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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 the Little Black Dress with an Animal Print Blouse for a Sophisticated Daytime Look

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Looking stylish over 50 needn’t cost a fortune if we simply make more use of the clothes we already have in our wardrobes. Here we have another look for a little black dress.   This is the same sleeveless dress (from Ceme London)  I have been using throughout the video series. This time what I’ve done is I’ve really tried to create a look I think which is pretty great for work. again I have looked at what can be worn under the dress rather than over.  I’ve taken an animal print blouse which has plain leather cuffs and a leather collar and popped it underneath. For an extra detail I’ve added a  very simple necklace, again to draw the eye down and create an illusion of a longer neck. And there we have a very simple daytime look for a little black...
  2. Daytime look for Little Black Dress – add a scarf with a difference! Video feature

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   So here we are again, another in our video series about how to wear one very simple, sleeveless black dress in many different ways.   As you can see here, what I’ve done is I’ve taken that black dress (from Ceme London which is sleeveless. We’ve added some sleeves underneath, as you’ve seen in a previous video, But sometimes we don’t always want to wear our dresses dressed up for evening or special occasions. We want more versatility to get more wear out of the clothes we have and create a more casual look  for the little black dress as well.   What I’ve done here is I’ve quite simply added a scarf. As you can see by the scarf I’ve selected , scarves don’t always have to be...
  3. Fashion tips video : Think of your little black dress differently – wear trousers underneath

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Be stylish over 50 in a budget! The Little Black Dress project is all about being creative and getting more wear out of the clothes already hanging in our wardrobes , just by being creative in the way we put our outfits together, One of the reasons I chose this particular dress was its versatility. The ruching really enables you to adjust the length, and as I have done here , turn it into a top in seconds. In creating this 70s retro look I have simply placed a polo necked body and flared trousers under the dress, ruched up the dress itself and voila! The little black dress...
  4. How to style a little black dress: wear mesh sleeves UNDER your dress (video)

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We often look at what we wear over our little black dress – but what about what we can wear under the dress? In this video I put some mesh sleeves under the dress. There particular ones are by Gina Bacconi but there many available in various colours and designs – including lace. These are great for extending the wearability of those sleeveless shifts we all have in our wardrobe – and covering bingo wings! I hope you enjoy the video. I’m looking forward to sharing more ‘little black dress’ looks.   The black dress I have used throughout this video series is from Ceme London.  They...
  5. Look stylish over 50. How many ways can you style one little black dress? Video series

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      Article by Ceri Wheeldon Just to make a change from my usual dresses with sleeves series, I have taken one, sleeveless black dress (from Ceme London) and started a video series to see just how many ways it can be styled. We all like to look stylish over 50, but we don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune, which is why I decided to see just how versatile a simple black dress can be.   We all have that black dress in our wardrobe that probably doesn’t get worn as often as it should, so I have set myself the challenge of seeing how many different looks I can come up – for day, evening, casual, formal. I have accessorised with items from my own wardrobe- mixing...
  6. How NOT to Wear Black over 50 and look youthful and healthy

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    Article by Jules Standish The colour black has become a big part of our fashion culture, and designers and high street stores brain wash everyone into believing that black is THE colour to be seen in from autumn through to spring. In certain cultures it is expected that women hide themselves behind black. However, black has also become a fashion staple in many wardrobes as women worldwide choose to wear it because they believe it to be slimming, smart, chic and easy to co-ordinate. Though few women actually realise just how detrimental wearing black can be to the ageing process and damaging to their looks.   As a colour, black has many psychological issues surrounding it particularly for women, who over the age of 50 often lack confidence and...
  7. Lorraine Kelly talks all things Style over 50 with Fab after Fifty

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Lorraine Kelly has become a permanent fixture on our morning TV screens – always looking stylish despite her early start to the day . I was lucky enough to meet with Lorraine to chat all things ‘style over 50. Lorraine was as lovely off screen as she comes across ‘on screen’ , very down to earth and happy to fetch the coffees. So , here are Lorraine’s thoughts on life and style over 50. Have you always been interested in fashion and clothes? Not at all. In my early career I was a reporter on location. I dressed more for comfort and to stay warm and dry. Nobody was concerned about what I wore! When did things change? When I turned 50. I took part in a trek but contracted a virus. As...
  8. How do you define style? Look at Advanced Style for Inspiration

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Does wearing a hat make you stylish? Is the shoes, the earrings – or just a strong sense of self? Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen is a wonderful book – full of photographs of stylish women – advanced in both years and style as he captured them on camera as they walked through the streets of New York. A I looked through the wonderful images in the book, it struck me just how many of the stylish women featured wore hats or headpieces. They all look stylish – incredibly ‘pulled together’. The hats add to both their style and their stature. It did make me wonder why so many of us (myself included) tend to wear hats only for special occasions, when a simple hat really can transform an outfit – not...
  9. Rod Stewart – A lesson in Style Identity?

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      Article by Judith Brady I recently had the great pleasure of going to a Rod Stewart outdoor charity concert and whether you like his music or not, you have to admire anyone who is still performing live when they are fast approaching 70 – his moves may be a bit more restrained but he sounds as good as ever!   I‘ve always loved his music having grown up with ‘Maggie May’, ‘Tonight’s the Night’, ‘Do Ya think I’m Sexy’ and ‘Sailing’ and I’ve always been intrigued by his personal style. He says in his biography that his appearance and clothes have always been very important to him and he was never afraid to look different. In fact, he refers to how he was written off by many in the music business because his look...
  10. What to wear when your bodyshape changes midlife.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon For many of us getting that little bit older also results in a changing bodyshape. Even if we still fit into the same dress size, for some reason clothes don’t seem to flatter in the same way, as sleeves, dart placement and waistlines are all designed to suit a more youthful bodyshape. So what are the options? Well here are just a few ideas to combat those post menopausal trouble spots! Focus on highlighting the parts of you like, and drawing attention away from the parts you are less happy with. Rounder Tums: Strategically placed ruching can work wonders to disguise a rounder tummy – especially if placed diagonally. Dress illustrated from Baukjen ...
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