To be honest, we find the idea of age-appropriate dressing quite boring. Indeed, we agree that most women past the age of 16 probably shouldn’t wear certain things (One Direction T-Shirts, for example), but to tell a women she shouldn’t wear a miniskirt or a pair of leggings because she’s over 40 is ludicrous.
That’s why we find a recent British survey released by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk a little distressing. It asked 1,711 women between the ages of 18-65 about their fashion spending habits, and found that that 53% felt they’d lost their confidence in their personal style at the average age of 42, partly due to having difficulty finding “age-appropriate” clothes.
Well, instead of going on a long preachy rant about what age-appropriate clothing really means, and ways to embrace personal style at any age, we’ve decided to show you the 50 most stylish older women we can think of—from 42 to 92—who are rocking the world with their fashion choices. Funnily enough, several women on our list including Jenna Lyons, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Sofia Coppola—are exactly 42 and we think their style is only getting better.
Read on for some serious inspiration, and proof that when it comes to personal style, age really is just a number.