Have you ever noticed some women who always has it together? They always look sophisticated, every day. No matter how scorching hot the sun is and no matter how much they are working hard at the gym, they still look pretty, polished and pulled together. How do they make it possible?
A glamorous woman has clear skin, and when you shake her hand, you can feel just how soft it is. She never has a bad hair day. Her outfits are always on point, and her makeup is always on fleek. And when she walks into the room, you just know that she is coming, thanks to her signature scent. If you want to be glam and pulled together just like that, here are some secrets glamorous women do for you to follow so you can look and be your best at all times.
1. They observe proper hygiene
This is perhaps the most basic and obvious tip that all women must follow, whether you want to be glamorous or not. Always keep your body clean and tidy – it’s for you and for the people around you. Take regular showers to keep your body clean and smelling fresh. Avoid using soaps and body wash with a very strong scent, as it may clash with the perfume you use. Do regular exfoliating, shaving and rinsing hair. Use deodorant or anti-perspirant, and like with soap, avoid one that is overly scented.
Brush your teeth and floss regularly, since you want to preserve that teeth for a picture-perfect smile (and to prevent bad breath). Also, make sure you use whitening toothpaste. Visit the dentist regularly to any plaque or bits that your brush and floss can’t reach. Keep your nails trimmed, smooth and maintained. Your nails must look healthy at all times. You can paint them or have them painted at the nail salon. When the paint starts to chip, remove it.
2. They keep their face clean and clear
Try your best to keep your face blemish-free. Allow no pimples, acne or bruises to breakout by taking care of your face and using the proper products. When it’s unavoidable, do your best to combat it right away. If you always experience acne or pimple breakouts, visit the dermatologist to try to find the perfect skin product that would work for you. Know if your face is oily, dry or just right, and use the product and skincare system that works for your skin type.
Keeping your face clear also means removing excess hairs. If you have stray eyebrow hairs, pluck them or shave them. If you have noticeable upper lip hair, you may need to invest in a semi-permanent hair removal like waxing or a permanent electrolysis hair removal. Every time you remove hair, make sure you use a soothing product to prevent redness and blisters.
3. They apply the proper makeup products and uses just the right amount of makeup as necessary
A glamorous woman doesn’t overdo her makeup for daytime, and uses the right kinds of products. You don’t need smoky eyes at the office, the gym or the groceries to look glamorous, but you don’t want to be looking bare-faced at a party. During ordinary days, you can look glam by filling in sparse eyebrows and wearing the right shade of lipstick. When going to a special occasion choose what you want to apply heavy makeup on: the eyes or the lips. You don’t want to overdo both.
With any makeup product that you use – foundation, primer, concealer, lipstick, etc. – make sure it suits your complexion. Anything too dark or too light will look bad on you. Massage your face with a toner to prepare the skin. Wear a primer before contouring, because you don’t want to deal with smudges. Know the right foundation that looks natural on you – something that doesn’t look like you’re wearing makeup at all. If you want to look more feminine, apply facial highlighter on the high points of your face. Curl your eyelashes before applying mascara. Apply eyeliner on the upper lash line and put a bit of flick at the end if you want a classic, tried-and-tested look.
4. They maintain their hair
We all know that our hair is our crowning glory, and you must keep it beautiful and clean at all times. Shampoo it regularly and condition it to keep it soft and smooth. Get regular haircuts Understand the difference between dry shampoo and hair spray and know how to use it correctly. Know the right hairstyle for your every outfit. Take time to curl your hair (and master the use of hair curlers) and prep it with a heat-protectant product first. You can color your hair with any color you like, just make sure that it fits your natural coloring. And if you do color your hair, make sure you can maintain it to keep it looking clean.
5. They moisturize their skin
Keep your skin soft and smooth, to the point that people would love shaking your hand because it’s so soft and fragrant. Moisturize your body with a sophisticated French-girl scent like lavender or lemon. Use a daily face moisturizer with an SPF at least 50, as this works as an anti-aging product. Use a moisturizing hand cream and keep it in your purse all times. Moisturize your lips and make sure it’s not flaky before you apply lipstick (especially matte lipsticks).
6. They have a signature scent
Besides being clean and smooth, glamorous women leaves a pleasing scent wherever they go. Pick a perfume that suits your personality and make it your signature scent. Once people are used to smelling that scent from you, that becomes your signature fragrance and people will know you are near because of that scent. Choose an eau de parfum – this way you can be sure that it’s perfume and not cologne, since perfume is more long lasting. If you can afford, choose rare, exquisite and branded perfume so your scent would be unique.
