It is that time again ladies, time to get all tarted up and prance around asking for drinks in lieu of candy. For all women this is the time where we panic. We are scared to try and be sexy if our bodies are not perfect. Screw that, we all have the right to look and feel sexy. There are good choices if we think about it. We also need to be realistic and confident.
The biggest mistake most women, especially those of us rocking a few extra pounds is not looking at the costume size and design. I assumed that I could not just buy a costume of the rack at the local Halloween express. I was very wrong. There was an entire row with costumes that are made for larger ladies. So walk in and look at the weights and size recommendations on the package. Also when looking at the costumes remember that most women are narrower at the ribs so anything with a corset type top will make you look slimmer. When looking at fishnets go a little bigger in size and smaller on the actual holes, this will keep you from looking like bread dough pushed into an actual fish net. That being said never under estimate the use of good supportive undergarments wear a slimmer, a push up bra and maybe even control top hose.
The other thing is you can always make a sexy costume. Be a witch in a flattering black dress and a pair of tights. A plaid skirt and a white button down top is almost instant school girl. Hell, add glasses to any nice work outfit and you are suddenly a sexy teacher. You can also wear your work out gear and be “Sporty” Spice. It is so easy to just pick a gimmicky star and make a costume. An old prom dress from goodwill and a crown makes instant princess, throw on good zombie make up and you can be the former Prom queen…
Lastly, you don’t have to be a “sexy” anything to have a great costume. Sure modern TV tries to make us believe that sexy is the only costume offering for us but that is not true or always the most fun. Guys are not the only ones who can have a fun costume without being sexy. Last year I went as Velma of Scooby-Doo fame. I dyed a white sweater and knee socks orange, and a skirt deep red. The whole costume cost maybe 12 bucks with the dye. The bonus is I got a great orange sweater that I actually could wear with a pair of jeans. There are plenty of strong women out there to be without having to feel body conscious or feeling like your only option is to hide under a nuns habit.
Halloween is supposed to be fun. Don’t hate yourself, find a way to have fun and love the body you have. I know I am going to try and take my own advice.
What are you going to be for Halloween?