Remember how women protested the midi when it came back in the 1960s? They thought it was an unflattering cut, and they were 100% right! It makes women of all ages look frumpy and old. To redeem your look, pay special attention to where the midi hemline lands on your leg.
The skirt comes in varying lengths, and you want to choose one that hits your leg in a way that doesn’t make you look stumpy. This usually means you want to try and avoid the hem falling at the widest part of your calves. Otherwise, your only hope for salvaging the look is wearing knee-high, high-heel boots, and that look really isn’t for just anyone.
Trying Too Hard
A good thing to remember is there's nothing as old as trying too hard to look young. That's just another annoying thing about the beauty industry: you're encouraged to hide your real age but once you go to a certain length to do it, you're at risk of being ridiculed. This is why you need to tiptoe around the issue as subtly as you can.
Think about Madonna and Andi MacDowell. Madonna clings to her youth by desperately trying to keep up with her much younger peers. Andi MacDowell is the same age as Madonna, but she embraces her age and looks, and she looks great doing it!
Trendy blazers can be a fashionable way to flaunt fashion, but a loose-fitting blazer will make you look older. Even though oversized power suits are in right now and trending like crazy, if your blazer is too baggy, it can add unwarranted years to your age.
Somehow, at the same time, it will also make you look like a child who got lost in their father's suit jacket. Neither of those effects is something people usually aim for. While it might not be as trendy, we'd suggest wearing a fitted blazer, and if you feel the need to lean into trends, accessorize with bespoke jewelry.
Round-toed shoes work for babies and toddlers but after a certain age, they stop being flattering. They can look shabby, dowdy, and age you, according to Who What Wear. The time to wear peep-toe heels has long passed, and you want to avoid them at all costs if you wish to look like you belong in current times.
To avoid an outdated look, try opting for some Oxford dress shoes instead. The style is timeless and the variety will guarantee you can find something to your liking, be it flat or on heels. Shoes can do a lot for you, so if you're going to splurge on one item, it's always good to spend your hard-earned cash on a trusty pair of quality shoes.
Fashion trends, much like food trends, are inherently ridiculous and jeggings are their own special subgenre of ugly jeans. Is there anything worse than stretchy jeans, and does anyone actually look good in them? Often seen as a fashion faux pas, stretchy jeans have also been found to prevent proper blood circulation due to their tight fit.
While public obsessions over jeggings are strange in their own right, we should all know a little better by now when it comes to our fashion choices. And still, somehow, these horrible things still manage to find their way into our closets. Next time you need to buy a new pair, try to get a pair that at least looks like a better fit.