Want To Look Trendy? Ditch These Old, Outdated Trends

Published on 03/12/2021
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A teenager will be ecstatic if you tell them they look a few years older. However, as you get older, this sounds less and less like a compliment. There are a few ways to avoid this faux-insult, but the best one has to be changing up your wardrobe. You can change your appearance depending on the clothes you wear, in case you didn’t know! Knowing what trends to follow is crucial in order to avoid looking frumpy and old. It’s important to remember that knowing which trends are popular isn’t enough; you also need to figure out how to make them work for you.

Poofy, Big Hairdo

It’s hard to believe now, but big hair used to be the most popular hairstyle. To achieve that poof, people would backcomb and tease their hair. If you rock this lock, however, you will look completely out of place. Furthermore, those processes have the potential to derail your progress. From now on, opt for hair that is soft and silky.

Poofy, Big Hairdo

Poofy, Big Hairdo

Matchy-Matchy Outfits

While there is something satisfying about color-coordinating your outfit, the truth is that it is a tedious process. Instead, you should mix patterns! This is an excellent way to avoid appearing overly polished. Mixing circles and stripes, as well as plaid and leopard prints, would be fun if you need some inspiration.

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Matchy-Matchy Outfits

High-Waters

We don’t recommend wearing high-water pants unless you have the best socks we’ve ever seen. Otherwise, it’ll come across as cheesy. When shopping for pants, choose ones that will cover your ankles even when you are seated. What’s the point of wearing pants if you’re not going to wear them?

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High-Waters

Over-Plucking/Tweezing

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of celebrities’ penchant for thinning their brows. If you don’t want to look like a relic of the 2000s, don’t overpluck. We’re quite pleased that we can leave those stray hairs alone. These days, the bigger the brows, the better!

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Over-Plucking/Tweezing

No Skincare Routine

Just because you’re in your twenties doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be concerned about your skin. Even if your skin is fine and supple now, it will not always be. It’s a good idea to safeguard it while it’s still young. To keep signs of aging from appearing on your face, you should use anti-aging products.

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No Skincare Routine

Long Sleeves Only

There’s no need to feel embarrassed if your arms have grown flabby over time. The truth is that no one is paying attention to them. On the other hand, others will be perplexed if you continue to wear long sleeves regardless of the temperature. Don’t be ashamed to wear those short-sleeved shirts!

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Long Sleeves Only

Matching Lipstick And Dress

It’s not a good idea to wear lipstick that matches the color of your top. You should avoid wearing pomegranate lipstick when wearing a pomegranate top! After all, we have our doubts that they are truly compatible. The difference will be perplexing. When wearing a black sweater, it’s much better to wear pink lipstick.

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Matching Lipstick And Dress

“Old Lady” Handbags

You should put your large handbags away in the closet. We’re not joking when we say those handbags are dubbed “old lady” for a reason. You should choose something more elegant and smaller in size if you want to keep up with the times. You probably don’t need all that space in the first place.

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“Old Lady” Handbags

Undergarment Lines

Your clothes may look nice on their own, but how well they fit will be determined by your underwear. No matter how nice your clothes are, if you have tight underpants or a bra peeking through, it will not look right. To avoid embarrassing moments, the best thing to do is invest in good seamless underwear.

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Undergarment Lines

Jersey Fabric

Even though jersey is a soft fabric, it tends to cling to the body. Because it clings to you, it can highlight all the parts of your body that you’d rather hide. When it comes to concealing certain body parts, cotton, wool, or silk should be used instead. You should try loose items or sheets if you really like the fabric.

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Jersey Fabric

Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

If you’re going to wear pantyhose or stockings, at the very least, avoid the tan ones. These days, the “four shades darker than your skin tone” does not apply anymore. People will probably think that your tan was very uneven. Nude and black are the ones that will go well best with most outfits.

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Tan Stockings/Pantyhose

Overdoing It With Powder

Powder makeup is no longer the most effective option available. After all, these products have a proclivity for clinging to pores and dehydrating the skin. Makeup is supposed to hide flaws, not draw attention to them even more! Instead, use creams and liquid products to create a subtle makeup look.

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Overdoing It With Powder

Hiding Your Figure

Loose clothing appears to be popular among the elderly. We hope you aren’t following in our footsteps. It doesn’t matter how old you are; wearing something that fits your body is always more flattering. Form-fitting clothing will better highlight your figure. We’re not sure what the appeal of clothes that resemble garbage bags is.

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Hiding Your Figure

Keeping The Same Hairdo

Why do you still have the same hairstyle as you did when you were younger? It may appear attractive, but you should change it more frequently. This is especially true if you want to modernize your look. Play with your hair and have a good time. Change the color to something more vibrant or cut it shorter!

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Keeping The Same Hairdo

Minis

Older women should probably avoid any item of clothing that begins with the word “mini.” Your hem length should not exceed above the knee if you are no longer in your teens or early adult years. There are times when you want to flaunt your legs, but there are more appropriate ways to do so.

