A trap I think many women may fall into is believing that the male method of applying dread (showing a woman, generally in a subtle or covert way, that he has other options available) would work equally well if applied by her.
First, let's talk a bit about why it doesn't work, then we'll get into what female dread actually looks like, and how to effectively apply it.
In essence, a woman applying "male dread" would look something like this: her flirting with another guy in the presence of the man she's attracted to; her posting pictures with other (attractive) men on social media; even passively recieving comments and compliments publically from other men, making it clear they're interested in her. But if this kind of thing can work for men, why doesn't it work for women? In short, it's because this does little more than demonstrate that other men want to sleep with her, and more than likely whatever man she's trying to apply this dread to already knows this, because the majority of women can get sex much easier than the majority of men. This is like trying to brag that you have a lot of air to breathe. It's obvious and not noteworthy in the slightest. Furthermore, most men don't particularly like the idea that their potential partner is a hundred other men's wet dream. Yes, a man will definitely be happy to be with a woman he is aware is beautiful, but that doesn't mean he wants to be given the impression that he's just one in a long series of men to take, or wanting to take, a dip in that lake. (Likewise, male dread performed poorly by a man will give a woman this same impression, which is generally also unpleasant for her -- it's the difference between the player (undesirable) and the man with many options (desirable).)
Avoiding using male dread does not mean you need to dress like a nun and avoid male compliments. It does, however, mean that if you're trying to seduce a man, you shouldn't be actively seeking to show him how many other men are interested.
So if male dread doesn't work, what does?
I'm using the term "dread" here because I do consider this the female counterpoint to the male term, but the point in a woman doing this isn't to instill a sense of uncertainty in her partner, but instead to instill a sense of luckiness.
What this means is that, if you want to show a man, "damnit, you should be lucky to have me!", don't go about it by trying to show him how many other men want you and would be lucky to have you. This may work for a man if done well, but it's highly unlikely to work for you. So that means don't go farming for compliments with a risqué picture on instagram. Instead, work on showing him why he should really be feeling so lucky. This means doing small but noticeable things -- compliment him more (men are generally very lacking in terms of getting compliments), give him a massage, just do something nice for him in general. Attractive girls are a dime a dozen. An attractive girl who cares for her partner and treats him with respect and kindness, however, is a girl worth cherishing. Be that girl.
Edited to add: I mentioned in a comment that I learned not to try male dread the hard way. I think my experience may add a valuable note.
In the very early stages of dating my boyfriend, I tried to show him I was valuable by trying to rub in his nose how many other men were dying to date me. I posted pictures on social media not with the intention to get validation, but with the intent to show him that I was desirable. Not only did this not work, I later found out that it was my other qualities (qualities like those listed above among others) that had not just attracted him in the first place, but that were the reason he didn't leave me in spite of my incredibly failed attempt at making him see me as valuable. Truth be told, there are still occasionally ramifications that come up as a result of how I behaved. Don't be like me.