At the Perfect Dress Company, we are strong believers in championing other women and being each other’s cheerleaders! We are a community that supports each other to be the best version of ourselves. Sometimes you just need that little boost that makes all the difference to how you feel about yourself.
As women we are strong, and we should be lifting each other up and encouraging each other in everything we do. Sometimes we can get caught up comparing ourselves to each other; our weight, our looks, careers or whether we’re married or not yet! At the Perfect Dress Company, we believe we should stop comparing and find our girl tribe – people who inspire us, support us and encourage us to keep going!
If you’re thinking “where’s my tribe?” read these tips on how to get started:
First of all, who needs support more than yourself?! Respect for other women starts with you. By taking care of yourself, physically and mentally you will be able to support the women around you and encourage people to treat you with the same love.
How are you showing yourself love today? Whatever you love to do whether it’s shopping, going for lunch, taking the dog for a walk or doing yoga, make sure you make time to show yourself love!
Positive affirmations placed on your mirror can also encourage you to think positively and appreciate yourself each day.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
- Maya Angelou
Share your story
Don’t pretend that you have it all together and hold things back, because none of us do! By being open and honest with other women you are opening up to more in-depth conversations that are real and in turn, they will open up to you. Most women will relate to you and your life and understand what you’re going through and may have experienced it too. A problem shared is a problem halved!
"I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall."
- Serena Williams
Supporting female-owned businesses
Girl power! We are all bosses in our own right but starting your own business can be tough. As a woman, you can support and consume from female-run businesses in order to encourage the future female bosses of the world. You can show your support by sharing their business or project on social media or recommending it to a friend – let them know you love what they’re doing and are behind them every step of the way!
"Around the world there are countless examples of women rising, taking leadership, taking their destiny into their own hands, inspiring all of us.”
- Angelina Jolie
Be a cheer leader
When a woman you know has achieved something great, make it known! Shout it from the rooftops, pop over with a bottle of wine, whatever it is, celebrate her and what she has done. We want our friends and fellow females to feel successful and fearless! Instead of being inferior to your peers and their success, lift them up and your time will follow!
"Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher."
- Oprah Winfrey
Say something positive
Don’t compare yourself to other women, instead be positive and give them compliments not only on their appearance but on their achievements! A small compliment can go a long way and will put a huge smile on someone’s face! And hopefully, that woman will pass it onto another woman, spreading the love and encouragement.
“There are so many inspirational strong women in every industry and I hope that we can all bounce off each other, lift each other up and continue to achieve great things.”
- Michelle Mone
We all know how amazing it feels to know that another woman has our back or is fighting our corner. Whether you inspire people with your positivity, are a shoulder to cry on when life gets tough or shout about the incredible achievements of the women in your life, not only are you empowering the women around you, but you are taking steps to empower yourself too!