Avoid These Fashion Mistakes To Keep Yourself From Looking Older

Published on 03/08/2021
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Back when we were young, it felt like we loved hearing how we looked so much older than our real age. However, as time goes on, the opposite becomes true. There are multiple fashion mistakes you can avoid to keep from looking older than you really are. Your outfit can affect how old you look, believe it or not. It’s no secret that fashion isn’t easy to get right. One minute, one trend is all the rage, and the next, it’s irrelevant. Fashion trends evolve constantly, so let us help you figure out what you need to avoid!

Poofy, Big Hairdo

Back in the ’70s and ’80s, everyone wanted big hair – the bigger, the better! Back-combing or teasing hair was the only way to go. Nowadays, it’s known that this will damage your hair. To top it off, that style is very outdated. Go with soft and silky locks instead.

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Poofy, Big Hairdo

Long hair tends to draw attention to any other part of the face, lengthening or sagging downward, while shoulder-length or shorter hair will make you look more youthful. Layers add volume and bounce, and bangs hide wrinkles on the forehead and distract from crow’s feet.

Matchy-Matchy Outfits

It’s a known fact that mixing prints and patterns is very fashionable. However, color coordinating isn’t so much. It can get boring to wear matching outfits. Not to mention, it’ll make you look older. Avoid looking too put-together if you want to look younger. Feel free to mix leopard and plaid or stripes and circles instead.

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Matchy-Matchy Outfits

Color blocking, clashing colors, and crazy florals are all the rage these days. You will appear older than your years if you are overly coordinated. This rule also applies to nail polish: never use the same color on hands and feet. Dare to be different and try something new!

High-Waters

Do you wear high-waters to show off your amazing socks? If that’s the case, keep doing what you’re doing. Otherwise, avoid this style of pants at all costs. When buying pants, you should sit down and make sure your ankle is covered.

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High-Waters

We all know how unpleasant cold ankles are. Rolling up a pair of boyfriend jeans is one way to pull off the look. Add a pair of combat boots and a high-rise waist to your improvised high-water pants.

Over-Plucking/Tweezing

People used to like to get their eyebrows done very thin. However, nowadays, people prefer thick and natural-looking eyebrows. There’s no need to worry about any stray hairs. In fact, the bushier they are, the better it looks!

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Over-Plucking/Tweezing

If done correctly, plucking will remove all hairs from the follicle and prevent it from growing back for up to 6 weeks. Rather than plucking out gray brow hair, both men and women should use brow powder or brow mascara to conceal it. Choose a color that compliments the color of your natural hair.

No Skincare Routine

Are you twenty-something? If so, you probably know that now is a great time to start using eye and night cream. Even though you’re still young, you can prevent skin aging by using anti-aging products. Include this step into your morning and night routine to stay young!

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No Skincare Routine

Investing in your skin’s health early in the year with regular skincare will better protect it from the harsh effects of winter and keep you looking and feeling your best all year. Knowing your skin and treating it well are the keys to skin resiliency.

Long Sleeves Only

Arm flab is a relatively common thing for most people. No one actually pays them that much attention. If you cover them up in the summer, however, people will look. Just own it and wear short-sleeved clothes!

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Long Sleeves Only

Almost everyone is self-conscious about a certain part of their body. Many people’s problem areas as they age are their arms, particularly the upper arm area where the skin appears to hang, sag, and wave around.

Matching Lipstick And Dress

If you’re wearing a black top, finish off the look with a nice pink lipstick. However, when wearing a pomegranate blouse, do not pair it with the same pomegranate lipstick shade! In any case, it’s probably a long shot that you’ll find a perfect match. The difference will look odd.

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Matching Lipstick And Dress

If you’re wearing a bubblegum pink sweater, for example, we don’t recommend wearing bubblegum pink lipstick with it. What is the reason for this? Because this level of coordination is commonly referred to as “mom-style,” its days of being fashionable are long over.

“Old Lady” Handbags

While big bags used to be very much in style, now they tend to be called “old lady” handbags and are no longer in. Nowadays, small and elegant bags are the way to go. In any case, how much do you really need to carry around with you regularly?

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“Old Lady” Handbags

Try to find pieces that are the perfect mix of fashion and function. There are plenty of handbags out there that are super stylish and function exactly how you want them to. Your entire outfit will reveal your real age. Dress in a way that makes you feel and look young and stylish!

Undergarment Lines

Clothes only look good so long as you’re wearing the right undergarments underneath them. Your outfit might look amazing in itself, but it could be useless if your bra peeks through the shirt or if your underwear is too tight.

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Undergarment Lines

Make sure to get some seamless undergarments to avoid any embarrassing moments. You don’t want to go through the same thing that Faye Dunaway had to, do you? When it comes to bras, the majority of women are not properly fitted. Get a proper bra fitting at a high-end department store, and as you get older. Also, keep in mind that menopause can change your bra size.

