Cotton fabrics may be soft and comfortable, but the stretchy jersey fabric tends to cling to your body in all the wrong places and will reveal unsightly textures, bulges, and lumps, even if you don’t have any! This 2000 picture of Britney Spears is all the proof you need.
Spears is only 19 years old in this picture, and in the best shape of her life as a dancer and cheerleader, yet, the dress gives her torso an incredibly unflattering silhouette. A more flattering alternative would be double-knit fabrics, which offer more structure and a comfy fit, with a little bit of stretch.
Not all shades of eye shadow are created equal, and some shades certainly do a lot of damage when it comes to aging your face a little. The thin skin around your eyes tends to wrinkle as you age, and wearing a colored eye shadow can really draw attention to those wrinkles.
Possibly the worst colors for anyone trying to avoid an aged effect are black and almost any shade of blue. The hue of the eye shadow you choose can affect your overall look more than you know, so it's better to choose a color that's more natural and earthy.
Adding hair extensions can potentially age you for several reasons. Firstly, improperly applied extensions can put a strain on your natural hair, leading to breakage and thinning. This can make your hair appear weaker and aged. Moreover, extensions require regular maintenance and can be time-consuming to style and maintain, adding stress and inconvenience to your daily routine.
Additionally, using low-quality extensions or ones that do not match your natural hair color and texture can create an unnatural and artificial look, which can inadvertently make you appear older. Lastly, the weight of extensions can pull on your scalp, potentially causing tension headaches and discomfort, further contributing to a tired and aged appearance.
Cutting layers in your hair is a little bit like enjoying a slice of cake. A few bites can be delicious, but overdoing it can make you feel sick — or in the case of your hair, can result in very thin ends.
A lot of women cut layers that are too short to make it look like there’s more body in their hair, and that wouldn't be wrong. However, it should be done in moderation because when it's over-layered, the hair tends to look thinner and frame your face in an unflattering way. Not to mention the obvious risk of looking like a Karen.
Wearing “Girly” Accessories
We’re all for wearing whatever makes you feel good inside — and if that means bows, glittery hair clips, and oversized headbands, so be it. But if your goal is to wear something that doesn't make you look like you're desperately holding on to your fleeting youth, some of those girlier accessories need to go.
You can still put your hair up into a ponytail or throw on a headband, of course, but you should forgo those colorful scrunchies and clips. It would be more flattering if you opt for simple, elegant, chic accessories like a satin headscarf or simple pearl hair clips.