5 Celebrity Dos and Don'ts for Dressing After 30

While there are no set rules on what you should wear depending on your age (wear whatever you feel confident in!), we have noticed pieces celebrities tend to avoid past 30. To give you a sense of the items you might want to think twice about, we rounded up the dos and don’ts of celeb dressing in the post-29 world.

To be honest, a lot of these rules can be applied to any age group, but especially as you enter into full-blown adulthood, things like investing in poor-quality suits, buying clothes that don’t fit you properly, and more, are less acceptable. Ahead, you’ll find our celeb-inspired comprehensive list of things to toss, plus the pieces you should be buying in order to abide by these stylish tips. 

Keep scrolling to check out what A-listers like Amal Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more don’t wear over the age of 30. Plus, shop the items they choose instead!


Once the early post-college years are over, it’s okay to ditch the lower-quality suit you picked up from a store and wore straight away for your first job interview.



Amal Clooney, 39
(Image credit: Mirrorpix)

On Amal Clooney: Dolce & Gabbana blazer, pants, and tote; Paul Andrew Zenadia Pumps ($675). 

Shop suits:


Sneakers are appropriate for any age, but there’s an art to styling trainers to feel elevated. The easiest way to make sneakers feel grown-up? Don’t pair them with gym clothes when you’re out and about.



Victoria Beckham, 43
(Image credit: Luis Yllanes/Splash News)

On Victoria Beckham: Cutler and Gross sunglasses; Adidas sneakers. 

Shop sneakers:


There’s no need to wear items that don’t fit. You should embrace your body and wear what will not only look great but also make you feel great.



Sarah Jessica Parker, 52
(Image credit: Felipe Ramales/Splash News)

Shop tailored pieces:


While you may not have had a clear sense of your personal style in your early 20s, you probably understand it a bit more as you get older. (Remember: It’s okay that it’s always evolving.) Try to avoid outfits that don’t feel authentic to you.



Beyoncé, 35
(Image credit: JosiahW/AKM-GSI)

On Beyoncé: Self-Portrait dress; Saint Laurent Classic Motorcycle Jacket ($4990); Manolo Blahnik pumps.

Shop items for different style personalities:


As Coco Chanel said, “Always remove one thing before you leave the house.” We couldn’t agree more. While you might have piled on accessories to try to make an outfit feel complete in your 20s, a few really strong extras that will subtly enhance your look are all you need.



Diane Keaton, 71
(Image credit: Splash News)

Shop minimal accessories:

What items do you think women over the age of 30 should wear? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

This post has been updated by Kristen Nichols. 

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.