I’m A Fashion Expert And There Are 9 Mistakes Women Make That Age Them Instantly – You Look Older In A Really Wrong Way

There are some things you shouldn’t wear if you want to look younger.

So if you have any of these things in your closet, that’s bad news, you’ve probably made yourself look older than you are.


There are certain styles you should avoid if you don’t want to look much older.Credit: YouTube/SheaWhitney

According to fashion expert Shea Whitney, there are nine things that are absolutely forbidden if you don’t want to dress like your grandma.

She explained, “These are specific things I see everywhere and I swear it makes you look way older in a bad way.”

Capri pants

Capri pants may sound great in theory, especially for days when the weather is unpredictable, but the truth is, they’re almost never flattering.

Shea said: “They cut your leg in the worst place, right in the middle of your calf and it makes your legs look a lot bigger and chunkier than they really are.”

Not only that, but the awkward length also means your proportions look different, making your torso the same size as your legs.

Bermuda shorts

Although Bermuda shorts are a favorite for those of us who don’t want to show off all of our legs, they actually add years to your look.

“I’m not saying you have to wear Jessica Simpson cutoff shorts and show half your butt,” Shea joked.

“All I’m saying is Bermuda shorts are old fashioned, aging, they’re not flattering and they’ll make your legs hang out.”

Bulky shoes

We understand, sometimes comfort has to come before style.

But when there are so many comfortable shoes that are this stylish, there’s really no excuse for wearing bulky shoes.

She explained: “Clark has so many shoes right now that are stylish and comfortable.

“Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of ugly shoes on their website too, but there are some stylish ones.”

childish trends

Anything too juvenile that you could dress your young girl in is a huge no-no.

It could be anything from Mary-Jane shoes to childish hair clips, “these are for five-year-olds,” Shea said.

There’s a difference between dressing younger and dressing too young, and childish trends are pretty indicative of your age, unless you’re actually a kid.


Shea shared, “So many women of all ages are wearing little cardigans over dresses and it looks very childish to me.”

There are so many better options that won’t make you look so old according to the pro.

Opt for a smart blazer or jacket, or if you really can’t separate yourself from your cardigan, opt for a modern oversized look instead.

Large floral prints

Although floral prints are always in style, there are some specific types that you should avoid.

“Big, chunky and bold floral prints make you look a lot older,” the fashionista explained.

Opt for a more delicate and feminine floral print for a fresher, more youthful take on the style.

Handbags with too many sections

If your handbag has a million different compartments and sections on the outside, it might be time to update your look.

“It’s so old, it doesn’t look good and there are so many better things out there,” according to the pro.

“I understand the appeal, but this is going to age you two decades,” she added.

If it’s organization you like, Shea recommends buying a purse organizer that you can fit inside your bag so you don’t need so many sections.


If you wear glasses and can wear contacts, you should consider giving up your glasses for good.

According to the fashion prodigy, wearing glasses can age you “at least five years”.

If contacts aren’t for you, update your glasses with something a little less grandma, and regardless, don’t wear glasses with rhinestones or embellishments.

Matching jewelry

If you like to wear matching jewelry, that’s bad news, “it definitely ages you,” the pro said.

Fortunately, this is an easy fix.

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You can still wear the jewelry, just avoid wearing the matching earrings, necklace and bracelet at the same time.

Mixing and matching will instantly knock years off your look.

Big shoes are so unflattering


Big shoes are so unflatteringCredit: YouTube/SheaWhitney
Large floral prints can add years to your look


Large floral prints can add years to your lookCredit: YouTube/SheaWhitney
Go for a lighter, smaller floral instead


Go for a lighter, smaller floral insteadCredit: YouTube/SheaWhitney
Handbags with lots of sections on the outside make you look older


Handbags with lots of sections on the outside make you look olderCredit: YouTube/SheaWhitney

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