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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. How to define your style over 50.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to what to wear over 50 as far as I am concerned there are no rules. There used to be so many inferences in the media and society with rules quoted such as ‘women over 50 shouldn’t have long hair’, women over 50 shouldn’t wear jeans, women over 50 shouldn’t wear sleeveless dresses, women over 50 shouldn’t wear bikinis, wear black, wear short skirts…it seemed that the list was endless in terms of what we were expected to not wear. Define your style over 50 by wearing what makes you feel confident For me the secret of defining your style over 50 is wearing what makes  you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. I had a...
  4. 3 Flattering Evening Dresses You Can’t Live Without

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      When looking to expand your wardrobe there is plenty to think about. Whether it’s the colour of the dress or a certain hemline that you’re looking for, there is a lot to consider. Here we are going to take a look at three flattering evening dresses to help you celebrate in style regardless of the event. The Little Black Dress When looking for an outfit  for a night out you cannot go wrong with a little black dress. With an elegant v-neckline and bodycon material, this Bardot off shoulder dress is perfect for a date night with your significant other. This timeless wardrobe staple is the perfect modern take on the traditional black dress and is flattering for almost every figure. This versatile dress can be dressed up or down for any occasion by adding a leather jacket or strappy heels. ...
  5. Style over 50: Are we in the Golden Age of Fashion as models over 50 hit the catwalk?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When I first started Fab after Fifty one of the biggest gripes from people reading my posts was that there were no 50plus models –  with models wearing clothes deemed ‘appropriate’ for our age group being worn on the catwalk and advertising features by young, stick thin models. They would look very different if we were to wear them. But is that finally starting to change? A number of brands are starting to listen – and recognise our spending power.  There are campaigns for ‘real women’ to model collections, and at New York Fashion Week a number of 50plus models took the catwalk by storm- and they all looked fabulous. High profile designers used models ranging in age up to...
  6. Fab at 50- choosing the right glasses to suit your face shape

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    When you can’t read the spreadsheet at work or you have to hold the menu so far away that you can’t read it, or worse you select size 16 instead of size 10 – it’s time for reading glasses. The first question is usually an agonizing ‘What frame will suit me? NO PROBLEM – This is easy. Think opposites!!         1. Square face – choose round shape glasses                 2. Heart shape face – choose rectangular, cat-eye or square             3. Round face – choose square         4. Oval shape face – you are lucky any shape...
  7. Planning for Christmas – the French way (including your holiday wardrobe)

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a the Wandering Parisian Joyeux Noel: Christmas Cocktails and other Perils of December It is here, looming on the approaching horizon – the HOLIDAYS! As wonderful and terrifying as this time of year can be, a couple of helpful hints may guide us a little more gracefully through this glorious and stressful time of year. As usual, our Parisian icon can lead the way. Organization is the Parisian’s secret weapon. While she appears notoriously nonchalant, behind the scenes she has checklists galore and is steaming ahead with her preparations – in all aspects of her life. With regard to gift giving, well, the better part of her shopping for gifts is done. A visit to her favorite upscale outlet store, a single decision with regard to gift...
  8. Parisian Perspectives: Celine is Dead, Long Live PHOEBE!

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. the Wandering Parisian   Only those of you living under rocks will have escaped the pertinent and provocative response of the UK press (the French press was much more discreet, after all LVMH is a VERY big deal in France) to Hedi Slimane’s “New” Celine runway show. Basically Slimane did recycled Slimane: lots of skinny black suits and sheer mini-skirts – clothes that tend to look fabulous on anorexic teens. His show seemed to repudiate everything that went on before – namely Phoebe Philo (2008-2018). For those of you flying below the Fashion Radar, once upon a time there was a woman called Phoebe Philo who in 2008 took over a French brand (belonging to LVMH) called Celine and turned a...
  9. Why is it so hard to find dresses with sleeves?

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    Article by Jacynth Bassett   A beautiful, versatile dress with sleeves is a rare breed. Yes there are formal (often boring) dresses with sleeves, but very few others, and even if you do manage to find that one special gem, you’re super lucky if it’s also flattering and comfortable. There’s huge demand for sleeves, especially as women get older. Not everyone wants to cover their arms, but the majority of women do – or at least the top part. And if you’re one of these ladies, you probably find yourself resorting to adding an extra layer in the form of a shrug, shawl or jacket, which can be uncomfortable in summer. And equally, a sleeveless dress isn’t going to keep you warm in the...
  10. Updating your look with simple accessories

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon By the time we get to our 50s we have developed our own sense of style.  I love my dresses (with and without sleeves) and really enjoy having occasions when I have an excuse to turn on the glam. But most of the time you will find me in a variety of black jeans and tops – especially on the days when I am working from home.  It has pretty well become my uniform once summer is over. What I do tend to do is update with accessories – that don’t cost a fortune. I have some great finds from markets I’ve visited in France and Italy, but I also keep an eye out on the high street....
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