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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My secret to looking younger for the longest time was to hang around old people. I looked around recently and noticed a lot of younger people hanging around me. I think I have become their secret to looking younger.
I can see why you look younger! You have a great set of girls and your legs are to die for!
You look awesome honey keep it up
Lucille, you’ve got it right. I would only add one item, taping. With the judicious use of transparent surgical tape you can take 20+ years off your looks. It’s a lot less expensive than facial feminization surgery as well.
I’m 73 in this picture taken on the runway at this year’s First Event. Even up close no one wants to believe I’m much over 40.
Jennifer you look so so beautiful! I don’t understand what “taping” is.. Can you please explain it to me?
Jen….we 73 y.o.s have to Stick Together…you just look Fabulous girl,and Do’in the Run way thing…wow….envious!!
PIC S FOR YOU
73? Wow. Honestly, you ladies put genetic women to shame.
I’m sure we’d ALL love to hear how you use transparent surgical tape, Jennifer! Please do share …
I cannot believe you forgot the two MOST beautiful women over 40
Raquel Welch and Sophia Loren! They put ALL of these others to SHAME! But HILLARY??? shouldn’t even be on the page!
I agree!!!! How could I forget? I’m adding them now, lol. I included Hillary Clinton because I got comments that I was featuring too many actresses as GG role models. I see Hillary Clinton is not too popular in this poll. 😉
One of my glamor picture’s
Thank you Lucille for your article. I am glad that you are giving suggestions for us more mature women. I especially loved the suggestion to smile. One aspect of that is that you are presenting yourself as being confident as well. I have a hobby of “collecting” smiles. It is a wonderful way of helping yourself as you are out there with people. As to clothes, I have a favorite that is a bright yellow silk wrap blouse that shows off one’s assets and a nice gauze skirt to go with it for this summer.
Nice and informative article. I am 63 years young, and feel better about myself every day. Currently I am in the process of recovering from my third heart attack and going to Cardiac Rehab three times a week. I have learned what looks good on me as far as clothing, makeup, hair and accessories. Just last week I got stopped in the store and complimented on my hair. The lady was suprised when I told her my age!
This is me at 60, still 19 in the head!! Thanks for all your great tips.
Loads of love
I am 67 and as you can see, not even close to looking as beautiful as you! Sigh.. What’s your secret Hon?
Oh my gosh Meg Ryan(sp) Will never be that pretty, but you know for a girl that is 60 I sure am happy with myself. And the comments I do get. Thanks for all