Women know themselves, what looks good on them, and dress to complement the assets they have.
There's no such thing as "dressing 50." We're past the point when someone can say you're dressing too young. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
The downside is, it makes it hard to find people to date because you're so much more selective. You see that life has this ability to be very healing, that the full implications of events aren't always evident.
It makes life ever so much more pleasant and joyful and simpler when you know. At 50, you realize that life is big, much bigger than you ever knew. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.
You really have learned who you are as a person, what your likes and dislikes are.
Now you're looking for your purpose in life, looking for work you love to do.
"A seasoned woman is spicy," writes Gail Sheehy, the over-50-and-proud author of Passages and founder of the Seasoned Women's Network online. To find out, we asked Web MD readers, as well as a doctor (Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom); a clinical psychologist (Nancy O'Reilly, Psy D); and a retirement lifestyle specialist (Cynthia Barnett, Ed D).
I am now wearing hip-hugging jeans, leather -- everything.
I am taking classes at the local university and surprisingly made friends with students of all ages. When you're over 50, you have the freedom to date for the fun of it. We've discovered that we can act like teenagers whenever we feel like it, and people think it's nifty.
I can totally take art classes, I'm not tied to the carpool." -- J.
She's learned to let them go and stopped worrying about them.
I think it's because once you hit 50, you don't care. They realize it's OK not to have a date everywhere you go.