Floral prints are considered spring and summer essentials today, but their look now is decidedly less matronly and much bolder.
The days of matronly swimwear are in the past - plus size women can buy flattering suits made for accentuating the positive.
If skirted swimsuits bring to mind breezy skirts that are too matronly for you, a smaller skirt may suit you better.
However, as the months drift by, many women will ache to feel like themselves again, and the look and texture of boring, white, stretchy nursing bras can leave you feeling more matronly than womanly.
Whether you opt for a modern or matronly women's Santa Claus costume to wear to your holiday festivities, you'll want to shop during the season.
That dreaded matronly look goes right out the window when you shop at What Katie Did, especially if you grab one of their corsets as well.
In addition to that, it's easier to hide or at least distract from trouble spots while avoiding a matronly look in a one-piece swimsuit.
Dean asked, drawing a smile from the matronly jailer.
In Greek art, Demeter is made to resemble Hera, only more matronly and of milder expression; her form is broader and fuller.
In early Ionian times she seems to have been represented as a natural matronly figure, sometimes accompanied by a child, and to have been a more typically Hellenic goddess than she became in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.