Queen hailed as Style Icon for Over 50s
The women have spoken and they believe Queen Elizabeth to be the most stylish woman over 50. In a groundbreaking new style icon survey created by a leading fashion retailer, more than 2,000 women were questioned about who they felt should represent the most fashionable of women over 50, and the answer has most certainly been surprising, though perhaps not entirely unexpected. It seems that Kate Middleton is not the only style icon in the royal family.
Trend Setters Over 50
According to a spokesperson for the retailer, their customers are not following in the coattails of some of Hollywood’s younger trend setters – they are more interested in turning their attention to women who are able to represent their demographic in a more realistic, mature and elegant manner. Some of the most popular names that have come up over the course of the survey includes Dame Helen Mirren and Mary Berry.
Her Majesty Wins by a Landslide
Those who think that Her Majesty managed to take the “crown” by just slipping under the radar are mistaken – she won by a landslide of 49% of the votes. The likes of Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep followed behind her. As Dame Mirren is now in her 70’s, this award is truly a great tribute to her own individual style.
What surprised many people is the fact that Her Majesty was able to beat out the likes of Kris Kardashian and the supermodel Jerry Hall in order to claim the title of most fashionable. While the queen might be imposing in her own right, she’s certainly not a fashion “risk taker” in the true sense of the word, but this is perhaps what is appealing to her target audience, who are dead set on avoiding the “mutton dressed as lamb” look.
Leading in Style
Spokesperson for the retailer conducting the pole feel that it is a huge step forward that women in their 50’s have style icons of their own age to look up to, instead of feeling forced to try to copy style icons in their 20’s. If history has taught us anything it is that style is a very personal thing, and it is important that women make it their own. With guides like Queen Elizabeth II, Meryl Streep and the lovely Dame Helen Mirren, it seems that ladies in their 50’s have the opportunity to show the world that you don’t have to be 20 to turn heads.