Shop

Miley Cyrus Aged 10 Years On Harper's Bazaar Cover

January 6, 2010 by Tara Trombetta
shefinds | Shop

Among the cardinal rules of fashion, one of the most important is to always dress your age–and this doesn’t necessarily mean shunning mini-skirts once you hit 30. On the contrary, in this case it’s about not adding to your digits by dressing too old.

Miley Sub Cover

Case in point: the cover of the latest Harper’s Bazaar touts the “best looks for your age.” Ironically, Miley Cyrus, the just-turned-17 songstress gracing the front page, who says in the interview, “My job is to be a role model, and that’s what I want to do, but my job isn’t to be a parent,” looks about 10 years older, above. See Precious’s star, Gabby Sidibe, in the same issue of the magazine, though, in the dress that works for everyone’s shape. The sweeping satin Ralph Lauren gown is stunning, but too drab and shapeless for a teenager. We much prefer her in the playful Dior tulip dress, below, that has a splash of color and youthful bounce:

miley

Miley’s not the only offender; Katie Holmes (31), Jessica Biel (26), Gina Gershon (46) , Julia Roberts (40), and have also committed this sartorial crime with matronly sweaters and dowdy coats and dresses.

KatieHolmesLookingFrumpyJessica BielGina GershonJulia Roberts

How to avoid this pitfall?

Update your wardrobe and beauty routine at least once a year. Ditch any frumpy duds lurking in your closet; remember that fashionable choices can be simultaneously chic and comfortable, as Cameron Diaz demonstrates so effortlessly. When in doubt, take inspiration from these venerable style icons of 2009 who aren’t afraid to experiment with new trends, but who can equally fall back to trusted classics when the time is right.

Embrace your body shape, but respect the hemline. If you have worked hard for a great body, reward yourself by wearing figure flattering clothes to show off your best features, whether they be toned arms, shapely legs, or a taught tummy. Know when a floor-sweeping gown is required and when it’s better to flash some skin. In no instance is a sack a replacement for a fitted dress.

Don’t fall into the disposable fashion habit. As you age, style is less about trendsetting and more about enhancing your best features. Moreover, you can afford to buy fashion that is built to last the test of time and trends. We make it easy to find quality styles and brands at the best prices. Never miss a beat when you sign up to our newsletter that keeps you ahead of the latest sales and deals.

Still need inspiration for dressing age appropriate? Check out many more star highs in our guide to Celebrity Fashion.

 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

The One Sneaker Trend Everyone Will Be Wearing (They’re Not White!)

June 20, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We LOVE these.

Fashion

ASOS Summer Sale Is Here & We Want Everything--Get Up To 70% Off Now

June 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These deals are TOO good.

Fashion

4 Heel Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& They Won’t Cause Blisters!)

June 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll be wearing these all summer long.

Fashion

The Unexpected Top Trend That Actually Looks Good On

June 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
You'll stand out in this!

Fashion

We Found The Most Flattering Bathing Suits Ever Under $50

June 17, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Shop now!

Fashion

4 Skirt Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& They're Not Mini!)

June 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll be wearing these all summer!

Fashion

8 Brands Reveal Their Best-Selling Summer Shoes (AKA The Ones Every Woman Should Own)

June 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll take every pair!

Fashion

These Are The Best Cat Eye Sunglasses That Everyone Will Be Buying For Summer

June 14, 2018 by Jessica Parker
The drama, we love it!

Fashion

Anthropologie's Summer Tag Sale Is Only One Week Away--Get Your Wallets Ready!

June 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to shop?

Fashion

4 Things You Need To Know About Anthropologie's Amazing Shipping & Return Policy

June 14, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
As if you needed another reason to shop here!

beauty

Clean At Sephora Just Launched & It's Full Of Amazing Natural Beauty Products

June 14, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
A natural beauty lover's dream.

Fashion

6 Amazing Shoes From Nordstrom With Over 1000 Customer Reviews

June 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are best-sellers.

Fashion

The One Flats Trend That’s Going To Be Everywhere This Summer

June 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We ~need~ these.

Fashion

These Are The Most Comfortable Women's Running Sneakers, So You Can Stop Looking

June 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
A good pair of sneakers is a necessity.

Fashion

Get Ready To Shop--Madewell's Summer Sale Is Happening Soon!

June 12, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
This is a can't miss sale!

News

Kohl's New Rewards Program Will Save You Even More Money—Here Are All The Details

June 12, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Get ready to save even more money!

Fashion

These Are The Best Cat Eye Sunglasses That Everyone Will Be Buying For Summer

Summer is finally here and you know what that means--...

beauty

Bath & Body Works' Semi-Annual Sale Is Happening Right Now--Hurry Up & Shop!

Every winter and spring, we get excited about two big ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS