I’m going to discuss the small stylistic nuances that can make you look older than you are.
Let’s be clear about something.
This article is appropriate for people of all ages. I don’t mean old; I mean older than you are, o r than you feel.
I’ll let you determine which ones pertain to you and which ones do not. There is no pointing of fingers.
The five items I’ll discuss are based on inquiries I received from you.
“Is it okay for me to wear this, given that I am xyz years old?” is a common query.
I selected five major errors from all of the questions I received over time, which I will go over here and explain how to avoid.
Wearing Everything Boxy
Wearing everything boxy is the number one fashion item that makes you look older.
When I see women dressed loosely in their full attire, I worry whether they are completely uncomfortable with their entire body.
Are they attempting to conceal it? Are they attempting to hide some of it?
As an optimist, I believe that we all have at least one area of our body that we enjoy.
Why not try to build an outfit around the elements of ourselves that we appreciate rather than trying to hide what we don’t like?
It’s a much more optimistic and self-assuring thought.
If you’re trying to hide your figure under baggy clothes, reconsider. Try to wear a touch of tailoring or something fitted into your attire.
Wearing loose sleeves that are fitted at the wrist level, for example. It provides you a little bit of fit in your attire.
If you’re wearing a long dress, why not try belting it? At least occasionally, highlight the shapes of the body beneath the clothes.
It’s also beneficial to strive to follow the classic rule of balance. The top can be loose if you wear tighter pants. You can make the top longer and hide your hips if you don’t want to reveal them.
A tunic with fitted slacks or a flowy blouse that’s a little longer. Alternatively, you can loosen the pants while tightening the top, either on the torso or the arms.
Monochromatic outfits might also make you appear older. In the summer, for example, all black and all beige.
Black is my favorite color. Black clothes are my top choice.
However, because it is lacking in contrast, it will make you look pale, washed out, and exhausted.
When it comes to monochrome clothes, we need to be careful. The simplest method is to use jewelry or an item to create a splash of color.
You want to break up the color harmony of your outfit by wearing the main color with a hint of its complementary color.
So, if you’re wearing navy blue, the opposite color on the color wheel would be orange.
It doesn’t have to be a bright orange, and it doesn’t have to be in large proportions in relation to the other colors you’re wearing, but even a small amount will instantly make your outfit shine and look more current. It will make your face glow.
Wearing The Same Shapes, Cuts & Proportions
Wearing the same shapes, cuts, and proportions as in your younger days is the number three fashion item that makes you look older. This will almost certainly reveal your age.
Select cuts and proportions that complement your existing physique.
This concept is appropriate for people of all ages. Your clothing should always match your body and fit you adequately in terms of style, regardless of your age.
I’ll tell you about my personal experience.
I’ve always been shaped like a pear. However, there was a time when I was highly athletic and resembled an inverted triangle.
I used to dress in clothes that I no longer wear. My weight has remained relatively steady, but my physical proportions have significantly changed when I was a teenager.
Consider going to the store to buy jeans. It’s really painful to wear jeans that aren’t cut for your body type since the fabric is too tight. Jeans are an excellent test.
Now I need jeans that are curvier in the bum, higher in the waist, and wider in the hips. The blood circulation in your legs stops when you sit down in jeans that are too tight for you.
That’s when you know.
One more thing, since it’s crucial.
I’m not implying that you can’t still wear your old favorites. I’m not suggesting you shouldn’t wear older clothes if you love them because they are a memory or something meaningful to you.
If you have them re-tailored to fit your current body, you can still wear them. It’s a lot less expensive than buying new clothes.
Wearing Too Many Accessories
Wearing too many accessories is the fourth fashion item that makes you look older.
This is something else I saw a lot in your questions.
“This lady looks like a Christmas tree,” as the cliché goes. You can tell she’s overloaded.
When putting on jewelry, Coco Chanel advised, take one piece off at the end. To put it another way, less is more, quality over quantity, and so on.
Basically, it’s more difficult to wear fewer pieces, but it’s easier to curate what you do wear better. It’s more difficult, but it’s also more graceful.
Wearing a Bra that No Longer Fits You
The most typical problem I notice is when the bra cup becomes too tiny and the breasts protrude above it. It’s a common occurrence.
Or the circumference has shrunk to the point that skin is protruding from the back due to the tightness.
When the straps are overly tight and cut into the flesh, the last one occurs.
First, make sure you’re wearing the correct cup size. The cup’s size and form are both important considerations. As a result, not every brand will fit your breasts, which is to be expected.
Then double-check that the circumference below still fits, and do it every six months or a year because your body changes so much.
Your bra will very certainly have adjustable straps if it includes boning under the breasts. Always keep an eye on your straps.
Make certain they aren’t too loose. Because you won’t get the support you need, and a bra that doesn’t support your breasts is ineffective.
If it’s too tight and cuts into your shoulders, you’ll hunch and your posture will suffer as a result. Adjust your bra straps to allow you to stand tall.
Because breasts change a lot over time, check your bras and the fit every six months or a year. You acquire weight and then lose it. You’re or were expecting a child. It’s a real roller coaster ride.
Check that your bras still fit you on a regular basis and replace any that don’t.