Wear mature clothing..ie, skip the studded belts, converses, or graphic tees. Try blazers, solid color shirts, or things like simple skirts if you like them. Do you wear makeup? if you do, don’t overdo it OR underdo it! you might just have a youthful face, in which case you can’t really alter that…try looking at other girls on chictopia and thinking about what they are doing vs. what you are doing. hair styles? clothes? don’t change yourself just to look older, but don’t be afraid to wear more mature styles!posted over 4 years ago
I’ve always looked several years younger than my age, too. In my experience:
Stuff I try to avoid: graphic or logo tees, hoodies/hooded sweatshirts, sneakers (Converse, Vans, etc), cheap flip-flops, ra-ra skirts, too many bows or ruffles, too many statement accessories at once.
Stuff that helps: tees in solid colors or all-over prints, button-downs or shirts with interesting collars, cardigans and blazers, structured sandals (gladiators, embellished sandals, etc instead of flip-flops), heels and wedges, shoes that are higher quality in general, anything tailored or structured, subtler accessories (fine jewelry, only one statement jewelry piece at a time, etc).
Hair and makeup also plays a role. For example, if your hair is long and all one layer, adding some layers can help you look more mature. I would also avoid blunt bangs and go for sideswept or no bangs instead.
But don’t feel like you have to completely compromise your own style to look older, either! I love cute, girly style that tends to make me look younger, so for me it’s not about giving it up entirely so much as knowing when to tone it down. For example, around friends I don’t mind “dressing young” because they already know how old I am, but if I’m going out I try to look more mature so people aren’t constantly questioning whether I’m old enough to drink or see an R-rated movie or whatever.posted over 4 years ago
ENJOY IT! I look younger than I actually am, so it’s fun to see people’s responses. Plus, when you are 50 and everyone thinks you’re 30, you will be like “Yesssss!”
If you REALLY want to start looking older, take up smoking, drink tons, and go tanning. J/K those things are all really bad for you.posted over 4 years ago
as long as you act your age you shouldn’t worry :). makeup helps, so long as you keep it clean/fresh-I definitely look a few years younger without anything on my face.posted over 4 years ago