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These 14 Fashionable Celebs Over 60 Prove That True Style Only Gets Better with Age

Real talk: Women over a certain age often are basically invisible, as far as the fashion industry is concerned. But we’re here to prove that’s a load of crap. Take, for instance, these 14 fashion influencers, all of whom solidified their style way before the word “influencer” even existed.

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Iman, 62

Was there ever a more fashionable couple than Iman and the late, great David Bowie? We never would have thought that burgundy, hot pink and cobalt blue could work so well together, and yet there she stands…and here we are loving it.

Get the look: J Brand blazer ($695); Gibson top ($35); Joseph pants ($158)

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We love how Iman can take a seemingly matronly caftan and make it look like sexy evening wear. (Hint: It’s all about the subtle shimmer and black accessories.)

Get the look: Zizanie caftan ($222); Ettika necklace ($63)

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Feathers and sequins are very mother of the bride. But Iman proves they can look a little more exciting (while still age-appropriate) when worn in shell and trouser form.

Get the look: BCBGeneration jacket ($118); Aje top ($107); Rachel Zoe pants ($395)

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Oprah, 64

Sure, she’s a philanthropic icon. But we think it’s high time to recognize her as a fashion icon as well. Take this elegant ensemble: The open neckline shows just enough of her clavicle to be sexy while the wide knotted belt nips her at the waist. 

Get the look: Chico's top ($31); Torrid belt ($20); Jucca skirt ($169)

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O is the queen of finding a silhouette she loves and then playing around with small changes and iterations. Lady rocks a ¾-sleeve top and A-line skirt duo.

Get the look: Lela Rose dress ($479); Brooks Brothers belt ($29); Michael Michael Kors heels ($110)

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She even wore her signature style to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, though this time she switched it up with a two-tiered skirt and giant fascinator hat.

Get the look: San Diego Hat Company hat ($58); Bardot dress ($139); Malone Souliers heels ($595)

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Tina Knowles, 64

Back in the day, Mama Knowles designed and created Destiny’s Child’s looks and even had her own brand, House of Deréon. So it’s no surprise she knows a thing or two about dressing well. A body-con dress, for instance, runs the risk of looking too young. But the long sleeves, midi length and ruching details give it sophisticated appeal.

Get the look: Anthropologie beret ($38); Banana Republic necklace ($78); Moschino dress ($268); Street Level bag ($62); Nina heels ($79)

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See how a well-placed statement belt and oversize cuff bracelet takes this sleek jumpsuit from simple to stunning?

Get the look: Norma Kamali jumpsuit ($175); ASOS belt ($32); House of Harlow 1960 bracelet ($47)

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Think you can’t wear bold colors into your 60s and beyond? Just take a page from Tina and stick to tailored pieces that look sharp and streamlined.

Get the look: Boden blazer ($152) and pants ($49); Chico's top ($20); Clarks heels ($110)

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Pat Cleveland, 68

She was one of the world’s first true supermodels as well as one of the first African-American models to find success on a global scale. And while she isn’t walking the runway as often as she used to, Cleveland is still a fan of pieces that look beautiful in motion.

Get the look: Unique 21 blazer ($72) and pants ($51); Stelan top ($31); Seychelles heels ($120)

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Cleveland loves wide-leg pants, capes and billowing midi dresses: All elegant showstoppers that are as comfortable as they are stylish.

Get the look: St. John cape ($678); Farm Rio dress ($208); Splendid boots ($149)

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Just because you’re over 6o doesn’t mean you can’t show a little skin. Pick whatever body part you like best—your shoulders, your calves, your décolletage and show it off with a one-shoulder top, knee-length hem or sweetheart neckline.

Get the look: Boohoo top ($28); Kenzo skirt ($445); Louise et Cie wedges ($100)

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Anna Wintour, 68

We know, we know, of course the editor in chief of Vogue magazine would have a wildly enviable wardrobe. But we’ve long appreciated her love of prints and refusal to give in to the all-black uniform of her peers.

Get the look: BaubleBar necklace ($48); Saloni dress ($417); Marc Fisher Ltd. heels ($160)

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Even super-bright hues, like this vibrant yellow, look elegant instead of cartoonish when found on a buttoned up shirtdress or sleek shift.

Get the look: J.Crew necklace ($118); Diane von Furstenburg dress ($498); Sam Edelman heels ($120)

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Not a fan of showing much skin? Follow Wintour’s lead and try a simple midi dress with fitted boots that go up past the hemline. And of course, a fabulous coat to top it all off.

