Recently I read an article in the Huffington Post about women who don’t dress their age – 15-50 Syndrome: Moms Turn Back The Clock With Their Daughters’ Skimp Clothes and it got me thinking about what men think about said syndrome – the full story was aired on ABC News.
So, I asked 12 mature men what attracts them to the women they consider asking out. Not surprising, each in their own way said pretty much the same thing – image is the first component in attraction, it’s important that a woman’s appearance compliments my aesthetics.
When looking for a lasting relationship, most men over 40 are attracted to sophisticated style. Trashy is trashy at any age. Skin-tight sleazy dresses, mama’s-got-em cleavage spilling out of sparkles from head to toe, heavy handed makeup, hair that knows no boundaries – you get the idea – means one of two things. Either the lady is out on the prowl, or simply fooling herself into believing it’s the way to find herself a man.
On the flip side, gentlemen over 40 want women to have sex appeal. However, if the woman is showing her legs, they’d better be good. The same goes for sleeveless, and plunging necklines – all fine if her arms and decolletage are firm and attractive.
And, there’s a big difference between skin-tight and fitted. It’s a new day and age, and many women over 40 are hot with curves in all the right places. And, believe me, men want to see a little of what they’ve got under their well-tailored outfits. Over the top leaves little to the imagination, and at any age is a turnoff for most guys serious about finding Ms. Rights.
Single women over 40 have reached a place in their lives where quality should take the place of quantity. They have more purchasing power than their daughters, and understand that sporting clothes made of fine fabrics, and shoes of fine leather is not only age appropriate, it lends them the type of sophistication that their daughters can learn from, and mature men want to see.
Women who don’t dress their age lack the realization that getting older means dressing better than their daughters. They deserve quality – a growing collection of classic pieces that throughout their adult years grows into a real woman’s wardrobe – rather than a closet full of trendy throw-away outfits.