How do you define glamorous style?
It can be thought of as a loud-over-the-top style with plenty of bling. But, to us, 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.
Boma @mrs.gaf above opts for an all-pink look that is sure to get her noticed for all the right reasons.
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 with 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.
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.
You also love texture
As well as beautiful colors, you also love texture in your outfits including sequins, velvet, lace, leather, cashmere and faux fur.
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.
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.
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, jewel colors, 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”.
VERO MODA Anicate Double Breasted Blazer – Cinq à Sept Marta Zebra Print Silk Camisole – rag & bone Nina High Waist Coated Ankle Skinny Jeans – LifeStride Saldana Pump – Nina Crystal Frame Clutch – Ettika Crystal Knot Earrings
Jackets and coats for the glamorous style personality
A classic black blazer or white 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 or Balmain style double breasted blazers. As a double-breasted style can add the illusion of width, the key is to look for buttons that narrow as you get down to the waist, giving a more flattering effect.
Also, look out for animal prints, faux fur, off the shoulder, and peplum styles.
VERO MODA Anicate Double Breasted Blazer – Anne Klein Faux Double Breasted Satin Blazer – L’AGENCE Brooke Double Breasted Tweed Crop Blazer – Karen Millen Stretch Crepe Sleeve Detail Bandeau Tailored 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 or coated 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 @the50plusgirl above adds drama with her feather-trim blazer.
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.
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.
Karen Millen Stretch Crepe Sleeve Detail Bandeau Tailored Jacket – Anne Klein Zebra Print High Waist Wide Leg Satin Pants – SARTO by Franco Sarto Arina Half d’Orsay Slingback Pump – Nina Crystal Frame Clutch – Ettika Crystal Knot Earrings
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.
Kate Spade New York Small Manhattan Zebra Stripe Tote – SONA G DESIGNS Large Metallic Tote Bag – Nina Crystal Frame Clutch – Ettika Triple Layer Y-Necklace – EVER FAITH Crystal Dangle Earrings – Ettika Crystal Knot Earrings – Rave Envy Tassel Earrings
Boden Fitted Lace Shirt – Alice + Olivia Pintuck Stretch Cotton Trousers – SARTO by Franco Sarto Arina Half d’Orsay Slingback Pump – Kate Spade New York Small Manhattan Zebra Stripe Tote – Ettika Triple Layer Y-Necklace – Rave Envy Tassel 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.
shop the outfits for the glamorous style personality above here:
More glamorous style inspiration
Below is a previous season capsule wardrobe. This could inspire you if you are heading into warmer months where you live.
And this previous capsule (below) is perfect for cooler months.
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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