Myth: If you have a tummy, you need to hide it under looser clothes.

Truth: If you have a tummy, you need to wear fitted clothes that camouflage it. The tummy is an issue for pretty much every woman at some point. If you were pregnant and had children, there’s always a tiny bit of tummy left even if it’s just some extra skin that won’t go away. If you go through menopause, you gain a few pounds and the tummy becomes more noticeable.

Myth: You may wear whatever you want, and if anyone tells you otherwise, it’s just shaming and judgmental.

Truth: No one’s shaming or judging anyone. While I’ve gotten tons of compliments on my writing and the advice I offer, I have heard people tell me I’m wrong. They say I’m shaming people over what they wear or that I’m being judgmental. Here’s why that’s incorrect.

Myth: If you’re an older adult, you need to get rid of anything fun and youthful because those things are not appropriate.

Myth: Even if you’re older, you may still wear any fun items you want however you want.

Truth: You need to take the middle ground.

I struggled this week to find a way to elevate the annual Met Ball to something other than its theme of “camp,” based on the famous essay by Susan Sontag. Maybe I could find divine merit in Gal Gadot’s Givenchy ensemble of black and white lace with matching thigh high boots and a superwoman cape, but I failed to do so. I tried again with the very modest Gucci gown with sequined dragon shoulder applications reminiscent of HBO’s wildly popular “Game of Thrones.” However, there was not much I could go on except perhaps the inspiration comes from the creation of the taninim as told by Rashi in Bereishis (Genisis).

The itsy-bitsy yellow polka dot swimsuit just got revised. The yearly swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated must have gotten a mussar speech on modesty before publication this year. For the first time in its history, the famous swimwear issue has been “covered up.”

Napoleon did not have much money when he was ready to propose marriage to soon-to-be-Empress Josephine. He collected all the money he could to purchase his fiancé a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring on a gold band. In a design setting named “you and me,” the sapphire stones are only one carat each yet have a priceless historic value.