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You don’t have to buy your clothes from H&M to look like you are in your twenties. The key to looking young and beautiful is to choose clothes which fit you, flatter your body, and are fashionable. It’s really not as difficult as you might think to create a wardrobe that shaves years off your age without making you look like mutton dressed as lamb. Follow our tips to look flawlessly fashionable all the time:
You may hoard shapeless, baggy items that hide your figure because you are still struggling with the effect the aging process has had on your body. You have a beautiful figure; you just need to show it off at its best. Although you may feel safer in these numbers, they’re actually making you look larger and older than you are, when you should be celebrating what you’ve got.
Dress tactically to enhance your assets and hide your problem areas. One failsafe outfit for most women is the wrap dress.
Get a Good Bra
Just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean you should give up on the girls. Get a good bra – it’s essential. Your breasts are more vulnerable than ever to sagging the older you get; turn back the clock with a sexy bra that offers you the right support as well as a feminine shape. Make sure you are measured regularly. Our breast size fluctuates with changes in lifestyle or parenthood.
Don’t be afraid to wear bright colours. The right shades can complement your skin tone and make you look ten years younger. As soon as you hit your thirties or forties, you shouldn’t start wearing drab greens and greys. You’re still gorgeous! Be brave and wear brightly coloured jewellery or jeans.
Simplicity is Beauty
As you get older, it’s best to simplify your wardrobe and fill it with flattering staples. We all know that black is slimming, so this is a great colour to feature on your clothes rack; however, many people make the mistake of looking like they are going into mourning; not into their forties. We need to stop grieving over our younger years and add lots of colour to our outfits. If you’re a colour-phobe in general, you can wear black with white to create a classic and sophisticated style.
You’re going to need at least one great pair of jeans that flatters your figure. A pencil skirt is another failsafe addition to many women’s wardrobes. Just be careful not to go too short – just above the knee is perfect. Surprisingly, the more inches you take off your skirt, the older you look! The same goes for adding too many inches; unless you are a nun, don’t wear over-the-knee, grey skirts.
If crop-tops are in fashion, of course, don’t jump on that bandwagon; however, if you can steal aspects of current trends into your wardrobe (such as floral prints or colour palettes), then this can keep you looking young and stylish.
Post submitted by Zoe, a fashion and beauty junkie from the UK. Zoe has written this post in collaboration with Pearl & Butler – view our site for silver jewellery, vintage jewellery and costume jewellery.