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? Let me know in the comments at the bottom.
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. For example, you may also take elements of the romantic style personality when creating your outfits.
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.
Petra (above) takes some elements of the bohemian style personality in the way she mixes and matches her prints and patterns, but adds extra glamour with her gold shoes and oversized sunglasses.
Check out this similar dress, leopard topper, ankle strap sandals, handbag and sunglasses.
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.
Cassie (above) actually mixes glamour with comfort with her slip dress and flat gold sandals.
Recreate her look with this similar dress, moto jacket and sandals.
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.
Lizzi (above) elevates her look with her gold accessories.
Check out this pleated dress that you can wear with these similar sandals, clutch and necklace.
Read more about the must-have accessories on our article on the 10 essential fashion accessories every woman should own.
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.
Suzie (above) opts for a glamorous wrap dress and adds some edge with her cut-out booties.
Check out this printed dress from Amazon and pair it with these similar heels, clutch and earrings.
You also love texture
As well as beautiful colors, you also love texture in your outfits including sequins, lace, leather, cashmere and faux fur.
Denchansan (above) shows how you can wear fur in a paler shade, and adds extra glamour with her silver booties.
Recreate her outfit with this similar fur coat, jeans, booties, hat, belt and handbag.
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.
Abi (above) lets her sequin skirt be the star of her outfit by pairing with a gray sweater.
Check out this similar long sleeve top, skirt, boots and tote.
Your favorite designers
Dolce & Gabbana – Versace – Christian Dior
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.
Designers to look out for if you’re looking for inspiration on the catwalks include Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Christian Dior.
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, Beyoncé and Naomi Campbell, who combines her dramatic style with some elements from the classic style personality.
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”.
Karen (above) combines glamour with romance.
Check out this similar lace blouse, pants and bow mules.
Ming Wang lace overlay blouse – Socialite scoop neck tee – ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo lace front shirt – Loveappella off the shoulder top
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.
Martina (above) mixes up her style with some elements from the glamorous style personality and others from the trendy style personality.
Steal her look with this similar top, blazer, pants, pumps and shoulder bag.
Helene Berman leopard contrast tweed blazer – Vigoss star faux leather moto jacket – Ming Wang braided trim knit jacket – RM peplum blazer
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. You may also want to look for tactile, glamorous materials such as satin or silk, or to make a style statement with wide, palazzo style pants which will appeal to your sense of theater.
Jona (above) chooses a satin shirt to wear with her floral pants, adding heels and a designer handbag.
Recreate her outfit with this similar silk shirt, printed pants and pumps.
JEN7 by 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans – Eileen Fisher tapered silk pants – Nordstrom scalloped crop leggings – Karen Kane print wide leg pants
Glamorous dresses, jumpsuit and skirt 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.
Kim (above) shows how beautiful a white shirt can look with a dramatic midi skirt.
Check out this similar shirt, printed skirt, sandals, clutch, necklace and sunglasses.
Tadashi lace cocktail dress – Fraiche by J ruffle faux wrap maxi dress – Tommy Bahama tropic maxi dress – Eliza J lace bodice jumpsuit – VERO MODA midi 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.
Nicole (above) matches her gold heels to her duster jacket.
Check out this similar top, jeans, gold topper and open toe pumps.
Jewel Badgley Mischka slide sandal – Badgley Mischka Collection crystal embellished sandal – Calvin Klein espadrille wedge sandal – JSlides sneaker
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.
Hild (above) adds drama to her look with her fringed topper and matching purse and earrings.
Recreate her outfit with this similar jumpsuit, fringe topper, flats, clutch and earrings.
Ted Baker London crossbody bag – Nina twisted knot clutch – San Diego Hat sun hat – Prada cat eye sunglasses – Nadri open drop earrings – Tory Burch crystal logo circle stud earrings
A capsule wardrobe of 9 outfits for the glamorous style personality
While you could put the pieces below together in countless ways, here are nine outfits to get you started.
More glamorous style inspiration
Below is a previous season capsule wardrobe. This could inspire you if you are heading into cooler months where you live.
Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.
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.
Brands for the glamorous style personality
What do you think? Do you have a glamorous style personality?
- Want To Discover Your Style Personality? Take This Fun Quiz!
- Understanding The Different Styles
- A Capsule Wardrobe And Style Guide For The ROMANTIC Style Personality
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That was a fun quiz. My style is probably all over the place. But I probably do fit the glamorous style the most. I nearly always over dress especially for work or dining out. Many of the choices were hard to choose. I like to keep up with fashion trends. I’m following you on Facebook now! Ciao , Sarah
editor’s note: Hi Edith. Thanks for your comment. I translated it into English as I like to only feature one language on this site 🙂
I’m very happy with the result as it’s given me more clarity. I’ve tried so many different styles and love to combine clothes. I still feel very glamorous. However, I don’t care much about showing off the brand or discussing the brand of the clothes I wear. I like to keep that private 🙂
Great to read that the quiz was useful to you!
Question: How do you make Glamour style comfortable and casual? I took the style quiz again,and my result was Glam. I could really use some sex appeal/star quality to my look. I teach,cook,travel,and love to be outdoors(i.e.the beach,picnics,swimming,etc).I also looove shopping,facials,and getting my hair and nails done. How can I make these two styles work together? Any suggestions,designers,stores,etc that would work?
I don’t consider my style or myself High Maintenance at all. Maybe I picked some incorrect things. I am often told I have great style and classic clothes. I like comfort though and won’t forgo comfort for style. I do like sparkle, and I love clothes with structure but also with movement. Things do need to match though.
Hahaha so wrong on every level and could not be further from the truth!
I rarely wear makeup and although I regularly dye my hair that is as high maintenance as I go!
I still love my New Rock boots, rarely wear anything else when going out, I have a knee high pair that go perfectly with my lbd.
I would describe myself as a countryside cyber goth (I have a horse, dogs and a very large motorcycle) rather than glamourous.
Interesting that the quiz didn’t give the right result for you. I’ve received so many emails from women who felt it was spot on!
I don’t consider ANY of these outfits Glamourous. To me, Glamourous are most of the outfits worn by glamourous professional model Carmen Dell ‘Orefice.
I’m a glam/natural/boho. I love bold prints, lame, sequins, statement jewelry, accessories and I’m never without a mani/pedi. I don’t believe that comfort and style can’t coexist.
I am drawn to glamour with some practicalities:)
: my lifestyle- teaching and running a B and B
: I’m an outdoorsy person- running, cycling , gym, gardening etc
: budget- tend to buy good items that are going to run the gauntlet
I go for regular facials, skin treatments,hairdresser .
Glamour is fun though:)
After reading this article I think I am more glamourous than I thought. Alas I don’t have many parties so no evening gear, but I don’t mind at all to go to the office dressed in sequins or a wide ballgown skirt haha. But I don’t like showing brand labels. If I love a brand it is for its quality and I will never wear a logo if I can avoid it (which is 95 % of the time).