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  1. Dressing for the party season: Cocktail dress with sleeves


    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon

    50plus sryle cocktail dress image


    A fabulous dress with sleeves  to add a touch of glamour, over the party season.  The lace sleeves are an elegant way to cover arms  but sheer enough to add a little sex appeal.  It’s also a bargain at just £45 in the sale at House of Fraser,

    I have teamed it with sapphire  teardrop earrings from John Lewis  (£40) , a filigree clutch bag , also from John Lewis (£39)  and shoes from  Moda in Pelle  (£39.95 in the sale). The shoes are great for a party look, but can also double up for smart daywear.…

  2. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 5: Inspired by Grace Kelly

    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon One of the most popular dresses I have shared in the various Dresses with Sleeves challenges over the past couple of years was very much in the style of Grace Kelly. That particular dress is no longer available – I have received a lot of  requests asking where you can buy something similar, so I am sharing one that I have found from a vintage range stocked by The Little Black Dress company. I have said before that if you like the retro styles ,  brands that specialise in vintage styles can be a great source of dresses not easily found on the High Street. Most are really competitively priced too , as this one I’ve selected demonstrates  – priced at just £35. A...
  3. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 4 – Sixties retro Jackie O

    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon I know this isn’t really a dress with sleeves per se, as it is a shift dress with a jacket, but I liked it so much I had to share. I think it is very ‘Jackie O’  or ‘Mad Men’ inspired and great for any autumn weddings. Would look great with a 60s style ‘up do’.  The jacquard print is very on trend this season, but the styling makes it a timeless classic.   Vintage inspired brands can be a great source of dresses with sleeves , especially if you like to create a  retro look (tomorrow I will share a very 50’s inspired dress),...
  4. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 3

    Style Pic by Ceri Wheeldon Cobalt blue is one of my favourite colours, and other than black is the most often bought colour in my own wardrobe. I firmly believe that we can continue to have fun with our clothes beyond the age of 50. I love the cut of this skater dress, but I particularly like the way the sleeves are slashed. and pulled together with bows. A clever way of showing arms while still covering those parts that are less than firm. I wish more designers would be creative in this way -sleeves don’t need to be boring! Cobalt  skater dress costs £185 and...
  5. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn/Winter Dress 2

    Style pic by Ceri Wheeldon A fabulous way to wear denim, and a great transition piece for autumn.  For Day 2 of the Dresses with sleeves autumn 16  challenge I have selected this denim dress with sleeves.  I love the top to bottom zip for a modern twist and the tie belt. Great for a layering when when the weather gets cooler – especially as the roll neck sweater is bang on trend this season. I’m a great believer in wearing denim at any age – but a dress can add that edge to being stylish in denim over 50. At the time of writing...
  6. Dresses with sleeves for Autumn/Winter: Dress 1

    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon I know I previously undertook  a Dresses with Sleeves Challenge – where I tried to find a Dress with Sleeves a day for 50 days. It was incredibly popular and I have received lots of requests to do this again. I know I made a half hearted attempt a while ago to do it again, but I had so much going on in my life that I couldn’t quite get excited about clothes….but as I am now moving onwards and upwards again I thought it would be a good time to once again make a bid for the Dresses with Sleeves Challenge. I hope you like my choices! Also I will be adding some non ‘dress’ style picks and some video styling tips and...
  7. Holiday dressing over 50: What to pack for a summer holiday

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have had lots of requests for some style pics for holiday dressing over 50… so I have put together a selection …all similar to items  I pack in my own case for summer holidays.   For me white or off white jeans and trousers are a wardrobe staple on summer holidays – I usualy take both skinny and flared. White trousers £45 from House of Fraser white jeans £41.30 Biba from House of Fraser I find kimonos are great...
  8. Dresses with sleeves: Perfect for Henley and Summer Occasions

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when dressing for summer events has us reaching into our wardrobe for that elegant, summery feel good dress, that is easy to wear- and for many of us- preferably with sleeves! I have a visit planned for Henley Regatta this year , which means I need to wear dress which sits below the knee – and although I have a wardrobe full of dresses – most of my summer dresses sit on or above the knee. In case we are lucky and have a glorious English summer, I am also aware that although I want to wear a dress with sleeves, I also don’t want to expire in the heat. ...
  9. Dresses with sleeves 2016 – electrify in blue

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Cobalt blue is one of my favourite colours – and it seems to suit most skin tones. This dress is really versatile – one of those you can dress up for evening  or play down for daytime. With a flattering v-neck and ruching to help hide lumps and bumps, this dress ticks all the boxes . It also has an asymmetric hem to give it a modern twist.   The fact that it is jersey  makes it great for packing for city breaks and also very comfortable.  Fab dress to transition from day to evening. Wear with...
  10. Dresses with Sleeves 2016 – Day 2 : Fun, Flirty and Pretty in Pink


    Post by Ceri Wheeldon

    pink ruffle dress with sleeves



    Style should be fun over 50! Ruffles are a key trend this season – and these ruffles add a touch of glamour and femininity placed at the waist and cuffs.  This is dress is elegant yet fun at the same time.  Only simple accessories are needed – as this dress really makes a statement in its own right. A pair of nude heels are all that’s needed. I  love it!

    Pink ruffle dress in available from Little Black Dress Price £49
    nude heellsNude Heels from House of Fraser £69


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