Dressing For Her Age? Martha Stewart Jokes She’s Dressed the Same Since 17
When it comes to fashion, Martha Stewart knows age is just a number. In the past year alone, she’s stepped out in various designer ensembles, launched a clothing line, and made history with her own Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover. But despite all her industry success, Stewart still has people telling her to start “dressing her own age” – a confusing concept she wholeheartedly rejects.
“Dressing for whose age?” she challenged Page Six after the topic was brought up at the Fashion Group International Night of Stars in NYC on Oct. 17. “I don’t think about age,” Stewart said, adding that people only get more fabulous in their senior years. She was the walking proof that night at the gala, wearing a glittery monochromatic bouclé suit with a rosette detail from designer Dennis Basso. Recently, she also received praise for her sequined 49 by Andrew Yu dress featuring a thigh-high leg slit. Commenters gave her bold wardrobe high praise, excited to see Stewart continuously proving fashion does not have an age limit.
Getting older doesn’t mean you stop having fun with fashion, and Stewart lives her life accordingly. “I’ve dressed the same since I was 17,” Stewart said. “If you look at my pictures on my Instagram, I look pretty much the same.” Having modeled in her teens, Stewart has always had an express interest in fashion, walking in runway shows and working for brands like Clairol and Chanel. Looking back, she’s remained true to what she now describes as a “quietly fashionable” sense of style. Still, she isn’t afraid to take risks, at various times wearing a minidress with sheer sleeves to the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party and gracing the red carpet in towering platform heels.
Ahead, see some examples of how she’s stuck to her signature style through the years.