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Victoria Beckham was yesterday named as a style icon – for women over the age of 50.
The glamorous mum-of-four made a surprise appearance just outside the top five in a poll of 1,000 women.
As the youngest to feature in the top 20, the results show the former Spice Girl now appeals to women with more refined tastes.
Unsurprisingly, Oscar winner Dame Helen Mirren came top of the pile.
A spokeswoman for clothing brand CC, who carried out the poll, said: ”Victoria Beckham has proven she carries universal appeal and her image over the past few years has altered from high glamour to a more classic look which appeals to women of all ages.
”The results show women in their fifties aren’t afraid to embrace younger styles when they’re done the right way.
”And Dame Helen Mirren has as much style, grace and elegance off screen as she does on it and is a fitting icon for the women of her generation.
”All too often we are bombarded with images of youth and temporary trends, so it’s great to see such a varied list filled with women of real class.”
Runner up was world-renowned model and face of the swinging sixties, Twiggy.
Following a glamorous career, her unique appeal to the over fifties was dubbed the ‘Twiggy effect’.
Joanna Lumley, who famously starred in Absolutely Fabulous, was third. Sixties pop sensation Lulu was fourth while the first lady of British cinema, Dame Judi Dench, was fifth.
And it seems having such icons has given older women confidence in their appearance – as the study found 85 per cent believe they have ‘their own style’.
A whopping nine out of ten women said they took pride in their appearance most of the time and, more than half said they never worry about dressing inappropriately for their age.
In fact, nine out of ten women said they dress for themselves, with the majority admitting they have enjoyed shopping more the older they have got.
And a refreshing 85 per cent felt they could still wear trendy clothes despite being over 50.
A CC spokeswoman added: ”These results show that age really isn’t a barrier to style or confidence. In fact, it can be quite the opposite.
”It’s inspiring to see that many women over fifty are comfortable in their self, confident in their style and brave enough to explore new clothing options.”
Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue hit the high notes at number 12, while showbiz judge Amanda Holden took 14th place.
Another surprise appearance was that Samantha Cameron – the Prime Minister’s wife – was voted into 15th spot.
TOP 20 STYLE ICONS FOR WOMEN OVER 50
- Helen Mirren
- Joanna Lumley
- Judi Dench
- Victoria Beckham
- Elle Macpherson
- Carol Vorderman
- Carole Middleton
- Nigella Lawson
- Jane Seymour
- Kylie Minogue
- Susan Sarandon
- Amanda Holden
- Samantha Cameron
- Demi Moore
- Tess Daly
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Sarah Ferguson
- Kate Moss
Victoria Beckham has proven she carries universal appeal and her image over the past few years has altered from high glamour to a more classic look which appeals to women of all ages.A spokeswoman for clothing brand CC