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PICS: Sexy style icons for women over 50!

Last updated on: December 19, 2011 18:26 IST

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Women over 50 seem open to embracing younger styles, as was revealed in a survey conducted by a clothing brand for women over 50s. Keep clicking to find out who made the list!

Gone are the days when you'd expect women over 50 to be conservative in their dressing sense. A poll conducted by the UK clothing brand CC, has thrown some interesting results about who women over 50 look up to as their style icons.

Read on!

20. Kate Moss

Kate Moss may have got into deep trouble thanks to the cocaine controversy back in 2005 but that hasn't stopped her from being in the list of style icons for women over 50.

The sexy model has obviously put the past behind and has moved on... and how. She came second in the Forbes' list of top-earning models in 2007.


Image: Kate Moss
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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19. Sarah Ferguson

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The former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and writer, film producer and charity patron, Sarah Ferguson came 19th in the list of the most stylish women.


Image: Sarah Ferguson
Photographs: Jeff Zelevansky/Reuters

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18. Elizabeth Hurley

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The sexy model-and-mum Elizabeth Hurley appears in the latest issue of Zest magazine showing just why women of all ages look up to her!


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Photographs: Courtesy Elizabethhurley.net

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17. Tess Daly

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Tess Daly is 42 and is also the face (and more) of the lingerie giant La Senza. The Strictly Come Dancing presenter came 17 in the list of style icons.


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16. Demi Moore

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She dared to pose nude when she was pregnant on the cover of a magazine. Newly single and smouldering hot as usual, we'd be surprised if Demi Moore hadn't made the list!


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15. Samantha Cameron

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Pretty as a petal but a figure of solid support to her husband 40-year-old Samantha Cameron ended at number 15 in the list of most stylish women.


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Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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14. Amanda Holden

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Another television personality to make it to the list was actress, television presenter and a Britain's Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden.


Image: Amanda Holden
Photographs: Kieran Doherty/Reuters

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13. Susan Sarandon

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Susan Sarandon has wowed movie-going audiences across the world. As it turns out, the 65-year-old is also inspiring women over 50 to be more style-conscious!


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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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12. Kylie Minogue

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The 40-something Australian popstar has battled cancer and emerged victorious. Kylie Minogue finished 12th in the poll of most stylish women.


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11. Jane Seymour

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What list can ever be complete without a Bond girl in it? Sexy at 60, Jane Seymour, the poll says, continues to inspire women to look more stylish.


Image: Jane Seymour
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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10. Nigella Lawson

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Few women make cooking look as sexy and flirtatious as Nigella Lawson does. The 51-year-old presenter -- she isn't a trained chef -- and 'queen of food porn' we have sufficient reason to believe Lawson should've been tad higher in the list.


Image: Nigella Lawson
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9. Carole Middleton

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Pippa Middleton's bottom wasn't the only one that caught the attention of fashionistas at Kate Middleton's wedding. Mum Carole Middleton who looked a million bucks herself made heads turn too.


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Photographs: Phil Noble/Reuters

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8. Carol Vorderman

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Columnist and television presenter Carol Voderman was voted as the eighth most stylish woman.


Image: Carol Vorderman
Photographs: Jonathan Evans/Reuters

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7. Elle Macpherson

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She may be closing in on 50 but that hasn't stopped supermodel and 'The Body' Elle Macpherson from being any less stylish (or sexy for that matter). The 47-year-old was number seven in the list.


Image: Elle Macpherson
Photographs: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

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6. Victoria Beckham

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At 37 years old, Victoria Beckham was one of the youngest women in the list. The former Spice Girl, has moved on from her singing career to being a fashion designer and style icon. Her presence in the list according to spokespersons of the clothing brand that ran the poll, reveals that women in their 50s weren't afraid to 'embrace younger styles when done the right way'.


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Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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5. Judi Dench

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What do you say about first lady of British cinema? Elegant, stylish and always awe-inspiring -- Dame Judi Dench was number five in the list of the most stylish women.


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Photographs: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

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4. Lulu

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For many of us, Lulu will always be the girl who sang To Sir with Love. Now 63 and still loving the limelight, she has participated in Strictly Come Dancing, and wowed an entirely new generation of fans.


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3. Joanna Lumley

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Yet another Bond girl in the list is Joanna Lumley. The 65-something star has worn many hats. She's been a model, activist and even a voice-over artiste -- she's recorded 'You have mail' for AOL's email service.


Image: Joanna Lumley
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2. Twiggy

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Twiggy effect' is used to describe stylish women in their 60s and 70s. If that doesn't say anything about the former model Twiggy's (now 62) sense of style, nothing else probably will.


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1. Helen Mirren

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No surprise here, Helen Mirren the only actress to have played both Elizabeth I (in the television series Elizabeth I) and Elizabeth II (in The Queen), topped the list.

A spokesperson for CC, the clothing brand that ran the poll has been quoted as saying, "Dame Helen Mirren has as much style, grace and elegance off screen as she does on it and is a fitting icon for the women of her generation. All too often we are bombarded with images of youth and temporary trends, so it's great to see such a varied list filled with women of real class."


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