Dresses Made For Your Body

by Linda Franklin

Dress  Made For Your Body  Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanHow often have you tried on a garment and loved the fit the first time around? Sounds nearly impossible doesn’t it? I know it is for me. If the top works then the skirt is too tight. Or the bottom is fine but it pulls across the breasts. Those one-size-fits all sizes really takes the fun out shopping.

All of us are uniquely built and enjoy our own sense of style. You know only to well, that when we look good, we feel good which allows our confidence to radiate in everything we do.

A perfect wardrobe pick-me-up is coming to your shopping rescue. NUMARI offers custom fit women’s wear. Yes, that means the styles we love, custom fit to your body measurements, and even styling preferences. Prefer to wear your dresses shorter or longer? Those customizations are included too. The brand is entirely focused on delivering a better product, with better functionality – ultimately those “go-to” pieces that live in your wardrobe for a long period of time.

Founded by two women entrepreneurs Komal Kushalraj and Arti Anand, NUMARI is built on the principle that every woman’s body and style is uniquely hers. After their own personal frustration with the existing standard sized apparel and trouble finding perfectly tailored garments, Komal and Arti decided to start NUMARI with a vision to make made-to-measure apparel accessible and affordable.

Their initial preview collection of dresses was fashioned by celebrity designer Bert Keeter (you may have also seen him on Project Runway) and features dresses that can easily be transitioned from the boardroom to cocktails.

What’s more, NUMARI stands for what’s important to all of us fabulous females. It’s a brand about confidence, individuality, and fun. The company describes a NUMARI woman as someone who is kind, smart and unapologetically ambitious. A woman who has deep appreciation for fashion and believes in impeccable presentation. Sound familiar?

So before you begin the next year, ask yourself: “Does my wardrobe inspire a sense of empowerment?” If not, make the change. Love how you feel inside and out. And own your moment.

To learn more about NUMARI and how it’s changing the way we shop for clothes visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

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Sexy Over Sixty

by Linda Franklin

Sexy Over Sixty - Linda Franklin, The Real Cougar WomanSexy doesn’t have an expiration date…and these celebrities who are all over 60 are proving my point.

From Tina Turner to Jacqueline Smith, Jane Seymour, Bruce Springstein Suzanne Somers, Jane Fonda,  Diane Keaton –  they are all rockin’ it.  No sitting in the background for any of them. They aren’t afraid to bare a little leg, nail cleavage-hugging dresses or just let the silver fox within them shine through as they completely redefine what it means to be considered a “senior.”

Here’s a great photo gallery of what we all can aspire to. It’s all about the attitude and taking good care of yourself – inside and out..

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

Sharon Stone on Aging and Sexuality

by Linda Franklin

Sharon Stone on Aging and Sexuality Linda Franklin, The Real Cougar WomanSharon Stone has never been the shy type so when she talked about aging and sexuality now that she’s 55 I was curious to what she had to say.

And,  even at 55, she has  no problem attracting younger men in a town that worships youth.  She is not alone – women tell me the same thing all the time.  Older woman have a special je ne sais quoi that’s quite intoxicating.

“It’s not like fifty is the new thirty. It’s like fifty is the new chapter. We know so much at this age, and people realize we’re the ones with experience. We’re a very colorful generation that is leading once again.

People are afraid of changing; that they’re losing something. They don’t understand that they are also gaining something.

I thought I lost the deep vortex on my eyelid that you have when you’re younger, but I gained almost a kind of beautiful abyss. As I lost the fullness in my face, I got in these great cheekbones. I can’t tell you how many doctors try to sell me a facelift. I’ve even gone as far as having someone talk me into it, but when I went over and looked at pictures of myself, I thought, “What are they going to lift?”

Yes, I have come close – but, frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections. It’s sensual.”

I feel more beautiful and sensual today than I did at 22…older women turn me on”.

There you have it.  Love yourself no matter what age you are.  When you do – others will too.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

Curvey Women Love These Summer Dresses

By Linda Franklin

This summer is a scorcher so ditch those pants and put on a dress that flatters your figure.

Don’t try to hide your sexy curves, There are lots of cute summer dresses for curvy women out there. Here’s a few that might work for you.I.

Solid Colors are Slimming

Did you know that a solid color head to toe like this is always more slimming than a few colors mixed together? That’s why I love this  Jessica Simpson sleeve belted Blouson dress in this pretty shade of orange.

If you have a warm skin tone, or just a great tan then this nectarine dress will make you glow like the sunset.  Be sure to accent this dress with some big chunky jewelry as shown here because that is what is really going to make this dress pop. This is the kind of dress that could take you from work to evening so you’d really get a lot of wear out of it.

 orange plus size dress
Circle Skirts Hide Hips  

If you have a little extra padding at the hips a great way to balance your figure is with a dress that has fit and flare. This sleeveless ruched dress is perfect for a gal with a pear shaped figure who want to show off her enviable waist but camouflage her hefty hips.

Another really nice thing about this dress is the use of soft, muted colors in the tropical print. This dress gives you that Caribbean vacation feel you having to wear bright parrot colors which can often look and feel too loud.

 tropical plus size dress
Empire Waistlines Tame Tummies

If you have low belly fat (usually from having kids) that never seems to go away, a great way to get the attention off that spot is to take a look at summer dresses for women that have empire waists. This Short Sleeve Printed Empire with its flattering wrap style neckline visually raises your waist up, and in doing so moves the attention to your upper half. The skirt part gently flows over a jelly belly. Great trick!

 pink plus size dress
Color Blocking Magically Erases

Dark colors recede and make you look slimmer. That’s the reason so many women love black. But heck, you can’t be wearing black all the time, so here’s another great trick. Choose a dress like this DKNY colorblock dress that strategically uses black to knock off a few inches.

Black panels places here at the sides slims your figure by ” blacking” part of it out. No wonder color blocked dresses are one of the most popular summer dresses for plus size women out there.

black and white plus size dress
Simplicity is Slimming

A solid color + a simple tank top style make this Elemntz ruffle dress a winner. You’ll look long and lean but anything from boring because of the interesting texture that makes this dress feminine and gives it real personality.

green plus size dress
Maxi Dresses Make the Difference

Some curvy types prefer more modest summer dresses for women. If you are a gal who feel more comfortable not exposing your legs then a maxi dress is for you.  This is one of many  beautiful summer halter dresses for women that work well. You still get to show a bit of skin up top which is youthful but you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious about your legs.

halter plus size dress
Shirtdresses Balance Your Bottom

When you are heavier on the bottom than up top the way to balance that out is with a top that has a good shoulder and some structure. This Jones NY Shirtdress with its strong collar and short sleeves adds extra width across the shoulders which in turns makes your bottom half look more proportioned. Isn’t this a pretty, fresh look for summer?

white plus size shirtdress

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

Dustin Hoffman Insights On Being A Woman

by Linda Franklin

Back in the day,  Dustin Hoffman made a movie called “Tootsie.” (iTunes.) It was a hilarious and touching movie about an actor who can’t get a gig, decides to become a woman to see if it helps, and scores a role on a soap opera. Hilarity ensued. But it was more than just a comedy. Here’s why.

 

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

 

Cell Therapy – Can It Turn Back The Clock?

by Linda Franklin

Cell Therapy - Can It Turn Back The Clock? Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanAnti-aging claims are everywhere.  From supplements to creams to cosmetic surgery it’s hard to know what really works and what doesn’t.

One of the options available  is “cell therapy”.  It’s been around for years in different forms but only recently has it become FDA approved as a dietary supplement.

Replacing aging cells with fresh embryonic cells helps to delay many symptoms of aging we all encounter.  These includes an improvement in your complexion,  vitality, muscle strength, sex drive and overall energy levels.

Animal mothers who are chosen donors are pigs because pig cells are closest to human cells.  The chosen ones are only raised on organic pig farms.  The cells when harvested are processed in the embryonic state and then stored in a sterile bottle and refrigerated.  They are not frozen because freezing changes the molecules.  All bottles are then  labelled according to FDA supplement requirements.

Consider embryonic cell therapy if you are experiencing

  • bone loss
  • blood sugar disorders
  • aging skin
  • failing eyesight
  • muscular weakness
  • lack of energy
  • memory loss

Under the care of a knowledgeable practitioner, patients have seen remarkable results.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

Aging Youthfully Is Our Choice

by Linda Franklin

Aging Youthfully Is Our Choice Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanWe are all aging and that’s something we can do nothing about.  But, what we do have control over is how we age.

Aging youthfully is our choice.  In fact, lifestyle choices account for 33 percent of how old a woman looks.  Living an unhealthy lifestyle can age a woman’s skin by over ten years, an in-depth international study has just revealed.

The true damage caused by sun beds, smoking, not moisturizing your skin, and not eating enough fruit can accelerate the aging process – not by a little but by a lot.

Dr. Andrew Mayes, who led the study for Simple skin care, said: ‘We already knew genetics accounted for about 50 per cent of how old people look, but we didn’t know how much would be accounted for by their lifestyles.

‘Even we were surprised by just how much it was; both in terms of the number of years and the percentage.’

The study which was carried out over the last eight years involved women aged 45 to 75 in the UK, Spain and China.

Those who took part were asked a string of questions about their lifestyles including whether or not they liked to sun tan and if they were smokers or non-smokers.

Other questions included how often the women used moisturizer, whether they eat fruit and vegetables, how often they brush their teeth and if they have all their own teeth.

The research team also took digital images of the women which were then assessed for how old they looked to identify their perceived age and whether they looked younger or older than their actual age.

When they got their data the research team compared the perceived ages of those with good versus bad lifestyles.

They concluded the difference was 10.4 years. Dr. Mayes said, “The number of years’ difference was most staggering.  We had just seen some data out of a group of plastic surgeons in the US and Canada suggesting that a face and neck lift (together with eyelid and forehead modifications) could take an average of about 8.5 years off your facial age.

‘Then we got our data through demonstrating a saving of over 10 years. It’s fair to say at first we couldn’t quite believe it”.

‘Simply put; good skin health is about more than fancy creams and lotions – it’s about how we live our lives and how we treat our bodies and the steps we need to take do not need to be extreme.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says, ”there’s no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.