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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. French Style over 50: The Functional Wardrobe – Part One

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a The Wandering Parisian       What every woman dreams of is a functional wardrobe – a wardrobe that provides her with the pieces she needs to be able to get up every morning and have something to wear to every, and any, event or activity in her life. That is the true secret of French dressing – optimal functionality. French women are nothing if not pragmatic! While you may want to buy something special for your 25th wedding anniversary or to be the mother of the bride, you do not want to spend your time or your money scramble-shopping for something to wear to the upcoming baptism, funeral, quarterly presentation or college reunion. You need a collection of pieces – dresses, trousers, skirts, jackets, blouses –...
  2. Style over 50: Dress for a wedding or a day at the races

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    Style Pick by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with our dressing for summer occasions series , here I have chosen a dress with sleeves in my favourite colour – cobalt blue. It is very similar to one I bought three years ago – I have had lots of wear out of mine – teaming it with diamante drop earrings for evenings   I think it suits most skin tones and hair colours so for me is always a winner. This style of dress is ageless, so fabulous for women over 50. Great dress for wedding guests This dress is simple, elegant,  great for weddings  – and the neckline meets the dress code for race meetings such as Ascot- although if you are in the Royal Enclosure at...
  3. Look stylish over 50: Dressing for summer weddings

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    Style pick from Ceri Wheeldon What can we wear to look stylish and fabulous over 50 when it comes to summer occasions like weddings or race meetings ? Dresses with sleeves seem to be thin on the high street this season, but I have searched to find some that fit the bill, without looking too frumpy. I shall be sharing my finds over the next couple of weeks – so do check in regularly. Outfit number one. I started looking for an outfit for Mother of the Bride – I can see why my friends have resorted to having things custom made! I found it really difficult to find outfits that a) didn’t cost a fortune and b) didn’t look too matronly. I was looking to find something that...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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)…

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

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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.…

  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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