How to create the diva look without spending a lot

Creating the diva look need not be an expensive affair provided you know the effect you want and how to achieve it. It is a fun way to emulate idols and even spice up your personality. You can alter your looks every so often for a refreshing change without breaking the bank.

Sculpting the diva effect

If you want to look like a diva, there’s nothing more to it than a sense of style and a lot of imagination. For starters, begin by pulling out pics of diva looks that you want to copy or follow. It can be that hot Hollywood star or a fashion icon that you look up to.


Buying high end brands or designer clothes is untenable on tight budgets. However, you can let your imagination play and find diva style clothes such as gorgeous gowns, slinky boots, and other accessories. Begin hunting at consignment stores, second-hand shops and vintage clothing outlets for the best deals and prices.

Don’t be afraid to show curves by wearing tight fitting clothes, leggings, and pants that accentuate your figure. Think of Beyoncé who is bold enough to show off her curvy silhouette.


Go for make-up that is loud and bright, emphasising eyes, lashes, and brows. Think of Lady Gaga or J Lo when colouring your face. In the end, the make-up that you choose depends on the diva look you want to follow. You don’t have to buy premium brands of make-up just because the divas you are copying buy them. The trick is to use the make-up stylishly to get the effect you want.


With the vast array of shoes out there, there is something to fit everyone’s taste. Slinky heels, high cut boots, swanky pumps, and flashy sandals all make the cut when it comes to creating the diva look. If stilettos and narrow heels are not your style or even make you uncomfortable, go for broad wedges and pumps that are comfier and easy to wear.


Bigger is better and you probably noticed this from the divas you see wearing oversized blings attracting the public’s attention.

Completing the look

Scarves, handbags, sunglasses are other accessories that you can use to intensify the diva look you want to achieve. Remember Sofia Loren with her oversized sunglasses and pop star Rihanna? Both use shades not only to protect their eyes, hide from the public, but also to make a fashion statement. Necklaces, rings, bangles and bracelets will do the trick to create a stunning effect. Add a faux fur, stole, bandanna or scarf to finish the glam look and carry a unique purse or handbag fit for the occasion.

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