Jersey Fabric

Jersey might be a super comfy material, but this fabric can accentuate all the wrong areas. As you probably know, it tends to cling to your body. Wool, cotton, and silk are better alternatives if you’re looking to hide certain body parts. If you can’t live without this fabric, try jersey sheets or buy looser pieces.

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Jersey Fabric

The cotton fabric clings to every flaw and bunches in the most inconvenient places. Jersey dresses also wrinkle easily, and because of their lightweight nature, they never appear to be expensive. Instead, wear T-shirts or, if you absolutely must have a dress, a nightgown in the privacy of your own home.

Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

Nude and black tights are all well and good, but tan? That is definitely not a good look. The “four shades darker than your skin tone” look is long out of fashion. As a rule, try to get them in the tone that matches your skin best.

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Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

A bad pair of tights can completely ruin a good outfit. Years ago, wearing a skirt without tights would have been considered crazy. However, times are changing, and these undergarments that are supposed to make skin look younger may actually age a person even more.

Overdoing It With Powder

Avoid using powder makeup since there’s no better way to have your skin dry out. Not to mention, this type of makeup will stick to every pore, highlighting imperfections, no matter how few you actually have. Creams and liquids are the way to go to avoid this fashion faux pas.

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Overdoing It With Powder

Even if a young woman is not trying to conceal such damage, packing on a ton of face makeup almost immediately makes someone look much older. Instead, opt for tinted moisturizers or cream foundations. If a little powder is needed, apply it only to the areas that require it rather than all over the face.

Hiding Your Figure

It’s no secret that older people tend to wear more loose clothing. Instead of doing that, get rid of all those baggy clothes and go for fitted ones that will accentuate your figure. Garbage bag-like clothing will do nothing other than make you look older.

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Hiding Your Figure

Wearing a completely over-sized outfit can actually make you look older because it does nothing to accentuate any shape on one’s body. Instead, pair a loose-fit pair of pants with a more structured top or a baggy piece with something a little tighter.

Keeping The Same Hairdo

It’s all well and good to finally find a hairstyle that suits you, but it can get really boring after a while. Change the color or length now and again – or even both. With the right hairstyle, you can look like a whole new person!

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Keeping The Same Hairdo

Unfortunately, a bad hairstyle can undermine all of your confidence and make you appear older than you are. The good news is that updating your look doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. So go ahead and change your hairstyle now!

Minis

When you’re beginning to get older, it’s best to avoid any clothing with the name “mini” in its titles. For older women, nothing should be shorter than just above the knee. Even if you happen to have amazing legs, trust us; this is for the best.

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Minis

Though you should still be proud of your figure, flaunting it in sexy clothing will only make you appear as if you’re attempting to transform yourself into a younger version of yourself. Find clothing that compliments your features in more appropriate and adult-worthy ways rather than celebrating your body with a series of crop tops and tight dresses.

Pieces With A Story

While your dress might have some sentimental value, that doesn’t mean you have to wear it. If it’s big and baggy, you can get it hemmed or even converted into a scarf. Please don’t feel the need to walk around in a hideous dress because you had it at a meaningful celebration.

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Pieces With A Story

While you may have a few favorite staples in your closet that you don’t want to part with, if they’re misshapen, pilled, or otherwise reminiscent of a simpler time, you could be making yourself look older. While you don’t have to follow every fashion trend to stay up to date, changing out your worn-out clothing and accessories can greatly impact how older adults think you are.

Trendy Sunglasses

Even though a certain style of sunglasses might be in at the moment, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will look good on you. Nowadays, it seems like just about everyone is wearing dark, square sunglasses. Did you know that they tend to highlight your wrinkles and eye bags?

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Trendy Sunglasses

Go for a lighter pair in both lens shade and weight to steer clear of that mistake! When choosing your spectacles’ color, as with any other type of frame on the list, keep in mind your skin tone and hair color.

Dark Lipstick

Dark lipsticks are great, aside from the fact that they draw attention to every line. You should go for lighter shades if you want to create a dramatic look without highlighting unwanted cracks. If you really love dark red stains, make sure to exfoliate first to make the surface smoother.

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Dark Lipstick

Our lips inevitably become thinner and paler as we age, and the once prominent lines that defined our lips fade over time. A dark lip can often accentuate these aging signs, making a thin lip appear even thinner. A dark hue can also highlight every crevice on one’s lips as the lips become more prone to drying.

Bad Color Choices

Different colors don’t look the same on different shades of skin tones. If you’re someone with cool skin undertones, you will look good in cooler colors like grays and blues. If you happen to have warm undertones, wear warmer colors like yellows and reds. It’s good to know this to avoid looking washed out.

