You know one thing Rihanna and Zendaya have in common? (I always use these two as examples) They are both fashion drama queens. While Rihanna’s may be over-the-top, Zendaya’s is more of a subtle drama. I define my style as effortless drama, simple elegance, and professionalism. Now I’m going to show you 5 steps to having a dramatic style, how to dress dramatic and how to look like a fashion drama queen. This post is also in honour of my post on fashion risks to take. Here, I am taking the 2nd risk of ‘Hair and Beauty Frenzy’.
Having a Dramatic Style
Where are my drama queens? There you are! And there’s nothing wrong with being dramatic in fashion. I love simplicity, but once in a while, the creative, over-the-top and dramatic fashion blogger and designer in me comes out, and I love every second of it. Today is all about being dramatic — the show-stopping, jaw-dropping, head-turning and heartbeat-skipping looks — and how to attain it while still being simple and sweet…
Well if you want things to get complicated… Here’s what to do..
5 steps to looking like a fashion drama queen
How do you dress dramatic? The essence of dressing in a dramatic way is to command attention. My favorite quote about this is
People would stare, make it worth their while.Harry Winston
Give people something to look at. Also, another favourite is by Coco Chanel
Dress Shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.Coco Chanel
With these few quotes to convince you, let’s get down to the 5 steps to looking like a fashion drama queen and having a dramatic style.
1. Structured and tailored
Fashion drama queens know what they are doing when they assemble clothes. One way to make sure your dramatic attempt doesn’t go south is by ensuring your outfit has a structure. When I say structure, I mean your clothes should not be too big, not too small, but the perfect size. If what you’re going for is an over-sized exaggerated look, then make sure you pair it well so that it all falls in line. A quick tip when doing over-sized fashion is that you pair an over-sized with a fitted. For example, wearing a sweater with a waist-cinching pencil skirt; or wearing a body-con turtle neck top with mom jeans.
Also, ensure your clothes are properly tailored. Nothing looks more drab than poorly-tailored outfits.
Statement pieces and jewellery
Give your outfit a focal point. One statement piece and everything else is kept simple. A statement piece could be your hair (as in mine), your jewellery, the bright colour of your skirt, your bag, or your shoes. This statement piece should take all the attention, the remaining items of your outfit should be relatively simpler. For my look, I decided to let my afro wig be the statement piece. Also, notice my pearl necklace just standing out.
Statement pieces are clothing items that help you make a statement. When you wear them, you should feel like you’re adding this extra personal touch to your outfit, to make it more you. The main function of these pieces is to express your personality. They are unique, catchy, and proper to your character. In a well-built wardrobe, you should have around 3-4 statement pieces that you alternate from time to time.The Soul’s Garment
Basically, a statement piece takes your outfit from drab to fab — from ordinary to extraordinary; from plain to eye-catching. It’s a piece no one can help but notice — something to attract all the attention
Materials and fabrics
To infuse drama in your style, your outfit should feature striking material, prints, patterns, or colours. Your outfit need not feature a lot of colours or prints. You could go fun and playful with prints, patterns or colour-blocking, or you could opt for one striking and bold colour. Black, red and navy or midnight blue could be your bestfriends.
In makeup, bold lips are the go-to.
One easy way to a dramatic makeup is a bold lipstick colour. Drown your lips in colour, also practice the simple art of pouting and smile more.
Be Creative and Be Confident
Are there two pieces of clothing in your wardrobe that you have never tried pairing together because you feel “nah…these don’t go together”? Well good news! Today you’re going to find a fun and creative way to pair them up.
In a recent post, I talked about going on styleventures (a portmanteau word for style adventures). I love challenging myself to come up with different ways to style a clothing item and mix colours. Let me tell you what I tell my friends – any two colours can go together, you just have to figure out how. That’s why I love colour-blocking so much.
Most importantly, be confident. I know this is cliche but, if you are confident about the stuff you wear, and you wear it like it’s nobody’s business, people are going to think it’s a trend. As long as you know you look good, you need to walk like you look good. When you feel people staring, give them something to look at – strut it, sway your hips, smile, flip your hair, you are a fashion drama queen.
Go and may the drama be with you… What do you think about my look here? Could you see yourself being a fashion drama queen? Leave a lovely comment.
Till next time..