7. They set and stick to a skincare and pampering schedule
Set a skincare routine and pampering schedule to keep you looking polished. Wash your face fully at the end of the day, no matter how tired or tipsy you may be. Regularly exfoliate your skin, and unwind with a salt hot bath once in a while. Have both a day and night eye cream to prevent eye bags and to keep your eyes looking fresh. And whether you go to the nail salon to get manicured every other week or you use a face mask at home every Saturday morning, stick to it to keep yourself looking polished. A glamorous woman pampers herself with at least one regular beauty regimen.
8. They keep a beauty emergency kit in their purse
Emergencies happen, so make sure you pack a small arsenal of emergency kit supplies in your purse. Include a small mirror, comb, lipstick, blotting paper, face mist, powder and hand cream to keep yourself fresh and moisturized all day. Include items like wipes, band aids, safety pins, mints and other essentials to keep yourself pulled together no matter what the day throws at you. Reapply your lipstick and freshen up after lunch, so you’ll feel fabulous as you tackle the rest of the day. You’d also thank your emergency kit once you happen to run into an ex-boyfriend or a long-time-no-see friend.
9. They wear classic, sophisticated outfits
An easy way to look glamorous is by being smart when it comes to sartorial choices. Don’t wear clothes that look cheap, and don’t buy anything made of very low quality fabrics. These fabrics usually come cheap, but don’t let the price attract you. Opt for clothes made of fine fabrics like silk, cashmere, satin and high quality lace. You may need to invest in a better quality and more expensive clothes, but it would last longer and look better. Keep your clothes well-maintained by having them clean, wrinkle-free and hole-free (unless that’s the style of the item).
If you don’t have a lot of budget for clothes, skip the super trendy stuff and stick to the classics. Timeless fashion pieces like A-line dresses, tailored blazers, trench coats, dark wash jeans, pencil skirts, button up shirts, cashmere sweater, black pumps and white sneakers – these are your closet must-haves. Adhering to all trends that come along is not only expensive, but it can also make you looking like you’re trying hard to be fashionable. Look glamorous by wearing classic styles and pairing them with a few trendy pieces.
Also, the thing about looking your best is never dressing down. Never wear anything too casual if you can. Make sure there’s always a bit of style, even with your most casual outfits. Even your gym attire must look nice and pretty. Always shoot for dressing a bit nicer than normal, but avoid going over the top. Wearing a gown to a formal dinner party with friends is way too much.
10. They keep their clothes and accessories coordinated
Before you go out the house, make sure everything matches. It doesn’t mean it must be all of the same color. Keep it matching by using a limited color palette. This gives you a more glamorous look than wearing expensive clothes. Match styles as well. If you’re going for a boho look with your off-shoulder top, tassel shoulder bag and gladiator sandals, don’t pair it with a black, fitting pencil skirt. The best way to do this is to look for fashion inspirations online. Plan your outfit and pack your purse or bag the night before.
11. They know what colors look good on them
Going for neutrals like black, white and gray can look classy, but if you’re always sticking to the safe zone, you won’t look fashionable and cultured. Adapt a cheery pop of color once in a while. You’ll love it and it will bring life to your outfit. Choose the hue that looks best on you – the kind of color that makes you look and feel like you’re more than your current net worth. You can get a free color analysis at fashion boutiques or department store beauty counters to find out what best colors flatter your own skin tone. If you’re not yet confident, you can start small by wearing a bold-color camisole under your go-to neutral cardigan, or by wearing a bright colored belt with that little black dress.
This tip works for makeup as well. There are colors in your extensive eyeshadow palette that you must ignore, because it won’t suit your skin color. A swipe of red lipstick can always add an instant does of glam in your look. Don’t think that your skin tone doesn’t work with a red lipstick; there are shades perfect for every skin color. Check it out here (https://theglamorouswoman.com/guide-to-red-lipstick/).
12. They embrace their natural body shape
A glamorous woman knows what her body shape is (hourglass, pear, apple, etc.). Embrace it and wear clothes that can flatter that body type. For instance, if you have an apple body type, you can draw attention away from your shoulders by avoiding tops with shoulder padding or puff sleeves, but instead, wear long sleeves or V-neck tops. Know what your best features are and accentuate them with your choice of clothing.
