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Style over 50: Fabulous separates for the party season

Article by Ceri Wheeldon


There are times when dressing for the party season when relaxed glamour by cleverly combining separates does the trick.  I love the versatility of separates-  you can dress down a sequin skirt with a plain sweater for a pared down look and a party top with jeans for casual glamour. I’ve picked out some of my favourites.

Bardot Style Top

style over 50 partywear

I am always a great fan of the Bardot style neckline.  This one from Baukjen  will carry you through the party season but will also look fabulous with white jeans in the summer.


Cost: £59 from Baukjen



Sequin skirt

black sequin skirt

A classic with a twist. Black skirts needn’t be boring!  Festive but classy for a grown up look.

£89 from House of Fraser – reduced to £69 at time of writing


sequin skirt

I love the neutral colour of this sequin skirt – I think it would look fabulous with the black Baukjen top – . A matching top is available but personally I think that both worn together looks a little too dated- wearing with a plain black top provides a more sophisticated look.

Cost £89 from House of Fraser


Lace blouse

style over 50 lace blouse

Femine and sophisticated- a lace blouse which looks fab with black cigarette trousers and heels.

Cost £75 from House of Fraser



Beaded Cold Shoulder Top

cold shoulder tunic


Cold shoulder tops are great for covering bingo wings but still showing  your shoulders.  Wear with jeans for a relaxed but glamorous look, or with black evening trousers for chic sophistication


Cost £55 from John Lewis


Dramatic applique skirt

dramatic applique skirt

I love this skirt – it’s fun yet sophisticated at the same time. Wear wirh a crisp white blouse or black bardot style top. My favourite!

Cost £130 from John Lewis



Chiffon cape

chiffon cape - Copy

Add a bit of sparkle over a plain black shift dress to get the party started. The asymmetric cut helps create the illusion of a smaller waist.
Cost £89 from John Lewis


Sequin and mesh top

sequin and mesh top

A great way to get the ‘strapless top’ look while staying covered.

Price £135 from John Lewis


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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