Finding Fashion Inspiration from Style Icons over 60

Fashion isn’t only for people in their 20s or 30s, many actresses and icons over 60 are creating trends, hitting the red carpets and dressing to look their best for every occasion. As fashion followers ourselves, we think it’s time to shine a spotlight on these remarkable fashion icons who have been inspiring ladies all around the world for decades.

Meet the style icons who are embracing fashion over 60 and letting their individuality shine with elegance, confidence, and timeless styles. From Diane Keaton's authentic style that emphasises comfort and personality to Jane Fonda and her captivating elegance and attention to detail, there are countless icons that we’ve fallen in love with, and that’s before we even mention Helen Mirren with her impeccable bold colours and luxurious outfits! These ladies are taking the fashion world by storm and aren’t letting anything stand in the way of their ability to shine. So, let us introduce you to some of the most stylish icons and actresses over 60 and share with you how you can replicate their fashion to find your own flair.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is an 86-year-old celebrated activist and actress who balances timeless elegance with sophistication in her outfits. Her classic silhouettes and modern twists reflect her belief in self-expression and embracing your age with grace and poise, whether she’s wearing her sleek suits or flowing gowns. Fonda advocates for embracing your style rather than adhering blindly to trends. She is big on sustainability and actively discourages fast fashion all while continuing to dazzle the crowds. Buying quality clothes that last and even reusing old outfits on red carpets is something that Fonda does passionately, showing the world that looking your best isn’t just about having the latest fashion. You can look good in clothes no matter how many times you’ve worn them!

If you want to follow Fonda’s fashion, try investing in quality over quantity when it comes to clothes. Invest in tailored blazers, versatile dresses, and well-fitting trousers. Well-fitting clothes are the key to looking your best and having outfits that complement your figure. Jane Fonda lets her personality shine as she embraces sequins and sparkles in her outfits, something you will find most fashion icons do - embrace their personality. 

To get the Jane Fonda look, explore our range of dresses and find something dazzling that will suit your figure. Confidence is key when it comes to looking good, we at Lily Ella believe that you can’t look good if you don’t feel good, and the key to feeling good is embracing yourself and your style to unapologetically be yourself and own your look, just like Jane Fonda does. If you’re not sure where to start when buying clothes that defy fast fashion and creating a wardrobe that best suits you, check out our blog on building a capsule wardrobe for women over 50 so that you can make the most out of your clothes without having to keep up with the everchanging trends.

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is a 78-year-old American actress who is known for effortlessly blending masculine tailoring with feminine grace. Her trademark style of oversized blazers and iconic wide-brimmed hats exude confidence and personality. However, her style is a lot easier to replicate than you might think. Keaton’s style is known for being a lot more minimalistic than most other style icons, and if you want to replicate her style then you should look for neutral colours, smart trousers and a classic style. 

Her ability to embrace her style and personality over trends gives her an air of authenticity as Keaton has managed to find the line between sophistication and comfort. Keaton has stated she wears pants because they are more comfortable to her than dresses, and comfort is essential when finding the right style for you. We believe feeling comfortable in your clothes is a big part of finding your style, so if you find yourself wanting to replicate Keaton's style and embrace comfort, then you’ll want to make sure you wear some stylish scarves with your outfits along with a sleek blazer and some fashionable pants. Keaton is a big fan of layering, which if you're not familiar with doing can be intimidating. But don’t worry here at Lily Ella we have a guide to help you learn the art of layering to get you started with your Keaton-inspired look.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is 78 years of age and is the epitome of bold yet sophisticated. She rocks dramatic silhouettes and eye-catching patterns and she consistently showcases her impeccable attention to detail. Mirren is not afraid to experiment with styles and embraces difference regularly, even being as bold as temporarily dying her hair pink to coordinate it with one of her stunning pink dress looks. 

Just like Helen, you should feel confident in what you're wearing. Feeling empowered and embracing age with grace and pride is one of the best roads to having style. If you’re after the Helen Mirren look then you’ll want to find some dazzling accessories and keep a close eye on the details of your outfits, make sure to think about how your hairstyle will compliment your outfit for a classic Mirren look. Mirren will often tie her hair back into a bun if she is wearing a particularly bright dress to balance out the bold with something more subtle like slicked-back hair. This trick helps to bring attention to her dress, which is the vocal point of her outfit. 

For the Mirren look you will want to try something a bit more vibrant, bright blazers and figure-hugging dresses. If you’re unsure what dress type will suit your body shape, however, you can check out our guide on what dresses best suit your body shape

If you want to read more about why Helen Mirren is such a style icon at 75 then you can click the link and read our blog post that we have dedicated to her to learn more about her and her style.

Find your iconic style with Lily Ella

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