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Dresses with Sleeves Isabella Oliver Drape Dress – Cobalt Blue

Article by Fabafterfifty

In my constant quest as a woman over 50 for dresses with sleeves I thought I would share as I came across ‘winners’.
My latest find is the Jersey Drape Dress from  Isabella Oliver -for me it ticks all the boxes.

Good points:

1. I loved the fit
2. It’s my favourite colour- cobalt blue ( although I always have a passion for black)
3. The sleeves are ¾ length – so very flattering
4. Just right length on the knee
5. Can dress ‘up’ or ‘down’- great for day to evening
6. Felt comfortable to wear
7. Got lots of compliments when wearing
8. Can vary look- I decided to wear for work with a black patent belt ( I already had one that worked)
9. My first order from this site- I called to ask about sizing and they were very helpful.
(Note: if currency shows in $ or euros there is box to click on top right to change currency to £)
10. Comes in other colours- I am planning on ordering the black too.

Bad points:

1. Husband not too keen on me wearing too often without him. First time I wore it I had a complete stranger come up to me in the street outside train station to ask me out to dinner.  Hubby arrived minutes later to collect me to find me in a state of shock holding with a stranger’s phone number in my hand! Great dress to wear if you’re single!! ?

Where to buy:
Isabella Oliver Website
Jersey Drape DressPrice: £115

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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    • Ceri Wheeldon

      August 23, 2011

      Hi, I have checked with Isabella Oliver- if you go to the top right of their web page- you can switch to a US version of the site , I’m told they will ship to the States. Enjoy wearing 🙂

  1. Alison Edmunds

    November 14, 2011

    I met a woman wearing an Isabella Oliver dress on Saturday. Are they all maternity wear ? She certainly didn’t look pregnant but Iam now wondering if the dress will be too ‘roomy’ around the tummy area ? It looked fab on her but I didn niot pay any attention to her tummy !


    • Ceri Wheeldon

      November 14, 2011

      Hi Alison, Isabella Oliver have a range called ‘365’ which is definitely not maternity! I have the jersey drape dress in 3 colours- cobalt blue, black and silver grey- the only colour I don’t have is the plum (yet) they are incredibly easy to wear and I get compliments every time I go out in one. They are quite fitted, definitely not roomy round the middle. Wear and enjoy ! 🙂

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