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  1. Style over 50: What to wear after lockdown ends – Adapting the trends

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Like most of us I have a wardrobe full of clothes I have not had the opportunity to wear in ages. My  smart , tailored clothes that I usually wear for face to face meetings have been consigned to the back of the wardrobe for the time being. My collection of blazers seem to have taken early retirement, my favourite duster jackets are hanging in the wardrobe just itching to be worn. My heels are feeling very neglected – although I do wear heels around the house for half an hour a week just to ensure that I don’t totally get out of the habit and to ensure that my feet don’t spread permanently . All these have been replaced with a...
  2. Style over 50 : Some of the best red dresses with sleeves for stylish women over 50

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    Style Picks by Ceri Wheeldon Red is the colour associated with love and romance. As we approach Valentine’s Day I thought I would highlight a few of the red dresses available currently – although I have to admit that I struggled to find many that I liked – and when I added sleeves into the mix it became even harder. A lot of the dresses this season suggest more ‘little house on the prairie’  than ‘Fab after Fifty’. When I added sleeves into the mix it became even harder! During our 28 day Lockdown challenge we talked about the psychology of wearing red – it doesn’t have to be reserved just for Valentine’s Day.  I used to wear red a lot when I was a headhunter...
  3. Be stylish over 50: Sparkle in Sequins

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees We may not feel too sparkly as we work from home in Lockdown, but there is a very simple remedy to add some sparkle to your life. Wear sequins! Whether its all over sequins or just a sequin trim or accessory, its never too late to sparkle at any age- especially over 50. So follow Julia’s tips and sparkle in our penultimate New Year challenge! Sparkle in sequins Welcome to day 27  and the last “style day” of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and tomorrow’s challenge is to “to sparkle in sequins”. We are posting...
  4. Style over 50: How to wear mixed prints over 50

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees It is so easy to get stuck in a rut in terms of we wear (and do!) over 50. Sometimes we just have to step out of our style comfort zone.  Julia’s latest challenge is to encourage us to try mixing prints – something I have to confess to never having done – in fact at one point in my life colleagues used to refer to me as ‘Miss Match’ as I took great care to ensure that everything I wore matched! The idea of wearing anything that competes or clashes is totally alien to me!  However now that lockdown means that I am working from home alone its an ideal time to experiment with...
  5. January Challenge: How to wear a statement coat to look fabulous over 50

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees What does the coat you wear say about you? Does it say fabulous or visible? We so often hear women say that they are made to feel invisible over 50, but one way to to be fabulous AND visible when out and about is to wear a statement coat. My most recent coat purchases which fit into the ‘statement’ category have been sale purchases – I find that the sales are a good time to purchase those investment pieces and they are the items you can make the biggest savings on ( my other winter sale purchases tend to be boots) . So in today’s challenge Julia provides us with some fabulous tips to make sure...
  6. Be Serene and wear Green to look fabulous over 50

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees I attended a 70th birthday party where all the guests were asked to stand – they then started a ‘game’ where they would say ‘sit down if…….’. The very first ‘if’ was ‘if you are wearing green’. I sat down as I was wearing a green dress. Later that evening the party host came over to me and said they were so sorry that I was out of the game first but when they put the game together they didn’t think anyone actually wore green!! I don’t have a lot of green in my wardrobe – but I do have a few pieces. IN our latest challenge Julia tells us how to wear green to look...
  7. Day 19 of our January Challenge to look Fabulous over 50: Flounce in Florals

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees     How often do you wear florals? I have to admit that if you asked me that question I would probrably say ‘hardly ever’. However , when I looked back at some recent photos I seemed to wearing florals quite a lot! I suppose that when I hear the word ‘floral’ I think ‘chintz’, when in fact floral prints can be far more contemporary. For instance , I particularly like this blue dress (previous season from Zara) which I always think looks quite fresh, but would never think of as floral, although it doe have flowers in the print. ...
  8. January challenge to look fabulous over 50: How to wear pink

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees How often to you wear pink? When I first set up the Fab after Fifty website I always wore black and pink to events to  reflect the branding of the website. Even if it was just a pink belt worn with a black dress. My all time favourite item in my wardrobe is a pink leather jack – now probably 20 years ago ( I have written a whole article about it and its significance to me in my life). I don’t think I will ever part with it – even if it does fall apart!  Different shades of pink can vary the impact ( as Julia describes in her challenge)...
  9. New Year Challenge Day 12 to Stay Fabulous Over 50: 6 ways to dress down a little black dress

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees     Welcome to day 15  of the “New Year New You” Challenge, and tomorrow’s challenge is to “Dress down a LBD”. We are posting each challenge the evening before so that you have time to prepare your outfit/ your challenge ahead of time.   How many black dresses do you own…and how often do you wear them? I recently did a major wardrobe sort out.  I couldn’t believe quite how many black dresses I actually owned  I stopped counting at 40!  For some reason when clothes shopping its black I’m drawn to – probably from the mistaken idea when I was younger that black would make me look slimmer. I hasten to add that these are not all recent...
  10. New Year Challenge Day 12 to Stay Fabulous Over 50: Experiment with layers

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    Challenge set by Julia Rees As approach the half way mark of our January challenge, Julia’s latest style challenge encourages us to experiment with layers. The added versatility layering can add to your wardrobe is boundless!  In fact a few years ago I produced a video series all about creating multiple looks with a simple black dress which was all about different ways to layer. My love of layering stems from my time living in Ottawa way back in the 80s. When the wind chill factor can make temperatures feel like minus 40 degrees in a Canadian winter you need to keep warm.  I quickly learned that wearing  thin layers kept me far warmer than wearing...
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