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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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. ...
  6. Dressing in Red for Valentine’s Day

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With Valentines’s Day looming, and red being the colour of love and romance,  I just had to search for the best of the red dresses available at the moment which I think suit fabulous women over 50.  And for those not going out for a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day, did you know that if you are trying online dating, women who wear red in their profile photos have more responses from potential dates  than women  wearing any other colour! In experiments both men and women were deemed more desirable when wearing red.  according to this feature  on the impact of red by the BBC. So, here is my selection of red dresses I have selected a range of dresses with a wide range of prices....
  7. How to choose the perfect jersey dress

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Jersey dresses can be so flattering for women of any age – but particularly for women over 50 – I  have lost track of the number of jersey dresses in my own wardrobe. I thought it would be good to chat to somebody who designs jersey dresses to ask her what we should be looking for when buying a jersey dress in terms of style, fit and quality. So I asked Tina Malhame of NoLoGo Chic  to share just how she goes about designing jersey dresses women in our age group. I really enjoyed my time with her – I hope you enjoy the resulting videos! The first video Tina talks about why jersey dresses are so flattering for women over 50 ,  how to look for top quality...
  8. The Paris Fall 17 Collections – Picks to be stylish over 50

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian If VOGUE.fr is not on your laptop, or if you don’t have time to pore over the 300+ pages of Paris VOGUE’s Collections Automne-Hiver 2017-2018 Special Edition, here are a few selected highlights for we FabAfterFifty women.   There are three major trends of which you want to be aware: Transparency No we are not talking about transparent mini-skirts or plastic shoes, but you may find a fabulous transparent raincoat that has a distinctly modern feel and carefully vetted transparent sleeves, or shoulder cut-outs can definitely work for you. (Image: coat by Calvin Klein available at Matches Fashion) Warm...
  9. Style over 50: Dress for a wedding or a day at the races

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    Style Pick by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with our dressing for summer occasions series , here I have chosen a dress with sleeves in my favourite colour – cobalt blue. It is very similar to one I bought three years ago – I have had lots of wear out of mine – teaming it with diamante drop earrings for evenings   I think it suits most skin tones and hair colours so for me is always a winner. This style of dress is ageless, so fabulous for women over 50. Great dress for wedding guests This dress is simple, elegant,  great for weddings  – and the neckline meets the dress code for race meetings such as Ascot- although if you are in the Royal Enclosure at...
  10. Look stylish over 50: Dressing for summer weddings

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    Style pick from Ceri Wheeldon What can we wear to look stylish and fabulous over 50 when it comes to summer occasions like weddings or race meetings ? Dresses with sleeves seem to be thin on the high street this season, but I have searched to find some that fit the bill, without looking too frumpy. I shall be sharing my finds over the next couple of weeks – so do check in regularly. Outfit number one. I started looking for an outfit for Mother of the Bride – I can see why my friends have resorted to having things custom made! I found it really difficult to find outfits that a) didn’t cost a fortune and b) didn’t look too matronly. I was looking to find something that...
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