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31. Many people say they want to feel “comfortable,” or that they admire people who seem “confident.” What do these words really mean to you?

Wearing something that fits well enough so that you don't have to adjust it or fiddle with it while you're wearing it. You can forget about it and feel confident that it looks great from all angles.
Wearing fabrics that don't get too hot, sticky, see through or wrinkly so that you worry about them, and colours you know flatter your skin tone, so you can relax and have fun doing whatever you are doing.

Wearing a style/cut that accurately reflects the message you are sending out in the world that day - e.g. I'm professional but I know how to have fun; I'm classic but like to think outside the box; or, I intend on having fun today!


Moving through life without thinking about what judgements are being made about you projects confidence. Introspection and vulnerability signal confidence to me. Standing in the face of any judgement and dismissing it, feeling secure with who you are despite what anyone else thinks. Showing kindness to everyone you meet unconditionally is the most important aspect of confidence. Looking for the best in others. I firmly believe that how one treats other people is a direct reflection of their own self esteem.

Violet Hughes

Priyakshi Saikia

Comfortable and confident seem intertwined to me. If you are comfortable in your own skin -- no matter what you are wearing -- you are confident in yourself, regardless of the circumstances.


Scarlett Thompson

'Comfortable' to me translates to feeling good about my body, feeling like I am carrying myself in a way that I wouldn't be ashamed about from the outside.

I was confident as hell when I was younger and have lost some of it as I've aged. Anxieties set in my early 20's so I am trying to overcome those and get some of my game back.

Being confident to me means that you do what you want, get what you want and don't give a damn.

Meredith Stapon

I'd like to be both, but I don't think I am


For me feeling comfortable is just you're okay of your style than confident being positive about your look

Lea ndele

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Michelle Curley

Ginny Ruwilt

Comfortable is a matter of fit and flattery--most often, we're uncomfortable when clothes are too snug in some places or we feel they're exposing our real or imagined flaws. I think comfort is also about dressing appropriately. A comfortable outfit can be bold, but it's not overtly inappropriate in a way that draws more attention than you want to receive.
Confidence is such a personal concept. I think women put unreasonable rules in place about what's flattering. I read in Betty Halbreich's book that almost no woman loves her upper arms. I wish we could all forget these silly rules so we felt confident more often. I think confidence can be found in clothes that make us feel beautiful and powerful.

Jasmine Henry

I think they mean the same thing in a way. It's the absence of self consciousness. Feeling at home in their own skin.



being oneself and owning it.

neija tappia



comfortable means nobtugging, pulling, fussing or the desire tobrun home and undress
confident is when you nailed the right look for where you are.

bonnie smith


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Leah Czaley

I think when im confident im a better person, as a mother and wife but also at work.



Rosa Allison


Comfortable; means you like what your mind is saying when no one is there.
Confident; can stand alone without the help or praise of others.

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Serena Martin

Comfortable, or more like comfy, is my favorite word. I strive to be comfy in every area of my life. I think that these two go hand in hand. Confidence is the ability to feel comfy in the hardest of situations. And that’s totally a conscious choice. You’re never going to please the haters, but you can always ignore them.

Emmy Jarvis

ozzy birben

"Comfortable" usually means ugly. Confidence usually comes with being well groomed and in good quality, clean clothes that are not necessarily comfortable.

Ozlem Alkan K


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Abby Swain

they want to look nice


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