Read five easy practical styling tips to learn how to avoid the most common fashion mistakes that age you after 40. I just realized I was making a few myself. Looking younger is easier than you think.
Fashion Mistakes that Age You
Mistake #1 Wearing platform shoes
Chunky platform heels add hight and are really comfortable but they add unnecessary heaviness to the bottom part of your body.
Solution: Look for something more sleek and slim. Go for block mid-heels or stiletto kitten heels. Both are super trendy youthful options.
Mistake #2 Oversized jackets
You might think you are hiding a few extra pounds or covering up your hips but actually you might look heavier this way.
Solution: Go for a well-cut stylish tailored jacket that nips in at the waist and is shorter in length so that it will showcase the most flattering parts of your figure.
Mistake #3 Too much stretch
I don’t mean avoid all stretch jeans… on the contrary. I know first hand how wearing Levis 501 is more stylish than comfortable. The right jeans will follow your silhouette and not sag.
Solution: Go for denim pants that have no more than 2% elastane.
Mistake #4 Wearing turtleneck
I admit to this styling mistake here, but at least it was not black one. There are other options for hiding your neck….
Solution: A more flattering choice is a V-neck or scoop neck, which draws the eye to your décolletage. Another choice are collared shirts that draw attention away from your neck area while giving a little more coverage.
Mistake #5 Wearing Total Black
Even though your little black dress does wonders for trimming your figure and is appropriate for almost every occasion, it doesn’t make you look younger.
As women get older, their skin tends to become paler—and wearing black can create a harsh contrast that emphasizes wrinkles and calls attention to dark shadows under the chin and around the eyes.
Solution: When wearing total black add an bright accessory. Think of a statement necklace like the one Coco Chanel is wearing in the above image or a pair of chandelier earrings or even a skinny scarf like Kate Moss usually wears.
Have a lovely Day!!!
Great styling tips! I never thought about how platforms can make you look heavier in your bottom half.
yes, and they are so comfortable when they are not sky high…