Jane Fonda Pops Her Collar

Posted on June 22, 2012

We breathed a sigh of relief at this outfit. And we suspect Jane did as well.


Jane Fonda attends the Premiere Of HBO’s “The Newsroom” in Hollywood, California.

She cut quite the figure on the Cannes red carpet last month, but ultimately, we found most of her getups exhausting to look at because you could tell there was a LOT of infrastructure under those gowns, cinching her in and hiking her up. We think it’s great that the old gal’s still got it and we don’t judge her for wanting to still show if off now and then, but she kept inadvertently sending the message that to look good in your old age requires major smoke and mirrors in order to make you look as young as possible.

What we love about this look is that it looks comfortable and practical and age-appropriate, while still looking pretty chic and sending a somewhat better message: that in order to look good in your old age, you merely need to pick clothes that suit you and style them well, just like at every other point in your life. That’s how Helen Mirren does it and everyone loves the way she looks.

Sure, those pants are gigantic and high-waisted, and we could quibble with the overuse of gold accents, but overall she looks chic, happy, and very pretty, with just a little bit of attitude underneath it all. It’s not a perfect look, but it’s perfect for her.


[Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Richard Shotwell/PR Photos]

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