These Fashion Mistakes Might Be Making You Look Much Older

Published on 08/11/2020
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When we were younger we all loved to be complimented on how old we look but being older that’s not a compliment at all. Nowadays, it’s not only fear but can also be so embarrassing. Not only do cringe-worthy fashion styles make you look outdated but will definitely make you look old, which is the last thing you want. We understand keeping up with the latest styles and trends can often be tricky but picking the right outfit is so essential when wanting to look good. As fashion rules and guidelines are constantly changing we’re here to give you the ins and outs of which fashion mistakes you should ditch right now!

 

Poofy, Big Hairdo

Back in the 70s and 80s, this hairstyle was what everyone needed to be rocking. But what was, was. This massive craze is long gone but nowadays no one should ever be seen looking like this. Its common knowledge that hairdos can easily make you look younger, so if that’s your aim you need to ditch this immediately.

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Poofy, Big Hairdo

Matchy-Matchy Outfits

When it comes to fashion rules, you should always keep in mind that mixing patterns and prints are pretty much always fashionable. Now when it comes to color coordinating- this a whole different story. To be honest, it looks quite bizarre. Exploring different options when it comes to different designs and colors is always recommend. Don’t be afraid, just choose the look that’ll make you look young!

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Matchy-Matchy Outfits

High-Waters

The only real reason anyone should be wearing high-water pants is to show off their stylish socks. Otherwise, these kinds of pants are no longer a fashion trend, at least no in the year 2020. Either wear pants that are long enough to cover your ankles or short enough that it doesn’t look awkward. Otherwise, we really don’t get the point. 

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High-Waters

Over-Plucking/Tweezing

Having super thin / overplucked eyebrows was a huge thing back in the 2000s but in case you didn’t realize we are now in the year 2020. Which means that this is no longer in fashion, it is also longer trendy – at all. So if anyone is trying to convince you otherwise- do not believe them! These days the bigger the brow the better!

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Over-Plucking/Tweezing

No Skincare Routine

Just because you’re in your late twenties doesn’t give you any reason to skip the skincare routine. The best advice we can give you is to first no matter how young you are, take care of your skin. The earlier on you start with a good skincare regime, the better your skin will look as you mature

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No Skincare Routine

Long Sleeves Only

There’s no reason to feel embarrassed if your arms are a bit flabby, the truth is no one really pays attention to what your arms look like. So please ditch the long sleeves – especially in the hot summer months. Bring out those short-sleeve tees…do not be ashamed!

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Long Sleeves Only

Matching Lipstick And Dress

Ladies this is a serious one! It’s not always the best idea to match your lipstick with the exact shade of your outfit. This is one of the fashion rules that you should really stick to. After all, when you’re wearing lipstick the last thing you want to do is attract negative attention. Perhaps pick a neutral shade that will easily complement anything that you are wearing.

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Matching Lipstick And Dress

“Old Lady” Handbags

Unless you’re the Queen of England, you most definitely should definitely ditch the old lady handbags. There’s a reason they are called ‘old lady’ handbags…if you want to keep up with the times by looking more trendy, go out and buy something else. We suggest something smaller and a lot more elegant, there’s is so much out there to choose from

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“Old Lady” Handbags

Undergarment Lines

Back in the day, gorgeous undergarments were a total thing, however, now they’re a thing of the past. No matter how elegant you look, the moment people spot your undergarment lines or a bra, your outfit no longer serves its purpose. This is not only so awkward but gives you a great reason to purchase a good pair of seamless underwear.

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Undergarment Lines

Jersey Fabric

No matter how comfortable jersey fabric is, they seriously don’t always look the best on everyone’s body. Especially since it tends to cling and often highlights parts of the body you don’t want attention on. Rather opt for cotton or wool – definitely soothing that is more lose and doesn’t irritate the skin.

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Jersey Fabric

Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

Wearing pantyhose or stockings is quite common for all ladies but the best thing you can do is pick the correct color for your skin. The most popular colors tend to be black or nude but please don’t pick the nude that is four shades darker than your skin tone…we are no longer in the 70s. People may think your tan is extremely fake.

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Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

Overdoing It With Powder

Makeup has fortunately evolved a lot which means that powered foundation is no longer our only and best option. After all, powder does not always suit every time of skin. Not only do these products stick to the skin but they can completely dry out the skin and make it look cakey. By all means you a small amount but its best to ditch this one.

