Happy Friday! I’ve been talking a lot about body positivity and living an all around healthy lifestyle this week, and I’m gonna keep the theme going with this post. Monday I shared 5 tips on how to boost body confidence, and today I want to apply those tips on how to rock a glam look! If you have a fancy event coming up (and let’s be honest, we’ll all have to dress up at least once in our lives!), then this post is for you 🙂
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Stay Body Positive & Find What Works for YOU!
When dressing for a fancy event, it’s really important that you wear something you feel comfortable in. If you have’t already read my 5 tips for boosting body confidence, then check it out here first! These tips are great for getting your mindset to a place of loving your body, so you can feel comfortable dressing up! Also, I’m not just talking about comfortable as in how revealing do you want to go. I mean physically comfortable. There really is nothing more irritating than wearing the most beautiful outfit, but feeling itchy or like it’s too tight all night. You’re uncomfortable, and everyone else can tell.
I’m extremely sensitive to different textures, so I typically stay away from anything remotely scratchy. I also hate feeling like I have to pull my skirt down all night, so I tend to stick to longer silhouettes, especially when wearing something form fitting. Finding the fit that makes you feel physically comfortable is definitely a must if you want to rock a glam look and feel comfortable doing it!
Rocking a Glam Look
Another tip for dressing a glam look includes sticking to the color palette you normally wear. If you wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing neon in your every day life, chances are you’ll feel even more out of place wearing it to a fancy event. Stick to colors you would normally wear in your day to day life if you’re worried about feeling uncomfortable. I’ve been loving red this fall season, which is why I opted for a red mermaid silhouette gown for the Portland Fashion & Style Awards!
Basically, dressing a glam look for a fancy event is all about elevating your every day style. You want to make sure you put your best foot forward, and that means staying comfortable and true to who you are. Step it up a notch by wearing a fun silhouette, like this mermaid style. I love how this dress from Janelle James Boutique is not revealing whatsoever, but you can still see my curves. Plus, the mermaid silhouette adds a fun and playful vibe!
I’m not the type who likes to fuss with a ton of jewelry in my day to day life, so I knew I would be even less inclined to deal with it here. I just paired my favorite layering necklaces from Ann Revere Jewelry for a simple and elegant glam look!
Hope you enjoyed this post and tips on how to rock a glam look! Let me know in the comments if you prefer these type of “tip” posts, or if you think I should stick to straight up outfit posts! Thanks babes!
Photos by Rachel Cossette