How To Be Glamorous

Mae West

Mimic the style of 1930s Hollywood.

Key ingredients:

Luxurious fabrics – You can’t always walk around in a red carpet-style gown, but you can wear satins, silks and fur or try adding sexy lingerie touches to your wardrobe.

Sparkly jewelry – They don’t have to be real stones, but try wearing intricate jeweled hair clips, brooches and pendants–not all at the same time, of course.

Art deco touches – clothes with symmetrical designs, mirrored furniture, crystal cocktail glasses, silver tea sets.

Perfect hair and makeup – smooth finger waves, red lips, perfectly pale skin.

Attitude – confidence and posture, strike a pose as you enter a room.

Here are some picture of 1930s Hollywood stars for inspiration:

Constance Bennett
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Joan Crawford
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Paulette Goddard
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Carole Lombard
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Myrna Loy
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Ginger Rogers
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4 responses to “How To Be Glamorous

  1. artfuldodger

    Nice blog! Love 30’s glamour- waved hair, perfect makeup, long slinky dresses and heels- when women dressed like women. Gorgeous pics- Joan Crawford is the epitome of style for me.

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  3. Am just looking into my family tree and came across your website – my mother was Myrna Loy’s second cousin.

    Movie stars then were so glamorous!

    • Hi,

      I know that this is a little late in coming but my grandmother was Myrna Loy’s first cousin.

      This was the Williams part of the family. My mom through the years kept in touch with Dan Williams another relative in Montana. What a small world.

      Fondly,

      Maddy