Here’s a term we’re happy to leave behind us in the 21st century: “age-appropriate clothing.” Loosely translated, the term has typically meant that, after a certain age, people — women in particular — ought to be covering up more than they used to, and we simply couldn’t disagree more. Stars like Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and so many more have been coming out in full force with glamour shots, sultry bikini photos, and sporty footage of their scantily-clad workouts to dispel the idea that women over a certain age have anything to hide, and these women certainly don’t. Every nearly-naked photo of these sexy stars hammers home the point a little harder: if you thought bikini bodies had an age limit, think again.
Model Paulina Porizkova has been making headlines for her self-love in recent years, between her full-frontal nude Vogue Czechoslovakia cover at age 56 and her recent Instagram tirade against the gospel of “anti-aging” products.
“Combat age. Reverse aging. Rejuvenate. Anti age. None of this is possible. Yet, if you do an internet search on aging, this is what you’ll get. Pills, potions and workouts to fight the aging process,” Porizkova wrote.
“You know what the only way to stop aging? Dying,” she continued. “I do not want to fight myself everyday for the rest of my life. But I do want to make the best of what I was given. And I want to shine a bright light in the dark corners of the shame that is heaped on women for daring to age.”
We couldn’t stand more behind Porizkova’s vision, so read on for all the fabulous celebrity women who are doing their part to show that age is just a number — not a number that comes with a new dress code. These days, many of the most enviable celebrity bodies out there belong to women over 50, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.