Upon coming across post-pregnancy shots of Gisele last week, I found myself wondering if motherhood elicits a departure from physical sexuality. In other words, should all moms dress like third grade teachers, complete with baggy sweater vests, pleated khakis and chunky loafers with one inch heels? Or is it appropriate for moms of the world to show some skin a la our dear Gisele over there?
Or perhaps it’s an age thing. If she’s a relatively young, like Jessica Alba for instance, her closet might still be stocked tight dresses and short shorts. Also, physically, this mom might not fit the matriarch stereotype.
It also might depend on the level of sexy she puts forth. If she’s showing some leg, but the chest isn’t bare, perhaps the sexiness isn’t so noticeable. If she’s wearing Hervé to a PTA meeting however, this could stir some talk.
Despite the first sentence of this post, I do want to make a distinction between sexy and stylish. The words definitely aren’t synonymous; one can be plenty stylish without looking in need of a sweater.
My mom? I think I can safely say my mom is not the sexy type. And it would probably make me a bit uncomfortable if she were, to be quite honest.
Does your mom ever dress in a sexy way? What do you think of it? Also, I’d love to hear your two cents, moms out there.
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