Miranda Kerr dresses up for her man, should you?
By Lyka Mae P. Chiang
Miranda Kerr is many women’s dream. Known for her slim figure and slaying catwalks, she was indeed born to be a runway star. But despite her success in the industry, she still takes time to play the role of a loving wife to her billionaire husband.
Earlier this year, the renowned model tied the knot with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. Now, she’s opening up about her married life. And her tip for a healthy relationship? Dressing to please her man.
In an interview with The Edit, Kerr said that “men are visual” and women “need to make a little effort.” And here, we listed some points to see if this should also apply to other women.
Dressing up to please your man
Gone were the days when women dress up to please men. Today, empowered women just flaunt themselves in a nice dress to feel good despite what others might think or say. But in the model’s case, she said she does it for the purpose of looking nice for her husband.
“When [Evan] comes home, I make sure to have a nice dress on and the candles lit. We make time to have a nice dinner together,” the model stated during the interview.
Most women would argue, “You don’t have to make an effort of changing yourself just to please your man. If he loves you, he’ll accept you no matter what.” But for the model’s situation, she’s not really transforming herself, rather she’s doing it because she wants to and it makes her happy. And for that reason, we see nothing wrong with it.
Balancing work and family
While Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has issued a manifest urging women to focus more on themselves and their career, the model prefers to lean back from work and just do her thing as a wife to make a “nice balance.”
“At work, I’m like, ‘We need to do this!’ and, ‘This needs to happen!’” she explained. “But at home, I slip into my feminine and empower Evan to be in his masculine.”
Many women may not agree with Kerr’s belief, but it really is never wrong to make a balance between work and family. In fact, when you’ve been tied with the same job for many years, you tend to look for something different. It may not apply to all, but for some, such is the case. And for some of these women, turning their attention to their personal lives is the best option.
Give and take
While the model empowers Spiegel by making a little effort of dressing up and taking good care of him, she makes sure that her husband returns the good deed. Kerr, who’s also a CEO of her own skincare company Kora Organics, said that her husband encourages her to take some time away from modeling and focus on her business.
“Evan inspired me,” she told the magazine. “He said, ‘Why are you spending your energy working for other companies when you should be focusing on your own? You need to take a risk. If you believe in this, put everything into it.’”
In a relationship, it’s nice to have a balance and know how to do it. The case may be different for everyone, but for Kerr and Spiegel, this is their way of doing it. And if it makes them happier and their ties stronger, then we should let them be.
But the question is should you do it? Well, it really is up to you. If you feel like you want to make a little effort to look nice for your man then do it. If you feel like you want to focus more on him rather than your job, do it. Remember, taking care of your man doesn’t make you any less of a woman, and that same goes when your man takes care of you. It’s a give and take cycle, and the longer you stay with him, the more you will realize it.
And for the record, there is nothing wrong with dressing up for your man if no one forces you to do it—even when others tell you otherwise.