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The 2014 Spring Summer Dresses with Sleeves Challenge Day One

Michael Kors Wrap dress hot pink £165Article by Ceri Wheeldon

I previously ran a ‘Dresses with Sleeves’ challenge where I featured a dress a day for 50 days. I keep being asked when I’ll do it again – so here I am. Day 1 on the 2014 Spring/Summer Dresses with Sleeves to look stylish over 50 challenge! Last time I was far too tempted by the dresses I selected – and needed to buy a bigger wardrobe as a result – I’m hoping I can be a little more restrained this year – as does my bank balance.

I will try to include a variety of styles  – and prices. Do let me know which are your favourites – and please feel free to add your own styling tips to the comments!

For Day One I just had to choose a dress in FabafterFifty pink to get us started!

This Hot Pink  Michael Kors Wrap Dress £165 with long sleeves has a deep ‘V’ neckline (which helps elongate the neck), and pin detail at the waist which gives a waterfall drop effect. Ideal for spring weddings, but equally can be dressed down for work or lunch with friends.

Flattering for most figure types, definitely a winner!


Michael kors clutch bag £195 LK Bennett fuschia court shoes £180 cabochon necklace £36

I would accessorise with a clutch, such as this Michael Kors Michael Kors Berkley Black Clutch bag , £195  a pair of  heels, I love these fuchsia court shoes from LK Bennett LK Bennett (£180)  and a statement necklace such as this Gold and Rose  Cabochon Statement Necklace (£36) .


All of these are available from House of Fraser


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. Jane Cottam

    April 4, 2014

    Could you throw some ideas in for the, dare I say, older woman. My mum is 75 this year & loves fashion & always looks amazing BUT a) she has had a radical mastectomy so can’t wear low tops at all and b) even if she could she wouldn’t now as she says her decolletage is too wrinkly! This eliminates this dress to begin with (as does the price!)

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