Pink Dress: Glamour

how to look glam over 40

For the second part of my 3-part series featuring this fitted, pink dress I decided to go for full-on glamour. So, what you see here is me channeling the early 60’s Italian movie stars…
This look is elegant and sophisticated rather than revealing or in-you-face-sexy. So, to counteract the attention-grabbing hot pink of the dress, I have to keep everything else muted, streamlined and clutter-free.

retro dress over 40

As you can see, it’s not just the dress that is the same as in the previous look but also the shoes and the bag. That is on purpose, of course, as I want to demonstrate that really small changes can make a huge difference. So, I’ve added sunglasses, pearl ear rings, a brooch and a coat (which you’ve seen so many times that you must be tired of it by now).

rhinestone brooch

With an elegant, glamorous look, it is important to keep the jewellery simple and understated. A few carefully selected pieces are enough. So, choose either ear rings or a necklace, not both.

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I am wearing

dress: L.K.Bennett (old) / coat: Marks & Spencer (A/W 2014) / bag: Michael Kors (old) / shoes: Clarks (old) / sunglasses: Prada (old) / ear rings: Thomas Sabo / brooch: Swarowski (old) / leather flower pin: Viaminnet

Do you like glamorous looks?


Linking up with: Throwback Thursday, I Feel Pretty, What I Wore, Fun Fashion Friday, Passion4Fashion, Visible Monday


  1. Coco
    4 March 2015 / 1:56 pm

    You look incredibly elegant Tiina!Baci,Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    • Tiina L
      5 March 2015 / 6:30 am

      Thanks! Yes, I glam up nicely…

  2. Suzanne Carillo
    4 March 2015 / 2:13 pm

    You look very sophisticated here. Old glam style. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      5 March 2015 / 6:31 am

      Thanks, Suzanne! Well, that old movie star glamour was my inspiration here.

  3. Connie
    4 March 2015 / 7:18 pm

    This truly is full on glamour! I love the mid-century brooch.

    • Tiina L
      5 March 2015 / 6:34 am

      Thanks, Connie! I was inspired by the early 60s style… the brooch is actually just a few years old (Swarovski), but the style was definitely inspired by mid-century designs.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    4 March 2015 / 8:50 pm

    This coat is so beautiful, I can hardly get tired of seeing it! Love this look as well. I'm not sure I always understand what "glamorous" means… often, when something is described as "glam", it seems cold and commercial or unapproachable to me, and that I am not crazy about (even though it can be beautiful). But with the choices of colors here, I don't see your look as cold or unapproachable. Elegant – yes, Beautiful – yes. Glamorous – I guess I'm lost there. :) xxx

    • Tiina L
      5 March 2015 / 6:40 am

      Thanks, Natalia. Yes, I can see the problem with semantics. 'Glamour' is being used to describe all sorts of things, some of them very contrived and fake, some even quite seedy and in bad taste. That's why I think we need to reclaim the word and reintroduce it in its original sense: the elegance and sophistication of the movie stars of the past, the wow factor that made them so compelling… Let's just say I've always had a soft spot for the 50s-60s styles…

  5. Cali369
    4 March 2015 / 9:37 pm

    Love this look and the coat is sublime, everytime I see it I want to buy one!

    • Tiina L
      5 March 2015 / 6:40 am

      Thanks! I'm getting very fond of that coat, too. it's incredibly versatile.

  6. Porcelina
    5 March 2015 / 9:10 am

    The combination of colours you've put together here is just stunning! x

    • Tiina L
      6 March 2015 / 5:00 am

      Thank you so much!

  7. Jasmine Rabuñal Barrientos
    5 March 2015 / 11:10 am

    So beautiful this color combo. The coat goes perfectly with the dress. Have a great day!Jasmine xFor a Real Woman

    • Tiina L
      6 March 2015 / 5:00 am

      Thank you, Jasmine. I love this coat: it goes with anything…

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    5 March 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Love the color of your coat, and I am all about brooches, so yours are so lovely,love the pairing of the pinks with the blue. Glam for sure!from the link up, please stop by, jess xx

    • Tiina L
      6 March 2015 / 5:03 am

      Thanks, Jessica. I have quite a collection of brooches (there's this one fantastic shop in London, and I simply can't pass it without getting another one…) and I'm trying to find ways to wear them more.

  9. Beata B
    5 March 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Great look ! Love that dress . You look stunning :) x

    • Tiina L
      6 March 2015 / 5:03 am

      Thanks, Beata! This is one of my favourite dresses, maybe I should wear it more.

  10. Linda
    5 March 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Tiina, you look radiant. Very beautiful and elegant. :)

    • Tiina L
      6 March 2015 / 5:04 am

      Thanks, Linda!

  11. Dawn Lucy
    7 March 2015 / 12:28 am

    Loving the 60s glam look. That jacket is perfect with the dress. Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday! OXOXDawn Lucy

    • Tiina L
      7 March 2015 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks, I love the 60s styles, so elegant…

  12. Alice Warren
    8 March 2015 / 12:59 am

    This is such a beautiful glamours look on you. Adding the floral pin adds such a great touch to it.Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.comHope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Tiina L
      9 March 2015 / 8:37 am

      Thanks, Alice!

  13. Patti
    8 March 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Yes, very 60's old-school glamor – you look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Tiina L
      9 March 2015 / 8:38 am

      Thanks, Patti!

  14. Rachel
    9 March 2015 / 2:19 am

    This is a particularly fabulous dress– a classy design in an eye-catching color make a perfect combo!

    • Tiina L
      9 March 2015 / 8:39 am

      Thank you, Rachel. I love this colour, but as it is very strong, it's best to keep everything else simple.

  15. Marea Dotz
    9 March 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Just thinking how beautiful your pink dress would look under my black satin coat I wrote about. Hmmm. Maybe I'll go to that opera after all.

    • Tiina L
      10 March 2015 / 7:57 am

      Hmm, now I want to get an opera coat…

  16. Jan Graham-McMillen
    11 March 2015 / 2:19 am

    Yup … pretty much defines classic glamour! You look wonderful in ways a less curvaceous woman would not. Beautifully styled, and such a lovely, "you" color. You look the complete movie star. Can I have your autograph, please?

    • Tiina L
      11 March 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, Jan, for your sweet words!

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