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Bad Color Choices

According to a simple rule of thumb, warmer skin tones look best in warmer colors like peaches, corals, reds, and golds. Cooler tones, such as blues and greens, work best with cool skin tones. Warmer tones tend to tan in the sun, whereas cooler tones are more likely to burn.

Not Showing Your Neck

Many people assume that turtlenecks are good for hiding wrinkles, but they are not. We doubt that you actually enjoy feeling hot and constricted, so wear a v-neck or a scoop instead. If you like a more modest look, you can draw attention away from your wrinkles by wearing a collared shirt.

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Not Showing Your Neck

With age, the skin on one’s neck loosens, and many people choose to cover up those signs of aging by wearing a lot of turtlenecks. However, that fashion choice may be speeding up the aging process. Wearing a dark turtleneck might contrast the fading of one’s skin tone with a dark shade too harshly, and wearing it too tight can draw attention to that problem area.

All Black Everything

It’s a known fact that black can make you look slimmer. However, the color also tends to wash out your complexion. As we grow older, our skin lightens in color. Meaning that you will look more washed out the more you age. If you have a black jacket on, pair it with a red shirt underneath it.

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All Black Everything

Mix black fabrics to keep the outfit from becoming too matted, such as cotton with more luxurious silks or lace. Another good option is to wear a fun belt or a piece of interesting jewelry that will stand out against the black. When all else fails, add a light splash of color with makeup.

Tweed

Tweed can have an aging effect on even the youngest-looking person by 10 years just like that. It’s a good look for kids and seniors, but not anyone else. If you like the look of menswear, go for pinstripes and houndstooth instead.

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Tweed

Instead, anyone striving to achieve the menswear look should choose more flattering fabrics. Suit fabrics with patterns like pinstripes or windowpanes are some options. These options will be a lot more flattering, and they will most likely fit a lot better than that thick, tweed fabric.

Resisting Denim

Denim is one material that makes people look younger. If you want to hide problem areas, go for a darker wash. The versatile fabric looks much dressier in dark colors as well. You can make your look even better by pairing a blazer or a pair of heels.

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Resisting Denim

Go outside and light a bonfire now if it’s super-low-rise, torn, distressed, embellished with rhinestones or embroidery on the pockets, or – shudder to think – patched-on characters like Mickey Mouse. You’re simply too old for it. You’ll only look out of place because you’re not in your element with these.

Chunky Jewelry

Wearing costume jewelry is no better than saying “I’m old.” The trend has been out of style for a decade or so. Avoid wearing chunky necklaces if you’re looking to seem younger. Small and delicate pieces are the perfect way to look chicer and put together.

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Chunky Jewelry

It’s also possible that large, heavy jewelry is out of style. Instead, go for delicate, timeless pieces like a tennis bracelet or thin chain necklaces. These are some of the other fashion faux pas that makes you appear older.

Stretchy Jeans

Even though stretchy jeans can be very comfortable, they could make you look lumpy if you don’t have a model’s figure. Want to flatter your silhouette and maintain your shape at the same time? Get jeans that have 2% elastic fiber instead!

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Stretchy Jeans

We’re not here to argue about how comfortable jeggings are; rather, we’re here to reiterate the obvious but painful fact that jeggings are not jeans. Jeggings are the polar opposite of the right pair of jeans, cut to flatter one’s figure. The thin material reveals every lump and bump that comes with age, and they lose their shape quickly.

Nothing Tight

Wearing tight clothes can take years off your age, but baggy clothes do the exact opposite. Often, older people seem to think that they wouldn’t look good in more fitted clothing. In reality, however, you will look your best if you wear something true to your size.

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Nothing Tight

Fit is more important than style or trends when it comes to clothing. Wearing ill-fitting clothes has the same effect as wearing the wrong bra size. Those shapeless outfits hide your body’s natural curves, making you appear softer and less muscular, both of which are features of older bodies.

Chunky Sneakers

These days, sneakers, booties, and chunky heels are all the rage, but they can certainly make you seem heavier and older. Wearing sleeker shoes like kitten heels and ankle-strap flats is the way to go. These popular Fila disruptors wouldn’t do you much good.

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Chunky Sneakers

One thing is certain: sole units have grown in size, and footwear design now includes more layers and materials than ever before. The “chunky” trend is huge and contagious, and fashion brands like Balenciaga are not only following but also defining it.

Too Trendy

Trendy clothing is great, but there is such a thing as going too far. When a trend goes out of style, just let it go. You won’t look young and chic if you’re wearing something that’s clearly from last season. In fact, wearing such things will have the opposite effect. Classic trends like leather and plaid are always good ideas since they never are out of style.

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Too Trendy

Consider this: when you see someone wearing a million trends at once, it only serves to highlight their age rather than conceal it. Because authenticity isn’t being expressed, the older person dressed younger appears to be older.

