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What exactly constitutes 'style'?

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Lipstickgal Wed 13-Jul-11 19:12:15

Now this should be interesting........grin

WhollyGhost Wed 13-Jul-11 19:15:21

it is just defined as "a manner of doing something"

so, the circles you move in (or the magazines you read) determine what you consider to be stylish

it is subjective, and one woman's glam is another woman's trashy. The same outfit could also be elegant or frumpy depending on the observer.

Being seen as stylish is all about judging your audience.

Zwitterion Wed 13-Jul-11 20:00:21

I reckon it might be a bit innate. Some people just are stylish.

Loads of people look good, nice, lovely, whatever. But there are some people who just look effortlessly (although I'm sure it's not) pulled together and stylish. envy

scottishmummy Wed 13-Jul-11 20:05:47

individuality and confidence,recognisably themselves
not one of the high street sheep.def a trend setter than trend follower

meltedchocolate Wed 13-Jul-11 20:53:20

confidence, and knowing your body and dressing in whatever 'style' (sorry to repeat the word) you feel great in and compliments your shape.

wicketkeeper Thu 14-Jul-11 20:28:37

oo, interesting question. It's easier to say who's got it than what it is. I would say the following are stylish women - feel free to disagree:

Victoria Beckham, Catherine Zeta Jones, Audrey Hepburn. If you could work out what they had in common, you could answer the question.

tethersend Thu 14-Jul-11 20:33:33

If you have to ask, there's no hope...


Lipstickgal Thu 14-Jul-11 20:38:43

I don't have to ask.........I choose to.

madammecholet Thu 14-Jul-11 20:56:33


tethersend Thu 14-Jul-11 21:09:13

The same goes for sense of humour, apparently.

Lipstickgal Thu 14-Jul-11 22:12:36

The secret to humour is surprise.

tethersend Thu 14-Jul-11 22:18:56

Oh dear.

Soups Thu 14-Jul-11 22:43:18

After reading this forum for a few months

Summer dress, or shorts, but only with bare legs
Legs de-haired (shaved once a week is all that's required), then covered in fake tan
Thin ballet pumps, or silly heels
Jaunty scarf
And a quality HANDBAG (sorry I can't read that word without thinking of Lady Bracknell)

LuckyMrsT Thu 14-Jul-11 22:44:30

Agree with meltedchocolate. It's about knowing what suits you and makes your figure and skintone look best. Unfortunately it means resisting some really pretty/highly fashionable things because they don't do it for you. I have never been able to buy a maxi dress for this reason. They tempt me from their hangers with their lovely floatyness but just do not suit a tall girl with broad shoulders.

LuckyMrsT Thu 14-Jul-11 22:51:37

Ooh and my top stylish women are:

Nicole Richie
Victoria Beckham
Kate Moss
Alexa Chung

All a bit bloody obvious actually. I may as well ice the cake by saying that Princess Kate isn't doing too badly these days.

IWouldNotCouldNotWithAGoat Fri 15-Jul-11 05:05:00

Taking risks
Making it look effortless
Setting trends rather than following them

I also put it to Wicketkeeper that CZJ is not at all stylish.

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