How do you define glamorous style?

It can be thought of as a loud-over-the-top style with plenty of bling. But, to me, glamour is more than that.

Glamorous style is more about being able to balance that glitzy side of your style personality without ever venturing into looking tacky.

It’s about still looking sophisticated, but with extra pizzazz.

How about you? How would you describe a glamorous style?

How to know if you have a glamorous style personality

If you have a glamorous style personality, I’m sure you know it.

Not just because of the reaction you cause when you walk into a room, but also because you will probably admit you are “high maintenance” when it comes to your fashion and beauty regime.

It may be that glamorous is your main style personality, but you are also drawn to others.

If you aren’t sure, you can take this fun style personality quiz to find out.

If you have a glam style personality…

You like to make an entrance

If you have a glamorous style personality, you are unlikely to be a shrinking violet. When you enter the room, you have a certain presence.

Kim wearing sequin top, jeans and pumps | 40plusstyyle.com

Kim (above) shows how to make a pair of jeans and white tee ultra glamorous.

She got her one shoulder drape side top in sequin from Asos. Unfortunately it is sold out but the brand recommends these sequin coordinates to pull off an equally glamorous look!

You will occasionally forgo comfort for style

Unlike style personalities such as the natural style personality, who would definitely rather be comfortable over all else, you will sometimes be a little uncomfortable for your style.

You tend to like wearing heels if heading to dinner or a party, even if your feet are a little sore at the end of the night.

Accessories are important to you

You don’t feel fully dressed without accessorizing.

You’re likely to have an extensive collection of handbags, statement jewelry, sunglasses, hats and scarves, and you don’t keep them for special occasions.

Read more about the must-have accessories on our article on the 10 essential fashion accessories every woman should own

Divina wearing plaid coat, jeans, designer bag and pumps | 40plusstyyle.com

Divina (above) combines elements of the glam style personality with classic style.

Her saddle bag is one of Dior’s staples. Check out this similar bandana and sunglasses to add to your next look.

You’re not afraid of color or print

If I opened your closet, I may find quite a bit of black and some white, but you love other hues too.

Rather than the pastel shades of the romantic style personality, you love rich, jewel-like colors as well as dramatic prints such as leopard print and bold florals.

Natalia wearing leopard print top, ripped jeans, designer bag | 40plusstyyle.com

Natalia (above) shows that a glam style personality often loves her labels.

Copy her style with this similar leopard print top. Here is her belt and shoulder bag. Here is the new similar Tory Burch Ines slide sandal that you might want to check out.

You also love texture

As well as beautiful colors, you also love texture in your outfits including sequins, lace, leather, cashmere and faux fur.

Màla wearing fringe top, maxi skirt and sneakers | 40plusstyyle.com

Màla (above) has a wonderfully unique style which combines glamour with the romantic style personality.

Here is a similar fringe top you can try to recreate this look.

You probably have more evening wear than daywear

Plus, you’re not afraid to wear it during the day. So you might go for a glitzy shirt with jeans, or a sequin skirt with a cashmere sweater.

Petra wearing silk blouse, sequin skirt and heels | 40plusstyyle.com

Petra (above) combines a gold shirt with sequin skirt.

Gold is one of the top color trends for fall 2019.

Steal this glamorous look with this similar sequin skirt.

Your favorite designers

You love not only the styles and ideas on the runways for the major fashion shows, but you also love the glamour surrounding the Paris, London, Milan and New York fashion weeks.

Your favorite designer is likely to be Dolce & Gabbana.

Dolce & Gabanna glam look | 40plusstyle.com

Glamorous women with the same style personality as you

As a glamorous style personality, you’re likely to be drawn to the glamour of Hollywood, particularly from days gone by.

Celebrities with a glamorous style personality include Joan Collins, Sharon Osbourne, Monica Bellucci, Dita von Teese and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who combines her dramatic style with some elements from the classic style personality.

Celebrities with a glamorous style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Tops for the glamorous style personality

Look out for beautiful tops featuring sequins, lace and animal print.

But, don’t forget a classic white shirt. This will allow you to wear lots of items such as a sequin skirt, or leather pants during the daytime without looking “overdressed”.

tops for the glamorous style personality | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto mirror sequin topJoie Fischer blouseMichael Kors leopard print zip front shirtAnne Klein lace blouse

Jackets and coats for the glamorous style personality

A classic black blazer will suit the glamorous style personality as well as the classic style personality.

You’re also likely to be drawn to Chanel-style jackets which end on the waist.

Look out for animal prints, faux fur and peplum styles.

glamorous outerwears | 40plusstyle.com

Ming Wang sequin trim jacketKendall + Kylie faux fur coatDaniel Rainn shawl collar blazerTed Baker London peplum leather jacket

Jeans and pants for the glamorous style personality

Although you have a glamorous style personality, that does not mean that elements from other styles won’t fit into your closet.

A pair of embellished jeans can look very glam worn with a blazer or sequins and a pair of high heels.

Also try print jeans, leather pants and tuxedo-style trousers.

pants and jeans for the glamorous personality | 40plusstyle.com

7 For All Mankind pearl detail jeansJoe’s skinny jeansJen 7 by 7 For All Mankind coated skinny jeansAfter Six tuxedo pants

Glamorous dresses and glamorous jumpsuit ideas

It is likely that you have a lot of skirts and dresses in your closet – possibly outnumbering pants and jeans.

Lace, sequins and prints will look lovely.

Plus, you could always look out for glamorous jumpsuits rather than sticking to skirts and dresses.

Glamorous dresses and glamorous jumpsuit ideas | 40plusstyle.com

Eliza J lace & velvet sheath dressHaryln floral embroidered jumpsuitAlice + Olivia sequin pencil skirtJ.O.A. snake pattern knit pencil skirt

Shoes for the glamorous fashion personality

Opt for a mix of heels and flats. Even your flats, however, are likely to have an element of glamour.

So, you might add a print or a platform sole to add drama.

glamorous shoes to wear for women over 40 | 40plusstyle.com


Matisse bootiePuma platform sneakerVince Camuto genuine calf hair sandal Sam Edelman flat

Accessories to go with your glamorous clothing

Accessories are very important to your overall look.

While Orphan Annie may have sung that you’re “never fully dressed without a smile,” you don’t feel fully dressed without adding accessories.

You are likely to be drawn to designer handbags, statement jewelry, scarves and brightly-colored jewels.

Accessories to go with your glamorous clothing | 40plusstyle.com

Gucci Marmont 2.0 leather shoulder bagBP. triple layered necklaceKate Spade NY panthera oblong scarf Kurt Geiger London snake embossed leather clutch

A capsule wardrobe of 9 outfits for the glamorous style personality

While you could put the pieces above together in countless ways, here are nine outfits to get you started.

A capsule wardrobe for the GLAM style personality | 40plusstyle.com

How to be glamorous

Do you think you already have a glamorous style personality? Or would you like to be more glamorous.

Much of glamour is about looking well-groomed and put together. So make sure you devote a little time to yourself, even if it is just five minutes to paint your nails.

Then you could always add a few pieces from the glamorous style personality and see if you like the result.

What do you think? Do you have a glamorous style personality?

Continue reading:

  1. Want To Discover Your Style Personality? Take This Fun Quiz!
  2. Understanding The Different Styles
  3. A Capsule Wardrobe And Style Guide For The ROMANTIC Style Personality

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