Jacket Around The Waist

About 20 years ago, it was very cool to tie your jacket around your waist, but it’s no longer the case. This trend is convenient if you don’t want to carry a said jacket around, but it will make your waist and hips look bigger than they really are. Just drape it around your shoulders next time.

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Jacket Around The Waist

Better yet, toss your jacket into your purse or bag when you take it off. Why wear it at all if you’re not going to wear it correctly? This style is completely out of date and will make you appear much older than you are.

Tanning

Tanning in the sun can do some serious damage to your skin. While you might have a healthy glow, 25 years into the future, your skin won’t look so good. Sunbathing can cause age spots and wrinkles, things you want to avoid as you get older. Try using tanning products if you want to get a summery glow without the damage.

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Tanning

However, while fake tanners do not harm the skin, they can ruin an otherwise perfect outfit. That’s because a fake tanner that’s too dark can actually draw attention to flaws on one’s face, not to mention the difficulty of matching a fake tanner to one’s skin and the fun of turning one’s face into an Oompa Loompa orange hue.

Flowery Prints

Every so often, florals can be a good way to accentuate your outfit, but only use them as statement pieces. Wearing too much of this pattern will definitely make you look older. If you go for a floral dress, make sure it fits you right. In our opinion, these two women are doing it right.

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Flowery Prints

Larger floral patterns can toe the precarious line between fun and gaudy, which is never a safe line to cross. For those who enjoy floral patterns, smaller flowery patterns can look much better and younger. Instead of animal prints and polka dots, choose more abstract or geometric patterns for other prints.

Split Ends

Having long hair can make anyone look older, even a 30 year old. Want to keep a youthful appearance? Go to the salon or barbershop often. This will give you a fuller style. Not to mention, cutting your hair regularly will get rid of dead ends. As you get older, your hair thins out, so this is important.

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Split Ends

Damaged hair always appears older than it is, making the owner appear older. Get extensions to add fullness or length that looks healthy and shiny if you want long hair, but your hair isn’t healthy enough. You’re only as young as you feel when you look good.

Too Much Blush

Blush has to be put on perfectly. Putting it on the wrong spot or putting too much on can easily age you. Blush is meant to be faint and subtle – the opposite of a red lip. Applying an excessive amount of blush by mistake can be frustrating, but you can fix it, don’t worry. Just grab a beauty blender or tissue and blend it out until you’re happy with the way it looks.

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Too Much Blush

Instead, too much blush can make a person look much older in a short amount of time. When it comes to blush, the key is to use just enough to see some color on the cheeks, but not too much to turn them completely pink. Blush wearers can achieve a glowy appearance without looking like their cheeks are on fire this way.

Only Wearing Flats

We all know that heels aren’t the most comfortable footwear out there, but flats just scream grandma like nothing else. You’ll look younger if you wear a pair of heels. Luckily, new styles are good at combining both style and comfort. Boots and booties with thick heels, along with kitten heels, have made comebacks recently.

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Only Wearing Flats

No matter what else you’re wearing, the more casual your shoes are, the older you’ll appear. If you’re still wearing flats or low heels, replace them with a pointy-toed pump like these, which will both add sexiness to your favorite date-night ensemble and help you look sophisticated without appearing matronly.

Logos For All To See

Wearing logo clothing just gives the impression that you’re trying too hard. Let’s be honest, it didn’t look good when you were 18, and it wouldn’t look good when you’re 50. It can also come off as attention-seeking. Wear pieces from the brand when you like it, not because it mentions the designer’s name.

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Logos For All To See

Why wear logo clothing as you get older? It doesn’t look good at any age. Anyone wearing a logo shirt is simply trying too hard. It makes them stand out, especially if they are over the age of 21.

Long Skirts

The older we get, hemlines tend to get longer with us, but this is something you can do gracefully. On the one hand, it can seriously backfire and just make you look frumpy. If you’re tall, you wouldn’t have this problem. You can also wear boots or high heels to make the look work. The key to this is proper proportion.

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Long Skirts

These floor-length skirts may hide our legs, but they also conceal almost the entire rest of a woman’s figure. If you’re going to wear one of these long skirts, make sure you pair it with a top that’s more structured and tighter. Long skirts paired with looser-fitting tops can easily go from fashionable to frumpy.

Slouchy And Slouchy

This is one rule you should always be sure to follow. If you’re wearing tight bottoms, the top should be loose. The opposite is true as well; if you’re wearing loose bottoms, the top should be tight. These are good guidelines to avoid looking sloppy or frumpy.

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Slouchy And Slouchy

Because everybody is built differently, it’s critical to find clothing that flatters your figure. If your body is more pear-shaped (meaning it is heavier on the bottom), for example, you should wear slimmer pants in darker shades to slim the bottom half of your body.

