Psst ... ladies. Can we let you in on a little secret? Your best days aren’t behind you. They’re actually ahead of you.
Allure asked women in their 50s, 60s and 70s how they feel now in their “golden years” versus how they felt when they were younger.
“The irony is, I feel more beautiful today than I did then,” 71-year-old fashion designer Norma Kamali said, reflecting on photos of her youthful, 21-year-old self.
Sixty-two-year-old Jo-Ani Johnson said she panicked about getting grays in her 20s and 30s but now she’s embraced a head of white hair. “I wouldn’t change a thing,” she said.
Women of all ages over 50 said they felt less inhibited now than they did when they were young, at the so-called peak of their beauty. “There’s nothing I couldn’t do,” Kamali said. “I never would have said that when I was younger.”
Wisdom, comfort and peace of mind are what make 52-year-old activist and writer Michaela Angela Davis feel sexy.
“I’d like to dispel the myth you have to be young to have a voice,” Davis said.
Check out the video above to see exactly why these women are embracing aging.