I recently turned 55 and decided to make some changes in the way I dress in light of my middle age. Even though I am 55 I don’t look like it and people think I am in my 30’s. I have a 29 year old son and when we are out together people think I am his girlfriend and are shocked when he calls me mom. I have always worked out and taken care of my body and younger guys are always hitting on me. I think the way I dress could also be part of the problem. My husband is always buying me short dresses and skirts because I have nice legs and he likes to see my legs and low cut tops because I have large breast.
I saw this show that said people should dress according to their age and I decided to give away all my short skirts and dresses and started wearing what I feel is appropriate for my age. I also decided that I wanted to be comfortable when I go to bed and stopped wearing all these sexy night gowns my husband has brought me for years and started wearing cotton comfortable nightgowns. I also started wearing lower heels on my shoes because I had injured my back in a car accident over a year ago. My back has healed but I haven’t gone back to my 4 inch high heels.
My husband has started complaining about the way I dress now and when I explained to him why he said I was being ridiculous and that age has nothing to do with it. He said that if I want to dress like an old lady when he is not with me that’s ok, but when we go out together he would like to see some legs and for me to look sexy.
For years I have known and accepted I was his eye candy and that being with me boosted his ego and I was ok with that. But now I feel given my age I should not be dressing like woman years younger even if I don‘t look my age.
I just need an outside opinion about the matter because my husband is very unhappy and thinks I am being silly and that my change is more about me feeling old.