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Holiday dressing over 50: What to pack for a summer holiday

Article by Ceri Wheeldon

50plus holiday style

I have had lots of requests for some style pics for holiday dressing over 50… so I have put together a selection …all similar to items  I pack in my own case for summer holidays.


For me white or off white jeans and trousers are a wardrobe staple on summer holidays – I usualy take both skinny and flared.

white trouser image

White trousers £45 from House of Fraser

biba white jeans from house of fraser

white jeans £41.30 Biba from House of Fraser
I find kimonos are great as beach cover ups, for slipping over white trousers and top, and for wearing as a dressing gown- a versatile must on holiday

Colourful kimonos are fabulous for wearing over beachwear…and with trousers and jeans…I mostly buy my cover ups at local markets on holiday – they tend to be lighter weight thantyhe ones in UK shops – and normally a lot cheaper ..and brighter!


Kimono  £32.50 from House of Fraser


Kaftan  £82.50 from John Lewis


I frequently buy multi-coloued  tunic dresses to wear as tops and often add a chain belt for a retro look

tunic dress worn as top

Tunic top  £95  from  ASOS

For a more chic look on holiday I like to wear Bardot style tops…anyone who has followed my style tips over the years will know I am a fan of Baukjen…I also  have 2 Baukjen halter top I bought a few years ago- they go straight in the suitcase every holiday

baukjen top
Bardot top £41 from Baukjen

blue bardot top

Off the shoulder top £41  from Baukjen



fantasir swimwear

I look for swimwear that you can buy according to bra size…Fantasie offer a good range at House of Fraser


I love my summer dresses, and enjoy wearing on holiday dresses I wouldn’t necessarily wear at home

simple holiday dress

Easy  to wear for sightseeing Dresses £69.30  from House of Fraser

baukjen blue dress

Grown up relaxed dressing £49 from Baukjen

macrame trim dess 50plus style

Chic sightseeing …macrame trim dress £135  from John Lewis


red dress 50plus style

Chic for evenings ..Red dress  £78 from Little Black Dress

ctram summer dress with sleeves

One with sleeves…great with a tan! £49 from Little Black Dress

aztec maxi dress

A maxi that doesnt billow and drown you…fabulous colours and simple and chic . Maxi dress  £25 from House of Fraser

In case the evenings are cooler…

cropped white cardigan

Simple white cardigan £49 House of Fraser

fun holiday skirt

I like to take at least one fun item on holiday…..skirt and at  £25  it wont break the bank 🙂 House of Fraser

white skirt

Practical and  versatile white skirt £71 from Baukjen


A jumpsuit for evenings….pared down and chic £159 from GorgeousCouture.Com



summer holiday shoes

Sandals, flats and wedges – my selection are all from Moda in Pelle




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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