47 Women Who Prove Personal Style Gets Better With Age

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47 Women Who Prove Personal Style Gets Better With Age
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To be honest, we find the idea of age-appropriate dressing quite boring. While it’s true that most people past the age of 16 probably shouldn’t live for certain things (One Direction T-Shirts, for example), there are plenty of stylish older women who prove that telling someone over the age of 40 they shouldn’t wear a miniskirt or a pair of leggings is ludicrous.

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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 most stylish older women we can think of—from 45 to 95—who are rocking the world with their fashion choices.

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Read on for some serious inspiration, and proof that when it comes to personal style, age really is just a number.

Originally published December 2013. Updated March 2017.

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Who: Model Carmen Dell'Orefice

Age: 85

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Who: Iris Apfel, former interior designer and fashion icon

Age: 95

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Who: Actress Tilda Swinton

Age: 56

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Who: J.Crew President Jenna Lyons

Age: 45

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Who: Kylie Minogue, pop star

Age: 48

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Who: Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue

Age: 49

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Who: Carine Roitfeld, Former French Vogue editor in chief and current editor CR Fashion Book

Age: 62

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Who: Cate Blanchett, actress

Age: 47

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Who: Iman, model and businesswoman

Age: 61

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Who: Anna Dello Russo, fashion editor and consultant

Age: 54

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Who: Lauren Hutton

Age: 73

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Who: Actress Diane Keaton

Age: 71

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Who: Michelle Obama

Age: 53

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Who: Legendary Stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele

Age: 67

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Who: Sofia Coppola

Age: 45

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Who: Bergdorf Goodman executive Linda Fargo

Age: 56

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Who: Actress Helen Mirren

Age: 71

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Who: Designer Diane von Furstenberg

Age: 70

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Who: Actress, singer and French style muse Charlotte Gainsbourg

Age: 45

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Who: Co-Founder of Moda Operand, Aslaug Magnusdottir

Age: 49

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Who: Designer Isabel Marant

Age: 49

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Legendary actress Elaine Stritch passed away in 2014, but her style lives on. This is a photo of her in 2013 at the age of 88.

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Who: Actress Julianne Moore

Age: 56

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival

Who: Designer Carolina Herrera

Age: 78

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Who: Producer and environmentalist Livia Firth

Age: 47

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Who: Singer Mary J. Blige

Age: 46

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Who: Fashion icon Daphne Guinness

Age: 49

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We couldn't have this list without Rivers! She died in 2014, but her fashion was always on point. This is a photo of her in 2013 at the age of 80.

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Who: Supermodel and designer Elle Macpherson

Age: 52

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Who: Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns

Age: 48

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Who: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour

Age: 67

Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon

Who: Supermodel Naomi Campbell

Age: 46

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Who: Actress Robin Wright

Age: 50

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Who: Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon

Age: 49

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Name: Sarah Jessica Parker

Age: 51

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Who: Supermodel Stephanie Seymour

Age: 48

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Who: Italian Actress Monica Bellucci

Age: 52

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Who: Designer Tory Burch

Age: 50

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Who: Stylist Rachel Zoe

Age: 45

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Who: Actress Annette Bening

Age: 58

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Who: Actress Naomi Watts

Age: 48

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Who: Artist, actress, and woman-about-town Anh Duong

Age: 56

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Roger Vivier

Who: Actress Jane Fonda

Age: 79

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Who: Singer Gwen Stefani

Age: 47

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Who: Actress Sophia Loren

Age: 82

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Who: Tina Turner

Age: 77

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Who: Actress Jessica Lange

Age: 67

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