Get the look: Melinda Maria necklace ($178); Halogen coat ($130); Gal Meets Glam dress ($210); Charles by Charles David boots ($190)

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Meryl Streep, 69

Her performances may steal the show, but when it comes to personal style, Streep is more about understated elegance. Take the black-and-white look here—simple, stylish and utterly chic.

Get the look: Derek Lam 10 Crosby jacket ($475); Susana Monaco top ($139); Alice + Olivia pants ($295)

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Streep knows the power of a great accessory. This cobalt blue dress is nice, but the beaded belt, contrasting bag and trendy embellished heels make it look even more interesting.

Get the look: Atlein dress ($622); Nordstrom belt ($49); Madison West bag ($30); Badgley Mischka heels ($60)

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Streep has definitely gotten kookier as she ages, but it totally works. This feather-trimmed Prada coat comes across as funky yet polished, thanks to crisp trousers and conservative hair and makeup.

Get the look: Prada coat ($2,380); J.Crew pants ($90); Tory Burch clutch ($278); Rockport shoes ($135)

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Linda Rodin, 70

After a long and illustrious career as a stylist, Linda Rodin started her very own beauty line, Rodin Olio Lusso, when she was 59 years old. And while she’s found as much success in the beauty world as she did in fashion, Rodin didn’t exactly ditch all her styling knowledge at the door.

Get the look: Jane Post jacket ($475); Rebecca Valance dress ($147); Mango bag ($30); SeaVees sneakers ($97)

Rodin creates interest in her outfits with print, texture and color. Even something as simple as jeans and a turtleneck can look chic when you go for contrasting separates like a dark, busy top and light-wash denim.

Get the look: Joie turtleneck ($134); Unpublished jeans ($70); Axel Arigato sneakers ($235)

Rodin uses lip color and quirky glasses to tie her outfits together. Here, she brings the blood red vibe all the way up and down.

Get the look: ASOS jacket ($103); Tanya Taylor sweater ($295); K by Kersh skirt ($45); Sam Edelman flats ($45)

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Susan Sarandon, 71

Think trendy boiler suits are only for millennials? Think platform sneakers are best left to the Spice Girls? No way, says Sarandon.

Get the look: Caara jumpsuit ($178); Frye sneakers ($228)

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Sarandon’s style very much follows the mantra, “If you’ve got it, flaunt it,” and she makes no apologies for showing off her greatest assets.

Get the look: Gentle Monster sunglasses ($240); Rachel Zoe gown ($625)

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On the other hand, Sarandan shows that a little maturity grants you the freedom to do whatever the hell you want. A fitted suit looks just as good (and still feminine) with lace-up brogues as it does with a pair of stilettos.

Get the look: Elie Tahari blazer ($398) and pants ($198); Sanctuary top ($79); Nine West shoes ($60)

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Helen Mirren, 72

A metallic purple trench coat and zebra tassel flats aren't easy to pull off, but by God is Helen Mirren doing it.

Get the look: J.Crew coat ($130); Pilcro jumpsuit ($168); Schutz flats ($102)

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Instead of overly ornate or complicated evening wear, Mirren goes for simple (and comfortable) pieces in interesting colors. Cozy cashmere to a movie premiere? Yes, please.

Get the look: John Lewis sweater ($90); Rosie Assoulin skirt ($514); Rocio clutch ($560)

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We cannot stress enough the power of a great coat. And while we adore Mirren’s matching midi dress, this look would be just as gorgeous with an LBD in its place.

Get the look: H&M hat ($7); ASOS coat ($71); Topshop dress ($45); Coach bag ($395)

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Diane Keaton, 72

We know Keaton’s style is often referred to as “borrowed from the boys” but really, we’d rather borrow straight from the actress. (Plus, you tell us, what man would look half as good in that bowler hat and oversize suit, hmm?)

Get the look: Rag & Bone hat ($225); Sandro coat ($373); Lewit pants ($269); Coldwater Creek turtleneck ($70); Halogen belt ($39)

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She’s no one-suit pony, either. Keaton loves to pair masculine with feminine, as she does here with a high-collar shirt, structured blazer, fitted pencil skirt and the girlish combo of socks with heels.

