Fashion can be tough- like Heidi Klum always says on Project Runway, “one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” Make sure you’re more “in” than “out” by avoiding major fashion mistakes. Nobody wants to be a fashion disaster waiting to happen, so read about our 4 greatest fashion faux pas in this article!
Dressing Too Young
Halter tops and too-tight clothing may have looked good years ago, but trying to copy your daughter’s style can have seriously unflattering results. Stay away from fleeting trends and stick to classic, well-tailored, and ageless pieces. Instead of a one-shoulder mini dress, try a belted T-length dress in classic black. Say no to skinny jeans and leggings, and wear boot-cut jeans in a dark denim wash. Dressing too young can actually make you look older, so find flattering fits in classic styles for a stylish and age-appropriate look!
Dressing Too Old
While dressing too young can make you look older, dressing too old will also add years to your look. Don’t fall into a slump of wearing unflattering “Mom jeans” and shapeless, tops. Just because you’re older than you used to be doesn’t mean you have to dress like your grandmother! Don’t be afraid to add color and flair to your outfits. Try accessorizing with a brightly colored scarf or some accent earrings. There are easy ways to give some energy and youth to your look without making yourself look sixteen again.
Not Dressing for Your Body Type
That Hollywood star’s gown may have looked dashing on the runway, but unless you have the same body type as hers, it may not look quite so dashing on you. Fashion is all about finding what’s flattering on your body and making the most of it, so figure out your body shape and start dressing for it! Need help? We have a whole section devoted to dressing for your body type! Click here to check it out.
Wearing Unflattering Colors
Not all colors make everyone look stunning. Taking your skin tone and hair color into account is key when choosing an outfit. Fairer-skinned ladies with light hair can look washed out when they wear pale tones, for example; they should stick to darker colors or jewel tones. Make sure you identify which colors actually look best on you, instead of simply dressing in your favorite colors.