Appearance can raise or lower a person's self-esteem.
Personal relationships are usually initiated due to the attraction to a woman by her appearance. Thus, her self-esteem can be raised by her appearance being such that it is attractive to others. On the other hand, it can be lowered by her appearance preventing or decreasing the attraction of others.
Appearance, for its own sake, can raise or lower a person's self-esteem. For many people, achieving what they feel is a
good appearance is self-satisfying. If they feel they are overweight, successfully dieting and keeping the weight off
and/or successfully completing a physical fitness program will help to raise their self esteem. Women who desire to look younger
might consider finding remedies for wrinkles, skin texture and sagging of the skin.
For other women getting the right hair-style and/or wearing what they feel are the right clothes can raise their self-esteem.
Conversely, being unsuccessful or unable to look or wear what they feel is good can lower self-esteem.
People tend to base the decision on what to do or what looks good on a comparison with other people in a society.
Few people raise their self-esteem by gaining 500 pounds or wearing rags unless their society perceives that as high status.