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If you've got it, flaunt it. And if you don't have it, accentuate what you do have and no one will be the wiser. If you're a tad rusty about how to use your feminine wiles -- or if you're just scratching your head wondering what feminine wiles are -- it's time to toss out the overalls and burn your sweats. To channel your inner girly-girl, all you need is a little curve appeal, a few sweet accessories and a good dose of feminine mystique.
Pull together a sleek and sexy look by donning skinny jeans with a narrow jacket that hits at your hips. Rock your hottest bustier underneath, then polish the look with a long string of pearls and a pair of ultra-high heels.
Cinch where you can. Voluminous dresses or billowy blouses can overpower your curves like nobody's business. Instead, draw attention to your waist by wearing trousers with a contoured waistband. Or dig out that cute wrap top that ties at the waist. Whatever you wear, find the smaller part of your torso and belt or cinch your top or dress. Tuck in longer blouses to accentuate hips and flaunt your booty. You don't have to be a Size 2 to be feminine.
Combine lush textures for a sweet romantic look. Pair a velvet trouser with a soft chiffon blouse, or mix and match curve-skimming leather pants with a delicate lacy top and thigh-high boots. Pile a loose bun on your head and get ready to epitomize femininity.
Go retro. Take a few tips from the glamorous gals of TV's Mad Men and step out in a vintage-inspired dress that accentuates an hourglass figure. Select shape-wear that pushes up your bust and nips you in your waist.
Accessorize. You don't have to wear a frilly frock to look feminine. You can be attired in a man's tuxedo and -- as long as you spruce up your nails with a flaming red polish, some beads, a chunky cocktail ring, a hot lip color and your sexiest peep-toe Louboutins -- the alluring mix of menswear and vampy vixen accessories will elevate your femme factor to goddess status.
Check your attitude at the door. If you act nasty, bitter, rude or aggressive, you can kiss your femininity adieu. Truly beautiful women are nurturing, kind and more gentle than your average truck driver.
One word: pheromones. Dab a cologne or perfume infused with synthetic pheromones behind your ears, in the hollow of your elbows or on your wrists' pulse points. According to a 2002 study by San Francisco State University, synthetic pheromones are highly attractive to men and can send subconscious signals to the available Boos in your vicinity -- sort of how the scent of homemade cookies draws a grown man to his mama's kitchen. This sweet musky scent is said to appeal to both men and women, so no matter your preference, you may just reel in an interested suitor.
Scarves go a long way in accentuating femininity. Tie one in your hair or attach one on your bag.
When all else fails, you can't go wrong with marabou kitten heels.