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Overdoing It With Powder

Hiding Your Figure

The older people get the more they prefer to wear more loose-fitting clothes. We truly hope you’re not one of these people…this look is totally not flattering at all especially in the year 2020. Fashion has changed a lot of the years and the type of clothing you wear can may you look so much older. Be confident with your figure, the last thing you want to look like is a garbage bag.

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Hiding Your Figure

Keeping The Same Hairdo

Consistency is always key…except when it comes to your hairstyle. You should want to keep up with the trends and the latest styles. And you know that change is always really good, it can only do you the world of good. Have fun and switch it up now and then, try not to limit yourself when wanting to look young and gorgeous.

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Keeping The Same Hairdo

Minis

Elderly women should really avoid this item of clothing. Ladies you are no longer a vibrant teenager or living in the 60s. A word of advice, the older you the longer your hem length should be. We get that you may want to show off your stunning legs, but there are classier ways to do so. Wearing a mini skirt is not the answer.

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Minis

Pieces With A Story

We all have that one item of clothing that we can never let go of and plan on keeping it forever. Whether it has sentimental value or not. However, ladies and gentlemen please if you no longer wear it or it’s completely not fashionable…get rid of it now! There are so many of us in this situation but don’t keep at this bad habit, let it go while you can.

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Pieces With A Story

Trendy Sunglasses

Sunglasses trends have become all the rage recently, square frames, futuristic shades, or even thick and oversized. People have very quickly realized that these types of sunglasses are what make you look young and chic instead of emphasizing your wrinkles. So instead of go for sunglasses that are lighter and don’t draw attention to the bad aspects of your face.

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Trendy Sunglasses

Dark Lipstick

However much of a beauty trend dark lipstick is, we don’t really recommend it especially as it really doesn’t suit everyone. It so often highlights the flaws on your face and often draws attention where you don’t need it. We’re not saying stay clear of color on the lips, but we are suggesting to use hues that are more natural, nude or lighter. Darker lipsticks tend to make you look so much older anyways.

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Dark Lipstick

Bad Color Choices

When it comes to clothing shopping, always keep in mind that no every color looks good on every person. We all have different skin tones which is what you should take into consideration all the time. Clothing color can often play a huge role in what looks good and what doesn’t. Make sure to choose something that is very complimenting and of course stylish.

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Bad Color Choices

Not Showing Your Neck

We all went through a stage in life that wearing turtle necks were a huge trend. However, if you think that turtlenecks will easily cover up all those wrinkles, you’re very mistaken. Seriously, don’t do it! Rather go for a different type of neckline which is obviously so much more trendy and stylish.

 

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Not Showing Your Neck

All Black Everything

One of the reasons we all love to wear black is because it is extremely slimming. However, you need to keep in mind two things…firstly it can often make you look completely washed out, and secondly for people who want to appear younger never wear a full black outfit. Rather pair it with a nice color that matches pretty well or even just a small splash of color will definitely look great!

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All Black Everything

Tweed

Tweed is not the easiest material to pull off, besides the fact that it was so popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. Additionally, it is quite heavy and hot to wear, not to mention it really can age a person. Leave this look for toddlers or people nearly their 90s. There are tons of other patterns that can experiment with, but this one you should ditch asap. 

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Tweed

Resisting Denim

We all love denim and enjoy wearing them because of how versatile it is. It’s not only so fashionable but can often make you look so youthful. The darker the denim, the easier it is to hide your flaws and look much slimmer. You can go from business to casual by just adding one or two items. The only denim you should ditch is the faded or worn-out denim.

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Resisting Denim

Chunky Jewelry

Costume jewelry brings back so memories from the 90s, but we really think huge, bulky jewelry is a part of the past and should really be left there. The more delicate, smaller accessories are definitely what’s trending at the moment, so stick with the more simple things…it will keep you looking younger and more stylish. Trust us!

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Chunky Jewelry

Stretchy Jeans

Stretchy denim or jeggings used to be a huge craze and everyone had at least one pair in their closet. But ladies, times have thankfully changed for the better. We really suggest you stick with normal denim jeans in order to save yourselves from looking rugged and cheap. If you still own a pair, get rid of them immediately.

