When it comes to defining classic Hollywood glamour, few did it better than the women over age 50 who graced the Oscars red carpet.
As awards shows continue to tilt toward safe, simple silhouettes, women of a certain age have the advantage. When you no longer have to flaunt your body, classic looks become a mature woman's best friend.
Variations on the simple white sheath brought glamour to Laura Dern, 51, and Jane Fonda, 80. Helen Mirren 72, and Eva Marie Saint, 93, defined elegance in jewel-tone, long-sleeve gowns. Meryl Streep, 68, in a sweeping red gown with a deep-V neckline, showed that décolletage is ageless.