The way you dress can certainly change the way you look and you should know what style best fits your age and body shape so that you can look your best. If you’re wearing the wrong skirt length or dress style, if your hair is the wrong color or style you can look 10 years older or even 10 pounds heavier. You need to know how to dress to impress.
We can all make mistakes but the important thing is to know how to identify them and correct them so than you can accentuate your advantages and hide your disadvantages. Here are the 10 most common mistakes women make which are adding years and pounds to their appearance.
Too much black
We all know black can be elegant in many occasions but as you get older black color doesn’t do you any favors. As we age our skin tends to get whiter and our hair starts graying as well. Wearing black when your skin is pale can create a strong contrast which will draw unwanted attention to your flaws, the wrinkles, dark spots and blemishes.
This goes for the hair color as well, black hair color doesn’t work so well on a pale ten. Dye your hair in a warm shade of brown, it will compliment your skin and make you look 5 years younger. This doesn’t mean you’re forbidden to wear black, just make sure you spice it up with a colorful accessory, like a scarf or a cool necklace.
You should never try to hide behind oversized clothes it can just make you look bigger. You might think you’re hiding your excess fat but what you’re completely wrong. Buying the right size of clothes should always be the first rule you follow when you go shopping. Just find the style that compliments your figure the best and stick to it.
Wearing too long skirts
Just because you’re getting older it doesn’t mean that you need to forget about short skirts, if you have the legs for it why hide them behind a long skirt. Just remember than mid-calf skirts are most appropriate for young girls so forget the undefined, clumsy lengths. Choose a knee length or above the knee and you’ll see how much better you’ll look.
Wrong type of glasses
If you wear glasses you need to be extra careful to choose the right frame for your face shape. Don’t buy the first that comes your way or the cheapest. Look through some magazines to see what’s in style and what shape fits you face and decide. You will be wearing them for a long time so even if they’re a bit expensive they’re worth it.
Don’t go shopping with the wrong person
Who you go shopping with can make a big difference so choose your shopping partner wisely. You need someone you can rely on to tell you the truth and someone who has a good taste as well.
Watch out for stumpy shoes
Platforms are all the rage lately but just because they’re trendy it doesn’t mean they’ll look good on you. If you’re older and your feet tend to swell often, stumpy shoes can make your feet and legs look even chubbier. Opt for a slim variant of shoes and you’ll see how much better you’ll look.
If you think a silk scarf around the neck is a cool accessory we should remind you that it’s not the 60ties and you’re not a flight attendant. Instead of tying a scarf around your neck you can tie it around your bag handle and spice your look up with an oversized brooch or a cool looking necklace. The compliments will start piling up pretty soon, you’ll see.