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Dresses with sleeves dresses 25, 26, 27 – creating a slimmer silhouette

Article by Ceri Wheeldon

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I know . I have been remiss in not posting dresses with sleeves often enough! To make up for it I am posting 3 together, so here we go with Dresses 25, 26 and 27 of the 2014 dresses with sleeves challenge.

I posted a panel dress early in the 2014 channel – I know that many of you were disappointed as it sold out very quickly following my post. Here are a couple more – one even has a secret panel to help create an even slimmer silhouette.

This monochrome panelled dress (2) is incredibly flattering and looks fresh for the summer. The elbow length sleeves are great for summer ‘with sleeves’ dressing. A fabulous addition to the wardrobe as it lends itself to formal (with hat or fascinator for weddings or Ascot) , you could add red accessories for a splash of drama, or dress down with black court shoes for work. Love it 🙂

kaleidoscope dress 3

This Heine Panel Dress costs £65 at Kaleidoscope

The second of the panel dresses (3) not only has the illusion panel to create a visual effect of a slimmer silhouette, it also has an inner shaping tube from the waist to the thigh to streamline your silhouette -fabulous in summer if you find traditional shapewear uncomfortable in the heat.

Kaleisoscope 3

At the time of writing this round neck support dress is on sale at £45 from Kaleidoscope


The third dress I just picked for sun to get into a summer mood. Fab for holidays or when you have a bit of a tan and decide that only a splash of colour will do. Actually this dress (1) reminds me of a jungle scene in an old painting by numbers set I had for Christmas when I was about 6. I often wonder how large a part nostalgia plays in our choice of clothes! This dress with sleeves is bold, fun and would definitely make a statement .

kaeidoscope heine dress with sleeves

This bold print dress is £69 from Kaleidoscope.

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. Leslie Hirschman

    August 6, 2014

    Great website. Love the fashion ideas. One question though: why aren’t your models representative of women 50 & over?!

    • Ceri Wheeldon

      August 8, 2014

      I find it frustrating that more brands do not use mare mature models . Unfortunately as we are a community site we do not have the budget to organise photo shoots – or access to all the clothes we would like to showcase. We do have some style videos we are putting together where everyone involved is over 50 – coming very soon!

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