Not Showing Your Waist

Unfortunately, loose clothing doesn’t always cover all those bulges you want them to. At times, they can even make us seem bigger. If you want to look like a huge garbage bag, then this is the way to go! You can add some shape to the outfit by using a belt. By cinching your waist, you’ll define your figure.

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Not Showing Your Waist

Instead of hiding the parts of your body that make you self-conscious with oversize clothing. A high-waisted pencil skirt, for example, cinches you in the smallest part of your waist, giving you a youthful, flattering shape.

Heavy Black Eye Makeup

Avoid wearing thick black eyeliner if you want to make your eyes really pop. The only thing this will do is bring attention to your wrinkles. Go for a lighter color and use that instead. We recommend colors like gray, brown, and olive green.

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Heavy Black Eye Makeup

First, makeup artists say that thick eyeliner can make even the youngest makeup wearers look older by weighing down their faces. Dark eyeliner can also get stuck in the wrinkles, crevices, and fine lines around one’s eyes as makeup fades and smudges throughout the day. With all of the smudging, that black eyeliner might just accentuate all of the flaws we’re trying to hide.

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

No matter what style, clothing that isn’t fitted correctly won’t look so great on you. Even though alterations aren’t so cheap, it wouldn’t cost you $35 to get a jacket taken in or a shirt darted. Just drop by a local dry cleaner to get a better quote.

Clothes That Aren't Tailored

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

No one looks good in ill-fitting suits. That isn’t to say that a more relaxed style suit can’t be pulled off. If one of the suit’s pieces is more relaxed, try pairing it with a more fitted pant or blazer. Nobody should ever appear to be drowning in their swimsuit. After all, it isn’t a swimming suit.

Drugstore Reading Glasses

As you get older, your eyesight tends to get worse as well. However! You definitely don’t have to use those ugly reading glasses at drugstores. Get bigger and bolder frames if you want to highlight your face. This will work much better than cheap and skinny ones.

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Drugstore Reading Glasses

One of the quickest ways to age a person’s face is to wear glasses that are considered out-of-date. Fortunately, it has the most straightforward solution. Make sure to update your glasses regularly, just as you would your wardrobe. If anyone has had the same framed glasses for more than a few years, it’s time for a style upgrade.

Bras That Don’t Fit

This might seem like an obvious one, but we had to include it. Wearing bras that are the correct size is the way to go. You can completely change your figure with the right one. It’s not impossible to find a bra that offers support, style, and comfort all in one.

Bras That Don't Fit

Bras That Don’t Fit

As a result, there is no longer (and never has been) any justification for wearing exposed underwear. Not only that but finding the right bra size can completely transform your wardrobe, making it more suited to your shape. Fortunately, getting a quick measurement from any local lingerie store can easily solve that problem.

Chunky Heels

The only way that chunky heels are at black-tie events. Wearing them on other occasions will make you look outdated and nothing more. We recommend going for a pointed heel over a chunky one since it will make you seem lighter.

Chunky Heels

Chunky Heels

Wearing chunky heels unless you’re going to a black-tie event will make you look like you’re trying to turn back the clock. Furthermore, this can make the lower half of your body appear heavier. To keep your look proportional, stick to heels with a point for occasions that require a heel.

Silk Scarves

Have you started noticing wrinkles and lines on your neck? If so, you should know that a silk neck scarf will do nothing other than giving them more attention. Not to mention, wearing one will also make you look top-heavy, and no one wants that.

Silk Scarves

Silk Scarves

A scarf tied around your neck, especially if wrinkles and lines have already appeared on your neck, will only highlight these flaws. And, as we’ve already discussed, it will work against you in terms of slimming down your figure, making your upper half appear heavier.

Pearls

Wearing pearls can instantly add years to your appearance. Even if you plan on going to a charity ball, leave those pearls at home. Silver accessories are a better option since they’re both cheaper and timeless!

Pearls

Pearls

Whether you’re hosting multiple dinner parties a week or not, you should avoid dressing like a Stepford wife because one pearl necklace can significantly age you. Instead, go for classic silver accessories that will last a lifetime.

Boot-Cut Jeans

Boot-legged jeans will only make you seem short and squat, and let’s be real – no one wants that. Instead, opt for slim-fitting denim that will make you look more slender and draw attention away from your bottom half.

Boot Cut Jeans

Boot Cut Jeans

If anything, sticking to thin-fitting denim in cooler colors will work to slim down your figure and keep your eyes away from your legs and focus on the other parts of your body that you want to show off.

Solar Shield Sunglasses

If you want everyone to know that you are old, then go ahead and wear one of these pairs of Solar Shields. They are, to put it lightly, massive and hideous. While they block out the sun effectively, no one should really be wearing them unless they need medical reasons.

