Helen Mirren, born in 1945, is a true over 40 style icon. She is one lady who knows how to dress with class and style, while still adding her own edge to clothes. It’s people like Helen Mirren that make you unafraid of getting older!

She shows us how flattering it is for women over 60 to wear the figure hugging dress (not too tight however), with a strong accent on the waist,  that stops just over the knee.  The red dress above and the 2 dresses below are prime examples of that.

style icon helen mirren

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Blue cocktail dressHigh waist beltKnee length cocktail dressT-strap cross heels

Helen Mirren looks equally good in a pant suit like the one featured below. And she knows how to dress in style for big award ceremonies. The red dress below is unique and flattering. I just love the way she covered up her arms.

Aging in style Helen Mirren

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Gray blazer –  Tailored straight leg black pantsLace cardiganCrimson red dress

She is the master of finding ingenious ways to look glamorous in evening wear and knows how to cover up the arms in elegant ways. And look how she is going all out in a leopard print dress! Although I prefer the more elegant look on Helen, I think she is one of the few ladies over 60 that can pull off this look. Every now and then she just wants to remind us all just how much guts and character she still has!

Helen Mirren fashion

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Formal gray gownLong silk dress – Bold print gown

I’m a big fan of Helen Mirren both as an actress and as a great style icon for over 40 women. I hope she does not slow down any day soon.

How do you feel about Helen Mirren’s style?

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Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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