Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, had a horrible day at work or just can’t seem to look on the bright side lately, feeling less than beautiful can tempt you to wear sweatpants all day. But where’s the fun in that? If you can’t remember the last time you wore makeup or real clothes, it’s time to go glam. Here are seven simple steps you can take to feel more glamorous today.
Slip into some sexy lingerie.
Glamour starts with what you put on under your clothes. Wearing something lacy can lift your spirits and make you feel sexy. Trade your threadbare cotton bra and underwear for a silk set that adds instant sex appeal. Sure, your spouse might be thrilled with the change-up, but this isn’t about anyone else but you. Just knowing how hot you look under your outfit will impart a sense of glamour.
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Paint your pout red.
Nothing says glamour like a luscious red pout. Instead of your usual swipe of nude gloss, opt for a look-at-me shade of red. Consider your skin tone when picking the shade. If you have pale skin, choose a rosy or pinkish hue (which won’t stand out as much against your fair skin). If you have a medium to dark complexion, you can pull off richer, brighter shades.
Play up your eyes.
If you really want to look and feel more glamorous, the eyes have it. Play with this season’s bold shadows or do up a sexy, smoky eye to instantly add glamour to your overall look. Curl your lashes and add a lengthening mascara for definition and wow factor. If you want to feel ultra-glam (especially if you’re going out), consider adding false eyelashes to your look. If you’ve never used them, check out our guide on applying false lashes.
Ditch flats for heels.
Flats may be comfortable but they don’t exactly scream glamour. Maximize the glam quotient of any outfit by wearing a pair of fabulous heels. Your legs will look longer, you’ll look leaner, and your outlook will improve. You may not want to wear heels every day, but once in a while, especially when you’re feeling out of sorts, heels can make a huge difference.
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Opt for over-the-top accessories.
Now is your chance to wear the jewelry you shy away from on a regular day because it just doesn’t go with jeans and T-shirts. Choose something sparkly and bold to add to your outfit as a way to glam up your look for the evening. Wearing stylish but statement-making accessories is an effortless way to look and feel more glamorous. Even a simple shift dress can look impressive when jazzed up with some serious sparkle.
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Spritz something sultry.
This is not the time for light and airy body sprays. If you want to feel glamorous, you have to smell the part. A luxurious, exotic fragrance will help ensure you feel sexy and confident. Try Estee Lauder Sensuous Eau de Parfum Spray ($45), a sensual and feminine scent, or Givenchy Organza Eau de Parfum ($54) — a dramatic and spicy option.
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Dazzle in a dress.
When it’s time to feel glamorous, don’t even think about donning something drab. This style situation calls for a dress, and nothing less will do. Choose a style that’s fun and flirty and that makes you feel great. Whether it’s your go-to little black dress or a sultry sundress in a feisty floral pattern, a dress is a quick and easy route to instant glam. Wearing a dress has a way of making even mundane events feel like a special occasion.
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