These Stylish and Sexy 100-Year-Old Women Give Their Best Beauty Advice — That You Can Actually Use

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When it comes to beauty and fashion, everyone has their own game plan. Be it minimalist or over-the-top flashy, human beings have been finding ways to express themselves through clothes and makeup since the dawn of time.

And if we’re lucky, some of us get to keep up that form of self-expression well into our old age.

Recently, Allure Magazine shot a fascinating (and adorable) video of a group of beautiful women who not only love making a statement through fashion, but are also all 100 years old or above. And the valuable tips they share are truly worth passing down to the rest of us.

It’s no wonder that the beauty and fashion industries are valued in the billions of dollars. People, many of them women, are relentless when it comes to finding the perfect outfit, tracking down miracle hair products, and dragging enough makeup hauls home to sink a ship. If it promises results, no garment or cream is out of the question for some dedicated fashion and beauty devotees.

It’s no secret that when you look good, you feel good. A new outfit can make anyone feel like a million bucks. Sure, some people can become narcissistic, but for most of us, putting on new lipstick or sporting some fabulous jewelry is just the thing to jump-start our day and greet the world with a smile that says, “Yep, I’m all this and a bag of chips.”

Besides making us feel amazing, beauty and fashion lay out opportunities to express ourselves in unique ways. No one dresses exactly the same, and when it comes to makeup and nail polish, the possibilities are endless. Beauty bloggers are innumerable, mainly for the fact that there are thousands of tactical plans to put on a face and hundreds of options to cuff jeans above booties just the right way.

The thing about developing our own beauty and fashion styles is that it’s a process that takes time. Most of us stumble through awkward grade school, high school, and even college phases, before we figure out how to get our clotheshorse calling card just the way we like it. Ask anyone who’s attempted the perfect winged eyeliner. That ridiculousness takes ages to get right on the first try. And even then.

Thankfully, some beauty mishaps can be avoided simply by asking those who’ve been braving the fashion frontier for years. Or, in some cases, a century. In a new video, Allure Magazine just did the beauty world a huge favor and showcased the best beauty tips from several women who are 100 years old or older. The result is both informative and inspiring.

It’s hard not to love a video comprised entirely of women who remind us of our sweet grandmas. Allure does a fantastic job here of showing their viewers how sassy, smart and wise these centenarian fashionistas are. From jewelry, to hair tips, these ladies have seen and done it all, and they’re not shy about sharing what they know.

Frances Friedman is 103 and still loving life. A gorgeous lady with an infectious smile, she grins for the camera and lets everyone know that she loves a “tailored” look and has no reservations about getting inventive with her hair. What does that entail? Why, tucking her locks up underneath her wig with a chopstick, of course. You go, Frances.

Another sweet lady in a smart-looking jacket lays some wisdom down when it comes to pants. (At 107, this fashionista’s got some serious fashion experience under her belt.) She says she’d always relied on hose, that is, until the day she realized pulling on a pair of slacks is oh so comfortable and convenient. We know some people still swear by their L’Eggs, but no one blames the lady who puts pantyhose runs behind her and grabs a pair of yoga pants instead. Comfort. It’s important.

Clothes, jewelry and makeup are all essential parts of defining our styles, but a great look starts with a good scrub. Several of the beautiful centenarians reminded viewers that washing, brushing, clipping, and other self-care routines are a good base for a polished look. One wise lady’s beauty must-have? She reaches for the cold cream.

A savvy jewelry enthusiast, one adorable lady, who proudly states that she’s 100 years old and ten months, says that adding sparkle is important as she ages. She says,”I think when you get older, you wanna have a little more glitter.” No argument here. Dripping in diamonds and eye-catching bracelets isn’t a terrible way to go through life.


The lovely ladies of the Allure video drop a ton of useful beauty tips, but our girl Frances sums up the most important aspect of building a personal beauty style. “I dress for myself because I never know where I’m going to land, or where I’m going to sing, or what I’m going to do.” Well stated, Frances. We agree.