50 Women Who Prove Personal Style Gets Better With Age

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50 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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Click through to see 50 of the most stylish women between the ages of 42 and 92!

Who: Model Carmen Dell'Orefice Age: 82

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Who: Iris Apfel, former interior designer and fashion icon Age: 92

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Who: Actress Tilda Swinton Age: 52

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Who: J.Crew President Jenna Lyons Age: 42

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Who: Kylie Minogue, pop star Age: 45

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Who: Emmanuelle Alt, Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue Age: 46

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Who: Carine Roitfeld, Former French Vogue editor in chief and current editor CR Fashion Book Age: 58

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Who: Cate Blanchett, actress Age: 44

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Who: Iman, model and businesswoman Age: 58

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Who: Anna Dello Russo, fashion editor and consultant Age: 51

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Who: Lauren Hutton Age: 69

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Who: Actress Diane Keaton Age: 67

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Who: First lady Michelle Obama Age: 49

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Who: Legendary Stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele Age: 63

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Who: Sofia Coppola Age: 42

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Who: Bergdorf Goodman executive Linda Fargo Age: 53

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Who: Actress Helen Mirren Age: 68

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Who: Designer Diane von Furstenberg Age: 66

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Who: Actress, singer and French style muse Charlotte Gainsbourg Age: 42

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Who: Co-Founder of Moda Opernadi Aslaug Magnusdottir Age: 46

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Who: Designer Isabel Marant Age: 46

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Who: Actress Elaine Stritch Age: 88

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Who: Actress Julianne Moore Age: 52

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Who: Designer Carolina Herrera Age: 74

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Who: Producer and environmentalist (and Colin Firth's wife) Livia Firth Age: 43

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Who: Singer Mary J. Blige Age: 42

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Who: Fashion icon Daphne Guinness Age: 45

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Who: Legendary comedian Joan Rivers Age: 80

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Who: Supermodel and designer Elle Macpherson Age: 49

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Who: Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns Age: 44

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Who: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour Age: 63

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Who: Supermodel Naomi Campbell Age: 43

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Who: Actress Robin Wright Age: 47

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Who: Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon Age: 46

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Name: Sarah Jessica Parker Age: 48

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Who: Supermodel Stephanie Seymour Age: 45

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Who: Italian Actress Monica Bellucci Age: 48

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Who: Designer Tory Burch Age: 47

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Who: Stylist  Rachel Zoe Age: 42

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Who: Actress Annette Bening Age: 55

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Who: Actress Naomi Watts Age: 44

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Who: Artist, actress, and woman-about-town Anh Duong Age: 52

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Who: Actress Jane Fonda Age: 75

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Who: Singer Gwen Stefani Age: 43

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Who: Actress Sophia Loren Age: 78

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Who: Tina Turner Age: 73

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Who: Actress Jessica Lange Age: 64

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