As a major fashion designer, Lubov Azria, chief creative officer of BCBG Max Azria Group, knows a thing or two about dressing for your age. So we wanted to know, how can older women stay trendy without being trashy?

By playing up their assets, according to Azria. “I think people, realistically the majority of us shop based on our body type, not on trend,” says the 45-year-old designer.

“If you stay in shape and you work out, I mean look at Jane Fonda. She is 70 and she looks absolutely amazing. Certain things, your neck, your arms, you may want to cover, but in reality if you have a healthy active life and you look good in clothes and enjoy wearing clothes, you can wear anything.”

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So that includes clothing you wouldn’t normally see on a 55-year-old? “I see some celebrities, they are in short skirts in their 50’s and 60’s and they can go for it,” shares Azria. “You can always try to show off your best assets whatever it is.”