You may not have seen many of these over 40 ladies up on Oscar stage, but they still rocked red carpet fashion in hot-hued frocks that set an enviable example.
One midlife trap is fading into the background, going gray, playing bland.
These four over 40 women set good examples for trading in bland for bold. The complaint I hear most often from midlife women is about being invisible — but hey, you do have a say in this!
Jane Seymour looks dazzling in a crimson beaded frock with detailing that evokes the Roaring Twenties — maybe she was rooting for The Artist?
Producer Wendi Murdoch is wearing one of the best gowns of the evening if you ask me — a stunning mix of color and texture in a distinct and unusual style that seamlessly blends a modern sensibility with the heyday of Hollywood glamor. Love the purple dragon-esque earrings, too, evoking her heritage; it is the Chinese Year of the Dragon, after all. Go Wendi!
As I've said before, Viola Davis has been making one fantastic red carpet fashion choice after another, and she tops it all with her crowning glory — her own natural hair, dyed a simmering chili to contrast with the rich emerald green Vera Wang gown encrusted with beads at the bustline. As Anu Prestonia predicted, she said she wanted to "step into who I am" ! Viola Davis may not have take home the gold this time, but her red carpet season has let the golden glow of her soul shine through, and we're all the better for it.
Speaking of golden girls and red carpet fashion, the ever-youthful Jane Fonda, at 74, goes for all-over gold in a barely there gown and lightens hair for the overall look. Do you like it?