12 December 2012
Surveys can be silly things, can't they? I read one this week which looked at peoples' opinions on women growing old gracefully and the general consensus seemed to be that a woman should begin to abandon any ideas of flaunting her body from the age of forty onwards.
Which is, of course, utterly ridiculous and would mean that the shapely curves of many an attractive older woman would be denied our lingering and appreciative eye; one need look no further than the lovely and eminently desirable Carol Vorderman, about to turn fifty-two, to see the absolute madness in this theory.
According to said survey, Miss Vorderman and many other mature beauties besides should have forsaken short skirts at forty-one, tight tops at forty-five and be fully prepared to ditch their high-heels by fifty-nine at the very latest.
I refer specifically to Carol Vorderman because she is a shining example of not merely a woman who still looks amazing in middle age but indeed becomes increasingly fancied years upon year, attracting a great deal more interest now than she ever enjoyed in her younger days.
Seasoned, mature women have their own stylish confidence without pretending to be twenty-somethings nor dressing as such and just because a woman reaches a certain age doesn't mean that she should for one moment even consider throwing in the towel where her slinkier side is concerned because, put simply, sexiness is not all about the spring chicken years.