Why do we, as women, seem to talk about ourselves and our bodies like we have an expiration date? I know how it is, as a woman over 50 I know just how hard it can be to come to terms with aging. We just have to remember that everyone gets older and that we only get better and sexier with time.
“I’m too old for lingerie.”
I hear that all the time, and it is simply not true! Sure, we don’t look the same as we did when we were 20 or 30, but that’s O.K! We compared ourselves to models in magazines when we were younger, but it is time we realized that we need to stop doing that!
We need to stop being our own worst critics and start loving our beautiful bodies! Our partners have always known we are sexy and they want us to know it too. We must realize that “sexy” is a state of mind that comes with confidence in ourselves.
Confidence comes when we realize that if we feel sexy, then we are sexy! “Sexy” is not a physical trait, it is a frame of mind.
So how can we instill this frame of mind within ourselves? This is where lingerie can help. If you are over 50 like me, and have not worn lingerie in a while, it can feel a little awkward at first. You don’t want to feel like you are “trying too hard” or being “too provocative.”
The secret is to start simple.
Start with a long satin gown with just a little bit of lace. You can even pair it with a gorgeous robe. This pairing looks and feels very elegant, think old Hollywood glamour. I dare you to put this on and not feel classy and beautiful!
Now, if wearing lingerie can make you feel elegant, who’s to say that lingerie couldn’t make you feel sexy, too? As you begin to feel more comfortable with this look, you can try the same idea in a shorter knee length set. Then in no time you’ll be ready to leave the robe in the closet!
Another great look for women over 50 is a or a bustier (pronounced boosty-ay). The purpose of a bustier is to make you look busty-er. Who doesn’t appreciate a little help in that area? You can even pair a Bustier with a jacket and a pencil skirt for a classy-sexy look for going out to dinner!
If you want something with a more loose ad flowing fit, a babydoll is a good option. Babydolls usually have cups, an empire waist, and float away from the body from there. This is a very flattering look, as long as you choose a more sophisticated color and fabric.
A very comfortable option is a Camisole with Shorts. As the weather gets hotter, this is a great option for just sitting around the house watching TV, and possibly seeing where that leads….
You only live once, so bring out your “inner goddess” and try on some lingerie!