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.
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.
Skirts Worn Over Pants
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.
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.
Too Much Self-Tanner
We're not sure of the science behind it, but for some reason, when people go too hard on the self-tanner, they age by at least a decade. Do not be fooled into thinking that self-tanner automatically = bronzed goddess with all blemishes and imperfections covered up.
Alas, no. Self-tanner needs to be applied moderately to achieve that, or else you end up looking unnatural. Depending on the tanner and the amount you used, the end look can resemble an Oompa-Loompa, a flaming hot Cheeto, and a certain former president. None of the above has ever been a fashion icon, and it doesn't look like they are going to be either.