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Minis

Pieces With A Story

We all have a piece of clothing that holds sentimental value for us and that we can’t part with. If the item does not fit you well, however, you do not have to wear it. Do not force yourself into the dress you wore on that long-ago vacation. If you really want to wear it, you should have it altered.

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Pieces With A Story

Trendy Sunglasses

It’s difficult to ignore the rise in popularity of dark, square sunglasses. They are the epitome of fashionable, and the youth appear to adore them. However, if you have wrinkles or eye bags, you should avoid them because they will draw attention to them even more. Instead, go for one that looks and feels lighter.

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Trendy Sunglasses

Dark Lipstick

We hope you’re aware that dark lipsticks will draw attention to any flaws on your lips. If you want a nice pout but don’t want people to notice your cracks and crevices, go for a lighter shade. If you want to wear dark red lipstick, make sure you exfoliate your lips first.

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Dark Lipstick

Bad Color Choices

When it comes to clothing, you should think about your skin tone. If you have warm undertones, blues and greys will wash you out. Reds and yellows, on the other hand, won’t look good on people with cool undertones. Before you go out and buy something, make sure you know which one you have.

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Bad Color Choices

Not Showing Your Neck

Did you think that wearing a turtleneck would help you hide your wrinkles? Maybe it does, but putting them on has never been a pleasurable experience. This is especially true when the weather is hot! People will notice your wrinkles less if you wear a v-neck or a scoop neck. Wearing a collared shirt is another option.

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Not Showing Your Neck

All Black Everything

You don’t have to be a fashion expert to figure out that black can help you slim down. However, be aware that it has the potential to deplete you. When you get older, your skin usually lightens. This is why, as you get older, you should pay more attention to this. A splash of color can help to counteract this.

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All Black Everything

Tweed

This is not an easy material to work with. Tweed, after all, has a ten-year lifespan. If you don’t want to appear older than you are, we strongly advise you to avoid it. It only works for small children and people in their eighties and beyond. You can still wear pinstripes or houndstooth if you want to!

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Tweed

Resisting Denim

Denim is one of our favorite fabrics because it makes you look younger. A dark wash is great for concealing flaws. It’s not only more convenient to wear, but it also has the added benefit of dressing up your ensemble. We like to pair it with a blazer or a nice pair of heels for a more business casual look.

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Resisting Denim

Chunky Jewelry

Costume jewelry has a strong resemblance to the 1980s, but not in a good way. They’re difficult to wear because they scream, “I’m old.” If you want to avoid side glances and snide remarks, go for more elegant and subtle pieces. Bar necklaces and small studs look great with almost any outfit.

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Chunky Jewelry

Stretchy Jeans

Stretchy jeans are a must-have for anyone who wants to be comfortable while still looking fashionable. Even if you aren’t a supermodel, you can still wear them. True, most of them can make you look lumpier, but that will not be the case if you wear those made with 2% elastic fiber.

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Stretchy Jeans

Nothing Tight

You’ve probably noticed that there’s a trend in the looseness of clothing among certain people of certain ages. Young people prefer to dress in tight clothing, whereas older people prefer to dress in baggy clothing. In reality, if you want a nice silhouette, you only need to get something true to size.

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Nothing Tight

Chunky Sneakers

Chunky shoes are another popular trend among teenagers. This is true for all types of footwear, including booties, heels, and sneakers. However, you should be cautious because they may make you appear not only older but also heavier. Light shoes, such as kitten heels or ankle strap flats, are your best bet if you want to appear slimmer.

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Chunky Sneakers

Too Trendy

It’s easy to assume that fashionable clothing is always good, but it’s also easy to go overboard. As soon as a style becomes obsolete, you should abandon it. Wearing something that is past its prime will only make you appear older. You should probably stick to timeless classics. We’re talking about things like leather and plaid!

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Too Trendy

Jacket Around The Waist

Do you recall when it was fashionable to wear your jacket around your waist? We must admit that we miss this trend a lot. However, you should avoid this because it has been cool for over 20 years. It’s best to do it on your shoulders because it won’t make your waist and hips appear larger.

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Jacket Around The Waist

Tanning

If you enjoy tanning outside, we have some bad news for you. Even if it gives you a healthy, summery glow, you are actually harming your skin. Because of this horrible hobby, you will have wrinkles and sunspots in 25 years or less. With the help of tanning products, you can still achieve a nice glow to your skin.

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Tanning

Flowery Prints

Every now and then, we all enjoy florals. If you want to be safe, however, you should only wear it as a statement piece. You must be careful how you wear it because it can make you look like a grandmother. If you’re going to wear a floral dress, make sure it flatters your figure. Choose ones that are snug rather than baggy.

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Flowery Prints

Split Ends

If you have long hair, you will appear older in general. If you can’t let go of your long locks, at the very least get regular haircuts. It will revitalize your hairstyle and eliminate those pesky split ends. This is especially important as you get older because hair thins with age.

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Split Ends

Too Much Blush

If you want to achieve the desired effect, you must apply blush perfectly. It’s all too easy to use too much of it in the wrong place. Blush is not the same as red lipstick because it has a subtle effect. If you ever apply too much, use a beauty blender or a tissue to rub it off until it looks good.

