While great style exists at every age, it takes time to be considered an icon. While Hollywood (and the fashion industry too) has garnered a reputation for shining a glaring spotlight on youth, here at Who What Wear, we look to women of all ages as a source of inspiration. It goes without saying that there's something about women with a few more decades of experience that sets their style apart. Maybe it's a sense of ease or understanding of their personal style, maybe it's the fact that they've road tested a lot of outfits to figure out what works for them, but either way, there are a number of over-50 celebrities whose style we return to over and over again.
Below we're highlighting eight of these inspiring women and explaining what we aspire to achieve from each of their unique looks. From a mastery of professional dressing to an ability to wear bold pieces that might shake someone younger, you'll find a lesson in style in each of these women. Ranging in age from 51 to 70-plus, these women have experience that we can all put to good use. Check it out below.
Former first lady Michelle Obama has mastered the art of business casual, but it's her devotion to up-and-coming designers that makes her style especially inspiring.
Available in sizes FR 34 to 46.
Model and mother of Tesla founder Elon Musk, Maye is a fashion force all her own. From bold prints to playful styling, she's not afraid to take risks.
Available in size XL.
Angela Bassett's red carpet style always stands out because she never shies away from eye-catching colors. While orange or yellow may seem intimidating to many, Angela is proof that the more color the better.
Available in sizes X to 4X.
Leave it to French actress Huppert to prove that Parisian stylish is effortlessly chic at any age. In her repertoire: tailored suiting, form-fitting dresses, and of course, a crisp leather jacket.
Available in sizes FR 34 to 44.
For women who love a little drama, whether that be sparkle, feathers, or swoon-worthy prints, model Iman is the woman to watch. She effortlessly incorporates statement-making pieces into an everyday wardrobe.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
An icon both on screen and off it, Lauren Hutton's style is dynamic. She can easily keep things casual but manages to dress up leggings in a way that feels perfectly fancy.
Available in sizes X to 3X.
Cindy Crawford may have inspired a generation in nothing but a pair of jeans, but the model and mother pulls off everything from summery dresses to athleisure with a cool effortlessness.
Available in sizes XXS to XL.
If there's one lesson to be learned from Halle Berry, it's to never be afraid to show some skin. The actress often opts for daring necklines or high hems and does it completely effortlessly.
Available in sizes FR 34 to 40.
Now how's that for an inspiring and stylish bunch?