From fashion to body image Carson has the answers
Summer fashions seem to change just as the seasons change. Fashion trends of past summers from polka dot dresses to power suits. Keeping up with the latest trends can at times leave us in a state of confusion. If you’re pondering what this year’s summer fashion trend is the answer is here. Carson Kressley is an award-winning fashion and television personality and star of How to Look Good Naked, shares his secrets and tips for all women. He also sheds light on his partnership with Depend as one of the tips. Depend introduced the new Silhouette Active Fit briefs, which is underwear that provides needed protection, while still allowing you to look and feel confident.
“I think all great fashion trends start with great undergarments. I think with everybody nowadays, it’s the right bra; it’s the right slimmer’s that’s the real start,” said Carson. “Some of the things ladies should be thinking of wearing this summer season at least. Right now you know were in the middle of a heatwave and it’s hot everywhere in the country so it’s about great whites. Great slim white jeans, lots of white textures, white eyelets. It’s all about white. Another trend is kind of like the carpool couture such as wearing a great pair of yoga pants like things you work out in but then your popping a white jacket, this look has the kind of mom sheik look. Great colors like great summer Bright’s and pairing those punchy colors with your white basic, just makes it look really fresh and summary. No matter what your size or shape you can still dress sleek and sexy and still feel confident. It’s about find out what silhouettes work for you and making that a really great part of your wardrobe.”
Body image is a difficult aspect that involves a person’s perception and feelings about their body and physical appearance. “I was always shocked that body image was such a huge issue for most women,” said Carson. “There is a lot of pressure in society for women to look a certain way. Madison avenue and fashion designers all over always show a type of skinny little model which is not realistic and I think that women need to realize that they don’t have to look like a runway model and still be beautiful and you don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. And there are lots of tricks you can use every day to kind of boost your confidence and for me that’s what it’s all about. If you can overcome whatever insecurities you have and feel confident when you step out the door then your dressing well.”
When it comes to a positive body image you just can’t go and read a list of how to have one and it may be difficult to find the answers but you may be surprised to learn that having a positive body image may not be that difficult after all. According to Carson, “For a positive body image I think it’s so important that obviously you want to be your best self and what you have to offer is good enough. I say it all the time everyone has a great photo of themselves and I say post that on your bathroom mirror so every morning when you’re getting dressed you know you have the potential to look great, you know you have the potential for beauty. Because like I said lots of times when you’re getting dressed in the morning you will look in the mirror and focus on the bad stuff. I want women to focus on the positive things and really just see the positive and that can change your whole outlook.”
Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage – a common occurrence often associated with pregnancy, childbirth or even diabetes that can leave women feeling embarrassed, less than feminine and alone. To support these women, many of whom are under the age of 50, and help give them the confidence to live more spirited and social lives, the Depend brand is introducing new Silhouette Active Fit briefs. A moderate-absorbency brief featuring a thin design for complete comfort and the trusted protection of the Depend brand, Silhouette Active Fit briefs have a lower rise+ with an underwear-like look, fit and feel. A category first, this new product is available in beige and black colors. The launch of Silhouette Active Fit briefs comes in the 2nd year of Underwareness – the largest effort to date, created by Depend, to help break down the stigma surrounding bladder leakage while supporting the millions of people who experience it.
“Obviously I am involved with Depend because I think it is a fantastic product,” said Carson. “And I am going to sound like a broken record but for me it’s all about confidence. When Depend reached out to me and said they have this new active fit silhouette slim brief. I was really excited about it because no matter what the issue is whether you need a special kind of bra because your girls are two different sizes, you need to wear a body shaper, if you need a different kind of underwear. Whatever your issue is that is making you feel less than confident, if there is a tool out there that can help you with that I’m all for it. That is way of was kind of stomping up and down saying wow this is such a great new product from Depend. I had no idea that over 51 million American experienced some type of bladder leakage and it can be from all sorts of things. If there is a product out there that can get rid of your worry and still look amazing under your clothes which is important to me than it’s a great solution. We actually did a great piece on The Talk where we had all of the women’s summer trends, we had skinny white jeans, we had yoga pants and everyone was able to wear the new briefs and it looked amazing. It’s really allowing women to get out there and be active and to do all the things that they love and having to feel self-conscious about wearing a bulky adult diaper.”
When it comes to body image it is not only adult women that struggle but young girls also struggle not only with their body image but also self-esteem beginning at younger and young ages. Here is what Carson has to say about younger women struggling with body image. “I think there are so many women whether they are young women just starting out or older women that struggle with body image. I really think it’s about reprogramming about how you think every day and using simple tools by focusing on the positive, by accentuating and by dressing in way that showing off the things that you are really proud of. Everybody’s got something that’s great and we really need to focus on those things. And then I think realizing that the media out there, the images you are seeing, their airbrushed, there not real most women don’t look like that or have the potentials to look like that so don’t hold yourself to those same standards. I think really understanding that is important. And I think older women have a lot to say to younger women about things that they learned and not to buy into some of the media hype and Madison Avenue and hopefully all the years will counteract that. Women should really be proud of the body that they have and the person that they are.”
Carson also has his own clothing line called “Love, Carson” is a stylish and easy-to-wear fashion collection, including tops, bottoms and layering pieces in flattering colors and silhouettes for instant, affordable glamour. The “Love, Carson” collection can be found online at http://www.evine.com/b/fashion/love-c–carson-by-carson-kressley/
Look for Carson’s new book and new show coming out in the spring.
More about Bladder Leakage and Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs
Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage. That’s 1 in 3 American women*.
There are many common causes of bladder leakage in women including pregnancy, childbirth and even diabetes.
In support of the millions of women who may need a different kind of underwear, the Depend brand is introducing Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs, a new moderate-absorbency brief featuring a thin design that’s comfortable and has the trusted protection of the Depend brand.
Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs look, fit and feel just like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric that is smooth under clothes. They have a lower rise and as a category first, are available in black and beige colors. .
Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. The campaign encourages people to show their support for women with bladder leakage by sharing photo and video using #Underwareness. For every photo/video the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.
More about Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley is an award-winning fashion and television personality best known for his role on Bravo’s hit reality television show, “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.” The popular series earned Kressley a primetime Emmy and launched his career as a celebrity stylist, fashion designer, author, actor, expert, and philanthropist. Over the course of his two-decade career, he’s been a regular style contributor on “Good Morning America,” “Live With Kelly!”, ”The Oprah Winfrey Show,” E! Entertainment, and has appeared on the red carpet for the Oscars and the Golden Globes. He hosted Lifetime’s critically acclaimed “How To Look Good Naked,“ and in 2011 starred as the motivational host of “Carson-Nation,“ a one-hour makeover reality show for The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Kressley created his signature men and women’s clothing line for QVC as well as a women’s sportswear and accessories collection for Shop NBC. In addition to being the fan favorite on Season 13 of “Dancing With The Stars,” he has been a celebrity judge for The Miss Universe pageant and appeared in several films. Kressley is the author of Off The Cuff: The Essential Style Guide For Men And The Women Who Love Them and You’re Different and That’s Super, a children’s story based on the classic tale The Ugly Duckling, as well as being the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better. He lives in New York City.
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