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Flair in Fashion - Who Has It?

Updated on June 17, 2013

Perhaps you’re among the few born with an innate sense of fashion and elegance, but don’t feel you have it because you can’t afford to buy fashionable clothes. You actually don’t need to be rich to possess flair. You don’t even have to be so beautiful to have it. Wearing the most stylish dress is not enough to give you flair, not even the most expensive coat. So what is flair really all about and how do we know we have it?

Flair is the ability to sense the subtle ways of fashion. It is a beautiful nature of good sense, simplicity and an honest-to-goodness self-discipline. These virtues are the first step towards recognizing one’s good points and play them up for all they are worth.


Flair and Your Figure

Determine to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.

Clothes look and “hang” better on the well-defined figure. Do away with anything which detracts from the neatness of your silhouette; in short, re-learn the elements of good posture. If you are very tall, have your hair re-styled so it detracts from over-tallness. If you’re five-foot nothing, don’t feel that the excitement of good clothes is not for you.

Proportion is the all-important factor which determines a fashionable look of a small woman. Wear your skirt too long and you’ll tend to look like a duckling; too short and you’ll resemble a little girl.

Flair and Your Hair

Having a badly-groomed hair gives poor impression, but even the most inexpensive clothes will look expensive with a smooth, shining, well-cut and well-kept hairstyle.

It is impossible for someone to be elegant without being immaculately groomed. A woman of flair would like some slight change in hair color for a new tone, a fresh glint, or to cover up grey hair. Whether she wears a tight ponytail or a sexy and fun short hairstyle, she looks fresh, neat and simple.

Flair and Your Personal Look

Flair is very personal. It talks about a particular craze that you enjoy in a very special way. Some women carry color as a significant facet to an outfit, like the blue-eyed woman who finds her eyes remarkable with an exactly matching hat or dress. Some take wearing dangling or saucer-sized earrings an integral part of their personality, while others find signature in a pair of meek diamond studs or a certain make-up style.

Creating a personal look is about finding your own style or idiosyncrasy. Just make sure it’s something you are so fond of. You exude soft glamor in simplicity when you feel good and beautiful. So when you shop for clothes, bags, shoes and accessories, only buy what you love.

Soft and feminine classic make-up
Soft and feminine classic make-up

Yes...That's Flair!

When a woman thinks she's charmingly beautiful, she can instantly feel the way she’s perceived by the world. Regardless of where she is, an inch below the knee pencil-cut dress is ideally perfect for any occasion. Her flair for the classic sense lights up moods and people will look at her with a pleasant outlook.

Flair knows how to dress for an occasion. In short, what you wear should do you something good, add to, not subtract from, your personality. Part of the fun of possessing flair is the enjoyment of elegance without exaggeration. The rule is – when in doubt, underdress rather than overdress.

The Secret

The secret is to look as simple as you can be. Choose classics for your wardrobe and splurge on a fashion gimmick occasionally if you feel it really suits you and you have some money to spare. As you develop flair in fashion, you will have the confidence to face the smartest occasion even if your dress is the simplest of all.

When a woman has flair in fashion, you'll first notice her before her clothing. She will give you nothing to question or frown about. A woman of flair prefers anything classic and her simplicity exudes a feminine appeal of timeless elegance.


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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi Marie-Renee. So glad to have met someone of the same passion. Yes, old-fashioned hubpage :-) - that's so the world may get reminded of the many beautiful things of old times that's worth looking back. Thanks for hipping me to the "Trashion" idea. I'd love to read more of your hubs. Thanks for sharing too!

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      Renee 5 years ago

      Hi Tonipet, great hub on inexpensive ways to look better. I see from your hubs that we both believe that one can look beautiful and stylish without emptying their pockets or showing a lot of skin or putting on a lot of make up. You say old-fashioned hubpage, then I think we are on the same wavelength. Voted up and useful and sharing it.

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hello Donna. I'm glad you find the tips and photos awesome. I really enjoyed putting all these together. Loved combining my personal opinions with what "rules" has to say. Yes me too I liked the woman in red, she looked so elegant even without so much add-ons. It only proves that simplicity is beauty.

      So happy you've linked my hub to your tips for dressing to look slimmer. There's nothing like being linked to someone already great, I feel on top! Thanks. It's an honor Donna, you're so kind. Thanks for the vote too. You're awesome and great to have followed you. All the best to you and cheers!


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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      Awesome tips and photos; I especially like the woman in red! I've linked this to my hub on tips for dressing to look slimmer and voted this up!