Your style is supposed to make a statement about you but not about your age. Many women dress in a style they believe makes them look younger while actually making them older and outdated in appearance. With so many style choices available, anyone can dress fashionably and feel confident at any age. The right choice of clothing, hairstyle and beauty technique can help you look naturally youthful. Learning about not-so-trendy styles, and avoiding them, can make a difference between looking worn out or vibrant in appearance.
Excessive Wearing of Black
Although black clothing and accessories may be your “go-to” choice in color since it provides slimming benefits, too much black can make you look older. As you age, your skin becomes thinner and pale. Darker contours begin to show beneath the eyes and wearing too much black can emphasize dark circles and wrinkles. In addition, wearing black can give you a dreary or dull appearance. However, don’t ditch the black! Simply lighten it up with colorful embellishments such as statement jewelry, a fun purse or scarf.
Minis and Maxis
Just because you are slender or thin does not mean you can show excessive skin to look younger. Wearing miniskirts, crop tops and styles designed for teens may highlight your age. On the other hand, you may want to skip the ankle length hemlines. On some women, a hemline that hovers near the ankle can cause you to look frumpy, wider and older. You should be dressing to match your body shape. To find the right length of skirt for your body, you will need to look in the mirror and find the slimmest area around the knee. This should give you a great idea of where your hemline should fall for your body type.
Nix the Lower Lashes
When you’re younger, you add volume to the lashes to draw attention and make your eyes glamorously pop out. However, age brings wrinkles under the eyes, crow’s feet and dark circles around the eyes. Do you really want to draw attention to that? When you are applying makeup, skip the mascara on the lower lashes and keep the eyeliner lighter on the bottom.
Wearing Current Trends
While some older women avoid current trends because they fear dressing like a teenager, others are inclined to try a trend at all costs. Every style is not appropriate for every person but that doesn’t mean call it quits and keep your current style for a lifetime. Instead, choose classic clothes or styles that have been around for a long time. Styles that are always in fashion may be a good option for you. Also, flip through a fashion magazine and include some current trends that make you feel comfortable and confident.
Hairstyle That Is Out Of Style
Your hairstyle can also make you look older. Women generally associate long flowing hair with youth and shorter hairstyles with age or maturity. Keep in mind that you develop wrinkles and lose volume in your face as you age. Your long hair can make you appear older because your face is already thinning and becoming gaunt. Choosing a hairstyle with layers and adding more volume to your hair can make your face appear rounder and youthful. Talk to your stylist about what haircut you should get to keep yourself fashionably young and stylish.
Toss Those Baggy Jeans
Baggy and boot-cut jeans are old-fashioned and can mark your age. Toss those jeans and invest in some nice fitting ones with minimal stretch. Check the tag to make sure your jeans do not have more than 2% elastic fibers as too much can make you look like you have a saggy bottom. A tighter fitting jean can make your rear end look fuller and give you the equivalent of a butt lift for much less money. Clothes that fit you well can make you look slimmer and more youthful.