How to Look More Feminine: Feminine Style

Happy New Year!

I’m really excited about this year, I feel it’s going to be Amazing!

I’ve been working on a new project for months and now it’s almost ready! And I’m so excited to see it come to life.

I’ll share more news soon ;)

But now let’s get to today’s subject: Feminine Style!

Do you feel like your style is too casual/sporty?

Do you mostly wear trousers and shirts to work?

Many women want to know how to have a more feminine style, usually because they dress too casual (sneakers, t-shirts, jeans) or too masculine (pants and shirts).

But making your style more feminine is really easy. The secret is to start wearing more items that are exclusive to women.

9 Ways to Be More Feminine

1. Wear some Makeup

Men don’t wear it so when you put on some makeup you instantly look more feminine: you can wear only mascara and gloss, nothing too fancy.

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2. Style your Hair

Long hair looks much more feminine than short hair. To look more feminine you can also try different hair styles (like waves, a loose bun, a braid) or wear hair accessories.

how to dress feminine hair

3. Wear Feminine Clothes

Choose feminine clothes: skirts, dresses or blouses are pieces that men don’t wear and that make you look more feminine. You can see some examples in the end of the post.

4. Go for Feminine Shoes

High heels make any outfit more feminine. But there are flat shoes that give the same effect, like ballet flats and sandals. Shoes that men also wear (mocassins, oxfords, boots), especially if they are flat, look more masculine.

5. Wear Feminine Accessories

Men also wear accessories but women accessories are quite different. You only need to choose the ones with a feminine style (that men wouldn’t wear for sure): earrings, necklaces, bracelets, scarfs, hats.

Bags are also mostly used by women, and the more embellishments they have, the more feminine they look.

how to dress feminine clutch

6. Choose pieces with Feminine Details

The details in some pieces (like embellishments, fabric, style or color) make all the difference.

  • Embellishments: sequins, feathers, shimmer, bows, ruffles
  • Fabrics: lace, embroidery
  • Style: a style used only by women like an asymmetric top.
  • Color: colorful or patterned pieces also may help (most men wear discreet colors and patterns). Pink is the most feminine color.

how to dress feminine looks

how to dress feminine details accessories

7. Try Nail Polish

Beautiful, painted nails look super feminine, especially if you wear pink or red.

8. Show Your Feminine Body

Another way to look more feminine is to like your body and show your feminine curves. You need to know the right way to flatter and “show” your body (without revealing too much).

You can wear V-necks, U-necks or other different necklines; mini skirts or dresses; pieces that show your waist like waisted dresses or coats; tight pants like skinnys.

how to dress feminine waist coats

how to dress feminine details

9. Don’t wear too much Volume

You also need to know how to wear pieces with volume: if you combine large pieces with fit ones you will balance your figure and create a more feminine look. An outfit with many large pieces will make you look sloppy and less elegant.

After all this I’m feeling a little sorry for men… so many things that they just can’t wear!

Feminine Pieces

To help you choose what to wear, here are some suggestions and photos of current styles:

Skirts
  • Pleated skirts
  • Full skirts
  • Flowy skirts
  • Leather skirts

(if you’re wearing flats your skirts should end above your knees, so you look taller)

how to dress feminine mini skirts full skirts

how to dress feminine full skirts jacket

how to dress feminine skirts blouses

how to dress feminine  knee length skirts

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how to dress feminine long skirts

Dresses
  • Tube dresses
  • Waisted dresses (with a relaxed style)
  • Large dresses

(if you’re wearing flats, go for mini dresses)

how to dress feminine dress ballet flats

how to dress feminine jessica alba simple dress

how to dress feminine mini dress

how to dress feminine midi dress

how to dress feminine dress a tube dress

how to dress feminine strapless dress

how to dress feminine knee length dress

Blouses
  • Silk blouses
  • Flowy fabrics
  • Nude or bright tones
  • Feminine patterns

how to dress feminine blouses

how to dress feminine blouses hair

how to dress feminine blouses jacket

how to dress feminine blouses plus size

how to dress feminine color

Photos: Jessica Alba, Girl with Curves, Olivia Palermo, Stockholm Street Style, Burberry Prorsum

What do you think?

Did you learn something new? Do you think your style is not feminine? What feminine pieces do you usually wear?

Share your opinion and help other women with their style! We’d love to hear from you.

Xoxo,

Lena*

P.S. If you want to know how to pick the right size for your feminine clothes, you can learn how with my 5 style secrets. Just enter your details in the pink header bar at the top of the page. They’re yours free.

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  1. Suburban Style Challenge
    January 09, 2013

    Great tips! When I had short hair, I had to dress more feminine, because tons of people equate short hair with manliness (grr!). Makeup was my go-to girl-me-up kinda thing–plus, it was a great way to make my eyes pop more. Some other fantastic tips here though!

    • Lena
      January 17, 2013

      Thanks :), yes, makeup is an easy way to look more feminine and it’s great to balance short hair ;)

  2. Lexie
    September 28, 2015

    I have been looking for tips like this for the longest time and here it is! I didn’t know that I should wear skirts above the knee with flats (so I can look taller) but once I tried it, my skirts instantly looked better.

    Thanks for these tips, for those of us who are still trying to understand fashion and style…this is a great start. :)

  3. Dale
    December 04, 2015

    Curves are very eye catching, padded bras and waist cinchers bring out my femininity.

  4. Fluffy
    March 02, 2016

    Heeey, some great tips. Thankyou :-) Dya know, possibly the most useful thing to me on here was right at the start, with the “Just wear styles that are exclusive to women” thing. So obvious, but for some reason despite my recent efforts to start being more feminine Im looking down at my outfit and seeing jeans, trainers and a t-shirt. Okay, so Im in grey and red as opposed to solid emo black as I used to be, but Im still wearing an outfit a dude wouldnt feel terrible uncomfortable in. *facepalm*

    I dont think Im ready for a skirt or dress. ive tried it. I spent the day feeling like Id forgotten to put my lower outfit on. But Im definitely seeing how heels, a peek of toe and some lighter colours can help my lower half de-masculinise.

    What I will regale to others though is this – Peplum tops. Not as guaranteed to be a perfect fit on an hourglass as some articles will tell you. Most of them are somewhat cropped, so they go ‘in’ too high on the waist and come out again just before your hips start to flare and kinda give you that ‘double hip’ silhouette. Well, they do on me. Definitely try before you buy on this style :-)

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