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Dresses with sleeves 2014 challenge Day 11 – an optical illusion.


Biba panel Dress £44Article by Ceri Wheeldon

Black and white can look fresh for spring and summer – especially if the sleeves are elbow length as opposed to long.

For Day 11 of the challenge I have chosen this black and white dress Biba dress with a pattern placed on the top half , and slimming black panels down each side which draw the eye in, creating the illusion of a slimmer silhouette.

As the upper half of the dress is quite busy, you would need to keep jewellery at the neckline very simple – if you felt you needed any at all – while the shorter sleeve length is ideal for showing off slim wrists by wearing a chunky plain bangle.

A pair of heels and a simple clutch is all you need to be ready for a summer event.

At the time of writing this dress is in the sale at House of Fraser for £44. A bargain !

Just in case you missed the previous dresses in the challenge here they are:

Boden chic dress

 

Day 10 Dress

 

 

 

 

Lauren Capri navy and white £130

 

Day 9 Dress

 

 

 

 

damsel in a dress £99

Day 8 Dress

 

 

 

 

 

LK Bennett poppy dress £245

 

Day 7 Dress

 

 

 

 

Eliza J embridered hem cuff dress £130

 

Day 6 Dress

 

 

 

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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