Great leading ladies neither burn out nor fade away. They adapt their red carpet looks as they mature. Two great actresses over the age of sixty who managed to keep it stylish and sexy but still age appropriate this year are Helen Mirren and Glenn Close.
English actress Helen Mirren rarely makes a misstep on the red carpet and at the Golden Globes this year she wowed in a ruffled and glamorous navy blue Badgley Mischka gown, Badgley Mischka clutch, Fred Leighton sapphire and diamond jewelry, and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The gorgeous 66-year-old also wore Badgley Mischka to the Director’s Guild of America Awards. The gold gown showed off her curvaceous body, but was still glamorous and stylish. She’s a master at choosing body conscious clothing that’s modern and super stylish without being too young.
Glenn Close may not be a fresh new face but her style is still evolving for the better. In a joyous departure from her usual red carpet fare, Glenn Close wore a black Zac Posen gown from his resort 2012 collection to the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. The tulle sleeves offered a revealing touch with a huggy bodice and lovely train that accentuated all the right areas.
At the Academy Awards this year she stepped on the red carpet with confidence in Zac Posen. It was a strapless forest green gown with floral embroidered details and matching blazer featuring wide satin lapels. It made her body look amazing.
She’s making smart choices this award’s season with elongated trailing gowns featuring hourglass silhouettes. Showing curves not skin in simple structured gowns seems to be a winning formula for the more experienced red carpet attendees.
Helen Mirren looks amazing! A really dark navy done right looks even more sophisticated than black, IMO.