When you see somebody with elegance and charm, you can immediately tell whether they have a sophisticated look. But emulating their appearance is a massive challenge. It’s refined, but it is hard to put your finger on precisely why.
Usually, it is a combination of factors that come together, all of which play a vital role. It’s why some women instantly create that sophisticated vibe, and others don’t.
So what are the secrets? How can you emulate the likes of Anne Hathaway and Kate Middleton? What do you need to do to get that coveted look you crave?
Work On Your Posture
Emulating that sophisticated look you love is difficult because it isn’t purely about fashion choices. It’s also about the way you stand.
Women who stand and sit straight automatically look more sophisticated because of the way that clothes hang off their bodies. It doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing a designer dress or not – if you’re not standing tall, it won’t look the way you want it to.
If you have problems with your posture, you might want to speak with a physio. They’ll be able to provide you with detailed instructions on how you can upgrade how you hold yourself by using particular muscle groups. You might also want to buy a back brace to encourage your body to take a different position.
Be Fundamentally Modest In The Way You Dress
You rarely see the most sophisticated women in the world flaunting a vast amount of legs or cleavage. Typically, they dress much more modestly, while still accentuating their feminine features.
The best way to ensure sophistication is to go for a chic look that covers all your lumps and bumps. Remember, elegance is all about generating sex appeal, without appearing vulgar in any way. You want to project yourself as desirable, without directly referring to anything sexual at all. You can leave that to the imagination of the person you’re trying to attract (if anyone).
If you wear a dress, keep the cleavage high. Similarly, if you wear sheer, ensure that you wear something underneath it, besides lingerie. And if you wear a short skirt, the sophisticated choice is to pair it with leggings.
Put On A Pair Of Glasses
Often, looking more sophisticated is as simple as putting on a pair of designer glasses. In the past, glasses were merely functional, designed to help people see more clearly. But today, they’re a top fashion statement and something you can use to your advantage.
Did you know you can get Prada glasses with or without prescription lenses? It turns out you can, meaning you can wear glasses, even if your eyesight is 20/20.
Making the switch can sometimes be quite funny. You often notice that people treat you differently than before. Glasses are associated with wealth, high-status, and intelligence. So they could be your ticket for advancing in the workplace or getting that dream job that you want.
Choose Tailored Outfits
Modern clothing manufacturers are getting quite good at making clothes that fit the majority of women. But even so, the clothes you buy from the store are never quite perfect – and that’s a shame.
Fortunately, though, you can get all your clothing tailored so that it fits your frame perfectly. You don’t have to put up with ill-fitting clothing cramping your style. Instead, you can get it flowing over your body in the way that it was meant to.
Getting a tailor to adjust your clothes is quite easy and surprisingly inexpensive. If you’re changing an expensive item of clothing, be sure to warn them. Casually mention the cost, as this will encourage them to pay extra-special attention to the piece.
Usually, tailoring comes in at less than $40. You may be able to get it done by a local professional artisan for as little as $20 if they do it as a side-hustle.
Select The Right Fabrics
Sophisticated women tend to choose fabrics that help to emphasize their style. Often the best fabrics are those that add both texture and volume to an outfit. Think velvet, cashmere, silk, and wool. These materials lend variety to your wardrobe, plus they give you options if you decide to layer.
Speaking of which, layering your fabrics correctly can help you elevate your look to the next level.
Typically, sophisticated women choose to wear thin materials on the bottom layer and then more structured on top. So, for instance, you might wear a plain crew neck top with a blazer with rolled-up cuffs. Or you could go for a structured jacket. The choice is yours. The trick is to combine layers so that they make visual sense and don’t leave you looking too “flat.”
Get That “Understated” Look
The most sophisticated women tend to have a deliberately understated look when it comes to their makeup. Rarely do they choose bright eye shadows or dramatic lipstick. Instead, they go for a more subtle, natural look, which is also flawless.
The goal of sophistication is to look “polished.” Au naturel is okay, but sophistication requires a little extra to give the whole ensemble a boost. Makeup should be smooth, subtle, and designed to evoke in others the sense that you’re a healthy person.
Try using taupe or beige eye shadow. Gently color your cheeks. Add a touch of mascara and apply blush to generate that healthy, dewy glow you see so often in healthy people. And be sure to put a smidgen of gloss to your lips to bring them out more fully, unless your natural lip color is sufficient.
Get A Perfect Manicure
Finally, you’ll want to get that perfect manicure associated with style and sophistication. Obviously, ensure that your hands are in good shape. But also focus on the hair, ensuring that it beautifully complements your outfit and overall sense of style and femininity. You want to be fashionable, but not avante-garde. Side-parted hair is one of the most popular options for women going for extra sophistication.