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Day 6 A more formal look in the 2014 Dresses with Sleeves challenge

Eliza J embridered hem cuff dress £130Article by Ceri Wheeldon

A little more formal for this one and a totally different style to the previously featured dresses with sleeves. You can be formal without looking frumpy over 50.

This style of dress always reminds me of Grace Kelly – it has that retro 50s feel.  The flared skirt is ideal for pear shapes. The ‘V’ neckline helps to elongate the neck. The ruching around the middle helps to camouflage any thickening around the middle. The embroidery around the hemline helps to soften the whole dress an make it slightly less formal and as a result more versatile. The cobalt of the skirt and cuffs adds a vibrancy to the dress.

I would wear this dress with ultra feminine heels

This Eliza J dress costs £130 and is available from House of Fraser
In case you missed the previous days I’ve listed them below. Do you have a favourite yet?

apanage printed jersey dress


Day 5 Dress




sandwich grey dot dress image


Day 4 Dress with Sleeves





Rise Pippa knot dress John Lewis £35


Day 3 Dress with Sleeves





Mary portas kite crepe dress £79


Day 2 Dress with Sleeves





Michael Kors Wrap dress hot pink £165Day 1 Dress with Sleeves




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. Rose

    April 10, 2014

    I lurrrve this !! Albeit not really my colour… 😉

  2. Gill Ashby

    April 10, 2014

    I think day 1 and day 6 are lovely I’m off to go shopping!!

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