I’m 53 – trolls tell me to ‘dress my age’ when I post bikini thirst traps but I don’t care, they’re just jealous

AFTER two kids and one divorce, one 53-year-old is letting her newfound self-confidence and sexy style shine on social media — regardless of the trolls telling her not to.

JoMarie Casarella stuns in tight-fitting leopard print dresses and little bikinis because, to her, fashion is limitless at any age, and she doesn’t want to look like her mother once did.

JoMarie Casarella is a 53-year-old mom-of-two who refuses to dress ‘age-appropriately’ and posts bikini pictures onlineSean AllenIn an exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun, she said she thinks the concept of ‘dressing your age’ is ‘nonsense’Instagram / jcasa811

“I am pro-women, empowering women, and not having to be put in a box of how a 50-year-old woman is supposed to be, supposed to act, or suppose to look like,” JoMarie told The U.S. Sun.

Rather than donning modest clothing that conceals her physique, JoMarie shows a lot of skin — and she doesn’t care who sees it.

During quarantine, unimaginable boredom inspired the New Yorker’s foray into social media.

JoMarie (@momlife1969) had been watching women around her age post thirst trap videos on TikTok and she was inspired.

“I had seen these other women’s videos on my page playing up the whole ‘cougar,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, I can do this,’” she proclaimed.

Thus her bikini parading era began.

Shots of her strutting in bright blue bathing suits and lounging in raunchy white two-pieces fill her page.

The independent woman keeps her outfits casual but adds spice with prints and bright colors.

Even when she goes to work for Westchester County Social Services, her trendy style never slows to a simmer.

JoMarie’s usual look includes a pair of form-fitting denim, a sweater, and her trusty pink boots — which she’ll never give up.

Though her initial social media intentions were about making money, JoMarie is now focused on being an advocate for defying the “age-appropriate” style argument.

On the concept of “dressing your age,” JoMarie said: “I think that’s total nonsense.

“You should wear what you feel comfortable in, what makes you feel good about yourself.

“And that’s what I mean when I say I don’t want to be my mother’s 53.” 

It wasn’t until JoMarie was in her 50s, started lifting weights, and split from her husband that she felt confidentInstagram / jcasa811

“It’s newfound freedom and confidence. I feel comfortable dressing the way I dress.

“I never wore bikinis my entire life until after I turned 50,” JoMarie admitted.

While the mom-of-two is basking in this unfamiliar self-assured stage, internet haters attempt to break her down.

According to JoMarie, critics mostly comment on the bathing suit debuts, but “very seldom.”

“If I do get them, they’re usually on those videos.

“They never have a picture, so I can’t tell if it’s a man or a woman who commented. They don’t have the nerve to show their face.

“I really don’t pay much attention to them. I don’t even delete them. I just leave them on there.

“They don’t know me, so it doesn’t bother me.” 

JoMarie interprets the negativity as insecurity, so she doesn’t take it personally.

She said: “Maybe they feel threatened or insecure with themselves. Maybe they’re jealous, I don’t know.”

But most of her feedback, both in-person and online, is positive.

Interested men will tell her she’s “beautiful” and fill the comments with requests to be her partner.

Sean AllenInternet trolls try to make her feel bad about herself in bathing suits, but she believes they’re just insecure about themselves[/caption]

“I get compliments all the time about not looking my age,” JoMarie professed.

“I’m flattered because I honestly never received this much attention, even in my 20s or 30s.

“I guess I’ve been noticed more now because of my confidence.”

Even as a mother to a 20-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter, the creator isn’t afraid to expose her body online.

After consistently lifting weights at the gym, starting a skincare regimen, and splitting from her husband, JoMarie feels there’s been no better time to show what she’s got.

But she did admit her children don’t always love when she does on social media.

Still, JoMarie encourages more women her age to listen only to themselves with their style.

“Don’t be afraid. Have fun. Life is too short. Wear what makes you happy and what makes you feel good,” she said.

“Don’t worry about what others think. You’re responsible for yourself. Nobody else is paying your bills.”

JoMarie doesn’t feel any obligation toward anyone. Instead, she’s allowing her fashion creativity to run free.

The content mom doesn’t plan on toning down her raunchy looks anytime soon.

She plans on keeping up the edginess well into her 80s.

“Dressing conservatively is boring,” she said.

JoMarie encourages other women her age to not listen to what people think, and just dress in a way that makes them happySean Allen