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.
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.
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.
Floral prints are considered spring and summer essentials today, but their look now is decidedly less matronly and much bolder.
matronly woman in her fifties, is visiting her homeland for the first time in 14 years.
matronly older lady who had been at the school a very long time.
matronly figure in silhouette, framed by the brightness of the gas-lit hall.
But I'm quite busty and I fear it would look matronly on me.
You won't find anything matronly here.
Don't feel relegated to matronly one-piece styles in dull colors if that's not you.
It's not too matronly because it's a two-piece.
It's not too racy and not too matronly, so shopping for one should be a breeze.
Pantsuits don't have to be boring or matronly.
A matronly Mrs. Claus will be wearing a long gown of red trimmed in white.
However, with women's Santa costumes you don't have to look matronly all the time.
Does that sound like a recipe for a matronly, ugly bra?
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.
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