At Seven Sundays Co we hear and see how many woman can feel in the change room, it sometimes feels like a battleground for women's self-esteem. As women undress to try on clothes, they often confront their bodies through a critical lens shaped by societal beauty standards and personal insecurities.

In this vulnerable space, the reflection staring back can evoke a range of emotions mostly of self-doubt. The size of the clothing, the fit of the fabric, and the way the garment drapes over curves can either uplift or deflate one's confidence in an instant.

Ultimately, the change room can serve as a place of self-acceptance, a place to embrace your body with kindness and appreciation.

In a world where fashion often dictates what is considered desirable and trendy, it's easy to fall into the trap of believing that our bodies must conform to the clothes we wear. However, the truth is quite the opposite – clothes are meant to fit you, not the other way around. Embracing this mindset is not just about finding the right size or style; it's about honoring and celebrating your unique body shape and size.

When we prioritize the fit and comfort of clothing over unrealistic beauty standards, we empower ourselves to embrace our bodies as they are. Every body is different, and that diversity should be celebrated, not hidden or altered to fit into a particular mold. Instead of trying to force ourselves into clothing that doesn't feel right, we should seek out pieces that flatter our individual shape and make us feel confident and comfortable.

By shifting the focus from changing our bodies to fit into clothes to finding clothes that fit us beautifully, we can cultivate a more positive and empowering relationship with our bodies. This approach promotes self-acceptance, self-love, and body positivity, allowing us to express our unique style and personality authentically.

Remember, the way you feel in your clothes matters more than the number on the tag. Whether you prefer loose, flowing silhouettes or figure-hugging styles, the key is to choose pieces that make you feel good and reflect your personal sense of style. Your body is unique and deserves to be celebrated – so wear what makes you feel confident, comfortable, and true to yourself. After all, clothes are meant to fit you, not the other way around.

Instead of fixating on perceived flaws, women can choose to practice self-compassion, acknowledging that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

So next time your trying on clothes in one of our change rooms please recognise that the reflection in the mirror is just one facet of your identity and practice being kinder to yourself.