As a youngster, its kind of cool to be told that you look a few years older as its a huge compliment, right? But as you get older it becomes more of an insult. Cringeworthy fashion errors can truly make you look a lot older than you are and nowaday no one wants that. However, the right fashion choice will not only make you look stylish but also defines you as a person. We understand that fashion can be difficult or overwhelming for some since there are always new fads and trends that don’t last that long. Because the fashion rules and guidelines are forever changing, we definitely understand if you can’t always get it right. But do not be afraid, we are here to show you exactly how to stay on trend!
Poofy, Big Hairdo
Yes we know back in the ’70s & 80’s big hair was a massive craze. If you were going for a wild hairstyle, then teasing and back-combing your hair was the direction to go. But today, this is a very questionable look and that’s beside the damage it can do to your hair. Anyway, it looks extremely old-fashioned. The current trend is something more along the lines of soft, sleek hair.
Now let’s talk about color coordination! Mixing patterns and prints are so in right now. Trust us, it’s not only monotonous to wear matchy-matchy outfits, but it also makes you appear older. We figured out one of the solutions to looking younger, avoid being too put-together. Do not hesitate to experiment by mixing leopard prints with plaid or circles with stripes.
We only permit you to wear high-water pants when you’re wanting to show off your funky socks. Alternatively, you should definitely keep away from these types of trousers. When buying pants, it’s vital to first sit down and make sure that your ankles are covered. Believe us, your ankles should not be exposed during the colder seasons.
Remember back in the day when all you ever saw were thin eyebrows on your favorite celebs? Ever wondered why you don’t see it any longer? Well, that because it’s no more a trend. In this day and age, thick, bold eyebrows are what’s trending. Bushier is better!
No Skincare Routine
From a young age, you should begin applying night and eye cream even – you’ll definitely benefit later on in life. Even though you are still young, doing this will help you slow down the aging of your skin with the use of anti-aging cream! This is a great way to stay looking young and fresh. Be sure to apply cream both in the morning and at night.
Long Sleeves Only
Arm flab is not an illusion. Regardless, do that many people even pay attention arms anyway? Well, they will look at them if you’re all covered up during the summer. So please, wear shorter sleeves in the warmer months!
Matching Lipstick And Dress
If you wanna mix up your outfits a bit, why not wear a pink lip to liven up your look. However, don’t make the mistake by applying a pomegranate lipstick to match a pomegranate blouse. That’s a huge, no-no! Often times, it’s difficult to find a real match, and the mismatch will just look odd.
“Old Lady” Handbags
Large bags are also known as “old lady” handbags, and seriously who wants to be considered as an old lady especially if you’re young! Rather choose a small, elegant bag. It’s not like you need to carry that many things, right?
No matter how amazing your outfit may look, if you have an underwear line, sorry but your outfit is no longer as stylish as you thought. An undergarment that is too tight or a bra that is see-through your shirt can totally make you appear a mess! We highly recommend that you get seamless items to avoid all those embarrassing moments. You may remember what happened to Faye Dunaway that one time? Oops.
Regardless of how comfortable jersey material is, the fabric often emphasizes the wrong parts of the body. So rather opt for clothes made of cotton, wool, or silk. They do a much better job of hiding parts of the body since jersey tends to stick. But if you love the fabric too much, try buying a looser fit.
When deciding on tight colors, nude and black are probably the best options. Tan should not even be part of the question. Nowadays, don’t even think about going for “four shades darker than your skin tone.” Skin tone shades are definitely the way to go!
Overdoing It With Powder
If your goal is to dry out your skin and let your makeup stick into your pores, then you should overuse the powder. This stuff puts all your imperfections on extreme display, even if you do not have many blemishes. Rather select a liquid and cream alternative to make your face look better. You’ll thank us later!
Hiding Your Figure
When people get older they tend to wear much baggier clothing. If your goal is to highlight your figure and look younger, then form-fitting clothes will be your best friend. Loose-fitting items tend to make you look older.
Keeping The Same Hairdo
Rocking the same hairdo your while life may get a little boring. Every so often, you should try to modify your hairstyle whether it’s with the color or length. A new hairstyle can make you look and feel like a whole new person.
The older you get, you should probably try to avoid “mini” clothing items. Especially if you’re an older woman, you shouldn’t really wear anything higher than above your knees. It’s the best way to not look inappropriate or tacky.
