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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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. ...
  5. Review of Playtex new range of bras

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   There is so much inspiration about what to wear over 50 from instragrammers, and of course the style features on Fab after Fifty. What is seldom mentioned is how important it is to wear the right underwear.  If we don’t wear bras that fit,  offering the right level of support our clothes won’t sit as well. Our bodies change as we age, and so we need to look at how our choice of bra can provide the extra support we need, and create a more youthful silhouette.  That extra support does not mean we have to forego style – or look matronly!  No Norah Batty looks when we aspire to feel and look fabulous over 50! I come from the...
  6. Stylish Trench Coats

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    Style Picks by Ceri Wheeldon The Trench coat never seems to go out of style and they can be worn without looking as though you have a career as a secret agent. There are some fabulous colours to choose from on the High Street at the moment – to look vibrant over 50! I have selected just a few of my favourites I popped into my local Hobbs and this petrol blue trench coat caught my eye.     Currently  there is a £50 discount on this coat at House of Fraser   When it comes to making statement – and showing that you refuse to be invisible over 50,...
  7. 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....
  8. Investment dressing over 50: What to buy in the sales

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to shopping in the sales I tend to look for quality investment pieces that will stand the test of time.  Set your budget – and your priority list and look for the investment items that your will wear again and again. and that will deliver the best quality with the biggest savings. Think cost per wear. You can always spend on the more fashion/fun pieces once you have the basics. Here are some of my picks – all available on the high street/online. A classic trench coat never goes out of fashion. Hobbs trench coat £299 to £199 Click...
  9. Stepping out of my style comfort zone: Tartan trousers

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Do you find you pretty well keep buying effectively the same outfit  over and over again? I know I do.  I was recently snapped wearing a pair of tartan trousers – and have had so many people asking about them since the photo was posted on Instagram – in fact to show the boots – which were a bargain from Zara (£29.99) . These trousers are so unlike anything I normally wear – but for some reason I was just drawn to them. They are tartan denim from French Connection. I loved the fact that they are 2 different types of denim – the front of the jeans are different to the back.  A little bit quirky! I teamed them on that particular...
  10. Ruffles for grown ups.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I love clothes, and love sharing style tips , but have always hated being in front of the camera. Thank to everyone who sent such lovely messages when I posted some summer style photos – it meant a lot. I have been asked to share more photos of me – so here is one of my autumn casual looks. I have a real mix of things in my wardrobe – some designer pieces from many years ago that I can never seem to part with, some high street or online purchases, and favourite finds from markets picked up on holiday. Ruffles seem to be everywhere this season –   I love them, but don’t necessarily want to go OTT !  I also start to look for ‘comfort clothes’ at...
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