If You Want to Be a Hot Older Woman, Get Fat!

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One of the few perks of getting older is that suddenly you look better fatter. Don't believe me? Think of the stars who have stayed thin -- Teri Hatcher (44), Madonna (52), Sarah Jessica Parker (46). They all look older than their years, no?

Then think of Kirstie Alley or Nigella Lawson who recently said she wouldn't lose weight despite pressure because it would "age" her. And right she is.

The fact is, as we age, we're forced to choose between our bodies and our faces. It's almost impossible to be both thin and keep our faces from sagging, revealing the lines and sunken cheekbones. It's depressing, but there is a silver lining, too. We can eat what we want! Finally!

Don't believe me? See below:

Madonna was hot and curvy in her young days, her youthful pudge taking years off her age, but time and lots of yoga have done a number on her looks. She would do well to drink some whole milk, eat some ice cream, and give up her dieting days because what you see below is the aging process at its most vicious:

Or how about Sarah Jessica Parker? Last year's Sex and the City 2 was almost cruel in the way it focused on all these women who are all way too thin and way too wrinkled. The fact is, "fresh-faced" often means a little fat in the cheeks, some pudge to keep that youthful exuberance. SJP could use some serious plumping ASAP:

Alternatively, there is Kirstie Alley, who is shaking her way to the top of DWTS and looking darn fine while doing it. Here is how I want to look when I am 60:

All the skinny ladies can laugh all the way to 40, but they better start eating cake the day before they hit that milestone because the choice is really theirs.

I, for one, plan to channel Nigella in my old(er) age!

Do you think older women look bad thin?

 

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Momto... Momtohalfdzn

I guess I never thought of it that way but you are probably right.  As we age our body's metabolism naturally slows down making it harder for us to stay as thin as the day we turned 20 and that's probably for a reason.  Nature has a way of regulating itself.  It's us that come up with all of these fashion fads that try to change that every chance we get.  I am 36 and there is no way that size 2 would look good on me now.  I do think staying fit is a good thing and eating healthy another good way to maintain what nature is trying to do with your body but forcing yourself down to pounds you should only be at when you are in your early 20's can't be healthy for a person and it's not attractive either.

nonmember avatar Cat

My grandmother was a tall, thin, beautiful, youthful, elegant woman until she passed away at 82. My mom takes after her and looks years younger than 65. I am tall, thin, and in shape myself, people always think I'm much younger than 36, and I do NOT plan on "getting fat" anytime soon. I do plan on continuing to wear sunscreen like a maniac, though-because thanks to that, I have very few fine lines!

Jeann... JeannieMS

I definitely have a fear of turning into a skinny old lady -- not just because of wrinkles, but also because skinny old women always look sickly to me. I don't plan on trying to gain weight or gain so much I'm unhealthy, but I'm definitely comfortable carrying around a little extra weight as I approach 40!

nonmember avatar Annie

Really? You think Madonna looks "older than her years"?
I gotta say that when I think of Madonna, or Teri Hatcher, or Sarah Jessica Parker, looking prematurely aged is not that image I get. I understand your point, but do you have to pick on specific people? I think it's great to see some celebrities who don't look freakishly plastic!

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Yeah, I agree - once you hit an age where your skin loses it's elasticity (generally around 40 - 50, for most women) thin and fit turns the corner to gaunt and sickly.  Madonna and Teri Hatcher are awesome examples of that - haven't really seen SJP in a while, so I can't say.  Madonna's like a walking piece of Person Jerkey, with all that sinew....GAAAAH.

nonmember avatar Anna

I wouldn't be one of those 40 - 50 year old fat women shopping at Wal-Mart. Old fat women look young to you? The look is not attractive to me in my opinion. I would like to be a classy, skinny old women instead of being a fat old women.

shine... shineyllamatues

My mom is in her 40s and just lost a bunch of wieght and looks a lot older now. People always thought she was my older sister and now he does look her age. So some extra wieght is good but you don't want to be unhealthy either. Life is all about balance after all.

shine... shineyllamatues

My mom is in her 40s and just lost a bunch of wieght and looks a lot older now. People always thought she was my older sister and now he does look her age. So some extra wieght is good but you don't want to be unhealthy either. Life is all about balance after all.

nonmember avatar Meryt Bast

@Anna: There's a difference between Nigella Lawson and the Wal-Mart shoppers you describe. Nigella, with her several "extra" pounds, is luscious and voluptuous and radiates health.

MaggieCC MaggieCC

Some of those women are toooo skinny though and toooo skinny NEVER looks good!

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