How do you dress to look younger? One thing you shouldn’t do, is dress as though you would when you were younger. The goal is not to go back in time, nor is it to be someone you’re not. The best way to look and feel your best, is to incorporate youthful looks in subtle, yet effective ways!
Opt for Some Colour
As someone whose closet is made up of a lot of neutrals and blacks, I feel somewhat hypocritical here. Black is so versatile, it’s slimming and can look good in so many contexts! Okay, so I’m not throwing anything away… but that doesn’t mean I can’t expand my closet and add some colour. Although black clothes are very versatile, the trouble seems to be the seriousness it adds to your outfit.
Of course, it’s not always a bad thing to give off a look of authority, a side effect is the age it adds to you as well. You’ll probably have noticed that people who dress in lighter colours do appear younger. Greyscale patterns work well too! Just expand from all that black, even if you don’t want to. We promise, you’ll adapt and start to enjoy your new, colourful self.
Compliment colourful clothes with a light shade of lipstick, as darker shades of lipstick are aging. Neutral, nude and pink shades are the best bet for a younger look!
Don’t Get Involved In Every Trend
Remember that dressing yourself younger doesn’t mean you are going to try wearing clothes that your kids or little ones would wear, it means knowing what styles will work for you. Just because something is “in” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good for everyone to hop on it. Patterns can look good and make you look younger; if you are also aiming to look thinner, then skip the pattern and go for a solid colour.
Say Yes to The Dress
Dresses are a great way to help a person look thinner and taller. And if you choose the right dress it can help you look younger as well! Turquoise and light blues are great looks for mature women that can portray one’s maturity while keeping you young as well. When you want to dress to look younger, go for solids that are fitted, rather than tight.
Tight clothes and dresses, even when you have a beautiful figure, is not flattering once you are a little older. It’s often a much classier and flattering choice to wear well-fitted clothes rather instead of tight clothes.
Try Pants Without Zippers
A good way to hide a muffin top and dress to look younger is to utilize pants without zippers; they work well to avoid flab coming out over the sides of your pants. There are so many good styles for clothes that hide any extra weight, and meanwhile doing the most to take years off of your age as well!
Wear the Right Shoes
Something as simple as the difference between dress shoes and heels, pumps and flats, can change your appearance and how old you look. A little extra height is almost always a good idea; it’s slimming and longer legs give off a youthful look. If you’re already tall (luck you), choose a flattering pair of flats. Pumps are usually a more mature look, and if you don’t need the height, there are tons of great options when it comes to flats! If you choose heels, you want thin heels and not the chunky heel or wedge look.
These Dalia Rose Clarks offer the comfort we look for when shopping heels, as well as the class of a long-lasting brand. Not to mention they’re currently at a slashed price.
In the fall and winter, long boots, or knee high boots can be a great choice. In this case, we want to make sure we are getting a classy pair of shoes (there’s a fine line between attractive and trying-too-hard with knee-high boots). Fortunately, we did the work for you and found these beautiful Vince Camuto boots on sale!
Do Not Wear Ill-Fitted Clothes
Shopping for jeans can be tough; it’s so important to find jeans that flatter rather than a pair that accentuates fat or squeezes in the wrong places. Make sure your jeans fit well, even if that means you have to put time aside to try on all the pairs.
We really can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your clothes are fitted to you. There is no point in buying an expensive dress, pair of pants, top or anything if it doesn’t fit you right. It’s too often people don’t recognize the importance of making sure your clothes are fitted, and we’ll likely be mentioning it again.
It’s such a waste to buy nice clothes in the wrong sizes or made for a different body type, because it takes away from your natural beauty and does harm rather than good. You may think tailoring your clothes sounds high-maintenance but it’s actually the opposite. When you get your clothes fitted, the look better and in that way you are satisfied with them for longer.
Oversized blazers and sweaters sound cute in theory, but when aiming to look younger you are not doing yourself any favours by allowing your figure to get lost in your clothes. You want to wear fitted clothes with colourful accents.
Have some fun with it! Mix and match your accessories with your outfit and just see what looks good on you! One thing we recommend is going overboard with extras; if you are wearing patterns it’s best to make sure your jewelry is classic.
Don’t do too much when it comes to accessorizing: simple is classic and classy. Avoid crowding your outfit, but be open to complimenting it with solid colours, drop earrings or studs. As much as you may like pearls (that’s another thing I can’t seem to let go of), they tend to age you significantly.
Definitely remember to change up your wardrobe and accessories often. As in, don’t wear the same outfits twice in a week. Switch things up! Possibilities are endless, really!