you, all you have to do is look in the mirror and be reminded, “I’m a badass.” When you physically see yourself it just drives home that you are invincible.

Style is when they’re running you out of town and you make it look like you’re leading the parade. – William Battie

How does your favourite outfit make you feel? Even if you are having what others might call a bad day – you got dumped, you got fired, you had a fight with your bff – when you put that armour on, don’t things start to look up?

You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.

– Edith Head

Think about what you really want out of life? More money? More love? More friends? Now think about the clothes in your closet? What do you think they say about you? Do they say “I’m ready to be promoted,” “I successfully run my own business. Invest in me,” “I’m sexy, confident and ready to meet the love of my life?”  If not, then we need to talk.

I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world.

– Bette Midler

Don’t forget your footwear. Don’t put effort in your hair, makeup and clothes and ruin your entire look with the wrong shoes. Wear shoes that make you feel sexy, confident and daring. If there is ever a time to invest in yourself, it is with what goes on your feet. They should compliment and even be the star of your entire look. NOT AN AFTERTHOUGHT.  Being well-heeled demonstrates that you care about yourself and details.
I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.

— Yves Saint Laurent

Think about a time when you felt unsure about what you’re wearing. Maybe the colour wasn’t right. Maybe it needed some tailoring. Maybe it felt too plain. Maybe it felt too trendy or dated. You fidgeted. You didn’t feel like the best you. You stumbled. Didn’t you?

Now think about  a time when you are wearing clothes and shoes and makeup that resonated deep within your soul, like a perfect duet, everything seemed to come together, didn’t it? You confidence was projected out into the world and people responded they way you wanted to didn’t they? It didn’t matter if you wanted to inspire lust (or love), respect, fear, friendship, I’m going to bet when you manifested on the outside what you desired from inside, things started happening.

As a petite woman do you use fashion as a weapon?