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Too Much Blush

Only Wearing Flats

Flats, on the other hand, have the effect of making you look older and more at home. Heels aren’t known for being the most comfortable things you can put on your feet, but they do make you look more at home. This is why we are pleased to see new styles that are both fashionable and comfortable. We’re glad that small-heeled boots and booties are back in style.

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Only Wearing Flats

Logos For All To See

We’re curious as to why anyone would want to wear logo clothing. It appears that you are boasting and attempting far too hard. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 50 years old; they don’t look good on anyone. Sure, it will make you stand out, but it will never be positive attention.

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Logos For All To See

Long Skirts

Not only do our clothes become baggier as we age, but our hemlines also tend to lengthen. We’re glad you know how to dress up long skirts. You don’t have to look frumpy, but you’ll probably have to wear boots or high heels if you aren’t tall enough. Proper proportions are crucial in this case.

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Long Skirts

Slouchy And Slouchy

Regardless of which decade we are in, there is a rule that you will never break. When it comes to fashion, balance is usually the most important factor. This is why you should never pair a tight top with a tight bottom or a loose top with a loose bottom. Wearing only one of them will help to balance things out.

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Slouchy And Slouchy

Not Showing Your Waist

Many older people believe that wearing baggy clothing will help them hide their bulges. Unfortunately, the truth is that this style will only make you look heavier. It is preferable to dress in something that will give you a more attractive silhouette. When wearing a loose dress or tunic, use a belt to add shape.

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Not Showing Your Waist

Heavy Black Eye Makeup

The use of eyeliner has always been used to draw attention to our eyes. It is, however, critical to do it correctly. Do not rely on a smear of thick black eyeliner to achieve the desired effect. This will only draw attention to your wrinkles and lines. Gray, brown, and olive green liners are preferable.

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Heavy Black Eye Makeup

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

You should go to the tailor and have your clothes altered if you want to look your best. This is the only way to ensure that they will fit you properly and highlight your best features. It isn’t cheap, but it’s also not as expensive as you might believe. Now is the time to contact your local tailor!

Clothes That Aren't Tailored

Clothes That Aren’t Tailored

Drugstore Reading Glasses

As you get older, it’s common for your eyesight to deteriorate. There’s no reason to rely on those drugstore reading glasses, though. You can do a lot better than those cheap, slender frames! If you want to draw attention to your features, a large, bold frame is the way to go.

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Drugstore Reading Glasses

Bras That Don’t Fit

Many people overlook the importance of a good bra, but it can make all the difference. If you wear one that is the right size and style, your figure will look much better. You may not realize it, but finding something that provides support, style, and comfort is not difficult.

Bras That Don't Fit

Bras That Don’t Fit

Chunky Heels

If you’re going to a black-tie event, chunky heels actually look nice and appropriate. However, it is difficult to wear them at other times without looking dated. When you need to gain a few inches in height, a point heel is the way to go. This will make you appear lighter than you really are.

Chunky Heels

Chunky Heels

Silk Scarves

When you need to hide wrinkles and lines in your neck, you might think that wearing a silk neck scarf is a good idea. However, the reality is that people will begin to stare at them even more! As if that wasn’t bad enough, it will also give the impression that your upper body is larger.

Silk Scarves

Silk Scarves

Pearls

Many people envision pearls being worn by women at charity balls and other events. We believe that unless you want to appear more mature, you should avoid them. When it comes to accessories, silver is the way to go. Not only are they simple to put on, but they are also less expensive!

Pearls

Pearls

Boot-Cut Jeans

If you don’t want to appear short and squat, we recommend avoiding boot-cut jeans. Are you sure you don’t want that? If you’re looking for a pair of jeans, go for a slim-fitting pair. Because it does not draw attention to your lower half, it makes you appear thinner and lighter.

Boot Cut Jeans

Boot Cut Jeans

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Do you want the rest of the world to know you have no sense of fashion? If this is the case, put on your Solar Shield sunglasses. We’ll be completely honest with you: they don’t look good on anyone’s face. Despite the fact that they are effective at blocking out the sun, we do not believe it is worth it.

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Solar Shield Sunglasses

Transition Glasses

Transition glasses will age you in a matter of seconds, no matter how young you are. Furthermore, it can be aggravating when they switch to sunglasses while you are inside. There’s no denying that they’re extremely convenient. You can’t pay us to be caught dead in these hues, though.

Transition Glasses

Transition Glasses

Jean Sets

Can you believe that jean sets were once fashionable? However, in this day and age, we hope you are avoiding this obnoxious trend. Wearing a black-wash denim jacket and pants will make you look uncool and tacky. However, there is nothing wrong with these pieces of clothing on their own.

Jean Sets

Jean Sets

A Huge Wallet

Do you really want to carry around your most valuable possessions in such a large wallet? No, we don’t think so. It will make you look old, we guarantee it. Furthermore, carrying all of your cards with you is not a good idea. You should take advantage of the fact that we now live in a cashless society.

A Huge Wallet

A Huge Wallet

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