Cate Blanchett Is the Best Dressed 50-Year-Old Ever—and These 5 Outfits Show Why

"Ageless fashion" is a term that editors have latched onto over the last few years, and Cate Blanchett is one of the best examples of why you should wear whatever you want at any age. The 50-year-old Hollywood actress always looks elegant and graceful, however, she is never afraid of making an impact with her styling choices and just having fun. This is a woman who is more likely to wear a feathered cape than a little black dress, and her red carpet back catalogue is filled with theatrical couture creations that are anything but safe. This week she is promoting her latest film, Where'd You Go Bernadette, and she hasn't disappointed on the outfit front.

Cate's stylist Elizabeth Stewart expertly blends classic pieces, such as timeless workwear staples by The Row and black stilettos by Sergio Rossi, with real show-stoppers. This week she has worn a bright pink trouser suit by Akris, for example, and an '80s trouser suit by Alexander McQueen that most other actresses would shy away from. Keep scrolling to see the five winning outfits Cate Blanchett has worn this week. 

Outfit 1


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Style Notes: Cate wears a printed blouse by The Row with a pair of brown high-waisted, wide-leg trousers and simple black court shoes by Sergio Rossi.


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Outfit 2


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Style Notes: Cate wears a yellow silk blouse by The Row with cut-out details on the sleeves with black high-waisted trousers and a black court shoe. 


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Outfit 3


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Style Notes: Cate pairs her Pepto Bismol–pink trouser suit with simple white trainers.


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Outfit 4


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Style Notes: Cate is never one to shy away from a daring catwalk trend, and here she wears a statement '80s suit with Quality Street wrapper–esque sleeves by Alexander McQueen. 


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Outfit 5


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Style Notes: Cate re-wears her orange trousers with a simple blouse and black tuxedo jacket. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for A/W 1 9.

Emma Spedding