Reader question – I like comfortable clothes so tend to put on jeans or jeggings and a plain V-neck sweater but really I want to feel more feminine.
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How to feel more feminine in jeans and leggings?
Since the athleisure trend rose in the fashion world, leggings have been labeled as a great alternative to jeans. This is not to say that denim has been out of the spotlight. Jeans and leggings can be extremely comfortable items of clothing to wear throughout the year. Both jeans and leggings are still known for their style and versatility but they are both still considered predominately relaxed items of clothing.
If practicality and comfort are really important. there is nothing wrong with jeans and a sweater. A v-neck sweater and jeggings not a particularly feminine outfit so you should think about how you can add feminine elements without changing into a dress and pearls. There are elements of garment design in your clothes that can add a touch of femininity.
Femininity can be expressed through lots of elements. The Feminine personality dressing style is about curved lines and softness. This relates to how we read lines and design elements, which harks back to the ancient theory of Yin and Yang.
Why not find a floral print top (like I’ve done here) which makes the jeans feel more feminine?
Even the cutout detail on my boots makes them a more feminine version than if they were purely plain – the small details add in feminine touches. Even though the boots are flat and so more comfortable, the light colour and the details take them away from being purely relaxed. Then my jacket – light pink (yet another feminine aspect) with a floating sleeve also adds an element of femininity as well.
Garments made from lace, satin, silk, jersey, cashmere, or suede will add a layer of dimension to your look. These fabrics are very touchable and will feel soft and luxurious on your skin.
Frills and lace add a feminine and softer element by introducing curves to a garment. They do this taking out some of the severity of the garment construction. Lace is often associated with weddings and lingerie. So it’s no wonder that opting for lace can immediately give you a more feminine look.
Florals, spots, butterflies and other nature derived or curly and curved patterns are very feminine.
Sheer and light-weight fabrics are one of the easiest ways to dress more femininely. These fabrics that have a floaty or gentle drape that swishes and flows with the movement of your body. The way that fabric feels on your skin, the way a fabric catches the light, the drape of a fabric and the swish it creates as you move, all contribute to the allure of the garment.
Adding a little bit of bling, sparkle or sheen can add femininity to an outfit. Try sparkly nail polish, a satin ribbon or shimmery lip gloss
Don’t forget your accessories. A refined shoe such as pink sparkle ballet flat is more feminine than a chunky pair of sneakers. A delicate bracelet will appear more feminine than a resin cuff. A smaller watch will appear more feminine than a oversized submariner tactical watch.
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