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Dresses with Sleeves Day 19 – relaxed style

isabi simge dress 75Dress chosen by Ceri Wheeldon

Sometimes you just want to wear something a little different. I love draped dresses for a more relaxed  style . I also like to discover new brands. For dress 19 of the 2014 Dresses with Sleeves Challenge  I have chosen the Simge dress (I have it in   blue) from Isabi –  it comes in a really wide range of colours. Although it’s draped the cut of the top creates an empire line when worn so it emphasises the slimmest part of your body before falling to create a really flattering silhouette. There are even hidden pockets in the folds. The 3/4 length sleeves are perfect for highlighting slim wrists and fabulous bracelets the scoop neckline elongates the neck.

The dress is made from elastane jersey and falls really well.

A perfect dress with sleeves for dressing up or down.

The Simge dress costs £75 from Isabi

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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. Alessandra Smith

    May 13, 2014

    I bought one of those in purple and absolutely love it!

    • Ceri Wheeldon

      May 14, 2014

      When I read the reviews on Isabi’s website it seems a lots of people buy in more than one colour -which I took as a good sign Alessandra ! 🙂

  2. Karen Henry

    May 13, 2014

    I love it – something different, classy and perfect for those of us who can’t carry off a fitted, sheath style. I am about to order myself one. Many thanks.

    • Ceri Wheeldon

      May 14, 2014

      I hope you like it Karen – what colour did you choose? 🙂

      • Karen Henry

        May 20, 2014

        I chose the teal, Ceri – the small is perfect for size 12 and while it hangs beautifully it also looks great with a wide belt so I am really pleased with it. I know your dress challenge is about dresses with sleeves but sleeveless ones with fitted t-shirts underneath do the job too – I love Joe Brown’s Florian Café Dress (LD525) and it sits above the knee on my at 5’6″ – something tells me I’m not their target audience but, choosing carefully, it works for me (& having seen your piece – in preference to M&S! 🙂

  3. Chris

    May 14, 2014

    I have the royal in this dress from Isabi and am ordering the tunic same style but shorter with short sleeves. Wash, hang, wear. Beautiful.

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