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  1. Style over 50: What to Wear on a Staycation

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon However you define a  staycation whether you view at as taking day trips from your home, or simply taking a break in the UK, the British weather dictates that we have to be prepared for all eventualities. It might be warmer than the Mediterranean one day and cold and wet the next. I have pulled together some ideas of what to pack. I have also included some photos of me wearing clothes shopped from my own wardrobe for some additional ideas ?   Simple Black Midi Dress  £79 from Hush   A simple black midi...
  2. Best dresses to wear to a wedding or special occasion over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With so many weddings postponed over the last 18 months due to lockdown restrictions, weddings are finally able to take place- even if at the time of writing this singing and dancing are not allowed! So, the all important question – what to wear! I have come up with several options – all different price points. At a time when the emphasis is on sustainable fashion, I have selected a number of dresses at different price points which will be fabulous to wear at a wedding, but none are too formal so they are very wearable after the main event. Of course, if you really want to champion sustainability shop in your own wardrobe first and consider renting a...
  3. 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...
  4. Style over 50: What to buy in the sales

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    Style picks by Ceri Wheeldon   Usually at this time of year I know exactly what I want to purchase in the sales, I replenish on the classics – good tailoring, boots, quality knits, great blouses which I know I will get lots of opportunity to wear and my projected  cost per wear can be totally justified. However, because of the pandemic and the restrictions placed in 2020 on all of our lives – I barely wore most of my purchases or other favourites in my wardrobe. I’m sure I’m not alone!! So what, if anything, should we be buying in this years sale as we look at the start of 2021 and beyond. Our lives have changed beyond all recognition. Should we buy...
  5. Autumn Style Picks to look Fabulous over 50: 6 Dresses with Sleeves

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon 2020 has been a strange and challenging year for most of us. I know in chatting to my own friends we have never felt less motivated to go and buy new clothes as both our work and social lives have changed beyond all recognition. We have been very much relying on shopping in our own wardrobes! But,  even with more restrictions predicted (just as we were starting to embrace a new sense of normality) , the occasional new item of clothing can serve to give us a lift – even if its just to relax at home or jump on a Zoom call. I have found that I have been wearing my more relaxed clothes over the...
  6. My Style over 50: Marion shares her style tips and inspiration

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Today, in our ‘My Style over 50’ series, featuring real women who love to be stylish over 50 Marian Maclean shares her style story with Fab after Fifty. How would you describe yourself- and your style? The best way to describe me, I’m a 56 Mother and full time worker. I’ve been in the health & fitness industry for 35+ years working in gyms and managing my own weight loss life coaching business, so I could work and be a stay at home mother. I’ve now moved on to work as a Support Worker for Special Needs, Extreme Trauma, Mental Health and Extreme Isolation. I’ve been in this industry for the past 9 years. ...
  7. My Style over 50: Bukky of Vibrant Midlife shares her style story

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon As we continue to  share the style stories of real women over 50, Bukky shares her style inspiration. Tell us a little about yourself: I’m Bukky,  I’m a Midlife Wellness Coach/Advocate and a pharmacist of 3+ decades. I run Vibrant Midlife Wellness Practice –  which takes an evidence based, lifestyle medicine approach to health and wellbeing. I help motivated women in midlife make the lifestyle changes they need to create their roadmap to a healthy, well and happy life;  so they are fitter, healthier, look and feel amazing and ooze confidence. I work with women in a number of ways.  I offer 1:1 Wellness Coaching 1-day Wellness Workshops Group Wellness Programs How would you describe your style? I’d say eclectic and individual!   I do love different things.  More of the...
  8. Style over 50: Bra Friendly Summer Dresses

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Whether it’s a summer holiday or a staycation, the warm, sunny weather is welcome, but it can be difficult to find summer dresses that are easy and comfortable to wear in our 50s and beyond – especially if we want to wear a normal bra. When we were younger we may well have been able to go braless enabling us to wear strappy sun dresses. Strapless bras are of course an option, but for those who are bigger busted one that fits and gives the right level of support may not be easy to find. Personally I have found that some strapless bras have such a tight fitting band to keep them in place that they are not...
  9. Summer Dresses: Sale Picks for Holidays and Staycations

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Strange times indeed and with all of our lives turned upside down, all regular planning of holidays has gone out of the window. I personally am so grateful for the fabulous weather we have had for much of Lockdown, it has made it so much more bearable. I have been wearing my normal holiday wardrobe for my weekends in the garden. So, whether you are planning a staycation or a summer holiday abroad,  I have looked at some of the best holiday dresses in the sales.  I have tried to select only those with a range of sizes available. There were others that I loved but had limited availability size wise! The right dress can help to downplay parts of our bodies...
  10. Tips for choosing the right maxi dress over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   With the glorious weather we had during May, I found myself wearing my maxi dresses far earlier than normal. At one time I used to confine them to holidays only, but in recent years I have been wearing them as a good everyday option, wearing with cropped jackets and trainers during the day , and strappy sandals or wedges for going out in the evenings. I have searched for some new ones to order this season- here are some of my favourites. Tips for choosing the right maxi dress over 50: Select a dress that doesn’t have too much fabric and overwhelm you – there are a lot of semi-fitted and shirt style maxis available this season – which are great...
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