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Sunglasses are also essential for people with high photophobia, especially achromata. Without sunglasses, these people would have been greatly dazzled, almost blinded by the light. Therefore, they are not recommended for anyone except those who want to look old or dated.

Transition Glasses

Transition glasses are magical in the sense that they can make even the young look old. Who wants to wear sunglasses inside anyways? Even though they can be rather convenient, you won’t be able to convince us to put them on anytime soon.

Transition Glasses

Transition Glasses

Aside from looking old, the problem with transition lenses is that they do not transition very well when they are cold. Another issue with photochromic lenses is that they have different levels of darkness and reaction times depending on the brand. Talking to your eye doctor about it can help you figure out which brand is best for you.

Jean Sets

Once upon a time, jean sets were all the rage and so popular, but this is no longer the case. Wearing a matching set of black-wash jackets and pants will do nothing other than the age you. Pick one of them to wear, but not both at once.

Jean Sets

Jean Sets

But we’re here to tell you that a good pair of jeans is for everyone and should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, regardless of age. These denim pants can make any outfit more youthful as long as the jeans themselves are flattering for one’s body type.

A Huge Wallet

Having a huge wallet practically screams, “I’m old.” There is no reason for you to have a pen, pictures of your grandkids, and 20 credit cards all in one place. All you should have are the necessary cards and a few bucks. Nothing more and nothing less!

A Huge Wallet

A Huge Wallet

Stylish soft leather extra thin wallets, waterproof sports wallets for high-impact adventures, practical and stylish passport holders to keep your travel documents safe and secure, important Identification wallets with added RFID protection, or a commuter wallet to keep your bus cards safe and accessible are all available.

Jewelry Sets

Why would anyone get matching pieces of jewelry anyway? We hope every person on the planet knows that it is no longer necessary for your ring, bracelet, necklace, and earrings to match. Get ready for people to assume you are older than you look if you do. Metal tones look better when they do not match!

Jewelry Sets

Jewelry Sets

Avoid jewelry sets in which the necklace and earrings are identical. Under 40, this can appear as a ‘throw back’ reference to the ’80s and ’90s when it peaked. After 40, it looks incredibly dated. Instead, mix metals! It’s trendy and modern, and it shows that you’re up to date.

Jeans & Running Sneakers

There’s no time we can remember when it was ever considered a hip combo. This, in fact, has probably never happened before and never will. Tight jeans and running sneakers just don’t look great altogether. Even though moms and dads seem to like it, you might want to steer clear of it. It’s not the look you are going for!

Jeans & Running Sneakers

Jeans & Running Sneakers

Depending on your personal style, Superga ‘Cotu’ sneakers, Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, and Vans are all perfectly acceptable to wear with jeans on the weekend. On the other hand, running shoes and joggers will undoubtedly date you (especially when worn with outdated boot-cut jeans).

High Socks & Shorts

You should probably leave those tall socks alone if you already have shorts on, no matter how cute they might be. If you want everyone to know you’ve got a zero style, that combo is just a good one. Instead, choose low socks that rest on the top of the sneakers. It’s going to look chic, and it’s still going to be very comfortable.

High Socks & Shorts

High Socks & Shorts

Shorts are designed to be worn outside of the winter season. It won’t be very comfortable if you’re wearing long socks. Comfort is the most important aspect of fashion, anyway whatever you like is fashionable.

Short Haircut

Short haircuts will make you look older. It is a good idea to go with longer haircuts if you want to take away the attention from your face. Bobs and pixie cuts will perform the reverse of that. Of course, the worst-case scenario is that you end up with a ‘do’ similar to what Kate Gosselin had.

Short Haircut

Short Haircut

Not only do ultra-short hairstyles draw attention to every line and wrinkle on your face, but they are also more popular among women of a certain age, making even young women appear much older than they are.

Elastic Waist Pants

Ladies, you can now buy very comfortable clothes for yoga. We don’t understand why anybody still needs their waist elastic pants. Go ahead if you want to look a lot older than your true age. It’s a good idea to purchase yoga pants or ‘athleisure’ clothes, as they are usually stylish. The nice thing is that they are also very comfortable!

Elastic Waist Pants

Elastic Waist Pants

Instead, opt for comfortable and stylish yoga pants and other “athleisure” clothing. We recommend pairing these pieces with a tailored outfit or a fun statement t-shirt for casual events for dressier occasions.

Old Ties

Jill Merriman is a networking expert with great advice on connections. It is important to get this right when you are going to a formal or business event. She said, “Gone are the days of the wide, stripped 1970s tie or the 1980s skinny ties. Instead, wear a trendy tie such as a current floral print to appear hip and youthful.”

