Femininity isn’t something that is easily defined, but it can be easily replicated by any woman. Femininity is often found in the sexually attractive bodies of potential female mates, in women’s selfless, caretaking roles as mothers and in their virtuous child-like stage of virginity; however, femininity is a compilation of the characteristics and the traits that make women different from men, both in physiology as well as in social mores. Women can easily become the spitting image of an ultra-feminine woman by embracing a series of dressing and grooming tips that play up women’s curves, small waists and softer, more vain side.
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Wear skirts and dresses as well as outfits that accentuate your curves. Think skirts that flare out and cinch in at the waist. Look to 1950s and Victorian-era clothes — two eras known for their curves and femininity — for inspiration. But don’t be afraid to give yourself feminine touches even where nature didn’t. If you have a small chest, wear a padded bra. If you have a large stomach, wear shaping undergarments to create the effect of a smaller stomach and waist.
Wear delicate underwear and pajamas made of materials like silk or satin that are accented with lace, ribbons and beading.
Grow or keep your hair long. Brush and wash it often; condition and trim it occasionally. Wear your hair down and flowing around your shoulders. Resist any urge to pull it back into a ponytail.
Wear feminine accessories to complement your outfits, especially in pink, purple or pastel colors. Wear high heels. Wear jewelry like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings.
Wear makeup every day but aim to apply neither too little nor too much. Use liquid foundation, pressed powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush and lipstick in colors that flatter your face. If you do not know how to correctly choose and apply makeup, then book makeup lessons at a local makeup store.
Get regular manicures and pedicures to care for your hands and feet as well as to give them a way to dress up and shine. You can get them done at a manicurist’s, beauty salon or spa, but to save money, you can buy manicure supplies like nail polish, nail polish remover, nail clippers, orange sticks and a pumice stone at a local drugstore as well as check out a book from your library about how to give yourself a proper manicure and pedicure.
References and ResourcesWorld Health Organization: What Do We Mean By "Sex" and "Gender"?
The Seductive Woman; "Feminine Dress: How to Be More Girly, Womanly and Feminine in the Way You Dress"; Melina Dean; April 2011
Egoist; "Perceptions of Female Beauty in the 20th Century"; Louise Wood