Best Dressed Celebrities Over 30

Great genes? Check. Killer bodies? Check. The confidence to wear amazing clothes? Check, check. When it comes to stars who have an eye for fashion, there's no end to those who get it right.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, 38

Radiant in a glittering gown, Gwyneth Paltrow goes light on the accessories to avoid looking over-the-top.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/83rd Annual Academy Awards

Kate Hudson, 32

A vivid yellow dress gives a glowing Kate Hudson head start in the race for "Most Luminous."

Photo by: Andrew Evans/"Something Borrowed" Los Angeles Premiere

Angelina Jolie, 36

Though she spent quite a few years wearing nothing but black, Angelina Jolie knows how to rock a bright red dress.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/"The Tree of Life" Los Angeles Premiere

Katie Holmes, 32

No longer the girl next door, Katie Holmes keeps it simple but chic. Her long, loose hair and coy smile are all she needs to boost the femme fatale factor.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/Women in Film's 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards

Christina Hendricks, 36

Christina Hendricks knows how to flatter her enviable shape with a modest neckline and feminine cap-sleeves.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/2011 Critics' Choice Television Awards

Cameron Diaz, 38

It takes a brave woman to pull off such a short number, but Cameron Diaz has the legs to do it. Ready, set, Stairmaster!

Photo by: Janet Mayer/"Bad Teacher" World Premiere

Claire Danes, 32

Claire Danes balances the funky detail on her dress with muted colors and sleek hair.

Photo by: Keandrick D. Washington/13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Reese Witherspoon, 35

Reese Witherspoon walks the line (successfully, may we add) between sexy and elegant in this corset-inspired number. Plus, royal blue flatters her blonde locks.

Photo by: Landmark/"Water for Elephants" UK Premiere

Penélope Cruz, 37

Intricate detail on the sleeves and unexpected zippers keep Penélope Cruz’s white dress looking couture, not bridal.

Photo by: Landmark/"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" UK Premiere

Eva Longoria, 36

Paired with a simple white shift, Eva Longoria’s pink platform pumps steal the show.

Photo by: Tina Gill/"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" World Premiere

Nicole Kidman, 44

A romantic braid and hint of sparkle soften the look of Nicole Kidman’s edgy, Goth-glam gown.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/2011 Billboard Music Awards

Courtney Cox, 47

With a daughter named Coco, it’s no surprise that Courtney Cox is a stunner in a classic Chanel shift.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/Natural Resources Defense Council's Ocean Initiative Benefit

Jennifer Aniston, 42

A sequined LBD may be timeless, but Jennifer Aniston’s layered locks and playful accessories make this one modern.

Photo by: Andrew Evans/"Horrible Bosses" Los Angeles Premiere

Demi Moore, 48

With spare accessories and windswept hair, Demi Moore subdues a sultry combination of feathers, sequins and a plunging neckline.

Photo by: Charles Norfleet/Samsung Hope for Children 2011

Catherine Zeta-Jones, 41

Though she wears a ladylike white coat, Catherine Zeta-Jones adds some va-va-voom to her look with big curls and a silky shirtdress.

Photo by: Janet Mayer/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011

Brooke Shields, 46

Feathers and lace and sparkles, oh my! Brooke Shields balances the detail with a longer hemline and simple, loose hair.

Photo by: Janet Mayer/2011 New York City Ballet Spring Gala

Naomi Watts, 42

Naomi Watts shines in a short gold dress. Bonus: the nude peep-toes make her legs look extra-long.

Photo by: Janet Mayer/2011 CFDA Fashion Awards

Halle Berry, 44

The modest cut and silver accessories temper the neon-pink hue of Halle Berry’s dress. The color flatters her skin tone and wows the crowd.

Photo by: Koi Sojer/2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Gala and Auction

Sarah Jessica Parker, 46

Playful lace inserts and a graphic pattern update the typical floral. Despite the detail, Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t shy from accessorizing with glittering baubles.

Photo by: Pixplanete/64th Annual Cannes Film Festival "Wu Xia" Premiere

Debra Messing, 42

Debra Messing takes a walk on the wild side with leopard print. The dark denim and simple gold hoops add polish.

Photo by: Robin Wong/CTV Upfront Presentation Press Conference

Meg Ryan, 49

A pearl bracelet and simple clutch round out the classic look of Meg Ryan’s sleek navy gown.

Photo by: Miro Vrlik/Metropolitan Opera's 2010-2011 Season Opening Night - "Das Rheingold

Geena Davis, 55

A ruffled blouse lends feminine flair to Geena Davis’s austere, all-black ensemble. 

Photo by: Andrew Evans/Women in Film's 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards

Ellen Degeneres, 53

Funny girl Ellen Degeneres dresses up denim with a sharp blazer and cool white oxfords.

Photo by: Albert L. Ortega/2010 American Idol Season 9 Finale

Oprah Winfrey, 57

Queen of her own empire, Oprah is nothing but regal in a luxe peacock-inspired jacket.

Photo by: Chris Hatcher/2011 TCA Press Tour - OWN Oprah Winfrey Network Reception

Iman, 55

Iman makes this bold pairing look effortless with complementary colors turquoise and gold-tinged orange.

Photo by: Janet Mayer/The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction

Sharon Stone, 53

Seemingly immune to aging, Sharon Stone shows off her hourglass figure with a silver-accented halter dress.

Photo by: Landmark/Gorby 80 Charity Gala Concert in Honor of Mikhail Gorbachev's 80th Birthday

Tilda Swinton, 50

Never one to conform, Tilda Swinton takes the wrap dress to a new level in this blue number.

Photo by: Landmark/64th Annual Cannes Film Festival "We Need to Talk About Kevin" Premiere

Madonna, 52

The Material Girl herself can’t resist piling on glittering accessories to accent the silver stars on her dress.

Photo by: M Van Niedek/2011 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala

Julianne Moore, 50

Proving that she’s beautiful and brave, Julianne Moore looks divine in a blue velvet gown.

Photo by: Solarpix/2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards

Jamie Lee Curtis, 52

Jamie Lee Curtis is more posh than corporate in a plum-hued blazer and dress set. Nude pointy-toed pumps add extra oomph to the look.

Photo by: Tina Gill/40th Anniversary Luncheon of Actors and Others for Animals Honoring Betty White
First Published July 11, 2011

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