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Trinny and Susannah launch new clothing range for real women – review

Article by Ceri Wheeldon

When Trinny and Susannah first hit our TV screens in What Not to Wear I used to watch without fail as women were transformed – from the outside in. As participants carried their 4 bin bags of clothes up the stairs to find out what items in their wardrobe flattered and what was better suited in the bin, I used to do mental check of similar clothes  hanging in my own wardrobe- although friends would say jokingly that if ever I would appear it might take 4 furniture vans to transport the contents of my wardrobe – I’m a bit of a hoarder!

So, when I heard that Trinny and Susannah were launching their own clothing line aimed at women with three main body types : top heavy, bottom heavy, or those wanting to minimise tummies, I happily popped along to take a look at the collection and meet the style duo.

Being curvy myself I’m always interested to find ranges that cater to my body shape- and I wasn’t disappointed.

Women should feel good about their bodies

Both Trinny and Susannah were keen to stress that they want women to feel good about themselves and their bodies. They want to offer a range of clothes which will help them making the right choice for then easier.

The range included dresses with sleeves, well placed inset panels, and all the dresses and skirts were a good length- not a mini in sight! Great for women over 50.

I particularly liked a navy dress- plain and sophisticated with a decorative zip both front and back (its on my wishlist), and a black velvet jacket which Susannah was wearing with a clever chain effect across the waist, which I had initially thought was a belt, but in fact was attached to the jacket and helped to create a ‘nipped in’ effect at the waist.

As the dresses are chosen to flatter specific body shapes, the same dress looks good on women of similar shape, but different sizes- as demonstrated by Susannah who wore her dress in a size  12, and the model who wore  the same style in a size 18.

The fabrics of the samples were of good quality and I hope the quality will be maintained when the dresses are available to buy.

The dresses will range in price from £48 to £150 and will be launched on QVC on August 19th – Trinny and Susannah will be appearing on air – and will be showing mini makeovers of customers using clothes from their own range.

I’m looking forward to the Trinny and Susannah range becoming available and will post more images of specific items closer to the launch date.

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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  1. Juliet Landau-Pope

    June 15, 2012

    Great article, thanks.
    There’s really no point holding onto clothes that don’t fit! If you have wardrobes of clothes but nothing to wear, contact the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers at http://www.apdo-uk.co.uk to find someone in your local area who can help – and perhaps make space for new clothes!

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