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  1. Style over 50 – are there any rules for dressing over 50?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Women want to be stylish over 50 but are there any rules as to how women over 50 should dress? I’m not a stylist (and certainly don’t pretend to be), but I am frequently asked for comments for radio and press about what women over 50 should and shouldn’t wear. I always stress that there are no rules, and women over 50 are as individual as women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. We can all have our own individual style and should not feel that we need to conform to any particular way of dressing. Yes our body shape changes over 50, but we can still find clothes that fit and flatter. No rules, just tips for finding your style in your 5os Look at quality over quantity- invest in same great wardrobe staples ( trousers, coats, jacket, white shirt, great fitting jeans, classic dress,...
  2. Fitness can be fun in your 50s- exercise your middle with a hula hoop!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon We can probably all remember those fluorescent hula hoops we played with as children, but did you know that reviving that childhood game could help us trim our waistlines? If you’re getting thick round the middle then could exercising with a hula hoop be the answer for you? Geting fit over 50 can be fun! Hula Hoops , when used correctly, are said to help tone abdominal muscles, reduce waistlines, contribute to weight loss, improve posture and increase confidence. All while having fun! Hula hoops used for adult exercise, are heavier than those used as a toy by children. They are sold at varying weights (I’m told a 40 inch 650 gram hoop is typically a good starting point for a beginner). Apparently with the weight of the hoop being heavier, it rotates more slowly and gives you time to manoeuvre and properly engage your muscles....
  3. Top Tips to Travel Light and Still Look Fabulous- 12 items can create 60 outfits!

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    Article by Judith Brady Looking forward to your holiday in the sun this summer? If you are flying off somewhere, packing can be a bit of a nightmare, especially given the airlines strict weight allowances. Are you panicking about what to take and how you will ever keep within the limits? Does your holiday usually start with your partner moaning about how much you want to take and grumbles when he tries to lift your suitcase? Do you start off sensible and then add a ‘few’ things ‘just in case’?? I’m not one of those travellers that boast about how I can go away for 2 weeks fitting everything in my hand luggage and still manage to look fantastic every day – I really don’t believe this is possible and anyway, I like to have some choice about what to wear, don’t you?  Having said that, my number one tip...
  4. What Top Qualities Do Inspirational Women over 50 have in common?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty “Age is Just a Number” said  Christyne, the most recent of the ‘Fabwomen’ featured on the Fabafterfifty website. Living in what appears  to a youth obsessed society, it is easy to see why a woman’s age can become a sensitive issue. With increasing divorce rates and high unemployment , many women over 50 find themselves unexpectedly  having to compete with their younger counterparts in many areas of life. So, should we judged on the basis of our chronological age? For many women their age is quite simply not an issue for them, or for others.  What do these ‘timeless’ women have in common?   How do some  women seemingly rise above  the ‘age issue’ ? Our ‘Fabwomen’ could well  be a good starting point.  All these inspirational  women over 50 nominated to date have so much in common: They are all have an incredible ‘zest’ for life They...
  5. 4 Golden Rules of Dating in your 50s

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    Article by Karen Mooney   So the kids have grown up and you’ve just returned to the dating scene after being married for years. But dating is a whole different ball game now you’re in your fifties. Well don’t be disheartened just follow my four Golden Rules and make that good first impression, otherwise there will never be a second date. You’d be surprised how easily we can blow it, by saying, wearing or doing the wrong thing. Where to meet Choose a mutually convenient venue, lunchtime is good and a snack is better than a large meal – offer to go dutch. Don’t go somewhere too noisy – the cinema and theater are big no no’s for a first date as the whole idea is that you talk to each other, not sit in silence. What to wear Something you feel comfortable in is a must! Nothing too tight...
  6. How to choose the Right Sized Bra over 50

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    Article by the Nicky Hambleton-Jones style team I must, I must, I must improve my bust! Come on everybody both hands gripping your wrists and press together to get those pectoral muscles moving and repeat the mantra. It is after all only the pectoral muscles that can be exercised to improve the bust area. When it comes to the bust, breast tissue needs support as other than the underlying pectoral muscles it is collagen and elastin which along with ligaments help to support the breast. We all know that puberty, pregnancies, weight and the menopause can all effect breast size. Regular bra fittings are a good starting point There are probably two things a woman wants from a bra – uplift and comfort. Both can be achieved by a well fitting bra. The key to this is getting fitting for your bra. Making sure you get fitted regularly for your...

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