How To Dress Stylish and Not Look Like Your Teenage Daughter

By on February 27, 2012

Let’s face it, for the most part when it comes to dressing and looking good, we as older women know much more about style than our teens. As in other areas of our lives, we have spent much more time and have had many more experiences. They might be knowledgeable in the latest trends but in the long run we know what looks good on us and what doesn’t. Rule number one: don’t be swayed by what your daughter suggests you wear. Trust your own intuition and follow the guidelines below to remain stylish while you mature.

To Trend or Not to Trend: Trends are great. Why? They keep the fashion wheel moving and keep us motivated to buy and try exciting new looks. However, when you incorporate a new fashion trend into your wardrobe be selective. For example, skinny jeans look great on teens and young women but few mature women can pull this look off. This trend can be accommodated by wearing slim cut pants instead. The same is true for accessories. While your teen may look great in extra large hoop earrings, a smaller version of the same style is better for mom.

Timeless Styles are much more suitable for mature women who want to look credible as well as stylish. Never bare too much skin and be cautious when wearing short skirts. Minis are more appropriate for younger women. However, if you have great legs, a skirt (especially worn with tights) a few inches above the knee is acceptable.

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Handbags and Shoes are a great and inexpensive way to keep your outfit looking fashionable. Keep your handbags and shoes in tune with the latest styles.

©Copyright 2004 -2011 Sheila Dicks

Sheila Dicks is a Dating and Style coach and founder of the Fashion Experts Network. She helps women enhance their style and attract more of what they want. You can get her free report “The Most Common Dating Mistakes Women Make” at or promote your fashion business by joining her membership at


Originally posted on Women in Style.

About Shelia Dicks

Sheila is a style and dating coach, the founder of the Fashion Experts Network – an association that helps image professionals build and promote their businesses – and a member of AICI. Sheila is committed to providing men and women with the opportunity to create a winning image, gain more self- confidence and reach their personal and business goals. Sheila began her image career over twenty-five years ago and has training in fashion, beauty and dressmaking. Her curiosity of ‘why people behave the way they do’ and her keen interest in self development stimulated many years of study and lead her to life coaching. She has helped hundreds of men and women transform their wardrobe, their lives and their self-esteem. Her quotes and articles have appeared in Complete Well Being, Home life, The Chronicle Herald, Quilter’s Home Magazine, AOL, The National Enquirer, Family Journal, The Fresno Bee and Fashion Merchandiser e-guide. She is co-author of 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life and My Style, My Way.

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How To Dress Stylish and Not Look Like Your Teenage Daughter