Is J. Lo Too Old to Wear a Catsuit?
There’s a part of me that doesn’t want to see a 40-year-old dressed as if she’s 20.
If you’ve got it should you flaunt it? That was the question that went through my mind when I saw Jennifer Lopez’s sheer catsuit on New Year’s Eve. I mean, do people really want to see a 41-year-old mom-of-two in a barely there formfitting sparkly costume that leaves little to the imagination (yet magically avoids Lady Gaga-style camel toe)?
Part of me says, hell yes! The former Fly Girl still has a great body (albeit a smaller booty), so why not? If I looked that good after popping out twins, I would want to show the world, too.
And then another part of me asks, where was I on the day that they declared that 40 is the new 20? I mean, is there a point in your life when you should put away the miniskirts, low-cut tops, bikinis and slinky unitards?
Cause while I am looking forward to seeing the Sex and the City sequel, I am not all that excited about seeing a bunch of women who are edging towards menopause wearing fashions better suited to teenagers or twentysomethings.
Case in point:
Now, conservative is not really a word in my vocabulary, but I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing some of the cleavage-revealing, short-skirted numbers I wore in my early twenties. And it’s not because I have put on a few pounds — which, I confess, have served to enhance my décolletage — it’s because I don’t think people want to see, as my mother says it, mutton dressed up as lamb.