Modern Day Icon: Dame Helen Mirren, dressing up at 71, her secrets revealed. . .  Dame Helen Mirren - does she really need an introduction? We love the fact that she is living proof that fashion has no age barriers. At 71, she’s just featured in the 2017 iconic Pierelli Calendar as “December” – Dame Helen Mirren is an inspiration of  superstar proportions. Her acting career is without bounds or limitations. She has appeared on stage, small and big screens and is adored by millions.

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To copy Helen’s style, perfect for weddings and a mother of the bride look, we have picked some of her best dresses for chic inspiration.
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    7555251g - Wearing a Marchesa sleeved grey blue silver metallic floral pattern embroidered fitted dress.
Get the look: Try this lovely Little Mistress floating maxi dress in lilac or this D.Anna navy fishtail hem dress 

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8418475bd - Needle and Thread long embellished grey/floral maxi Get the look: Ruby Ray sequin dress in moonlight grey.

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7567082el - red long sleeves, embroidered. Get the look: Try this Honor Gold Adrianna maxi dress  So let's embrace Helen’s style proving that fashion is going age blind! Let's celebrate a growing trend for catwalks to show older models walking down the runway and embrace age with the joy it deserves. Go Helen!

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6824794ap - Elle Hollywood wearing  Victoria Beckham simple black - dressed up with cool accesories. Get the look: Try this Gorgeous Couture simple black dress and place emphasis on a long metallic necklace, shoes and handbag.

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5701103bc : Light floral midi Get the look - The Jenna Dress: £90.
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    5635606t - Suzannah Black MIDI-DRESS BLACK SUEDE HEELS HEELED SHOES BLACK CROCODILE SKIN ANIMAL PRINT PATTERN PATTERNED LEATHER CLUTCH PURSE BAG HANDBAG Get the look: https://www.littleblackdress.co.uk/brands/frock-and-frill/frock-and-frill-tilly-dress-in-black
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    5634754cn - white and black  spotted satin skater midi
Get the look: Closet black and white skater Helen: proving there are no barriers when it comes to age.

Copy Helen's make-up looks

Like a pop of colour? A classic red or pink lip looks good on more mature complexions - or if you're feeling really daring pick a colour from your outfit and smudge a similar colour of shadow under the lower lash line.

It's not too over-the-top with a natural shadow on the upper lid but gives you a little edge for that special day. And wear foundation that is light using brown mascara such as Studio 10 6 in 1 Perfect Lash Mascara - is a double ended wonder wand. The shorter stiffer brush grabs lashes, however small and coats them with the glossy mascara. You can then add volume with the fluffier end.

  Helen in brief

It’s reported that Dame Helen, 71, was worried about wearing a bikini in the famous Pirelli Calendar – instead she appears in a warm wrap up showing off her clear skin. (It’s no secret that Dame Helen is the face of L’Oreal, following in the footsteps of Jane Fonda and Julianne Moore.)

Dame Helen Mirren is one of the best known and most respected actresses with an international career that spans stage, screen and television and has won many awards for her powerful and versatile performances, including the Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in The Queen. Her most recent big screen role was as Brigette in Collateral Beauty.

Dame Helen is also a fellow supporter of Refuge - the UK domestic violence charity also supported by Little Black Dress - as a little reminder, for every dress you buy from the Alesha Dixon and LBD own collection, £1 goes to charity. So far Little Black Dress have raised over £10,000 to help shelter women and their children from abuse. We think that's amazing! But we know we can raise more and we continue to do so with each sale.