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Fabafterfifty: Style

Style over 50. Top tips for women over 50 who want to dress stylishly. Age appropriate does not mean matronly! You can dress fabulously in your 50s.

  1. Fab After Fifty and Brigitte!

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    By Meredith Keeve (a.k.a. the Wandering Parisian) As a French citizen it seems inappropriate to refer to the First Lady of France as a cougar – perhaps preferable to call her ultra-attractive proof that a French grandmother can be sexy, chic, well-read and fashionably dressed. While we don’t all have her endless legs or tiny waist, Brigitte Macron’s commitment to young French designers is not only patriotic, it underlines her modern, contemporary existence. And modernity is key for post-fifty women who want to look good. One of the issues 50+women wrestle with, in particular, is the ability to update and modernize their wardrobes and their style. Three key tips to look stylish over 50: Replace versus Renew Obviously your favorite black trousers expire after years of use. They have to be replaced. But, when your favorite hot pink...
  2. 7 Spring tops with sleeves to look fabulous over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when it’s time to put away the sweaters , and there  are some fabulous spring tops – with sleeves – available on the High Street tight now.  Sleeves certainly don’t need to be frumpy! Ruffles, pleats and cold shoulders are the go to style features this spring. I have chosen 7 of my favourites to share. They would all look great with white jeans – and strappy sandals in the evening or flats in the daytime for an instant spring to summer wardrobe. I hope you like my selection!   This red fluted sleeve top is elegant but still on trend with its bell sleeves. Also available in other colours on the website I have a very similar one in black...
  3. 50plus style: Dressing for the office. A capsule wardrobe

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    Style Picks by Ceri Wheeldon As many of us are working well into our 50s and 60s, I thought I would like to share some of my favourite style picks for dressing for the office.  This would be my ideal capsule wardrobe. I have selected pieces that you can really mix and match – well perhaps not the red top with the cobalt skirt for most of us – but you have to have some items that are fun, even in the workplace, that show off your style personality. I have included the  basic black trousers, skirt and crisp white shirt, but added some splashes of colour. I always used to get teased that I used to sign my biggest deals in headhunting days while wearing red – so I...
  4. Glamour over 50: Fabulous evening look with a long dress with sleeves

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    When it comes to glamour, we women over 50 can absolutely ooze it!

    What better time to pull out all the stops than for Christmas and New Year.

    I absolutely love this fishtail dress  – and it has sleeves – what more could we ask for 🙂

    It is available from Little Black Dress and costs £299

     

    I have teamed with crystal earrings  from John Lewis (£16), and moon clutch bag (£29) , also from John Lewis and shoes currently in the sale from Moda in Pelle (£39.95)…

  5. Dressing for the party season: Cocktail dress with sleeves

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    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon

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    A fabulous dress with sleeves  to add a touch of glamour, over the party season.  The lace sleeves are an elegant way to cover arms  but sheer enough to add a little sex appeal.  It’s also a bargain at just £45 in the sale at House of Fraser,

    I have teamed it with sapphire  teardrop earrings from John Lewis  (£40) , a filigree clutch bag , also from John Lewis (£39)  and shoes from  Moda in Pelle  (£39.95 in the sale). The shoes are great for a party look, but can also double up for smart daywear.…

  6. Style challenges in your 50s

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We can all have style challenges in our 50s what with changing body shapes to consider. What we wear can say a lot about who we are, without saying a word. But what happens when a health issue gets in the way of your wardrobe – what if you feel you can’t wear the clothes that express who you really are? “To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear” – Marc Jacobs. I attended a roundtable discussion group recently, hosted by global incontinence brand Depend, where a group of ladies including Lorraine, a Pilates instructor, Jo, a Teaching Assistant and TV presenter Nadia Sawalha shared their experience with  incontinence and how it’s impacted their...
  7. An interview with Lorraine Kelly on bodyshape, colour and her collection for JD Williams

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I caught up with Lorraine at the launch of her latest  collection for JD Williams. It was great to see how Lorraine’s collection has evolved since I interviewed when  she launched her very first collection but I also couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to ask Lorraine about how own attitude to body shape, colour and life over 50 had influenced her designs. Lorraine has lost a lot of weight over the last few years, and through her renewed enthusiasm for exercise , mainly her dance based exercise classes, she has slimmed down, toned up and regained her waist, nor to mention toning her arms. Lorraine has said that this...
  8. Revamping your style over 50: Understanding your body shape

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Sometimes you just need a bit of a refresh. After deciding to divorce my husband and going through what can only be described as an extremely acrimonious divorce, I  decided I needed to take a good look at many areas of my life.  Including  my clothes. After years of put downs Having been told for many years by my ex that he didn’t like any of my clothes, and repeatedly moaned about my wardrobe,  I decided that a professional eye would do no harm at all. I popped along to Nisha at Style Me for one of her courses. The one I chose was all about body shape. I was conscious that although the same dress size I was prior to getting married, my shape had probably changed with...
  9. Finding the Right Dress Silhouettes for Your Body Type

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    Every woman is made differently, but by no means does that mean one is more beautiful than the other. It’s all about finding the best fit for you. As important as it is to understand your body shape, a surprising number of women still have a hard time finding what clothes suit them best, and it doesn’t help that perception of body image can change as you grow older. Learning to love your body is a lifelong journey for all of us, and one way to achieve body confidence is by learning what clothes look the most flattering on us. To help women while shopping, numerous labels have posted their own style advice for different shapes. Along with a sizing chart, Adrianna Papell is a brand that Lyst...
  10. Finding Inspiration for Evening Wear from the Glamour of James Bond Films

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    Dressing up and going out to a black tie do can be a daunting task, especially if you are fashion conscious and want to stand out. You can draw inspiration for evening wear from the great clothes that are usually displayed in James Bond movie scenes filmed at some of the top casinos in the world. The name James Bond evokes images of a slick secret service agent with equally gorgeous Bond girls in svelte evening dresses. James Bond or 007 is the most widely accepted male role model when it comes to imbibing class. The opulent casino scenes in Bond movies encourage the dynamic operator to flaunt his dashing debonair self. Bond’s style is ageless. From Sean Connery’s tuxedo in DR. NO (1962) to Daniel Craig’s single breast dinner...
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