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  1. Dresses with sleeves: One shoulder for glamour over 50 !

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Both Kim Cattrall and Vanessa Williams looked very ‘Fab after 50’ when sporting one shoulder dresses for the red carpet this week. A bit of a cheat when it comes to me suggesting dresses with sleeves I know  – can I get way with dresses with sleeve on this one occasion? I hope so! I have found some one shoulder evening dresses that I think would work for women over 50, and have also added a sleeveless one shoulder dress for those who are happy to show off their arms. The first is by Ceme London  (featured above right) – a one shoulder dress on jersey with a side split. The ruching is great...
  2. Glamour over 50 – where can I find a fabulous long dress for a special occasion?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Where can you find evening dresses –  when it’s time to switch on the glamour for special occasions when you want to look elegant over 50? I have had several people ask me this in recent  weeks, so I thought I would look for some red carpet inspired dresses to offer some style over 50 inspiration for evening wear. And yes, I have found some long dresses with sleeves!  It seems most of us want to look sexy, but without too much flesh exposed, not frumpy, and not looking like mutton dressed as lamb. So over the next few days I shall be sharing my ‘finds’ with you. Enjoy! Elegant draping Simple, stunning, with sleeves this maxi dress by GorgeousCouture.Com is...
  3. 6 of the best dresses with sleeves for special occasions

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon. “Where can I find a dress with sleeves to wear to a wedding?”  is a question I am frequently asked. I know in the past I have featured one dress at a time, but I have had a lot of requests to group my dresses together by occasion, so I am starting a ‘Six of the best’ series. I’m starting with special occasions – all six of these would be ideal for weddings, christenings or a day at the races. I think all six dresses would bring a touch of elegance to any occasion – and would definitely make sure that you are stylish over 50! These particular dresses are all available from...
  4. Dresses with Sleeves – The Bombshell Dress by Katya Wildman

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon. I always like to share my ‘finds’ as I am constantly being asked where to buy the best dresses with sleeves. If you are curvy (like me) it can be difficult to find dresses which fit at the waist and don’t gape across the chest. A fabulous dress for women over 50 with curves! The Bombshell dress by Katya Wildman  is a faux wrap dress with clever discreet ruching under the arms to provide a great fit across the bust.  In fact the ruching makes the dress idea for those who are  different sizes on the top and bottom. It has a sweetheart neckline and can be worn ‘off the shoulder’ if you want to create an evening look (as I did here when I wore mine on New Year’s Eve). ...
  5. Dresses with Sleeves – with a touch of festive sparkle

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when we want to be fabulous and festive over 50! If you want to add a little Christmas sparkle then this sequinned dress from Baujken could work really well – it has sleeves (a big plus), flattering ruching and provides that festive glamour. Great for parties with killer heels- or for a more casual look team with black tights and suede boots to let the different textures tone it down for daytime or less formal drinks parties. The Kate Sequin Dress is £199 ...
  6. Dresses with sleeves – dressing with the WOW factor!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon As soon as I saw the new range of dresses from Ceme London I just knew I was in trouble! For a ‘wow’ dress I love the Long Sleeves Issis draped jersey dress from Ceme London.  This dress proves the point that dresses with sleeves are far from frumpy! The dresses are self lined and the clever draping covers all lumps and bumps! The Issis comes in several different colours – personally I cannot decide on a favourite – am torn between the khaki and the cobalt blue – but wouldn’t say no to the black or purple either- tough choices! With such a dramatic draping effect across the neck- I would tend to accessorise with some statement earrings and a chunky bracelet. The Issis...
  7. Dresses with Sleeves- pale and interesting

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon.

    Classic ivory can look understated and sophisticated. This draped front jersey dress accentuates the waist in two ways – the first via the clever draping around the waist area and the second via the three quarter sleeve length, which again draws the eye inwards towards the waist area.

    Great on its own or worn with a cropped jacket, this is another dress which can effortlessly take you from day to evening simply by changing accessories.

    The Drape Front Jersey Dress by Karen Millen is available from House of Fraser – cost £140.

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  8. Dresses with Sleeves- Timeless and elegant – just like Grace Kelly’s style !

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon. Nobody epitomised cool elegance better than Grace Kelly. As soon as I saw this dress it reminded me of her! With it’s ruched waist and flattering v-neck collar flared skirt and ¾ length sleeves- this dress flatters in all the right places! The Eliza J Portrait collar dress  comes in purple, black and navy. It has very positive reviews on the House of Fraser website, as well as a video of the dress being worn, so you can get a feel as to how the dress moves with you as you walk. This style of dress is great  for women who are ‘bottom heavy’ and...
  9. Dresses with sleeves- from day to evening

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I love to find dresses with the versatility to be worn for different occasions. For me, this dress with the floral top and chiffon sleeves screams sophistication. I would break it up with a black patent belt for day, and  perhaps to  wear as a cocktail dress,try wearing an elasticated crystal bracelet on each cuff for some subtle sparkle , and mix with dramatic earrings and upswept hair. A pair of heels and  you are all set for the Christmas party season in a black dress with impact.Tthe white pattern closer to the face , has a less draining (and less ageing) effect than plain black. This  Bea dress is again by Damsel in a...
  10. Dresses with Sleeves – with added vintage drama – day 3 of new challenge

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon What could be better? Dresses with sleeves are far from boring! I love both monochrome and vintage inspired prints, so when the two are combined to create a stunning , sophisticated dress like this one by Damsel in a Dress, it goes straight to the top of my wishlist. The abstract top combines with a solid block skirt, with the clever placement of the abstract print creating the illusion of a smaller waist. This dress is lined in a stretch jersey to provide a sleeker silhouette. Great for wearing now, but would also work well for spring – ideal to wear as a guest at a wedding! The Ditta Dress by Damsel in a Dress is available at ...
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