As we age, it’s important to still feel great about how we look. Making adjustments to our wardrobe as we get older keeps us looking stylish, instead of no old and dowdy. Use these tips to stay youthful and gorgeous.
Choose the right colors
We’ve all benefitted from the magic of the color black. It’s slimming and it has timeless sophisticated. The trouble is, the dramatic tone is harsh on aging skin. Wrinkles and under eye shadows tend to pop against the color.Instead, opt for classy neutrals like beige, olive green, or smooth brown. Jewel tones brighten most skin types, too.
This also goes for eye glasses. Get delicate frames for your face, in the same neutral or jewel colors. If you really love your black, consider pairing your outfit with a loose, colored scarf or a cardigan.
Flaunt your body with form fitting clothes
That’s right, hiding your figure under a potato sack wardrobe isn’t flattering, despite how it may seem. Tailored items like a jacket that narrows at the waist and falls to the hip will enhance a smooth, beautiful shape.It’s great to stay with trends, but make sure your skinny jeans don’t have too much stretch, otherwise the bottom sags. You don’t want them too tight, either, giving the illusion that your body’s bursting out of the jeans.Jersey fabric is okay as long as you opt for a densely-knit and tailored cut. Regular loose jersey can be clingy and it widens your shape.
Don’t fear your problem areas
It’s tempting to cover your “turkey neck” but actually, it looks beautiful to wear a scoop or v-neck, showing off your décolletage. Instead of a chunky necklace that actually accentuates your neck, go for pretty statement earrings. The idea is to detract.Hemlines that hit mid-knee will sufficiently handle a wrinkled knee, no need to let your skirts graze the ground. Varicose veins can be softened with skin concealer. If you’re still not comfortable opt for form fitting slacks.
A wrong-size bra makes you look older and heavier
The clasp should be on the loosest hook, to begin with and made tighter as the bra stretches over time. Since breast size can fluctuate due to weight gain and hormonal changes it would be ideal to go for a fitting once a year and buying a new bra every six to eight months.
Finally, arms are the one item that can be covered if you just can’t embrace them (although they’re probably not as bad as you think!). Use with a wrap for elegance, or a cardigan for practicality, or wear a thin, long sleeve shirt, which can also protect your skin from the sun.