What is it that makes one feel attractive?
Is it only when we look like the people in the movies?
For men, is it when they have a McDreamy-like thick head of hair?
Or a sculpted Brad Pitt face?
For women, is it having the big-but-not-too-big boobs of ScarJo?
Or eyes as seductive as Mila Kunis?
Tonight I heard about a little boy who wonders why his mom doesn’t dress like the other moms because she spends her days in yoga pants and t-shirts. He also worries that he’s not handsome because he has moles.
Marilyn Monore had a mole that defined her.
So did Cindy Crawford.
And people actually complained when Sarah Jessica Parker got rid of her famous mole. (To those people I say, get a freaking life.)
As for the little boy’s other concern, according to Glamour magazine, the majority of men find women most attractive when they’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt. It turns out, we wear dresses and heels for us rather than for them.
But isn’t that okay? Isn’t it okay if we all like different things about ourselves rather than trying to be just like McDreamy or Scarjo? Or just like each other?
I know I feel fabulous when I arrive at work or go out on the weekend in killer heels and a clingy dress, but I also know plenty of other women who would hate to wear that kind of outfit and feel more at home in Levi’s and cowboy boots.
And even though I think my husband would look amazing in a Justin Bateman v-neck sweater . . .
or a black vest a la Dan Humphrey . . .
he won’t wear either one.
From my point of view, that’s what makes us interesting—we’re all different, and we’re all beautiful in incredibly individual ways. And it’s good that we don’t want to look exactly alike.
So what it is that you like about you? What is one of the things about you that makes you feel good?
I’d really love to hear it.