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Fabafterfifty: Style tips for fab 50plus women

Top style tips for women to look fabulous over 50. We discuss what to wear and where to buy to be fab and not frumpy!

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Holiday dressing over 50: What to pack for a summer holiday

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    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...
  6. Flats don’t have to be frumpy: pointy toed flats

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   With all the recent press coverage of some companies putting the need for female employees to wear heels in their dress code, and Julia Roberts taking a stand and going barefoot on the red carpet in Cannes rather than wear the mandatory 3 inch minimum heel,  I picked some of my favourite flats to show that shoes don’t have to be frumpy, and can be elegant! I have never been a lover of flat shoes  (perhaps its the memory of regulation school shoes!)…I have hobbled in heels in the most unlikely places. I love feminine shoes but mostly find flat shoes tend to have rounded toes. I love the comfort of ballerinas, but not how they look on my feet. Heels help to make your legs...
  7. Double denim is in and you should be wearing it

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    Article by Naomi Watts Remember the first time your Mum recoiled in horror when you paired a denim mini skirt with a denim jacket? Or perhaps she was simply horrified by the length of your skirt.   Much like our body’s inbuilt ability to detect poison and quickly eject it from our system, our brains work in the same way when it comes to putting denim and denim together. Instinctively we think ‘no’, but 2016 is the year to embrace this trend that really shouldn’t work – yet does. So it’s time to stop being a denim snob and pull on your jeans and jacket in matching blue tones. Denim is...
  8. Dresses with sleeves: Perfect for Henley and Summer Occasions

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when dressing for summer events has us reaching into our wardrobe for that elegant, summery feel good dress, that is easy to wear- and for many of us- preferably with sleeves! I have a visit planned for Henley Regatta this year , which means I need to wear dress which sits below the knee – and although I have a wardrobe full of dresses – most of my summer dresses sit on or above the knee. In case we are lucky and have a glorious English summer, I am also aware that although I want to wear a dress with sleeves, I also don’t want to expire in the heat. ...
  9. Top Tips for Choosing Glasses

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    Article by Gemma Sheppard Many of us may find ourselves wearing glasses as we reach our 50s, but how do we choose the best shaped frames for us? Gemma Sheppard offers her top tips . You need to look and feel good in your glasses, they are a reflection of your personality. Remember that glasses are accessories that can change your look and enhance your features. Look for special detailing on the frames to enhance the overall look of your glasses. Glasses look good on everyone, it’s just about choosing the right frame for you.   Choosing your glasses: Experiment! Try lots of different frames and make sure you throw in a few wild cards! Next, narrow down your selection to the frames you really like and try to identify what it is you like about...
  10. Dresses with Sleeves 2016 – Day 2 : Fun, Flirty and Pretty in Pink

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    Style should be fun over 50! Ruffles are a key trend this season – and these ruffles add a touch of glamour and femininity placed at the waist and cuffs.  This is dress is elegant yet fun at the same time.  Only simple accessories are needed – as this dress really makes a statement in its own right. A pair of nude heels are all that’s needed. I  love it!

    Pink ruffle dress in available from Little Black Dress Price £49
    nude heellsNude Heels from House of Fraser £69

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