We regret to inform you that this trend from the mid-aughts is back, for no discernible reason. But don’t be fooled by this maximalist trend; it’s basically a nod to power dressing that does not empower you! And even if you do see this type of atrocity walking down the street, you’re definitely within your right to not embrace it.
It actually just restricts mobility, so there’s no reason to wear a skirt when you’re wearing pants. This prime example of Ashley Tisdale showing us what not to wear was taken in 2005 at the movie premiere of “Ice Princess.” Now sobered with time, Tisdale even roasted this questionable fashion choice in a TikTok video.
Not Embracing Your Natural Hair Color
The fashion industry and aging are famously not aligned. While many people believe you should steer clear of going gray and dye your natural hair, going gray can be liberating. Nowadays, gray is a fashion statement, and yes, gray hair can look attractive!
As a general rule of thumb, lighter hair can make you look younger, so why not embrace it? Also, dyeing over grey hair will sooner or later result in a faint tint of whatever color you chose over a grey halo. Once you give the grey the respect it deserves, you've got class and empowerment in your pocket.
Wearing Too Much Black
The downside of today's beauty standards is the obvious way many people choose to dress. Black may be a slimming color, but wearing an all-black outfit can make you look dull and wash out your complexion. We're not saying black is all bad; but as you age, black won't do you any favors.
If you like to wear black, then try pairing your outfit with colorful accessories or scarves. If you wear a black skirt, couple it with a brightly colored blouse and some colorful jewelry. Or vice-versa, if you wear a black top, pair it with blue jeans or bold-patterned pants and beige shoes.
On par with brooches and tweed, there are several trends that have come and gone for the better. You know, like stretchy jeans and bold floral patterns. However, the worst of them all is a dark lip liner that doesn't blend well (or doesn't blend at all) with your lipstick.
Almost always, you want fuller lips that will look nice and plump, so overdoing it with a lip liner will only make your mouth appear smaller and defeat the cause. If you choose to wear lip liner, don't wear a dark color, but rather pick something closer to the shade of your lipstick.
The "Canadian Tuxedo" or double denim look is a tough look to pull off, and we're not sure anyone ever has. So far, the only example of this fashion choice looking stylish is Britney and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards, as pictured below.
For anyone else at any different time, it often makes people look like they are old-style cowboys or worse. There are plenty of ways to wear denim to make you look younger (or, at least, not older), but the trick here is to not overdo it. A double denim look is, unfortunately, the definition of overdoing it.