Why High Glam is Trending in 2024

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Throughout 2023, the major fashion and beauty trends were focused on wholesome, outdoorsy looks. From cottage core to strawberry girl beauty, clothing and makeup were simple, unadorned, and carefree. For 2024, there’s a big switch-up in mood and style, as high glam will be trending throughout this year. Think big hair, bold makeup, carefully curated statement fits, and the return of high-heeled shoes. If you want to get on board with this fun, fabulous trend, here are three key looks to aim for.

Bring on the Curls

If you’re looking for hair inspiration for the high glam trend, take a look at the mob wives in the hit TV show The Sopranos. Those ladies take pride in their carefully coiffed curls, and some styles look like they’ve taken an entire can of hair spray to set. For a more modern approach, try some looser bouncy curls, with dramatic bouffant bangs to tap into this trend.

Bold Makeup

That old rule about keeping the eyes subtle if the lips are dramatic no longer holds—for the high glam trend, you want to amp up the makeup drama in whatever way you can. Think block eyeshadow shades, thickly lined eyes, and bright lips with bold liner. Don’t forget to curl your lashes, or better yet pop on a pair of falsies to maximize your high glam look.

Fashion Fits

For this look, you’ll want to tap into eighties fashion styles—think dramatic volume around the shoulders and sleeves, tight-fitting clothes, dramatic fabrics like lurex and faux leather, and bright, bold colors. From the world of high fashion, Versace glam offers some great mood board inspiration to hit the right notes with this style.