The Colors Celebs Over 40 Always Wear on the Red Carpet

Erin Fitzpatrick

Red carpets are typically filled with a sea of different hemlines, shapes, prints, and trends, but sometimes celebrities are amazingly in sync with their outfit choices. Take, for instance, the 2019 Oscars red carpet, which was replete with scores of hot pink dresses specifically. As it turns out, women over 40 led the color trend both before, during, and after that particular event, and everybody else can only hope to pull it off as well.

Jennifer Lopez, Tilda Swinton, Angela Bassett, and Tracee Ellis Ross are just a handful of celebrities who have co-signed on the hot pink trend, and it's making us want to buy everything in the color. Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh, Carolyn Murphy, and Lucy Liu have all been spotted in one particularly pretty hue lately, and brands like Cult Gaia and Everlane are also fans. Scroll down to see three colors celebrities over 40 always wear on the red carpet and shop our picks in each shade.

Hot Pink

We've been talking about neon colors for a while now, but hot pink, in particular, is the shade du jour—so don't be afraid to strike while the iron is hot and test it out for yourself.

On Tracee Ellis Ross: Esteban Cortazar dress

On Angela Bassett: Reem Acra dress; Sutra jewelry

On Jennifer Lopez: Georges Chakra dress; Jimmy Choo shoes

On Tilda Swinton: Schiaparelli Haute Couture jacket and pants

Shop Hot Pink 

& Other Stories Ruffled Tie Shoulder Midi Dress ($59)

Prada 65 Metallic Leather Mules ($650)

Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All Retro Crinkle One Piece Swimsuit ($43)

Schutz Evenise Slides ($160)

Butter Yellow

If butter yellow doesn't scream spring, we don't know what does. Emulate these celebrities and try out the cheery color for yourself. 

On Carolyn Murphy: Max Mara dress

On Michelle Yeoh: Reem Acra dress

On Lucy Liu: Zuhair Murad dress

Shop Butter Yellow

Rotate Birger Christensen Stain Wrap Maxi Dress ($320)

Everlane Linen Notch Short-Sleeve Shirt ($58)

Cult Gaia Gia Linen-Blend Midi Dress ($600)

Head-to-Toe White

Is there anything more classic than an all-white look? Cate Blanchett, Sandra Oh, and Glenn Close certainly don't think so.

On Sandra Oh: Giorgio Armani suit

On Glenn Close: Max Mara coat and pants

On Cate Blanchett: Stella McCartney coat, top, and pants

Shop White

Madewell Wide-Leg Crop Jeans in Tile White ($128)

Mango Leather Strap Sandals ($80)

Everlane Poplin Oversized Shirt ($60)

& Other Stories Long Fit Blazer ($129)

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