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Stretchy Jeans

Nothing Tight

Younger people tend to wear extremely tight-fitting clothes, while elderly people prefer things that are baggy. But if you would like to look fashionable and stylish you should get clothes that are true to your size and give you a shape the perfect silhouette. Most often tighter clothes highlight parts of your body that don’t look the best. So keep away!

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Nothing Tight

Chunky Sneakers

Another huge trend amongst the younger generations is chunky shoes. But we should empathize with the phrase younger generation…these types of shoes should never be worn for people who are older with the intention of looking younger. Regular, smaller sneakers are so much better looking and overall more comfortable.

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Chunky Sneakers

Too Trendy

It’s always easy to surmise that the latest fashion and stylish outfits will look good no matter what. However, don’t believe everything you see. Avoid wearing something just because the next person is, we all have different bodies which means just because its trendy doesn’t mean it will be suitable. Stick with what you know will work for you and more of the classic looks.

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Too Trendy

Jacket Around The Waist

We’re not exactly sure what to say about this one. This “style” comes and goes and always make people feel hip and cool. Unless you are nearing the end of high school we really think you should give this look a miss. It simply does not look fashionable at all. What women don’t often notice is that jackets around the waist tend to make your hips a lot bigger than they are.

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Jacket Around The Waist

Tanning

Besides the fact the too much time in the sun is actually quite damaging for your health – no matter how good you think you look. It’s just not worth it for that healthy, summery glow. Wrinkles and sunspots and are going to appear quicker if you don’t protect your skin, which will then instantly make you look older. Better to buy some good tanning products for the perfect glow.

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Tanning

Flowery Prints

Most ladies love floral patterns and prints, however, make sure that you don’t completely go overboard by mixing and matching all kinds of florals. A bit of floral here and there is what looks great and more fashionable…always remember less is more! There’s nothing worse than a young 30-somthing-year-old stepping out in floral looking like a 70-year grandmother.

 

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Flowery Prints

Split Ends

The longer and tackier your hair the older you will look, without a doubt. If you think split ends are stylish, you should really think again. A healthier hairstyle is always the way to go, especially nowadays. Avoid those split ends as best you can especially when you get older and hair tends to get thinner.

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Split Ends

Too Much Blush

makeup fanatics will know that there is definitely a technique when it comes to applying blush. When wanting to achieve the perfect look, you too never apply too much or the wrong color- no one wants to go out looking like a clown. Be careful and gentle as it needs to look as natural as possible.

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Too Much Blush

Only Wearing Flats

All women will generally agree that high heels are not always the comfortable shoes on the planet, however, flat shoes tend to make us ladies look older – and not in a good way. Although flat shoes seem so much comfier to wear, this tends to make your look outdated. So try wearing shoes that are more chic, even if they have the slightest of heels. 

 

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Only Wearing Flats

Logos For All To See

Items of clothing that are printed with brand logos can be fashionable, however the more discreet it is better. No matter how old you are, if you are wearing a t-shirt with a huge logo printed on the front is just so no okay. Not only will it make you stand out but it often looks cheap and tacky.

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Logos For All To See

Long Skirts

As we mentioned earlier, baggy clothes are a big no-no so while you are reading this, you may be slightly confused. But oftentimes when wearing skirts that are too long are not a good look to try pull off. Not only will it make you look a lot shorter than you are it also tends to make you look very sloppy and old-fashioned.

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Long Skirts

Slouchy And Slouchy

No matter which decade you prefer yourself to be living in, this rule will always apply. When it comes to fashion- the proportion is key! This is the reason why you should never wear tight tops with tight bottoms and the same applies to more loose-fitting clothing. Be sure to balance out your look no matter how comfortable or easy it is to throw on the baggiest items you own.

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Slouchy And Slouchy

Not Showing Your Waist

A lot of women believe that the older they get, the easier it is to hide their bulges and flaws with huge baggy clothes. Its always better to go for a look that emphasizes your amazing silhouette. Everyone wants to have clothes that make you look extremely slimmer. If the baggy clothes are a must, add a belt. It will look so much better!