Pieces With A Story
However sentimental a piece of clothing may be to you, it’s sometimes not always a void reason to wear it. If it is too big or formless, you can always have it hemmed or made into another piece of clothing. Don’t walk around in an unflattering outfit just because you kept it for a special event back in the day.
Throughout the season’s various sunglasses styles become popular at different times. But, take note, you shouldn’t be wearing something just because it is trendy right now. Currently the biggest trend is dark and square frames but you should know that oftentimes this type of style can highlight those wrinkles and bags under your eyes. Perhaps choose a more flattering, lighter pair of frames.
In case you didn’t know but, dark lipsticks will accent all the lines on your face. Lighter shades are good at highlighting your mouth if you do not want to focus too much attention to cracks and crevices. If you are infatuated with dark red shades, make sure to always exfoliate your lips first to make it smoother.
Bad Color Choices
There’s so much truth about how different colors work on different skin tones. If your skin has a cool undertone, it’s better to choose more cooler colors such as greys and blues. But, if your skin has a warm undertone, warm colors like yellows and reds will enhance your complexion. Be sure to follow these guidelines if you do not want to look dull.
Not Showing Your Neck
So many people belive that wearing a turtleneck will do a good job of hiding your wrinkles, but this is actually not the case. This neckline can also make you feel hot and restrained. Rather get clothes with v-neck or scoop necklines, a collared shirt is also great if you want to look more modest.
All Black Everything
We all love to wear black as it really makes us look super slim. Everyone knows this! However, sometimes it can make you look slightly washed out as well. As you grow older, our skin color tends to lighten, so you should avoid all black if you’re an older person. Here’s a suggestion, perhaps wear a red shirt underneath a black jacket to make your skin pop out.
Tweed can immediately add 10 years to your appearance. It’s a great choice if you’re a 90-year-old woman or a young child, but if you’re somewhere in-between don’t go for the look. There are more flattering looks like houndstooth or pinstripes.
On the contrary, denim is a material that will make you appear younger. If you’re wanting to hide a certain area of your body then choose darker denim. Denim is also easier to dress up, simply pair it with a blazer or heels.
Want to give yourself away as “old”, then you just need to wear costume jewelry. The trend is so old fashioned, so stay away from chunky bubble pieces – especially if you’re young. Bar necklaces and small stud earrings are a better call!
Yes we get it stretchy pants are comfy, however, they may not work for you especially if you don’t have the body of a supermodel. There’s a good chance they’ll make you look rugged. If you want to accentuate your figure, buy jeans with 2% elastic fiber.
There are times where tight clothes can make you look so much younger, however, loose-fitting clothing can do the exact opposite. Truth be told, you just need to wear clothes that is your correct size, not too big and not too tight!
Chunky booties, heels, and sneakers have recently been making a comeback into the fashion world. But oftentimes they can tend to make you look older and slightly heavier. More graceful shoes are way more complimentary. Rather choose something that’s age-appropriate, also it may be a keep away from Fila disruptors.
Its always amazing to see people dressed in the most trendy outfits, but it’s advisable not to overdo it. It may be difficult but when trends are no longer in style, you should totally let it go. There’s a good chance that wearing something from last season will just make you look old and very unstylish. Rather invest in more classical pieces that are more likely to stay stylish for longer.
Jacket Around The Waist
It’s over 20 years ago that tying your jacket around your waist was a huge trend, but in case you haven’t noticed that trend is long over! When you tie your flannel or coat, hat tends to happen is that your waist or hips seem bigger, now no one wants that right? Preferably drape it over your shoulders if you must.
We all know how harmful the sun is and the damage it can cause to your skin. Even though we all want that healthy, glowing look you’ll so regret it in 25 years from now! Tanning can often lead to sunspots and wrinkles, which are huge indicators of aging. Perhaps you can rather get that summery glow with the help of tanning products. It’s much healthier and super easy!
Every now and again it’s good to wear some florals, but its best to use it as a statement piece and nothing more. More times than not floral prints have a tendency to make you look older. If you really want to wear that floral dress that’s hanging in your cupboard, make sure it’s tailored to suit your figure.
In many cases, longer hair will make you seem older than you really are. And most of us want to keep that youthful look, right? So don’t neglect those haircuts, make sure to schedule them regularly to keep your hair looking beautiful and healthy. No one wants to be walking around with split end or dead-looking hair.
