Dress Young and Look Young
Let us face it. Whether we admit it or not, deep
inside, we want to look younger than we really are. Who has not lied
about her age in the past month? Who has not fussed over the new strand
of gray hair that seems to have sprung on her forehead this morning? Who
has not worried about the new crow's feet she found while putting on
Whether we are open about it or not, at least once in our lives, we have
felt this longing to be eighteen again young and carefree, not laden
with responsibilities. Or perhaps it is a desire to feel less tired and
stressed than we usually are, or to feel as pretty and attractive as we
used to be when we were still young. For women who have actually taken
the steps to turn back the time, the solutions they have taken are
usually costly and painful. The bad thing about it is that not every
answer to recapturing and maintaining youth works.
If we want to look young, the steps can be as simple as caring for our
skin and spicing up our wardrobe. Oh, of course, we have to dress our
age, but there is nothing wrong with updating ourselves and dressing
young once in a while. Here are a few ways we can look young simply by
1. Wear a nice pair of jeans that flatter your
figure and disguise the waist that has thickened and the hips that
have become wider through the years. These jeans do not have to be
the latest skinny jeans; that could spell nightmares for some of us.
A good pair with a bootleg cut and a dark wash would be enough to
create wonders for you.
2. Wearing a pretty print dress can cut back the
years, too, especially ones that are pastel-colored and bare a
little bit of skin. Having a pretty dress on makes one instantly
feel young and feminine, less of a career woman and definitely less
of a matron. If you are not comfortable with baring skin anymore, a
shawl or a light cardigan will provide good cover.
3. Hide the sags and bulges that age and constant
stress have given our bodies. Wear pantyhose, tights and
undergarments that provide support to your legs, thighs and hips.
However, do not punish yourself by wearing things that pinch your
body too much and are too uncomfortable for you. You are supposed to
smile and feel good about what you are wearing.
4. Do yourself a favor and ditch the matronly
handbag. Sure, the big and bulky handbag has seen you through so
many emergencies, but there are more stylish bags out there that can
provide you and your things enough space without looking too old and
5. Do your hair and face simply, the way you used
to do when you were still young. Just put on some face powder and a
touch of fruity lip gloss, and then do your hair up in a ponytail.
That takes you back to high school, but without the hang-ups of our