Best Dressed Female Celebs Over 50

Looking back on the year 2013, the best dressed actresses over age 50 looked anything but vintage. From fashion statements that ranged from modern, adventurous, provocative to classic, these ladies stood out on this year’s red carpets, often outshining their younger counterparts. We round up a list of the stellar and stylish standouts of the year that prove that when it comes to age and fashion, these legends still can command our attention.

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"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

Madonna, 55
At the punk themed Costume Institute Ball in New York, the Material Girl showed everyone that she will always be a provocateur, showing up in a leg baring plaid and fishnets outfit.

85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Sally Field, 67
The actress made a fiery statement in a red Valentino gown at this year’s Oscar ceremony, putting to rest any fashion myths that say older women should not wear head-to-toe bold colours.

 85th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

Meryl Streep, 64
The Oscar winner not only shimmered and shined in a glittering sequined gown but also boldly showed some skin in a plunging — but tasteful — neckline.

The New York Times And The Academy Of Motion Pictures Of Arts And Sciences Host A Conversation With Emma Thompson, Star Of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' "Saving Mr. Banks" And Janet Maslin

Emma Thompson, 54
The actress — and current Zoomer Magazine cover subject — had a banner year of super stylish outfits. But we loved her choice of going with gusto for graphic prints with this optical illusion Alexander McQueen dress.

Premiere Of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures & Screen Gems' "Carrie" - ArrivalsJulianne Moore, 53
Sometimes, simplicity can make the most striking statement. Here, without relying on big jewels or embellishment, the flamed haired beauty looks stunning in a simple white gown, looking every inch the goddess she is.

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Diahann Carroll, 78
Some older women feel more comfortable covering their arms in evening wear. This legendary actress does it without resorting to matronly shawls, but instead opted for a slightly sheer top that both covered and offered some sexy appeal.

Gala 'Prix Montblanc'

Andie MacDowell, 55
While some women might avoid flesh tones and nude colours because they can make one look washed out, here, the actress positively glows in the palest of shades with the right amount of embellishment.

 The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards - Arrivals

Raquel Welch, 73
The bombshell actress showed off her curves in a figure-hugging siren red gown, proving that you can be a septuagenarian and still be sexy.

Marrakech International Film Festival - Opening Ceremony

Sharon Stone, 55
At this year’s Marrakech Film Festival, the actress bewitched the crowd in a floor length inky black cape and a gown that daringly showed some cleavage.

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Emmanuelle Riva, 86
The actress showed the world why French women ooze grace, elegance and panache, when she walked the red carpet at this year’s Oscar in a simple gown, in an unexpected evening wear colour — bluish green.

'Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)' Premiere - The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Jane Fonda, 76
You would think that a gown with slits and cutouts would be more suitable for young starlets but here, Fonda proves if you have the body and confidence, then you should go ahead and flaunt it — tastefully, of course.

 "Grudge Match" Screening Benifiting The Tribeca Film Insititute - Outside Arrivals

Kim Basinger, 60
For the premier of her latest movie, Grudge Match, the actress made the unexpected red carpet choice by going for a menswear look — banker pinstripes, complete with vest and tie — and looked dynamite and sexy.