What are some tricks for looking like a grown-up?
September 5, 2013 7:48 PM Subscribe
Specifically, I'm thinking of tips like "carry a very expensive purse," or "always wear lipstick." I try to avoid wearing flat shoes, keep my long blonde hair pulled back or blown straight, and wear a lot of dry-clean-only, tailored clothing. What else am I missing? How do the 4-year-olds on Toddlers & Tiaras manage to look fifteen years older? Any and all tips appreciated.
posted by aspen1984 to clothing, beauty, & fashion (41 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I am a 29-year-old woman. Since college I have been repeatedly told that I look much younger than my age. This doesn't seem to have much to do with maturity, confidence, or general style (on more than one occasion I've been told that "you're the most put together person I know,") but more to do with my short stature, round face with full cheeks, and soft voice. This is mostly an issue with strangers, and puts me at a disadvantage when I'm trying to solicit new clients for my business, negotiate business deals, or hire contractors to fix my perpetually-broken condo. What are some specific tricks or tips for looking older?