Old Ties

Old Ties

These are usually found in op shops or vintage markets and feature a hideous paisley pattern that was unfashionable at the time or a strange geometric print that reminds you of that time you took acid. And, unfortunately, no one cares if your ties are genuine vintage pieces from a decade you never lived through.

Eyeglass Chains

We never understood why somebody would want to have their eyeglasses chained together. This, frankly, never did anything but age the person wearing it! This is a tacky style that only senior citizens can pull off. Keep these glasses on your face or in your bag. Keep an eye on it if you are concerned about losing it.

Eyeglass Chains

Eyeglass Chains

Wearing eyeglasses on a chain is not a good idea. It’s a look that screams “grandma” and instantly makes you look older. When you need [your glasses], take them out of your bag or pocket; when you don’t, put them away.

Wrong Color Makeup

What most people want to show off is the youthful glow of their skin. This isn’t going to be possible when you have bronzer and foundation in the wrong shade. Actually, they will only make your face look ashy! Let us not forget that the goal is to look healthy and not like you are about to go to the grave.

Wrong Color Makeup

Wrong Color Makeup

A beauty sponge, such as Wander Beauty’s, is recommended. Simply dampen the sponge, squeeze out excess water, dip it in the foundation, and bounce and tap it around your face for a flawless canvas.

Glitter Overload

For teens, ladies and gentlemen, you better leave the glitter. Anyone older than that will be wise to stay away from eyeshadows with glitter in them. It’s a youthful look, but maybe it’s a lot younger than you would like to be. Only your lines and wrinkles will be made more obvious by the sparkly material.

Glitter Overload

Glitter Overload

People with mature eyes should avoid glittery eyeshadow palettes. Unless you’re a teenager, glitter should be avoided! The sparkles may draw attention to fine lines and overpower your entire appearance.

Blue Eyeshadow

Did you guys know that with blue eyeshadow on, you look older? When you want to lighten up the eye area, you should use nude eyeshadow instead. If you want to seem youthful, go for beiges, grays, and tans. We know it’s fun to play with color, but the blue eyeshadow goes a bit too far.

Blue Eyeshadow

Blue Eyeshadow

Wearing blue eyeshadow should be a thing of the past. Color is crucial when it comes to makeup looks that don’t age you. As a result, make sure color isn’t just trendy and appropriate for one’s skin tone.

Overdrawn Lips

It is not a good idea to copy Kylie Jenner with an overdrawn lip. After all, it is more likely that you will probably mess it up more times than you actually get it right. You should concentrate on highlighting your features instead of going overboard. When it comes to most things in the world, moderation is the best path to take.

Overdrawn Lips

Overdrawn Lips

While matching your lipstick to your lip liner can make your mouth appear younger and fuller, contrasting colors will only make you look older. This look has been out of style for over a decade, and the darker lip liner can highlight fine lines around your mouth.

Dangly Earrings

If you wear hazardous earrings, you should be prepared for people to notice the neck area. Women, in general, want to stop this from happening. This is especially true if you have started developing lines in that area. We should probably leave this trend behind in the hands of younger girls who still have smooth and supple skin.

Dangly Earrings

Dangly Earrings

Earlobes are well-known for revealing your age. That’s something to think about when picking out your next pair of earrings. By pulling the earlobes down, even more, big, heavy ones will exacerbate the problem of sagging earlobes.

Locket Necklaces

A locket can be a sweet present. We all know it’s nice to be reminded of your loved ones. However, this is a look that only looks good on little girls. You don’t have to keep your husband’s or boyfriend’s picture with you all the time.

Locket Necklaces

Locket Necklaces

After all, you can simply save the image on your phone! Also, if you really want to go all out, find something beautiful and buy two — one for yourself and one for your loved one. A necklace does not have to say it is unique to be special.

Cargo Shorts

Cargo shots might just be the biggest fashion faux pas on the planet. It is nice to have so many pockets, but how much stuff do you really need? We’re sure that you can do it without a water bottle and a flashlight all the time.

Cargo Shorts

Cargo Shorts

If you need somewhere to leave your things, simply grab a small purse. Wearing cargo shorts breaks every fashion rule in the book, no matter how old you are (or how much you love the idea of pocket storage).

Belly Chains

This is the next best thing if your mother has strongly refused to let you pierce your belly button at Claire’s nearby. And by “best thing,” we mean, obviously, the worst thing. You wear them around your waist and make an unrivaled fashion statement, depending on what you pair them with and how you wear them!

Belly Chains

Belly Chains

Well, they look if only they don’t make you look older than you actually are. Gold and silver are the most common metals used in waist chains. Women who dress traditionally and those dressed in various modern outfits are now wearing waist chains as a fashion statement!

Crocheted Blanket

We don’t know what celebrity aunt started this reign of hand-knitted terror, but it was a legitimate thing to walk around clothed in what is very obviously an overly large, cozy teapot that happened in the ’90s. Don’t let us go back there, ever.

