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Dresses with Sleeves Challenge Day 16 – Sophisticated in lace


Marssa Phase Eight £120Dress chosen by Ceri Wheeldon

A touch of glamour with this cocktail dress from Phase Eight for Day 16 of the 2014 Dresses with Sleeves Challenge.

The ruching around the middle helps to disguise tums, while the contrast lace panels down the sides help create a the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. The sleeves are sheer which offer a lighter sophisticated look for special occasions – and make it a great dress for evening wear.

Burgundy is less harsh than black for many skin tones. The deep ‘V’ neck elongate the neck and the ‘eyelash’ detail around the neck softens the neckline while giving it a luxurious feel. The empire line boddice helps to elongate the body.

This dress is quite ‘busy’ yet somehow the tone on tone works to give the dress a sophisticated feel

The Marissa Dress is £120 at House of Fraser

Just in case you missed previous dresses in the challenge here they are below. Do you have a favourite yet?

graphic floral dress with sleeves

Day 15 Dress

 

 

 

 

pied a terre knot dress 79 159

 

Day 14 Dress

 

 

 

dresses with sleeves monochrome

 

Day 13 dress

 

 

 

pink dress with sleeves for women over 50

 

Day 12 Dress

 

 

 

Biba panel Dress £44

 

Day 11 Dress

 

 

 

 

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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