Everyone has their glamour icon and they will vary from person to person, but there are some wonderful quotes about glamour to help you channel your inner glamour-puss. For me, there are many glamorous women who I think epitomized the notion of glamour but it's not just about what's on the outside, it's about what's on the inside and how that emanates forth for the world to see. Being something of a word geek, I love to look at word origins and it was interesting to discover that the word originates from the Scottish word to mean magic, enchantment and casting spells. It's no wonder it has become synonymous with beauty and the bewitching effect that women can have on others. But what is glamour and how can it be achieved? Some of the secrets can be found in the words of the glamorous icons of the past and present. See what you think about these quotes about glamour from these very women and let's see whether they can help you channel your inner glamour-puss.
Glamour is ultimately about feeling great in your own skin and emanating that confidence in all that you do. Our gorgeous Gwyneth Paltrow manages to do just that and advocates the same mind-set in her savvy sisters from other misters in one of my favorite quotes about glamour. Obviously, when you have a personal trainer and chef, it might be a little easier to channel that inner confidence, and having the help that a Hollywood lifestyle can afford is a luxury that most working mothers don't have. But stars of the silver screen will often grapple with the same issues with self confidence as you or I, so put on that kick-ass red lippy as Gwyneth has instructed, hold your head high and show the world how fabulous you are!
Sophia Loren is another glamorous screen icon. I love this woman. One because, like me, she is Italian and two, because she once said that she owed everything you see to pasta. I therefore feel a lot less guilty for indulging in a plate or two! Again, this is all down to exuding confidence and knowing that you are not defined by your waistline or the size of your jeans. Anyone can be glamorous, regardless of shape or size.
Remember ladies, we don't need to show oodles of flesh to be sexy or glamorous. In fact, the opposite is true. It's about showing a little whilst exuding that confidence so that people think, wow, there's more to this person than meets the eye. That's glamour! That's Lilly Dache!
For me, Marilyn Monroe epitomizes beauty and glamour in an understated and natural way. The most beautiful pictures of her are the ones where she is looking so natural and, it seems, peaceful. Despite her personal and inner turmoil, she exuded confidence without hiding behind layers and layers of makeup. She believed in being as natural as possible and despite others in Hollywood wearing a girdle, she didn't, stating that she didn't like the slim look that a girdle gives. Again, this is testament to the fact that she was comfortable in her body and the way it looked.
I couldn't compile a list of quotes about glamour without including one or two from Elle 'The Body' Macpherson. Who doesn't love to treat themselves (or their signifiant other, for that matter) to some gorgeous lingerie?! When you wear something sexy underneath, it can help you feel amazing on the outside. So go on, treat yourself!
I love this quote. For Beck Newton, glamour is truly about fun and limited fuss and bother. It doesn't have to be about spending hours and hours adorning yourself with ruffles and feathers, which are ultimately going to annoy you for the entire evening. It's about feeling great and having fun.
The ultimate weapon of the glamour-puss is not their pair of vertiginous heels or their fake faux coat. This doesn't cost a thing. The smile is the most effortless way to feel and look amazing. Go on, try it!
As the late and great fashion icon Coco Chanel once stated, "fashion fades, only style endures." Finding your style and being confident in your skin will help you to channel chic. These are my favorite quotes about glamour and hopefully they will help you channel that inner confidence and beauty than can be found in us all, regardless of shape or size. Which are your favorite quotes about glamour?