Dressing and Body Confidence
I'm over 50 and dressing my age is important to me. Please note here, I did not use the words boring, dowdy, frumpy, covered up or conservative. As we age, things change. You have either experienced this yourself and know exactly what I'm talking about, or, and I can promise you this, eventually you will. There's no reason to dread it, it's just a new, and in my opinion, better and more confident phase.
Many women don't like to shop. I've never understood that, but owning a boutique, I see women struggle body confidence everyday. It can break your heart. Every single woman has a body part she wants to cover, trust me on this one, and we also all have great things about our bodies we need to accentuate.
It's really all about how you feel in an outfit. I can tell you all day long how wonderful that dress looks on you, but if you don't feel good in it, you won't look good in it. Women often get in a rut, even"professional shoppers" who feel as confident in a dressing room as they do on their sofa. We all do from time to time. "I only wear this size. I've always worn this size. I can't wear my shirts tucked in. I look awful in belts. My butt looks terrible in tight knits. I hate turtlenecks. I would never wear ....."
Clothes aren't the enemy, they can be your very best friend. That chunky wool sweater is like a hug from your favorite person in the world. That gorgeous blazer with that teensy bit of bling prepares you for battle in the board room and those killer heels can make you feel like you can conquer the world, or at least maybe this cocktail party!
Go for it. Try new things. If you've always worn A-line skirts, try a pencil skirt. If you've always worn a straight leg jean try a cropped pair. Go crazy.
You're never too old, or big or short or tall to look good or try new things. Embrace where you are in life and move on....to quote the late, great Elizabeth Taylor "put on some lipstick and pull yourself together!!
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