13. They wear properly sized clothes
Clothing that doesn’t fit well can make you look lazy, fatter, sick or make you look like you’re wearing something borrowed. Make sure that what you wear aren’t too big that it hangs off your frame, or too small that it shows bulges. If you’re aware that you have a big tummy, avoid clothes that will hug the stomach area and accentuate your excess fat. Also, avoid wearing pants that has a waist too low, as you bum can spill over when you sit and you need to pull it up every time you stand.
The rule of thumb is to avoid anything that will make you adjust things as you move. You must be free and comfortable to move with whatever you’re wearing, and you can do this if you choose items that are of the right size. When you try on clothes, don’t just look at the mirror and see if it looks good. If you’re trying on a top, raise your hands to see if it the hemline doesn’t raise too high and reveal things you don’t want revealed. If you’re trying on bottoms, sit down and see how you look or feel while you’re wearing it.
14. They add just the right amount of sparkle
Once in a while, add some glitz and glitter to your outfits. It can be in the form of pumps, sandals, purse or sparkly jewelry. You can go for sequined tops or dresses on a night out with the girls. Once you go sparkly with one aspect of your outfit, don’t pair it with another sparkly thing.
15. They accessorize and occasionally slip on a statement jewelry
Even if you can’t afford expensive clothes, you can accessorize well to liven up your clothes and make your outfit look more expensive. Wear a shiny watch that matches your skin tone. Go for a pair of large sunglasses – it looks glamorous. Invest in leather purses or handbags with a gold chain strap to look luxurious. Wear dramatic earrings with some sparkle or shine. Get an everyday, fancy, dainty necklace in gold or silver to make your casual outfits look more dressed up. And when you’re feeling incomplete, sometimes all you need to look glam is one amazing accessory that says “look at me!” It can be in the form of a chunky necklace or oversized earrings.
16. They observe proper posture and poise
Maintain good posture, whether you’re standing or sitting. Keeping your head up as you walk will make you look more confident, and it also makes you look taller. Maintain a straight back while you’re crunching in front of a desk at work. Keeping a good posture is good for your body frame and it also makes you look like a pulled-together woman.
17. They take care of their health
To be glamorous and look your best, you must also take care of your body in every way. Besides grooming and proper hygiene, take care of yourself by eating right, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep. Exercise regularly to keep your body in tip top shape. Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day, because a concealer can only go so far. Drink lots of water to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. Glamorous women usually drink water infused with lemon wedge or cucumber slices, and brought to the office in their chic, eco-friendly water bottle.
A good health starts in the kitchen, so you may need to watch what you eat and stick to healthy choices. You may want to invest in a juicer (so you can just drink those veggies your body needs but don’t want to eat), a grilling pan (because grilled meat is better than fried meat) and a blender (so you can made homemade shakes and smoothies out of fresh fruits). Start your day by drinking an anti-oxidant rich smoothie to make skin glow. Avoid eating a lot of oily foods, so eat fried foods occasionally.
18. They keep their cool
Now, let’s dig in deeper. Being glam is more than the looks and the body – it’s also about being classy on the inside. A glamorous woman is poised and dignified, so she keeps calm and doesn’t let emotions overtake her. Getting overly angry with emotional outbursts and getting too emotional and weepy can ruin the glamorous look, as it can make you look immature and kind of like a jerk. Avoid yelling at anyone, don’t create a scene and don’t be obnoxious. Can you imagine Audrey Hepburn or Kate Middleton doing these things? No, right?
19. Their manners are also classy
Since being glamorous is about looking expensive, it must also show how well-mannered and well-educated you are. Use your manners. Speak meaningfully, because the smarter you speak, the more classy you will appear. Think before you speak to avoid offending anyone or to avoid making you seem scatterbrained. Avoid sharing or posting hateful messages or violent opinions in social media. You must also be classy with the way you speak, the way you deal with others and the way you use social media, because that’s how the people perceive you.
20. They are confident with their own skin
If you want to be perceived as sophisticated and glamorous, you need to look like you love yourself and be comfortable in the skin you’re in. This is where self-love becomes important. Though you may want to be perceived as a woman who has it together, you don’t need everyone to like you to prove your self-worth. Don’t let any hurtful comment or criticism get into your nerves, but use it to your advantage to better yourself. Start believing in yourself and loving yourself, so that the confidence will just naturally exude. Be your own cheerleader. If you have problems with your self-image, you can stand in front of the mirror every morning and say positive things about yourself (we swear, it helps!).