Get the look: McQ Alexander McQueen jacket ($487); J.Crew shirt ($55); Nordstrom skirt ($329); Falke socks ($22); Sam Edelman heels ($120)

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Use accessories to inject your own sense of style into an otherwise elementary look. Keaton’s lace-up boots and fingerless gloves give this white jacket and LBD a whole new quirky vibe.

Get the look: Scala hat ($51); Mansur Gavriel coat ($358); Three Dots turtleneck ($67); DKNY skirt ($165); Mackage gloves ($150); Dr. Martens boots ($160)

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Tina Turner, 78

Big wheel keep on turnin’, Tina Turner’s style keep on burnin’. The music legend wears mostly black these days, but don’t assume that translates to boring. Metallic threads and a touch of sequins keep her from fading into the crowd.

Get the look: Temperly London jumpsuit ($1,895); Nina heels ($50)

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Want to conceal your arms without feeling like a nun? Take a note from Turner and choose a sheer cardigan that provides just the right amount of coverage.

Get the look: Eileen Fisher cardigan ($195); Johnny Was dress ($358); Rockport flats ($130)

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Never underestimate the power of a great suit…or a bold accessory, like Turner’s show-stopping pair of bangles.

Get the look: J.Crew blazer ($148) and pants ($98); Alexis Bittar bracelet ($245); Sondra Roberts clutch ($38); Charles by Charles David heels ($100)

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Jane Fonda, 80

The woman may have invented athlesiure, but it’s her recent red carpet looks that really grabbed our attention. We love how this gown fits her like a glove and shows off her figure without actually baring any skin.

Get the look: Reem Acra dress ($2,695); Nordstrom clutch ($35); Linea Paolo heels ($120)

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Even in jeans and a T-shirt, Fonda knows to pay close attention to fit and accessorize with funky belts and hats.

Get the look: Peter Grimm hat ($50); Avec Les Filles scarf ($32); Time's Up T-shirt ($30); Leatherock belt ($128); Warp & Weft jeans ($98); Fantasy sandals ($98)

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The one thing to take away from Fonda’s greatest wardrobe hits? Know your body and get your clothes tailored, dammit.

Get the look: Rachel Zoe blazer ($425) and pants ($395); Old Navy top ($33); Vince Camuto heels ($79)

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Carmen Dell’orefice, 87

She appeared on the cover of Vogue at the ripe old age of 15 and has been consistently booking jobs for the past 72 years, making her the oldest working model in the biz. And while her numerous campaigns and runway appearances can speak for themselves, Dell’Orefice also never fails to look the part of a supermodel.

Get the look: Cartonnier blazer ($138); Christian Siriano dress ($2,200); Carolee necklace ($62); Chico's necklace ($56)

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Dell’Orefice usually goes for simple pieces in luxurious fabrics, like silk, satin and brocade—basically an instant recipe for elegance.

Get the look: Alice + Olivia top ($295); The JetSet Diaries pants ($58); Jimmy Choo heels ($375)

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Another tip: Add a long statement necklace to a mostly black outfit to slim and elongate your frame.

Get the look: Neiman Marcus Leather Collection jacket ($312); Anthropologie necklace ($48); Anne Klein top ($89); Ann Taylor pants ($98)

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Iris Apfel, 96

The fashion set has been obsessed with Apfel and her work as an interior designer and textile creator for a very long time, but it wasn’t until the release of her 2014 documentary Iris that the rest of the world caught on to her sartorial genius.

Get the look: Rara Avis glasses ($90); F.R.S. For Restless Sleepers coat ($1,940); Charlotte Simone faux fur stole ($243); Amazon necklace ($19); BaubleBar necklace ($24); J.Crew necklace ($98); Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets ($50 for set of 4); Alexis Bittar bracelet ($85); Børn shoes ($90)

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Seriously, Apfel doesn’t just stop at piling on color after color. She goes all in and adds a stack of chunky bangles, feathered brooches, printed socks, a fuzzy stole and a bright red lip to almost every outfit.

Get the look: La Double J coat ($762); Natori bracelet ($49); JCPenney bracelet ($50); Victoria Haymen bracelet ($225);

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A great way to ease into Apfel's "more is more" approach: Start with one colorful printed piece, like her geometric tunic here, and then add as many black "extras" as you'd like. 

Get the look: ASOS coat ($119); Urbancode faux fur stole ($51); BaubleBar necklace ($38); Free People bracelet ($20); Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet ($35); Soko bracelet ($50); House of Harlow 1960 bracelet ($80); Naturalizer shoes ($110)