Once limited to covered-up looks and mother-of-the-bride styles, today's older generation of women are proving that dressing sexy doesn't have to stop at a certain age. From red carpet sirens like Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon to on-stage icons Cher and Madonna, these are the women utilizing fashion to fight ageism. All over 60 and dressing sexier than ever At 71 years old, Sarandon proves you're never too old to flaunt your cleavage— and rock a thigh-high slit dress. Opting for mini dresses and high-heels, the year-old supermodel silences any thought that short hemlines are reserved solely for 20 and something women.
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Long before Kendall Jenner channeled Rose McGowan in beaded La Perla and Rihanna made the world turn in jaw dropping, almost completely transparent Adam Selman covered in hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals at the CFDA Awards, there was one woman who rocked the world with the original naked dress. Enter: Cher, who stripped down when style was less about a PR stunt and more about direct expression of self. Cher worked with designer Bob Mackie from the late '60s onward and together, they explored some of the boldest looks ever seen. Take the feather sleeved, beaded nude dress that Cher wore to the Met Gala, for instance.
From skimpy leather and barely-there beaded dresses to chiffon and sequins, the Believe singer, now 72, has had even more looks than pop chameleon Madonna. For the premiere of Mamma Mia! She was equally daring on set, producing a tight outfit embroidered with stars and sequins for her role.
Getty Images. Cher and Sonny Bono first became famous as a novelty act. And while their clothes were textural and proportioned in ways that were unconventional at the time, Cher's straight hair also made a statement--most women were still wearing beehives. Cher perpetually pushed boundaries when it came to how much skin she revealed she famously drew CBS' ire for exposing her naval on air.