I meet with a lot of women who comment about the physical changes that have taken place after crossing the monumental threshold of turning fifty, with a shift in weight in one direction or another. Some changes that are perceived as undesirable by those who dictate the “standard” for physical beauty are actually positive and necessary for our emotional (and physical) well-being. Some women benefit by gaining weight and only need to shift over to a different garment shape that accentuates their new curves to feel beautiful once again.
Why do women ignore (or loath) the beautiful changes that age brings on? Perhaps it’s our society that celebrates youth over wisdom. Perhaps it’s the fault of a fashion industry that is myopically in love with the young prepubescent body. It doesn’t matter. It only matters what YOU think about your age and your body image.
A recent client wrote to me, “My body size and shape have been morphing and changing since I was sixteen years old. It was only after I met you