Too Much Blush
Want to look good? You need to execute an amazing makeup look. This will not make you look older than you are, only if you overexaggerate too much will this happen. A great example is blush – now blush is meant to be faint and subtle. The complete opposite of a red lip! If you put too much on, don’t forget to blend it so it looks very natural.
Only Wearing Flats
High heels might just be the most uncomfortable shoes in the world, but sometimes you kind of look like a grandmother. So from time to time, try your best to wear those heels. It is a great thing that many new styles that include both fashion and comfort. One of the latest fashion trends to be making a comeback or those short, thick heels, which is great!
Logos For All To See
“I’m trying too hard.” This is exactly what your style says if you wear logo clothing. No matter your age, it’s not a good look. It is rather attention-seeking and makes you stand out. You should buy brand clothes for the style and not for the name of the designer.
The saying usually goes that the older you get so do your hemlines, but please do it graciously. Unfortunately though it can sometimes be a big fail and just make you look extremely frumpy. If you’re tall or wear boots then it’s great, if not you’re going to have a problem! Correct proportions happen to be the key to fashion.
Slouchy And Slouchy
If there’s any rule we like to enforce, it’s that tight bottoms should go with loose tops and vice-versa. The simplest guideline that you can follow especially if you do not want to look sloppy. Its really not that difficult to remember, right?
Not Showing Your Waist
Loose-fitting clothing does not cover bulges and flaws, it only just makes you look even bigger than you are. And perhaps you’ll like it more like a garbage bag. Don’t be afraid to add a belt, it will definitely give you the shape you’re looking for.
Heavy Black Eye Makeup
If there’s just one thing we can ask of you, it would be to please not just pile on the thick black eyeliner, especially if you’re looking to highlight your eyes. All that will actually happen is that you will just draw attention to your wrinkles. A lighter color liner, such as gray, brown, and olive green, will do the job! It will for sure be a more complementary look.
Clothes That Aren’t Tailored
Clothes that are not tailored really do not look good, end of story! We understand that having them altered can be pricey at times, especially for its more than one item of clothing. But make sure to check out your local dry cleaner, they can help you out!
Drugstore Reading Glasses
As time goes by, our eyesight tends to get worse. A word of advice, stay away from those reading glasses at the drugstore. Rather complement your face with a nice pair of bold, big frames instead of those skinny ones.
Bras That Don’t Fit
There’s no question about, when wearing a bra it should always be one that fits you well. The correct bra size will compliment your figure so much more. In today’s day and age, you are bound to find something that will have style, support, and comfort- all in one. Have faith in us, there is nothing worse than seeing a woman with saggy boobs.
Chunky heels are totally okay for black-tie events, but at any other time they’re really difficult to carry through as they tend to look so old fashioned. Wanting to wear heels? Try opting for a point heel as they are more flattering.
If you’ve reached the stage where you’ve already seen a few wrinkles and lines on your neck, try to avoid wearing a silk neck scarf. It only attracts people’s attention to the areas you don’t want them to look at. So rather choose another alternative. heavier as well.
No matter your age, pearls have a tendency to add years many years to a person’s appearance. Whether you’re attending a grand charity ball or not, just leave the pearls at home instead. Wanting to rather look classic and elegant, rather go for silver accessories instead.
It often happens that boot-cut jeans make you appear short and stumpy, so it is best to throw them out. Now that’s the last thing anyone wants to look like, right? Slim-fitting jeans do a better job of slimming your figure and complimenting your bottom half.
Solar Shield Sunglasses
Nothing screams “I’m old” louder than a pair of Solar Shield sunglasses. To say it simply, they are huge and ugly. No matter how good they are at blocking out the sun, there are loads of other sunglasses to choose from. Trust us, these just don’t look good anymore!
Indeed, transition glasses are really beneficial and useful, but they believe it or not they really make you look so much older. They really arent the best fashion choice nowadays, it’s a trend that was so last season.
In previous years, jean sets were big and a huge hit, but times have changed a lot since those days. Usually wearing a matching washed out black jacket and pants, will only make you look older. So please rather just pick some or the other.
A Huge Wallet
Another item that will add on many years to your appearance, is a big wallet. You don’t need to add everything into your wallet, along with your kitchen sink. All you need are your credit cards, cash, and perhaps a photo of your grandchildren. Seriously you don’t need to be carrying a chunky wallet around with you!