Everyone Should Have an Epic 30th Birthday Outfit—Here Are the Best Ideas

I firmly believe there are two types of people in the world: people who love celebrating their birthday and those who remain rather indifferent, with the one exception of the 30th birthday. Turning 30 has always marked a major milestone—no matter where you may be in life—and it’s only fitting that it’s celebrated properly. Whether you choose to host a chill dinner with select close friends or throw the soirée of the century, 30th birthdays were made for celebrating. 

That being said, we’ve curated 11 different outfit ideas, ranging from full-glam moments including fun cocktail dresses to casual yet sophisticated ensembles with elevated classics, to help ring in another year around the sun. And if you tend to err on the indifferent side of birthdays or typically find stress in party planning, we’ve got you covered for outfit inspiration. Ahead, discover 11 30th birthday outfits that honestly will make you want to turn 30 if you aren’t yet. 

1. Eye-Catching Cutouts
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@sarweingarten

We're all about a subtle cutout this year.

2. Sassy Miniskirt
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@emilisindlev
 
 

Introducing the most versatile 30th birthday outfit: the simple tank + skirt. To dress it up, style this with pumps or make it feel more casual with sneakers for a daytime party.

3. Lime-Green Stunner
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@chloepierreldn

Everything about this outfit screams, "I am the queen turning 30 today."

4. Blue Dream
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@chainky

You simply cannot go wrong with this top-and-skirt combination. Together, they could not be more flattering.

5. Feather Fun
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@cassdimicco

For those wanting to make a real statement, have a full-on feather moment.

6. Tailored Yet Fun
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@anaasaber

A classic, tailored suit, but spice it up with a cheeky bra top for a fun evening out.

7. Cream Dream
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This was undoubtedly the year of the matching sets—both in loungewear and formalwear. So whether you're headed out for a night on the town or going for a bit more low-key celebration, try investing in a two-piece set.

8. Sophisticated Wrap
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@alessandragl

If your birthday happens to be over the fall or winter months, this is the perfect outfit to celebrate in. 

9. Cutout Delight
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There's no denying that the cutout top is having a moment in the spotlight. For a more casual yet elevated look, pair the top with a pair of high-waisted denim. 

10. Can't-Miss-Me Blazer Dress
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For me, dressing up is all about playing with bold, vibrant colors. 

11. Sequin Statement
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@cassklatzkow
 

Last, but certainly not least, if you are ever in doubt about what to wear on your 30th birthday (or any birthday for that matter), opt for a little sparkle.