Many crossdressers and transgender women tell me that it was easier for them to look feminine when they were younger.
The truth is, you can look beautiful and feminine at any age!
While nobody can stop the clock, there are some simple ways to shave a few years off your appearance – if that happens to be a goal of yours.
Read on for 7 simple ways to look younger now.
1. Choose the Right Hairstyle
Hair has a huge impact on your appearance. Long hair is undoubtedly feminine, but be careful – hair that’s too long can emphasize drooping.
Consider these styles for a fresh, youthful look:
- Shoulder length hair – This length is universally flattering.
- Bangs – Bangs are cute, youthful, and perfect for hiding forehead wrinkles.
2. Add Some Sex Appeal
While you shouldn’t dress like a 20 year old, you definitely want to avoid looking like a buttoned-up old lady.
Here are some ways to add a bit of youthful sex appeal to your look:
- Wear high heels and flirtatious stockings.
- Choose clothes in sensuous fabrics – like lace, velvet, and fur.
- Show some skin (just not too much!).
Check out my previous article 3 Rules for Dressing Sexy at Any Age for more tips.
3. Get Enough Sleep
We all need our beauty sleep, but the older you get, the more a lack of sleep shows up on your face.
Under-eye bags, dark circles, and sallow skin distract from a feminine look, so be sure to make sleep a priority.
4. Add Some Color to Your Wardrobe
If you usually wear a lot of black or neutral tones, try adding some bright colors to your wardrobe. Bright colors have a youthful vibe and liven up your appearance.
5. Whiten Your Teeth
Teeth are a subtle cue of age – old teeth tend to look yellow or grey.
Whitening your teeth brightens your face and takes years off of your appearance. Try Crest White Strips for cheap and easy tooth whitening.
6. Use the Right Skin Care Products
Most skin creams don’t deliver on their “miracle in a bottle” promises. However, there are certain ingredients that have proven anti-aging benefits.
Fight wrinkles and firm your face by using products that contain one or more of the following ingredients:
- Vitamin C
- Hyaluronic acid
- Alpha hydroxy acid
- Green tea
You can find affordable products with these ingredients in any drug store.
Yes, it’s trite advice, but smiling really is the fastest way to improve your appearance!
A smile lifts the cheeks and acts like an instant facelift. Smiling also gives you a pleasant look and puts people at ease – making it easier to blend in as a woman.
Beautiful at every age
Now for my favorite bonus tip: Look at classy, attractive women age 40+ for inspiration!
I know we have a lot of gorgeous, ageless beauties in this community, so I’d love to hear from YOU: What are your favorite tips for looking sexy and stylish at every age?
Even better, inspire us by sharing your photos below!
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Tanya at 72 for a calendar photoshoot
Beautiful….woman and gown! That must have been such fun.
I have often seen women over 50, who seem to think they are in their 20 with their dress. I dress according to my age. No mini skirts or bare midriff.
I have been whitening my teeth because I noticed that I looked older because of them being dull.
And I always smile, because I know I look more feminine.
I guess I am lucky in that even as myself, most people think I am about 15 to 20 years younger than I am. However my problem is my big nostiles, obvious several times broken nose, big chin, and small lips.
About nose. Lucille has given me a very good advice. Wear eyeglasses close to the end of your nose. It’s dividing your nose to 2 parts and for them who are looking at you at this moment, your nose will be look smaller. If you haven’t special eyeglasses you can wear eyeglasses with simpe lenses. My favorite type of eyegasses is foxie.
Another great post Lucille, loved the tips about colour and smiling – so simple and they work so well !!!
this artiop acle hit a chord. It’s so easy not to shop and dress when you’re feeling too old to look pretty.
I’m going out this afternoon and shop. I’ll be looking for an above the knee plaid skirt to go with opague stockings and nude pantyhose I have the cutest puff sleeve white blouse and a new pearl bracelet I want to wear with it.
what hair es accessories can a girl over 50 wear?
Am I too old to wear Mary Janes with this outfit?
I was asked last week at my LGBTG center why don’t wear any girl’s clothes to events and meetingis. This article is just the nudge I needed. thanking you….
thanx for all your advice.
I can’t go full time yet,
but I can study and practice.
I am right there with you. I embrace the days when I can be who I want instead of what others expect.
Thank you for your looking younger tips Lucille especially the use of bright colours. This is me at 73 and I certainly feel at least 10 years younger.
Me and you girl at 73…looking FAB -GEAR!!!
beautiful dress and the woman wearing it.Great hair shoes and pose.evaluation pics for you…Dr TJ
Brenda, you look amazing and your garden too.
Love your outfit Margo! You look fabulous and a lovely smile!
Brenda 73! I don’t believe it ‘we demand to see a birth certificate’.. it’s a tyo isn’t it .. you meant to say 33.. Lisa x !
You can’t possibly be 73!!! 🙂 You look far younger than that!
I agree, you look fantastic!
Wish I could have voted for more than two ladies! I love Helen Mirren and Susan Sarandon.
You look great Vickie! I turned 50 in this picture and I’m loving life. This picture was taken March 25th 2010. Age is a number and Lucille is right it’s in the right cloths and a smile on your face.
Brenda you are an inspiration. You look gorgeous!
In full disclosure, I am wearing forms in this photo, but the herbs and other tips here are “working”. I’m 51, this photo was taken on May 16th 2010.