Baggy and Oversized Clothes

Every few years, a new fashion trend surfaces that includes baggy clothes. We see celebrities and young women wearing baggy pants, oversized shirts, or large sweaters. You may even be tempted to wear them because you think they might hide extra weight or other “imperfections” about your body as you’ve aged.

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However, instead of hiding all of these features, baggy clothing actually puts emphasis on them.

So stay away from them! Baggy clothes at this age make you look bigger.

There’s one exception. It’s okay to wear fashionably loose bottoms, as long as you have a fitted top or even a smartly-fit blazer. Or you’ll look great with a slouchy sweater, as long as you’re wearing fitted bottoms, like skinny jeans. What you want to avoid is baggy clothing covering every inch of your body. It just doesn’t work for mature women!

What to wear instead: Wear clothes that fit you properly. You’ll be amazed at the difference. You won’t feel frumpy or afraid of being seen. You’ll feel proud of your style, body, and confidence. But don’t go too far into “fitted”-you want to avoid anything that’s too tight, as that will also emphasize your features that naturally have shifted with age.

4. Light, neutral colors

I’m not saying you shouldn’t wear any neutral colors, but you do want to avoid having your entire outfit, jewelry, and accessories be a similar light, neutral color.

This monochromatic look is much too harsh on older skin.

A special note for Type 4 women ( the only Type of women who can wear black ), you’ll want to be careful that all of your clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories are not just black. Black is a beautiful neutral for you, but with so many incredible Type 4 colors to wear, you can add in bold and bright colors to give your outfit more interest and personality.

What to wear: Neutral colors are, of course, okay! But you want to make sure they are mixed with different colors of your Type of beauty. As a Type 3, I personally love to wear monochromatic outfits, but I make sure to balance it out with other rich and dynamic Type 3 colors. Want to see for yourself? I share so many of my #OOTD (outfits of the day) over on Instagram. Follow me there so you can easily watch my stories where I share a more personal side of my life.

5. Heels

While heels are traditionally seen as feminine, I think we place too much importance on them. They’re not necessary for you to feel sexy, and in fact, they are terrible for your feet, knees, and hips!

As you age, they’re simply impractical additions to any mature woman’s wardrobe. They result more often in blisters and back issues than in boosted confidence.

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What to wear: Slingbacks and flats. These shoes are infinitely safer for your joints and balance. In StyleInspire (which are Type-specific shopping boards exclusively for our Lifestyle members), we often feature true-to-Type footwear that’s not only perfect for your Type, but is also comfortable and gives you fashion without sacrifice.

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