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Prints can be fabulous for disguising lumps and bumps over 50.


Article by Ceri Wheeldon

I have tended to stayed away from prints – typically being drawn to plain dresses and tops and changing the look with accessories. However, having just reviewed some pics from style videos I have been involved in recently – I was amazed how it was the images of me in prints that seemed to best hide my midlife tummy. Food for thought.

ceri patterned dress image

The eye is drawn to the pattern of the fabric – and not the limps and bumps beneath. Strategically placed print can also serve to create the illusion of slimmer waist and hips.

I thought I would take a look at some of the options for prints available at the moment and share them with you.

I would love to know your favourites!

This dress by Phase Eight available from House of Fraser has a flattering scoop neckline, long sleeves and ruching across the tummy area. Fab for looking stylish over 50 – and hiding lumps and bumps.

Available from House of Fraser . Price £79


style over 50 floral dress with sleeves


This Grecian styles animal print dress again has a flattering deep scoop neckline , 3/4 length sleeves and a clever Grecian style pleat at the waist to help disguise post 50 tums. At the time of writing available in the sale at House of Fraser for £25.50

crecian animal print dress with sleeves


No sleeves this time but clever print placement to create drama, and ruching to cover tums and waist. Available from House of Fraser . Price £120.

placement print dress


The clever print placement of this bodycon dress helps create a slimming effect for the lower body. Again at the time of writing this dress is in the House of Fraser sale at £49 (reduced from £109)

bodycon dress with clever print


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. Anne Wareham

    August 26, 2014

    Gudrun Sjödén. Somehow these ordinary dresses, no doubt worn with that horrible invention, tights, seem just boring. Whereas Gudrun designs exciting, colourful prints (and plains) that do wonders for our age group. Cut to flatter…http://www.gudrunsjoden.com/uk. Recommended. Xxxx

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