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  1. 7 Spring tops with sleeves to look fabulous over 50

    50 plus fashion tops with sleeves
    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...
  2. 50plus style: Dressing for the office. A capsule wardrobe

    capsule working wardrobe 2
    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...
  3. Glamour over 50: Fabulous evening look with a long dress with sleeves

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    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon

    50 plus style glamour image

    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)…

  4. An interview with Lorraine Kelly on bodyshape, colour and her collection for JD Williams

    loraine kelly 50plus style image
    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...
  5. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 5: Inspired by Grace Kelly

    50plus style retro dress with sleeves image
    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon One of the most popular dresses I have shared in the various Dresses with Sleeves challenges over the past couple of years was very much in the style of Grace Kelly. That particular dress is no longer available – I have received a lot of  requests asking where you can buy something similar, so I am sharing one that I have found from a vintage range stocked by The Little Black Dress company. I have said before that if you like the retro styles ,  brands that specialise in vintage styles can be a great source of dresses not easily found on the High Street. Most are really competitively priced too , as this one I’ve selected demonstrates  – priced at just £35. A...
  6. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 4 – Sixties retro Jackie O

    50 plus style 60s retro look
    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon I know this isn’t really a dress with sleeves per se, as it is a shift dress with a jacket, but I liked it so much I had to share. I think it is very ‘Jackie O’  or ‘Mad Men’ inspired and great for any autumn weddings. Would look great with a 60s style ‘up do’.  The jacquard print is very on trend this season, but the styling makes it a timeless classic.   Vintage inspired brands can be a great source of dresses with sleeves , especially if you like to create a  retro look (tomorrow I will share a very 50’s inspired dress),...
  7. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 3

    50 plus style dress with slashed sleeve
    Style Pic by Ceri Wheeldon Cobalt blue is one of my favourite colours, and other than black is the most often bought colour in my own wardrobe. I firmly believe that we can continue to have fun with our clothes beyond the age of 50. I love the cut of this skater dress, but I particularly like the way the sleeves are slashed. and pulled together with bows. A clever way of showing arms while still covering those parts that are less than firm. I wish more designers would be creative in this way -sleeves don’t need to be boring! Cobalt  skater dress costs £185 and...
  8. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn/Winter Dress 2

    denim belted dress with sleeves
    Style pic by Ceri Wheeldon A fabulous way to wear denim, and a great transition piece for autumn.  For Day 2 of the Dresses with sleeves autumn 16  challenge I have selected this denim dress with sleeves.  I love the top to bottom zip for a modern twist and the tie belt. Great for a layering when when the weather gets cooler – especially as the roll neck sweater is bang on trend this season. I’m a great believer in wearing denim at any age – but a dress can add that edge to being stylish in denim over 50. At the time of writing...
  9. Dresses with sleeves for Autumn/Winter: Dress 1

    50 plus style black cold shoulder dress
    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon I know I previously undertook  a Dresses with Sleeves Challenge – where I tried to find a Dress with Sleeves a day for 50 days. It was incredibly popular and I have received lots of requests to do this again. I know I made a half hearted attempt a while ago to do it again, but I had so much going on in my life that I couldn’t quite get excited about clothes….but as I am now moving onwards and upwards again I thought it would be a good time to once again make a bid for the Dresses with Sleeves Challenge. I hope you like my choices! Also I will be adding some non ‘dress’ style picks and some video styling tips and...
  10. Holiday dressing over 50: What to pack for a summer holiday

    50plus holiday style
    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have had lots of requests for some style pics for holiday dressing over 50… so I have put together a selection …all similar to items  I pack in my own case for summer holidays.   For me white or off white jeans and trousers are a wardrobe staple on summer holidays – I usualy take both skinny and flared. White trousers £45 from House of Fraser white jeans £41.30 Biba from House of Fraser I find kimonos are great...
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