Glamour as a Virtue

Glamour doesn’t just have to be considered as a fashion term, but also as a characteristic of virtue. To live glamorously is an ambitious goal. It is one of the reasons I named one of my Etsy shops Glamour365, referring to being glamorous all days of the year. In my mind, being glamorous is several things, and there are several things it is NOT but is often mistaken for.

Glamorous is an easy smile that reaches the eyes.

Glamorous is being well-knowledged of current and past events.

Glamorous is wearing an outfit, not having an outfit wear you.

Glamorous is owning up to one’s actions with confidence.

Glamorous is having a sense of style suited to one’s personality and tastes.

Glamorous is having an opinion, and the ability to portray it with eloquence and courtesy.

Glamorous does not necessarily mean wealth, but it does mean well-mannered.

Glamorous is sexy with confidence, not with desperation.

Glamorous means a desire to explore and try new things.

Glamorous means an urge to help and a willingness to give to others.

What does glamorous mean to you?

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9 thoughts on “Glamour as a Virtue

  1. quantumphysica March 12, 2012 at 8:10 am Reply

    Love this… and agree on it, really…
    Fashions fade, style is eternal, a designer whose name escapes me said once…

  2. Joan Dukore March 12, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

    Ooooh! That is a great quote, quantumphisica. I think that says it all!

  3. Orangies Attic March 12, 2012 at 9:05 am Reply

    I agree with all of the above… glamour to me means less is more!

  4. Melissa@ Hilltop Hausfrau March 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm Reply

    Nice post! Glamour: good posture, clothes that fit, good self esteem that is evident on the outside!

    Popping in from the EBT…

  5. Some things come and some things go (thank goodness). But like your beautiful piece of jewelry, it will never go out of style. I can see a woman with lots of self esteem wearing a necklace like that. Strutting her stuff like a beautiful woman might have done a Century ago when she wore such a lovely piece of jewelry.

    I wear what makes me feel good, and that could be anything from a leather bracelet, to a chunky beaded necklace and I am 66yr old. My friends love it, but my daughter doesn’t thing it is so COOL!

    • MegansBeadedDesigns March 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm Reply

      I think you sound AWESOME Mari! Wear what makes you feel fabulous, I always say! :-)

  6. madamesaslow March 14, 2012 at 2:05 am Reply

    You pretty much nailed it. Its the confidence. Sure, red lipstick might be associated with glamour, but thats only because of the women it’s worn by.
    “Give me any shade of lipstick, as long as it’s red.” Paraphrase from Betty Davis in a movie where she’s just busted out of prison.

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