Monday, January 18th, 2021

Style Mistakes That Are Aging & How to Fix Them

Whether you’re a fashionista or a woman who just wants to look great, I’m sure you don’t want to wear styles that are aging. And, let’s face it, if you’re not paying attention to what you wear, making these style mistakes is possible.

I’m here to help you prevent that from happening. Here are some  aging style mistakes I see and how to fix them.

#1  Long vests and shapeless jackets. How your clothes drape your body is major when it comes to your appearance.  If you wear tops that are too big in order to camouflage, you are bringing attention to the areas you want to conceal and you will appear larger.

Avoid

Avoid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead, choose jacket styles that accentuate your shape –  a short jacket that nips at the waist.

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#2  Elastic waist pants and jeans that get baggy  are aging.

 

 

Avoid

Avoid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead  wear slim fitting pants that fit well and choose jeans that have enough elasticity to stretch but not enough to become baggy.

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#3 A Frumpy Handbag: No matter how well you dress a single element that is out of line could throw you whole outfit off into the aging category. One item that is sure to do this is the frumpy handbag. What is a frumpy handbag? It’s a handbag that is one colour, is usually a square or rectangular shape, and has a wide strap

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Instead choose a stylish handbag one that complements your outfit. Or choose one in a colour that brings out a colour in your outfit.

 

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# 4 Undergarments That Aren’t Doing Their Job and Avoiding  Shape Wear : Undergarments are the foundation of all great looking clothing.  Avoid bras that don’t fit and don’t forgo shape wear when wearing clingy clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumps are aging and shape wear (they don’t have to be super tight to work) can fix this problem.

 

Choose shape wear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Turtlenecks and Chokers:   Are aging because they bring attention to the neckline. Don’t wear these unless you’re young.

Avoid

Avoid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instead choose V- necks and long necklaces which draw the eye downward and create more space and length.

Great choice

Great choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2018 Sheila Alley

Ageless beauty - women in style

How To Be An Ageless Beauty

<> on November 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.If you really understood that what you believe affects your results, would you change your beliefs about aging? A belief that can really derail us in feeling good about how we look is, “To be beautiful you must be young”. It’s a common belief that comes from unconscious cultural programming. Is it true? I think not.

 

Are you ready to start changing your beliefs about aging – and your results? Great! Here’s how: 

  1. Develop a sense of who you are: The great thing about aging is, as the years pass and we get older we learn more about our strengths, our weaknesses and ourselves. We’ve had time to try things, to find out where our joy comes from and we’ve accomplished a lot. Start seeing yourself as whole person a person who is more than a face and body.

 

  1. Act young: Women who act young don’t let their age dictate what they can do. For example, they might start a business after 50 or 60. They know age does not limit what they can do if they have the desire and enthusiasm to do it. They keep company with women of all ages. They realize that youthfulness is a state-of-mind.

 

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    Ageless beauty

    Take control of your life: Quit doing things you don’t like and ask yourself why you’re doing them. Whether it’s a job, housework, volunteering, being alone, etc., really think about why you’re doing something you don’t want to do. What do you believe about it? What’s keeping you stuck? Whatever it is and no matter how stuck you might feel there is always a solution. Beauty may or may not be in a jar but beauty is in contentment.

 

  1. Boost your beauty confidence: We automatically take care of what we love. Right? Just think of a person or a possession you really love and how much you take care of it. So, if you’re not taking care of yourself you have to ask why. You can boost your beauty confidence by taking care of your hair, skin, smile and body. A great hairstyle and hair colour are instant confidence boosters. The trick is to learn how to style your hair and do it regularly. The more you do it the easier it gets.

If you’ve always taken care of your skin, great; however, if you haven’t, it’s never too late to start. A few things that affect how your skin looks are exercise, food and stress. Create a regular exercise program, eat lots healthy food and reduce stress.

  1. Appreciate your uniqueness and create a personal style: Contrary to what the media would like us to believe; we don’t have to wear the latest fashions or look a certain way to look great. To really feel and look good it’s necessary to choose styles and colours that bring out your inner beauty and radiance. Manufacturers make clothes in standard sizes designed to fit all body types. In reality, although we are similar we are all different. If you become frustrated getting clothes to fit and have been blaming it on your body, don’t despair, it isn’t you – you just need your clothes altered. Only about 2% of women can wear off-the-rack clothing and look great.

 

  1. Indulge in self-care rituals: Taking care of yourself creates more joy and lightness in your life – which makes you happier and radiate more beauty. Here are a few ideas: Do something just for fun, express your creativity, set boundaries, take a trip, sleep longer, dance, speak kindly to yourself, spend time with friends and children.

 

You have a choice to believe you’re unattractive or see yourself as an ageless beauty. You also have the power to make changes that affect how you look and feel. Isn’t that liberating? No matter how good you feel about your beauty at this moment there is always room for improvement and more joy. Claim your beauty and others will see it too.

This beautiful woman, Wendy Ida, my friend, epotomizes all of what I’ve said about ageless beauty. She is 63 years old. Her secret is that she takes great care of herself and her body. You can learn more about her at Wendy Ida

Ageless Beauty

Ageless Beauty

Wendy Ida