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Go Glam in 20111 of 19
Be your most glamorous self this year in tried-and-tested looks from the runway and red carpet. From chic updos to lovely lace fashions, there’s an alluring trend for anyone to try. And even if you’re the type that practices the art of subtlety, these styles can be turned down a notch and still make a stunning statement.
Wine Stain2 of 19
By Zoe Schaeffer
It’s time to get deep with glossy, burgundy lips, like those shown at the Louis Vuitton or Yves Saint Laurent shows. And while a strong bronze eye and perfectly styled hair make for a fabulous runway look, we suggest keeping the rest of the face minimal for more effortless “everyday” style.
Lace Case3 of 19
Lace dolled up the spring runways, but mostly in creams and crisp whites. That’s why we love Michelle Williams’s take on the trend in this retro Erdem style. Her newly bleached blond hair also adds an edge to this elegant look.
Tied Up4 of 19
We’re loving spring’s laced-up looks, and Gwyneth Paltrow wears the trend well. At first glance, her Emilio Pucci gown looks minimally chic, but on a second look, it’s slightly scandalous. For those of us who aren’t ready to bare as much as the blond beauty, try out the trend with loosely tied ribbons on a blouse.
Loosey Goosey5 of 19
Soft, tousled tresses are both romantic and sultry. Here, Eva Mendes wears her loose waves casually swept to the side, a perfect match with her ladylike Lela Rose dress.
Bed Head6 of 19
We haven’t seen pajama dressing in a while and this season makes it look elegant and effortless. To avoid looking as if you literally rolled out of bed, try teaming a pair of fluid wide-leg pants with a luxe knit top.
Twisted Sister7 of 19
The new rolled updos have a '50s flair that is as chic as it is pretty. And this is a look that’s easy to do: Simply gather hair on each side, twist inward, and secure the pieces together with bobby pins. Who doesn’t like DIY retro glam?
Gold Bar8 of 19
We'll take gold in all shapes and sizes as it adds an instant uptown appeal to any look. Here Uma Thurman (who is a goddess even in sweatpants!) dons a gilded jacket with a Peter Pan collar for a look we love.
White Out9 of 19
Whether in the form of a biker jacket, a billowy dress or power suiting, white is still the freshest way to get glam without having to overthink anything. Keep accessories and makeup minimal to prevent overpowering this style.
Luxe Lashes10 of 19
Feathery fringes never go out of style. But if fake lashes seem too tricky, try shimmying the mascara wand upwards from your lash roots. And don’t forget to curl first!
Color Coded11 of 19
In spring’s knockout neons and striking color block fashions, Kate Bosworth looks her best in this graphic orange and coral dress. If an all-over bright burst of color is too much for you, you can still try the trend in a candy-colored shoe or bag.
Studio Chic12 of 19
We think Marc Jacobs’s satiny '70s dresses have a distinct vintage vibe that suggests total sophistication. And while clingy fabrics can be a bit unforgiving at times, jewel tones like emerald and sapphire will flatter most figures.
Sequin Matter13 of 19
There’s something refreshing about sequins in a slouchy, hip dress rather than a slinky, to-the-floor gown. We love how Sofia Coppola, a true style leader, wears this red-carpet number so effortlessly.
Nouveau Japanese14 of 19
Vibrant, Japanese-inspired pieces like obi belts, kimono coats and satiny separates are a great way to layer on elegance. In order not to overload on festive shades, pick one tone to avoid looking costumey.
A-Team15 of 19
A '50s-inspired full skirt is both chic and timeless. Style-setter Alexa Chung wears the ladylike look with ease. We suggest teaming an A-line silhouette with a kitten heel which is both elegant and easy.
Flapper Girl16 of 19
For a full-blown glamour-puss look, try slicking your strands into sophisticated flapper waves (as seen at Prada). Too much 1920s for you to take? A slicked-back, low, finger-raked bun will be a simpler substitute and one that’s daytime-appropriate as well.
Big Bang Theory17 of 19
An armful of wooden or plastic bangles is an easy way to stock up on glamour, and it's inexpensive too. Pile some jewels on for both day or night in various shapes and sizes for an instant style upgrade.
Metallic Taste18 of 19
Shimmery lids lit up the catwalk for a look that we’ll always stand behind. Here, Keira Knightley plays up her Chanel Haute Couture dress with dabs of silver shadow and loads of mascara. When it comes to the eyes, let them shine and keep the rest of your makeup simple.
Smart Clips19 of 19
Whether they’re sleek and modern, decidedly vintage or meant to mimic hair, decorative barrettes are a simple way to make a chic statement. Our favorites look as if they’re straight out of Grandma’s jewelry box and will no doubt elevate any hairstyle into an instant old-Hollywood moment.