s ladies around the world gather together to celebrate the essence of womanhood, one wonders if a day is enough to encapsulate everything that a woman stands for – curves, courage, conscientiousness, et al. Looking beyond flaws and shortcomings, the voice should come from within to believe in the strengths that comes from being born a woman. So whether you are one to take chances in life or one who prefers to play by the book of rules, wear your attitude on your sleeve, and quite literally. Let your clothes (and your footwear, and your accessories…) speak for you and for who you are. After all, Marilyn Monroe once famously said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”
Always fancied your boyfriend’s closet? Think the boyish silhouettes would complement your angular features? You don’t have to be a tomboy to embrace the androgynous trend. You may have always camouflaged your curves under masculine, boxy clothes or added bulk to hide your lean figure. Either way, nothing spells elegance like a well-cut power suit and a great posture. Borrow a classic men’s shirt from your beau or your brother and bag a chunky watch to channel the right look to go with the clothes.
Embrace your curves
If you love ’em, flaunt ’em. Traditionally fashion houses have somehow always looked down on curvy women, instead preferring to drape their creations around wispy models. But what the heck? After all, it’s not for no reason that international celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and Salma Hayek are role models for young women the world over. Get inspired by the likes of Sophie Choudry to go va-va-vroom in figure-hugging dresses, bodycons and skater skirts. Let confidence be your best accessory and then pile on some jewellery to complete the look. Go with feline-eyes and a sexy pout that sets hearts racing.
The girl next door
Your simple, no-fuss style doesn’t mean you cannot turn into a glamazon from time to time. What makes you special is your amenable personality and easy-going fashion quotient. Movie icons like Parineeti Chopra and Reese Witherspoon are often addressed as the darling of the masses. What sets them apart is how effortless their style looks – a fun accessory, a cool bag or a pair of cute flats that oozes comfort and everyday-style.
So whether you are a femme fatale or a flower child, today is your day to be who you are and love yourself for being YOU.