Basically...I'm 20. But I am constantly asked "Oh, are you skipping school today?" or people will talk to me as if I am a child. It's not like I'm mistaken as a 16 year old. I am mistaken as a 12, 13, or 14 year old. The first few times, it's a little funny, but when it's constant, it's extremely annoying. This obviously makes it difficult for dating as well. I want to be taken more seriously.
I don't want to look old. I simply want to look my age. Is there anything I can do to my physical appearance to make me appear more "age appropriate"?
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I looked at your pictures and you look 20 to me. But I noticed in some of your pictures you do dress more like a young teen (13-15). For example, that hat picture. People will assume you're younger if you dress immature, so watch out for that. Start dressing mature. Not like an old lady, but it's time to retire hats like that or graphic t shirts etc. Skinny jeans, knee high boots, a plain tank top and a cardigan is a good simple fall outfit that looks put together and mature. Aside from that, you can learn to do your makeup if you don't wear it already. Other things can make you look younger too. I'm short (5') and people always ask me what grade I'm in while I'm almost done university. So things like that make you look younger but you just can't change it.1