Avoid These Fashion Mistakes To Keep Yourself From Looking Older

Published on 05/25/2020
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When you are young you can’t help but simply want to be seen as older, it’s even seen as a compliment that you look older than your age. However, as you age the opposite is what we wish. We long to be seen as younger and more youthful. Well, there are a few fashion trends could you can skip that will keep you from looking older than you are. Your outfit plays a major role in your appearance. Fashion is truly a hit or a miss and difficult to master. Through the evolution of trends here are a few you can just avoid.

Poofy, Big Hairdo

Big hair was the in thing in the ’70s and ’80s, the bigger the better. Whether it was by back-combing or teasing, it was the hottest trend. In today’s day and age we know that these techniques damage your hair. The style is also simply outdated. Rather opt for natural or soft and silky styles.

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Poofy, Big Hairdo

Matchy-Matchy Outfits

Combining prints, colors and patterns has always been a trend that changes from season to season. Color-coordinating on the other hand can make your look a bit dull at times, it can also make you look older in age. Keep it fresh and funky with mixed colors and prints- it is a good idea not to look too put together.

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Matchy-Matchy Outfits

High-Waters

Are you someone that chooses high-waters o your socks can be seen? If yes, you got style. Don’t change this up. If not, then rather do not wear this style of pants at all. You should take into consideration the length of your pants when buying them, have a seat and check your ankle is covered. Cold ankles are for sure no fun.

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High-Waters

Over-Plucking/Tweezing

Having thin eyebrows used to be common. Although today a more natural and fuller look is preferred. Don’t fret too much about those stray hairs and a little business. The more natural and fuller, the better!

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Over-Plucking/Tweezing

No Skincare Routine

Are you currently in your twenties? Well, if you are it is a fantastic time to begin using a night regimen cream as well as eye cream. You are still young, but that is the exact reason why. By starting now you will be preventing aging. Alter some steps into your morning and night routine.

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No Skincare Routine

Long Sleeves Only

Having some excess arm flab is pretty normal for most. The truth is no one really sees it or pays it attention. But, if you choose to cover your arms up in the summer it actually makes it more obvious and puts a few years on your look.

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Long Sleeves Only

Matching Lipstick And Dress

When wearing black, try using a pop of color in your lipstick. Choosing pink is a nice touch. On the contrary, if you had to wear a pomegranate blouse rather don’t pair it with the same shade of lipstick. Not only is it virtually impossible to match them up but the difference then looks a little strange.

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Matching Lipstick And Dress

“Old Lady” Handbags

Big bags used to be the in thing and a staple. Today, big bags are referred to as “old lady” handbags- the trend is over. Rather pair a delicate and elegant bag with your outfit, whether it be a shoulder bag, clutch, or mini-handbag it will also be easier to carry around. It saves you from lagging around unnecessary items.

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“Old Lady” Handbags

Undergarment Lines

To ensure your clothes are looking their best and accentuating your figure effectively, wearing undergarments and the correct ones is a game-changer. Your outfit can look exquisite by itself but suddenly a peek of your bra or an unwanted line and it takes away from the entire look. We would not want you going through what happened to Faye Dunaway, would you?

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Undergarment Lines

Jersey Fabric

Although jersey is a super enjoyable and soft material the texture has the ability to be rather unflattering. It can target all the wrong areas and cling to your body- not in a good way. If you are looking for a more flattering option and something that hides specific areas- wool, silk, and cotton are better choices.

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Jersey Fabric

Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

Are you a fan of tan tights? Nude and black make sense but the look where your legs are an obvious couple of shades darker than the rest of your body, is a thing of the past. Make it a rule to buy a tone that is most suited to your natural skin tone.

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Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

Overdoing It With Powder

Powder skin is known for during our skin out of its natural glow and oils. Powdered makeup also sticks to your pores and amplifies imperfections. Rather opt for creams, liquids, and more dewy substances. Steer clear of this fashion and skin faux pas.

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Overdoing It With Powder

Hiding Your Figure

Older people tend to wear looser clothing, maybe because its more comfortable but this can, in turn, make you look older than you are. Pick fitted and accentuating designs rather than the baggy look. This clothing will only weigh you and your figure down.

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Hiding Your Figure

Keeping The Same Hairdo

It can be a major achievement to find a hairstyle that suits you and that you like. However, it is important to change up the length or color every now and again. A new hairstyle can make you look and feel like a brand new being.

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Keeping The Same Hairdo

Minis

As you get older it is a rather wise idea to avoid clothing that is regarded as or has the name “mini” in its description. It doesn’t matter how incredible your legs may be, we are telling you this for the greater good, we promise. For an older woman just above the knee is a better option.

