How to Embrace Dopamine Dressing

We’ve all experienced the initial excitement of wearing something new, now imagine having that same feeling again and again. Whether it’s the 1st, 3rd or 10th time you’ve worn it, it still gives you that rush of excitement and leaves you feeling unstoppable every single time you wear it, sounds like a dream right?

This is known as dopamine dressing!

Gone are the days when you wake up feeling ‘blah’ so shove on a plain white t-shirt and joggers, now it’s all about putting on an outfit that will boost your mood and have you ready to take on the day, as the most fierce and confident version of yourself.

What is dopamine dressing?

Dopamine dressing, in simple terms, is the art of dressing to improve your mood. It’s something many of us do day in and day out without even realising, automatically choosing to wear certain items that we know we love and make us feel our best. But if it’s something you’re not aware of, let us help you out. We’re going to show you how you can introduce dopamine dressing into your life with our 4 top tips of little things you can do day-to-day to get a rush of that feel-good hormone.

How to dopamine dress

1# Matchy matchy

It may seem cliché to say a matching underwear set can prepare you for anything, but let’s be honest, a matching set really does make you feel like you’ve got your life together. Whether it’s an elegant lace push up bra and thong, a cheeky crotchless set or even your everyday lingerie, but matching! What you wear underneath really does matter when it comes to boosting your confidence and feeling good on the inside.

Even if it goes unseen (for the most part) your lingerie can play a major role in how you feel. If you’re opting for the unattractive or ill-fitting underwear from the bottom of your drawer, the chances are, you yourself will feel unattractive and less sexy wearing it. So wear things that make you feel good and don’t underestimate the power of your intimate garments. Slip on those sexy and flattering panties!

2# Wear dopamine colours

Choosing to dress in your favourite colours is a step in the right direction when it comes to wearing things that make you feel good. But what are dopamine colours? In a nutshell, dopamine colours can be different for everyone, we link certain colours to memories, seasons, people and more, so the colours we find the most mood boosting vary from person to person. Some of the most common dopamine colours are electric blues, emerald greens and hot pinks, along with bold contrasting colours put in patterns, such as tie dye.

Not only do the colours we wear have a direct impact on how we feel, but they also act as a signal of our personality and shows people who we are. It’s a case of what your clothes say about you, by finding the colour palette that suits you and leaves you feeling your best, you let your personality shine!

#3 Take note of how certain items make you feel

It may seem self-explanatory but it’s important to be aware of how you feel when you wear certain items - do they raise or lower your confidence level? This can be from what lingerie you’re wearing, the dress you go out in or the nightwear you sleep in, think carefully about how you really feel when you wear it. Let’s say you’re having a chilled night in, you’re not feeling 100% so you put on some old pj bottoms and a hoodie, but if instead you put on a cute cami set or a luxurious-looking satin robe, you may instantly feel a switch in your mood. It’s about showing up for yourself and doing things that influence you to feel good, rather than just dressing to match how you feel.

#4 Play dress up

Whether it’s dressing up for cocktails, or dressing up for the bedroom, experimenting with different styles is a great way to discover your feel good favourites. When it comes to wearing mood-boosting items specifically for the bedroom (or any room), why not spice things up from your stunning lingerie to some saucy roleplay – this is a great way to feel confident in what you’re wearing and have lots of fun whilst doing it! From a hospital hottie nurse to a naughty maid or a sexy secretary, get into character and unleash your fierce side.

The most important thing about dopamine dressing is to have fun with it, wear stuff that puts you outside of your comfort zone but leaves you feeling amazing! Found this interesting? Why not also read our guide to choosing lingerie to boost your confidence for more great tips.

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