Dress comfortably. You’ll always have a better time if you resist the impulse to wear something horribly uncomfortable just because it makes your ass look like a teenager’s. Forget about crash diets or worrying about your laugh lines. Wear something loose and flattering that won’t get in the way while you’re dancing all night.
Dress for your body. It’s so easy to fall for fashion fads that just don’t work for your body, and I am guilty of it myself—but I’ve learned that some trends just aren’t right for my body. Take babydoll tops and empire waistlines, for example—they all make me look pregnant and/or shapeless. That’s because they actually CONCEAL my waist, which is one of my better physical qualities. So, while I’ll admit to a few faux-pas, I try to stick to outfits that flatter my body and still fall reasonably within the trends. You should too!
Drink in moderation. There are better ways to deal with your anxiety than drinking alcohol. Stick to one or two drinks. Try relaxing beforehand by taking a long bath. Remember: over-indulging in alcohol is a primary contributor to aging your skin prematurely, as are several other recreational substances.
Seek inspiration. If you’re uncomfortable in your own skin, it’s a good idea to seek inspiration to increase your personal confidence and self-love—because those are the two primary contributing factors to the whole hot wife thing.
Be happy for others. Excessive competition can interfere with your enjoyment of life. If your old rival on the cheerleading squad is now a successful corporate attorney, be happy for her. Any other reaction only draws more negativity and ugliness into your life.