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Old 04-26-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Default Would you feel more confident if you were just strikingly beautiful and fashionable?

I was walking down the street with a woman friend of mine and we passed one of the most beautiful and fashionable lady I had ever seen. This woman had the most beautiful hair, an incredible face, a shapely body and flawless skin. She was also incredibly fashionable and poised. My lady friend said, "I wonder what it would be like to be her?"

This made me think about the link between beauty, fashion and confidence. If my somewhat plain looking friend could wave a magic wand and all of a sudden look exactly like that beauty queen would she magically be more confident and successful? I think so, because everyone would treat her like a queen. What do you think?
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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No thanks.

I'd rather be liked for things other than perceived 'beauty'. When I did work as a cheesecake pinup, all dolled up and coiffed I got a lot of attention...but the minute the makeup and clothing went away they stopped being as nice.
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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I was walking down the street with a woman friend of mine and we passed one of the most beautiful and fashionable lady I had ever seen. This woman had the most beautiful hair, an incredible face, a shapely body and flawless skin. She was also incredibly fashionable and poised. My lady friend said, "I wonder what it would be like to be her?"

This made me think about the link between beauty, fashion and confidence. If my somewhat plain looking friend could wave a magic wand and all of a sudden look exactly like that beauty queen would she magically be more confident and successful? I think so, because everyone would treat her like a queen. What do you think?
I'm happy with my own confidence in myself. I'm not strikingly beautiful, but I can turn a few heads when I want to. I think beauty comes from within. This woman could have been a hag on the inside. I make it a rule not to look at other people with envy. If I like a pair of shoes they are wearing, a simple compliment on the shoes suffices and then maybe opens up a conversation about where they came from, etc.

I will admit that sometimes I do look at women with gorgeous skin and wonder what it must be like to never have a zit in your whole life. That must be nice.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Eternal State of Confusion
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I wouldn't mind being a natural beauty, but it has nothing to do with being treated like a queen. For me, it would only mean that I need to spend less time on prepping myself for the outside world.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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God yes! To just be able to get up throw something on (anything) and know I looked NATURALLY strikingly beautiful and fashionable...WOW...I would feel SO confident. I'd be on top of the world!

I say YES! ((Not to say, I don't accept who I am. We are just hypothesizing here afterall))
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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"If"??
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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Come on people! In this society if you are young, beautiful, and thin you are treated like a goddess and life is near perfect!
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I haven't read all the previous comments, however, based on the thread title, I certainly wouldn't mind looking like Giselle Bundchen.

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Old 04-26-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I have often thought that it would be fun to cruise through life a raving beauty. However, I know this would bring its own challenges too.
I think I have a lot of very good relationships with other women because I'm just OK looking. If I were a woman who made other women feel inadequate about themselves I doubt if I would have too many friends.
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I think if you are stunningly amazingly strikingly beautiful there are a lot more open doors and opportunities. Additionally, I think you are treated differently, in a positive, pampered way.
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