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How To Find The Appropriate Lingerie For Your Age

Dec 14, 2007
Age plays an important role when purchasing lingerie, although women are looking younger and staying healthier for longer periods of time. Today a woman of 40 looks like a woman of 30 did during the 1970s. Because we are taking better care of ourselves, exercising and eating better, many of us continue to look and feel young. When you purchase lingerie, however, you should be sure to get the right lingerie for your age.

While a young high school girl will look cute in boy shirts and a t-shirt, this look can seem ridiculous for a 40 year old woman. There are many different fads in lingerie nowadays and while young people can get away with wearing fad type clothes, older people tend to look as if they are desperately trying to recapture their youth when they dress in such a fashion. This includes lingerie as well as outer wear.

The same way a young girl probably would not feel comfortable going around in lingerie made with an older woman in mind, an older woman should take care that she wear age appropriate lingerie. This includes bras, panties, and night clothes. This does not mean that everyone over the age of 40 should start wearing flannel pajamas and cotton underwear. It simply means that it is important to dress your age, right down to your lingerie.

Because an older woman may tend to have more problems with her figure as time and gravity takes its toll on the body, she may choose to wear a support bra with an underwire cup. This will lift up what time has allowed to sag and make her clothes look and fit better as well. It is also confidence inspiring as there are many different bras that are made to lift.

There are also panties that are made with older women in mind that also lift up the buttocks, which also tend to sag a bit as we get older. Again, wearing such support style lingerie can make a big improvement in your outer look. Your pants will look and fit better.

When many people hear support lingerie, they think of thick, white bustiers and bras of the past. This is not the case anymore. Lingerie companies are making sexy, alluring and elegant garments with the woman over the age of 40 in mind. And because a woman over the age of 40 can usually afford to spend more on her clothes and lingerie than a woman in her 20s, an older woman has an advantage of being able to wear not only well suited lingerie that will show off her figure to its advantage, but also fine, designer type lingerie.

There is no reason why a woman of 40 can not look and feel as sexy going to bed as a woman of 20 in her lingerie. From teddies to chemise slips, there are a variety of lingerie items made for older women in mind. Much has to do with your body type. If you have gained a few pounds, you may enjoy wearing a loose fitting camisole top and tap pants that look good on all body types. You can also wear some of the silk chemise style nightgowns that are timeless classics for all age groups.

Nightgowns and peignoir sets are also timeless and are more appropriate for older than younger women. A teenager is not going to wear a peignoir, she would look silly. However, a woman of 45 who wears such a garment will look elegant.

When shopping, it is important to keep your age in mind, even when shopping for lingerie. Choosing the right lingerie for your age as well as body type will make you feel more confident and will allow your clothing to look better.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about bedroom apparel as well as fine lingerie at http://www.elitelingerieshop.com
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