When it comes to age, some people feel awkward talking about it while others don’t bother much. Like they say, age is just a number and it doesn’t define who you are. Plus there are tons of tips and tricks to help you look younger if going under the knife is not an option for you. Clothing is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your look and turn back time instantly. Unfortunately, not all trends look good on everyone. Especially if you’re on the more mature side. There’s nothing worse than showing up to a PTA meeting and looking more like one of the students than the one running it. So, as the age gap begins to grow your fashion choices should also be fine tuned and be less geared to over-the-top and skin tight choices. Are you committing these fashion boo-boos? Read on to find out the 12 Fashion Trends Middle-Aged Women Should Ditch.
12. Sky-High Heels and Other Unreasonable Footwear
Ditch at: Mid 40’s
Back when you were younger, sky-high heels were flattering and bearable to wear. Overtime, bunions, and backache are no longer worth the trouble. Also, those uber trendy thigh-high boots and very stylish gladiator sandals make you look like you’re trying too hard. These shoes are impractical to a mature wardrobe and result more often in blisters. A better choice? Replace stilettos and other unflattering shoes with designer labels that flawlessly engage comfort with chic styles. Not to mention the latter can be worn for longer than two hours.
Ditch at: 35
Denim is a fashion staple no matter what age. But if it looks like it was bedazzled by a twin like it depended her life on it, too sparkly, too embellished or too distressed that you look like a homeless person then ditch it. Too much in any one direction is a sure indication that you’re too old for it. Opt for bootcut jeans in dark washes which are versatile wardrobe additions and slenderizing. Well-fitting skinny jeans (not too tight) are also a great choice. Less-is-more and focus on simple timeless styles.
Ditch at: 40
Wearing the right skirt, with the right length and fabric can instantly boost your appeal. But skimpy micro-minis can exponentially look trashy with age, even if you have amazing legs. Period. The higher the hemline, the quicker you should toss it. Instead, replace those skimpy skirts with a chic straight or classic pencil cut skirts that don’t reach higher than 4 inches above the knee. If you want to go a little shorter, add fashionable tights.
Yes, we get it. You’re a fitness buff and have great washboard abs. But that doesn’t mean you have to expose them all the time. The world doesn’t need to see those tight glutes always. Right? It’s not very tasteful and doesn’t reflect a confident, composed woman with a style to envy. Save it for the beach. There’s a right place for that. Draw attention to those special areas by replacing them with patterned pieces. That’s a classier way to get attention.
Ditch at: 30
We’re not against freedom of expression not until it is obnoxiously written across your chest. Save bragging about how you “Woke Up Like This” (even if it took you two hours to get ready) or other trashy self-proclaimed status like ‘Cougar’ or something much worse for happy hour chats. Otherwise, the boasting comes across as simply juvenile and trashy. Replace those tees with exuding your own confidence in a high-quality cotton tee that can be dressed up or down.