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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?

Carolyn Clarke

Comfortable means either no clothes, or soft, seamless (or seams outside) clothes, not too hot, warm enough, not tight, not restrictive
Confident has nothing to do with clothes. It means knowing yourself, your abilities, your limits and when to push them

Michael Snow

Comfortable in your own skin with your own company.
Confident infront of other and out in public.

Alameda Woman
T Lockyer

Comfortable means that I'm not self-conscious about what I'm wearing. I can relax and not worry about it because I know I look good. I'm not walking weird, or about to pop out of too-tight clothing.

Confidence is feeling good about who you are, what you do, and how you do it.

Gabrielle Wolf
LexiAnn D

Feel good in your own yourself.. you don't have to look like everybody else.. nor do you have to care what other people you

sea mags 4
Fashion styling class 3

To me, it means someone who likes what they're wearing and doesn't feel like they're wearing some random stranger's outfit.


sound mind.

michelle malinowski

Very much. I understand them completely and agree. This is what I also follow.


OK with them


I want to feel comfortable and if I feel comfortable then I am very confident. Nowadays I do not wear high heals at al, becouse it is not confortable for me and so I am not confident in them.


I said this about confidence lol. To me it means that the person look distinct in someway, but also that once they decided on their outfit they stopped thinking about it. They aren't worried or wondering about their hemline, or if their shirt is too clingy, or regretting wearing sequins to a daytime event. They picked an outfit, that is in someway unique, without necessarily being attention grabbing, and they are now wearing it without second guessing themselves or it.

Linda S
Judy Collins

confidence is being comfortable with yourself

c mags 3

I can relax in my clothes while also looking put together. The effortless beauty.

A. Kirsteen

Comfortable is not second guessing what you are wearing
Confident is dressing in a way that is true to yourself... effortless

Heather blake

For comfort, I usually wear flats, and I do my best to wear shoes that fit. I dress for the weather -- I find women who under-dress ridiculous. I think the unstudied careless look attractive, but have realized that it takes more work than simply looking polished. (and polished is more than I usually manage.)


i can't do anything if i'm physically uncomfortable. i fidget too much. i admire people who are good at things, and who work hard.

maybe i view people who dress well as having worked for their income, so being able to afford good clothes signals skill or knowledge.


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

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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

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