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Minis

Pieces With A Story

You may have some items with a memorable story behind ten, items of sentiments but this does not mean it should be worn. You can always alter the item to be hemmed or converted into something else. Just because a dress has an important or memorable meaning it doesn’t mean that you need to compromise your style for it.

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Pieces With A Story

Trendy Sunglasses

A style of sunglasses may be trending however, that does not mean it will instantly look good on you. Dark, square frames are in at the moment and seem to be scoping across the blogs. But do you know that these accentuate eye bags and eye wrinkles? Choosing a pair that is lighter in color and has a lighter lens will make a world’s difference.

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Trendy Sunglasses

Dark Lipstick

Dark lipsticks are a true statement but they draw attention to all lines and wrinkles. Choosing lighter shades can give off the same effect, and still be dramatic all whilst not highlighting those unwanted lines. A little tip is exfoliating before you wear a dark color as it will smooth out those unwanted lines a tad.

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Dark Lipstick

Bad Color Choices

It is important to remember that different shades look different depending on your skin tone. If you have lighter undertones, colder colors such as grays and blues look great. If you are one with warmer undertones, colors that enhance yellows and reds are more for you. This will ensure you never look washed out.

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Bad Color Choices

Not Showing Your Neck

The myth that turtlenecks hide wrinkles is truly just a myth. No one likes feeling constricted and too hot either, a scoop neck or v-neck are truly not going to highlight wrinkles more. Wearing a collared shirt can create a smarter look and draw attention away from those frown lines.

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Not Showing Your Neck

All Black Everything

Black makes everything better, this is very true as the color is completely flattering. However, black also has the tendency to wash you out. As we age, our tone lightens which leaves us more washed out with age. Adding some color to a black outfit will halt this effect.

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All Black Everything

Tweed

Well, tweed adds on a few years to anyone and everyone. Something about the material just puts an extra 10 years on a person. It is great for kids and seniors but no one else. If a touch of menswear is what you’re after, pinstripes and houndstooth are great alternatives.

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Tweed

Resisting Denim

Denim is a youthful material. You can easily hide areas you are unhappy with by simply choosing a darker wash. The fabric is dynamic and gives off a fancier look in dark colors too. Dress-up your denim by adding a blazer or heels to the outfit.

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Resisting Denim

Chunky Jewelry

Costume jewelry is only adding the label, “I’m old” to your outfit. Listen, we passed these accessories more than 10 years ago. Skip the chunky necklaces when trying to look more youthful. Petite and delicate pieces give off a more chic vibe anyways.

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Chunky Jewelry

Stretchy Jeans

Stretchy jeans are more comfortable but if you are not super toned and fit they can often create a lumpy effect. Choosing jeans with a 2% elastic fiber are a much better option and will leave you with a sleek silhouette.

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Stretchy Jeans

Nothing Tight

Tight clothes have the ability to remove years from your appearance but baggy clothes are age adders. Often when trying to look younger people will think they should then go smaller than usual and have clothes that are too tight. It is all about balance and wearing things that are true to your actual size.

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Nothing Tight

Chunky Sneakers

Today sneakers, booties, and chunky heels are the newest trends- just because they are hip and happening does not mean they are for you. In fact chunky often leads to a heavier and older appearance. Go for kitten heels and ankle-straps these will often give a younger and fresher look.

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Chunky Sneakers

Too Trendy

Being on-trend is a wonderful thing but the balance between taking it overboard and actually being on trend is a delicate one. When its time for the trend to end let it be. Utilizing trends from last season can alter your age. However, the classics are timeless such as plaid, leather, and denim.

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Too Trendy

Jacket Around The Waist

Tying your jacket around your waist was a cool trend 20 years ago, however, this is no longer the case. This trend may be convenient because you do not have to carry your jacket around but it adds some weight to your mid-section and may give the look that the area is bigger than it is. A good alternative is tying the jersey around your shoulders instead.

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Jacket Around The Waist

Tanning

Tanning can cause major skin damage. You may look golden and glowing now but in 25 years your skin will not be thanking you. Tanning causes spots, wrinkles, and other thongs we wish to avoid as we get older. Tanning products are a great way to get that glow without actually harming your skin.

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Tanning

Flowery Prints

Every now and again floral prints can add another dimension to your outfit but they should be used more like statement pieces than anything else. Overdoing the pattern will certainly add a few years on to your age. Ensure that the fit is just right when wearing floral.

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Flowery Prints

Split Ends

Long hair seems to add a few years on to anyone, even when one is in their 30’s or 40’s. Going to the hair salon often will help your hair and make it fuller. Keeping your hair healthy and curbing those dead ends is a must. With age, your hair thins so these aspects are important.

