Mature Style Shines at Chanel Show

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Young starlets like Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Alexa Chung made headlines this week after attending the highlight show of Paris Fashion Haute Couture Week, Chanel. These young things pulled out all the stops – and flesh – with classic Chanel details. Rihanna flaunted her svelte figure, revealing her toned leg (a la Angelina Jolie) with quintessential Chanel accessories. Kristen Stewart paired a classic Chanel jacket with bare legs in barely-there shorts.

There is nothing wrong with flaunting what you’ve got – especially if you’re a 20-something. But we must take note of the best-dressed Zoomer-aged attendants who know how to dress age-appropriately but certainly do not compromise their sense of style. We show you their best looks and how they can teach us how to be fashion forward and embrace our mature figures.

French model Ines de la Fressange, 55, does the white jeans perfectly. And no, you do not have to be a model to be able to pull off a white jean. As long as they are not too snug and the look is updated with tasteful accessories.

Gone are the days of the boxy suit, gentlemen. Take note from Australian director Baz Luhrmann, 50, and go for something fitted. And if you dare, a rolled hem with bared ankles is also a fun way to update your look.

You can never go wrong with a tweed suit, as demonstrated by Vogue’s 63-year-old editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. In a summer ice-cream colour like light pink, tweed does not have to be dowdy.

Valérie Trierweile, 48-year-old partner of France President François Hollande, stays playful in polka dots and kicks it up a notch with a strappy heel.  A dress does not have to be short and revealing, it is the print that keeps it young and fresh!

Seventy-nine-year-old Brazilian philanthropist Lily Safra, makes a bold statement in bright red and keeps the look classy with a black skirt and understated accessories. Aging does not mean we must adopt a colourless wardrobe; in fact, a pop of colour here and there can keep us feeling youthful.