Crocheted Blanket

Crocheted Blanket

This is where the issue with trends arises. They change quickly, so wearing out-of-date trends makes you appear out-of-touch and older. Investing in styles that nod to a trend that will always flatter your style is a better idea. Out-of-date fashion trends make you appear out-of-date as well.

Pleather Chaps

2020 has been truly terrible. If the chaps return, that’s when we’re sure we’ll know it’s the apocalypse. We seriously believe that this trend in fashion should never be brought back. Don’t you agree? Beauty means sacrificing, after all.

Pleather Chaps

Pleather Chaps

On a more serious note, leather pants are much more comfortable nowadays than when they first came out, so if you want to spice up your wardrobe, go for it. It’s just a matter of putting them together. We’ll get to that in a minute, but for now, know that, aside from jeans, leather pants are the easiest to style.

Cropped Pinstripe Pants

We really have no clue how this trend was allowed to occur, but we can only assume that everyone who credited us with inventing the pinstripe put us all under a spell. Wearing higher heels is one way to combat the leg shortening effect.

Cropped Pinstriped Pants

Cropped Pinstriped Pants

With heels, wide cropped pants look especially good. Your legs will appear longer if there isn’t too much contrast between your shoes and your legs. Shoes with no straps also help to lengthen the legs. Wearing a shorter top will also make your legs appear longer.

Embellished Jeans

Let’s pause for a moment to promise each other that we will never let embroidered denim become such a thing again while we’re at it. Not even Queen Bey can pull off something like that, and just about anything she can pull off.

Embellished Jeans

Embellished Jeans

Wearing these jeans makes a statement that you may or may not want to make. Just because these jeans are still available in some stores doesn’t mean you have to buy them! There, I’ve said it. Consider this a public service announcement.

Useless Belts

I would absolutely love to turn back time and start questioning J.Lo what was even holding up her belt. It could be a thing at that time, but today, people will definitely stare at you when you wear one.

Useless Belts

Useless Belts

It’s a good idea to grab a belt in this case to add that finishing touch. When worn correctly, loose-fitting clothing can be cute; however, a straight line down the torso can be unflattering and aging.

Cropped, Wide-leg Capris

Who doesn’t love capris—they’re both functional and cute. But when it comes to them, the more, the better. While wide legs, full-length pants are flattering, wide Capri-length pants can cut off the leg line and make you look more stumpy than stunning.

Cropped, Wide-leg Capris

Cropped, Wide-leg Capris

However, those specific styles of pants are likely to age a person without their knowledge. Most capri pants are unflattering because they cut off at the mid-calf, shortening a person’s legs and making them appear heavier. Instead, go for a light-weight culotte pant or a mid-calf-length skirt.

Tightly Pulled-Back Hair

A tight bun or a ponytail gives women an older appearance; there is something about a tight bun that is very “headmistress” To avoid this mistake, never wear your hair completely pulled back. Let some wispy pieces fall loose instead, framing your face and softening your appearance.

Tightly Pulled-Back Hair

Tightly Pulled-Back Hair

While hair pulled back loosely can be very flattering, tightly pulled buns and ponytails tend to highlight any wrinkles or imperfections. Without trying to pull your hair back into tight knots, embrace your natural hair texture and look.

Over-Accessorizing

Between wearing the right number of accessories and going overboard, there is a fine line. Looking at you, Iris Apfel, some women can wear a ton of accessories and look good. It’s pretty tough for most women to pull it off, however.

Over-Accessorizing

Over-Accessorizing

While a few staple accessories can add a chic touch to any outfit, overdoing it with multiple (and different kinds of) accessories can make you appear disorganized. In fact, because the cluttered look only serves to hide your figure, this accessory obsession will instantly age you.

Cheap Outerwear

If there is one area where you should splurge, it’s outerwear. If you scored your new coat for $40, people would be able to tell, so it’s worth it to pay a bit more for a comfortable quality one and won’t start falling apart after a single season.

Cheap Outerwear

Cheap Outerwear

You can’t really say that cheap outerwear will keep you warm, especially if you buy it for the winter months’ sole purpose. However, If you show them a bit of love, they may look a lot better and last longer.

Ugly Holiday Patterns

Sweaters are a staple of winter fashion but opt for a nice color like white, black, or gray that is neutral. Steer clear of cheesy holiday patterns that feature snowflakes, reindeer, etc. Although, It is not a bad thing to be expressive with your style.

Ugly Holiday Patterns

Ugly Holiday Patterns

For example, the avant-garde scene has created several looks that experiment with proportion and color. That doesn’t mean your sweater has to follow suit. While wearing bright sweaters will undoubtedly attract attention, the reactions you receive may not be what you expect.

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