How to Dress Like a Model

Do you daydream about dressing like some of those people you see on the catwalk and in magazines? Well, you can dress like them, and add your own touch of style, too.


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    Find inspiration. Find someone to inspire you. You don't want to be exactly like one certain model, but using a specific model (or models) is a great way to get inspiration and develop a style plate for your own wardrobe.
    • Go to public runways. Around fashion week there is sometimes a public runway, so everybody can see the newest trends. There you can see how the models look like in real life, as well as what is trendy.
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    Be bold! Being a model isn't always about following the trends, it's about showing off what you think looks good, and hopefully inspiring others (making you a trend setter).
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    Determine your budget. While having a large budget is nice, it's not necessary to look like a model. Often times, you can find unique/nice clothes at regular department stores, or even thrift shops.
    • If you have a large fashion budget, you can just buy whatever your adopted model wears. Most magazines will mention to the smallest detail the brands and prices of the clothes a given model is wearing. Don't be afraid to experiment with different mixed-model looks, too.
    • If your budget is smaller, don't despair! Observe the clothes that your inspiration wears. Note the colors and the combination. Then go to a department store or thrift store and use your notes to buy something similar to your model's look. In addition to this being an economical way to shop, thrift shops and consignment stores open up a whole new world when it comes to a unique and fresh style that can be fashionable and totally yours.
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    Be Healthy! Looking great will help add to your model appearance. However, remember, that you don't need to be a size zero to Look Beautiful. Simply take care of yourself. Hit the gym two or three times a week. Eat healthily. Take Care of Your Skin and Hair, and drink plenty of water.
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    Build Self Confidence. This is a crucial step when dressing like a Model. It's important to know that you look and feel good in what you are wearing, whether it's high-end fashion or a bargain bin find; if you feel you look great in it, then you will look great.
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    Do your make-up appropriately. Remember that the purpose of makeup isn't to cover up your "bad spots," it's to enhance your beautiful ones. To "look like a model", you don't have to wear a ton of make-up.
    • Some light blush and some mascara on the top lashes usually gives you a clean, natural look. It looks classy to not pile make-up on your face. Look like you have natural beauty.
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    Take care of your skin. Try to keep your skin clear and clean. Washing your face regularly helps more than anything. You should also drink lots of water and avoid picking at pimples. A little concealer helps if you have a blemish or two, but try not to pile on the makeup, as it can cause breakouts.
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    Choose the right size when you shop. Don't buy pieces just because you like them. In addition to being uncomfortable, ill fitting clothes are generally unflattering and will make you look unkempt rather than classy.


  • Be creative in the style you want. Being a model is about being beautiful and bold. Wear what you love, be who you are.
  • If you feel that none of the magazine styles are working for you, experiment! Get different clothes and accessories, and see what looks best on YOU. As long as you feel happy and confident about the way you look, you can look better than a model. (And at least you'll look real).
  • Remember you can always customize your clothes or get a professional to turn them into something completely different.
  • Always feel good about yourself never let someone tell you that you ugly.
  • Learn how to walk with high heels.
  • Remember that fashion models (runway and catwalk ones especially) are often in very good shape. NOT necessarily skinny. You should exercise and eat right if you really want to look like a model. Being "skinny" does not look good; being healthy looks good.
  • If you know how to sew, you can even make your own dresses or clothes you find in Fashion Magazines.
  • Get sunglasses, have quality shiny hair, use lip glosses, and use a nice fragrance.
  • Models try different unique styles because of their confidence. They always choose comfortable, but eye-catching pieces that celebrate their body.
  • Enhance your look with earrings necklaces and rings, etc, also wear heels, use perfume, makeup, and take time on hair, curl/straight/ add a bow/ bun.

Things You'll Need

  • some cash (varying amounts).
  • a good idea of what you want.
  • knowledge of good and reliable shops, because you don't want your clothes to fall apart after just a few times wearing it.
  • fashion magazines
  • Someone experienced to help/give opinions you don't want to wear things that don't suit you

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