A Guide to What Women Over 30 Can’t Wear? Ha. As If.

It’s not uncommon to see lists of things women over 30 shouldn’t wear on the top fashion and beauty sites.

Usually, we just roll our eyes and move on but today, we’re proving these rules wrong with the help of our favorite celebrities and influencers. The women featured below are old enough to know that the key to timeless style is confidence. Here are the rules they’re breaking and proof that these rules are all NONSENSE.

#1 Short Dresses

Holly Willoughby is 38 and looks gorgeous in this long-sleeved mini dress from Warehouse. Anyone who says otherwise is a fool.

#2 Overalls

Over and over again, we see fashion websites declare that women over 30 shouldn’t wear overalls. But why?? They’re cute, comfortable and there is no reason to give them up at any age. Zooey Deschanel has been rocking dungarees her whole life and doesn’t see why she should give them up just because she is 39. They have always suited her and probably always will.

#3 Leopard Print

If it’s good enough for 32-year-old Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons… *takes breath*… then it’s good enough for us.

#4 Crop Tops

Kim Kardashian looks better in a crop top at 38 than most 20-year-olds and seriously, the “no crop tops over 30 rule” is absolute nonsense anyway.

#5 Sparkles

Katy Perry is literally breaking all the rules with this sparkly short dress. At 34, she knows by now that she can wear whatever she wants while looking amazing doing it.


#6 Brightly Colored Hair

Absolute NONSENSE.