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Split Ends

Too Much Blush

Blush needs to be applied with caution and balance. When added to the wrong place or an excessive amount is added this has the ability to age you. The aim is for it to be subtle and delicate, enhancing the freshness of your face. Just remember to use that beauty blender until you are satisfied with the look.

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Too Much Blush

Only Wearing Flats

Heels can be an absolute pain, they can be totally uncomfortable to walk in. Flats give off a bit of a grandma feel to your outfit. Picking a cute pair of heels, even if not so high will take off a few years from your look. In recent times thick-heeled boots, booties as well as kitten heels are trendy.

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Only Wearing Flats

Logos For All To See

Logo tees give off a little bit of a pretentious feel and seem as though one is trying too hard. Honestly, they were not such a hit when you were 18 so being 50 in them is not going to make them any better. Wearing pieces because you genuinely like them is one thing but for the use of showing off is another.

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Logos For All To See

Long Skirts

Our hemlines seem to elongate with our age but you can certainly conquer this with grace. These longer hemlines have the ability to make you look frumpy, but if you are tall this is no issue. Utilizing boots or heels can easily solve this problem and will even out the proportions.

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Long Skirts

Slouchy And Slouchy

This is a rule to abide by for life. If your bottoms are tight your top should be relatively loose and vice versa. This is what can easily keep you from looking sloppy and frumpy. It is all about balance and an item complimenting the other.

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Slouchy And Slouchy

Not Showing Your Waist

loose clothing may provide some room but does not always cover up what you need it to. Often, it can be unflattering and make someone seem bigger than they are. A great way to create shape and define your figure is by adding a belt. Cinching your waist will instantly make you look smaller.

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Not Showing Your Waist

Heavy Black Eye Makeup

If you want to bring out the color in your eyes and create a popping effect, ditch the heavy liner. Black eyeliner draws attention to wrinkles and lines. Rather opt for a lighter color such as gray, brown, and olive green.

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Heavy Black Eye Makeup

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

In this case style does not matter if the clothing is not fitted well it won’t do you or the outfit justice. Alterations can be rather expensive, however, if you stop by your local dry cleaner they often offer a better price and the job is just as good.

Clothes That Aren't Tailored

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

Drugstore Reading Glasses

We all know that eyesight deteriorates with age. This does not mean you have to wear those horrific drug store reading glasses. Choosing bigger and bolder frames are cheaper than the skinnier ones and they also have the ability to highlight your face more.

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Bras That Don’t Fit

This might seem like a given but it had to be said. Wearing bras that are the right size is a must. The right bra can completely alter your figure and only makes it look better. We promise it is possible to find the perfect bra that supports, is comfortable and stylish all at the same time.

Bras That Don't Fit

Bras That Don’t Fit

Chunky Heels

Our recommendation is to rather choose a pointed heel over a chunky one, why? Chunky heels are outdated but they also make you seem heavier rather than flowing and light. With kitten heels and other types becoming trendy it is easy to get a sophisticated look with a less dramatic type.

Chunky Heels

Chunky Heels

Silk Scarves

Are you starting to wrinkle around the neck region? If you have noticed a few lines and wrinkles you should know that a silk neck scarf does no more than draw even more attention to the neck region. The scarf also makes you look a bit top-heavy and we would rather avoid that.

Silk Scarves

Silk Scarves

Pearls

Pearls have the ability to be classy and very queen-like but they also add years to your appearance. Whether it be a charity ball or another sophisticated event, leave the pearls at home. Silver is cheaper and gives off an elegantly timeless look.

Pearls

Pearls

Boot-Cut Jeans

Boot-legged jeans are extremely outdated, they also do not have an elongating effect but rather quite the opposite. Choosing a slim-fit will create a more sleek and slender fit but also draws attention away from those who may be more bottom-heavy.

Boot Cut Jeans

Boot Cut Jeans

Solar Shield Sunglasses

If you are trying to let the world know you are a bit old, strut your stuff in these Solar Shields. They may block out the sun but they are absolutely hideous and unnecessarily large. Unless being used for medical reasons give these a skip.

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Transition Glasses

Transition glasses have the magic ability to make even the youngest toddler look old. Sometimes you have to put convenience aside for style and this is one of those times. They are also a bit too dark for inside use.

Transition Glasses

Transition Glasses

Jean Sets

Denim on denim used to be an absolute trend, they were what was hip and happening for sure. However, nowadays denim on denim is still worn but it does age a person. Rather pick either the jacket or the jeans but not both.

Jean Sets

Jean Sets

A Huge Wallet

Being one of those people with a huge wallet is basically like shouting to the world “I’m old.” With the technological age we are living in there is really no reason for 20 credit cards, pictures of the grandkids and a pen to be in there all at once. All you need is a few cards, some cash and your identity card.

A Huge Wallet

A Huge Wallet

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