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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 Why some retailers are now recognising the spending power of women over 50 Why ‘rules’ of what to wear over 50 are outdated What items are the best investment pieces for women over 50 Where we can find style...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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