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Not Showing Your Waist

Heavy Black Eye Makeup

Thick and heavy eye makeup was very popular for goths, however, we are now in 2020 and this will just make you look super weird. When it comes to black eyeliner- always remember less is more! You wouldn’t want to arrive to your business meeting looking like a rockstar. This also can draw attention to the wrinkles and bags under your eyes…and no one wants that, right?

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Heavy Black Eye Makeup

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

For those wanting to look their best all the time, make sure that your clothes are altered and fit you correctly. There’s nothing more embarrassing than having pants that are too long or buttons that are missing from your blouse. Your clothing items should accentuate the right places of your body, especially when you are wanting to look trendy and stylish. 

Clothes That Aren't Tailored

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Most people tend to need glasses as they get older. However, there is no excuse when it comes to choosing the correct pair! Take the time and effort to get properly fitted with suitable frames and a prescription. Do not just pick the cheapest ones from the drugstore, as we said earlier you need ones that are flattering on your face and don’t highlight your worst features. These days it’s okay to look stylish with bad eyesight.

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Bras That Don’t Fit

This is one rule that ladies often don’t take too seriously. But this is so important – a good bra can make the world of difference in so many ways. A lot of the time so many women either don’t care or don’t think much about it, however wearing the correct size and style is vital. Besides being more comfortable and supportive, it’s so troubling to see a woman in a bra that doesn’t fit well. So ladies make sure you’re get fitted properly.

 

Bras That Don't Fit

Bras That Don’t Fit

Chunky Heels

Chunky heels are great, but only if you’re about to attend a gala event. Otherwise, it’s not recommended that you wear big, chunky heels every day just to feel ‘stylish’. You will only look bigger and so outdated. If wearing heels is a must every day, rather opt for something lighter and much more elegant.

Chunky Heels

Chunky Heels

Silk Scarves

Scarves are gorgeous and can be very trendy. But those who think a good silk scarf will hide your wrinkly knecks, you should think again! The only things that it does are grab a lot of attention where you don’t want it. They also tend to give the illusion that you are very top-heavy. Now women who are aging, really don’t want this at all. Make sure if you need to wear a scarf in the middle of winter it looks trendy and fashionable.

Silk Scarves

Silk Scarves

Pearls

Another fashion trend that was so popular back in the 1950s was gorgeous pearl jewelry, whether it was earrings or necklaces it was a huge trend. However, a lot has changed since then and many fashionistas believe you should skip this look unless you want to look extremely mature. It’s better to opt for something more dainty in either gold or silver.

Pearls

Pearls

Boot-Cut Jeans

Boot cut jeans were all the rage back in the 90s and it seems as though they are trying to make somewhat of a comeback. However, there are still many women who believe that these types of jeans are not ideal for every body type which is really true. They tend to make you look both shorter and stumpy. Most of the time its best to stick to skinny jeans or more slim-fitting jeans- this will give you more of a slimmer figure.

Boot Cut Jeans

Boot Cut Jeans

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Solar Shield sunglasses are commonly known as ‘old people glasses’. No matter how effective they are, they are really not stylish or fashionable.  If you want to keep your outfit on-trend, these are not the glasses you should be wearing. They do not flatter the face at all and to be honest kind of look like you belong in a space movie. There are tons of stylish glasses that will do the job just as well.

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Transition Glasses

Unless you’re a young child with some serious eye problems, please do not wear these glasses. Otherize transition glasses are going to make you look so much older than you actually are. Let’s just get something straight, these glasses are not stylish at all so don’t let people try and convince you to think differently. There’s no denying that these are really convenient and effective but if style is what you’re going for, rather pick something else.

Transition Glasses

Transition Glasses

Jean Sets

Believe it or not but jean sets really used to be a thing back in the day, particularly the 80s and early 90s. We really hope that you are currently staying away from this terrible trend. Not only does it make you look lousy and tawdry, especially if you opt for the black-wash denim but there are so many other options of denim that will look so much better.

Jean Sets

Jean Sets

A Huge Wallet

This one is mostly for women, who for some strange reason love to carry loads of items in their purses. Why we don’t know – but would love to find out the reasoning. Not only does this make you look like an old grandmother but you’ll probably feel like one too. Nowadays, smaller, more compact wallets are much more popular. Additionally, it’s not always such a good idea to lug so much around when going out.

A Huge Wallet

A Huge Wallet

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