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  1. The New Bohemian Style

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    The original bohemian style was always about taking the traditional countryside clothing in America, to the major city. It was largely influenced by the hippy culture but some say that it goes way back into the 50s. Middle-class rich kids were trying to rebel against their parents so they wore clothes that had longer draping and lighter fabrics. It must also be noted that the bohemian style was always more popular in urban areas than it was out in the countryside itself. Hippies would indeed take this style to new heights while they went into the rural areas on trips to attend music festivals. However, everything is due to evolve at some point and so has the bohemian style. Nowadays...
  2. Dressing for Your Body Shape over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We can all make costly mistakes if we don’t understand our body shapes and buy clothes that don’t flatter. A while ago I took advantage of a groupon deal to take a module of a personal stylist’s course.  I hadn’t intended to become a stylist – I took it purely out of interest and to assist me when putting together style choices for the website – and better understand what clothes best suited me.  I thought it would be helpful to share some of the things I learned about identifying which body shape you are, and the best style of clothes to wear for each type. Hourglass Characteristics: ...
  3. Style over 50 : Autumn trends – dark florals

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with how to adapt this season’s trends to continue to look stylish over 50. I’m taking a look at florals.  Once again I’m trying to be creative with the clothes I already own. Shopping in my own wardrobe was a little more difficult with this one! Initially I thought I was unlikely to find anything floral at all –  when it comes to patterns I tend to be more of an ‘animal print’ person. I did manage to find a dress which is about 30 years old – black with a chiffon skirt – which has not seen the light of day for decades. I teamed it with an old Ghost jacket to make it more appropriate for...
  4. How to Look Slimmer over 50 Without Losing Weight

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Did you know that you could look slimmer  without losing any weight?  Try these tips for your wardrobe, hair, face, body, and mind.   Wardrobe Tips for Looking Thinner:   Wear one colour at a time. Wearing a single colour or similar shades for your whole outfit will help you to look thinner and taller. Black is a practical choice, but other colours can achieve the same effect. Solids are usually more slimming than prints.   Column dressing. If you want to wear 2 colours, don’t wear a different colour top and bottom, splitting yourself across the middle. Instead wear one colour top to bottom , and add an open jacket or cardigan. Think ‘illusion’ dress. You can recreate the look with dresses, trousers or skirts by applying the same...
  5. Style over 50: How to wear Autumn 2019 trends: Puffed Sleeves

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    Style picks by Ceri Wheeldon Hard to think about autumn fashion trends when in the middle of a UK heatwave ! However on the Autumn/winter 2019 catwalk, key trends emerged. Dark florals were everywhere, puff sleeves, neon accents,  shoes and boots were either pointy toed or square toed, leather is back with a vengeance, oversized coats and bags, ruffles,  checks and cinched in waists. Over the next few style posts I will be picking out one of the trends – firstly shopping in my own wardrobe to try to achieve the look – and suggesting where to find key pieces at affordable prices for those who don’t have an abundance of puff sleeves or dark floral frocks lurking in the back of...
  6. Summer Sale Picks to look Stylish on Holiday over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon If you are looking for some things to buy last minute before this year’s holiday, or buying ahead for next year – something I often do at sale time – then there are some great summer buys at the moment. Due to the UK’s unpredictable summers (apart from last year’s exceptional weather) , my own summer wardrobe seems to consist of the same things brought out year after year, so sale time is a good way to add a few bits without spending a fortune. I am also conscious of my ‘cost per wear’, and my summer clothes are typically the ones that get worn the least – so I limit my spend per item. I have selected just a...
  7. Podcast with Jacynth Bassett of the Bias-Cut.com on Ageism in the Fashion Industry and Style over 50

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    Ceri Wheeldon of Fab after Fifty interviews Jacynth Bassett , founder of online pro-age premium online boutique the Bias Cut.com  about ageism in the fashion industry and style over 50. Also available on itunes In this episode we chat about ageism in the fashion industry Why retailers and designers fail to cater for women over 50. Why some retailers are now recognising the spending power of women over 50 Why ‘rules’ of what to wear over 50 are outdated What items are the best investment pieces for women over 50 Where we can find style...
  8. What to wear to work over 50; Style tips

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I was chatting to a friend who works for a large corporate about working in our 50s in general – and the conversation drifted into what we actually wear for work.   We both agreed that the dress code generally has become more relaxed. When we started our careers we were expected to wear tailored suits, or smart dresses with jackets. In some ways having a code made it easier. With more choice come more decisions! I was at an HR industry conference recently, and a couple of the younger women attending commented on what I was wearing over the duration of the conference – especially as they saw the size of my overnight bag that I had...
  9. Ageless Style: A review of The Bias Cut.com

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so many individual boutiques failing to survive on the High Street – where can you go to find clothes that are ‘ageless’, stylish and good quality? Shopping online is becoming increasingly popular, and there are more specialist sites catering to our demographic. One is the Bias Cut.com founded by anti- ageism activist (ageism is never in style) , and a regular contributor to Fab after Fifty, Jacynth Bassett. I popped along to take a look at Jacynth’s latest collection – and of course had to try on a few pieces while I was there. Jacynth was inspired to set up the Bias Cut in her twenties  when she became increasingly aware of the frustration of mature women to find...
  10. What is Sustainable Fashion?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon What is sustainable fashion? It is being talked about a lot at the moment, from the source materials of what we wear , to the longevity of items that we purchase. I was out having coffee with a friend, who just happened to compliment me on what I was wearing that day – I was wearing a leather skirt which I have had for at least 15 years, and a plain black sweater with zips at the cuffs from Karen Millen which I have had  ,I think, for about 7 or 8 years – and it has been washed and washed and looks far better than more recent purchases. This led to us having a conversation about whether or not today’s...
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