We’ve already discussed how Hollywood teens are dressing more age-appropriately (not to mention beautifully) than ever before—but the same goes for the screen industry’s more mature set, too. Case in point: last night’s Emmy Awards. Lovely as television’s top teens and 20-somethings like Kiernan Shipka and Sarah Hyland looked, it was stars like House of Cards‘ Robin Wright (in a striking backless custom Ralph Lauren jumpsuit) and The Normal Heart‘s Julia Roberts (flaunting her fantastic legs in a short Elie Saab Couture cocktail dress) that really wowed us. Both well over 40, these gorgeous women—and many others throughout the evening—proved that age truly is just a number when it comes to style, beauty and overall elegance. Talk about major MILF factor.
Click through to peep 10 of our favorite looks from last night’s Emmys—all of which prove that (over) 40 is the new 20.