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  1. Glamour over 50: Fabulous evening look with a long dress with sleeves


    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon

    50 plus style glamour image

    When it comes to glamour, we women over 50 can absolutely ooze it!

    What better time to pull out all the stops than for Christmas and New Year.

    I absolutely love this fishtail dress  – and it has sleeves – what more could we ask for 🙂

    It is available from Little Black Dress and costs £299


    I have teamed with crystal earrings  from John Lewis (£16), and moon clutch bag (£29) , also from John Lewis and shoes currently in the sale from Moda in Pelle (£39.95)…

  2. An interview with Lorraine Kelly on bodyshape, colour and her collection for JD Williams

    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon I caught up with Lorraine at the launch of her latest  collection for JD Williams. It was great to see how Lorraine’s collection has evolved since I interviewed when  she launched her very first collection but I also couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to ask Lorraine about how own attitude to body shape, colour and life over 50 had influenced her designs. Lorraine has lost a lot of weight over the last few years, and through her renewed enthusiasm for exercise , mainly her dance based exercise classes, she has slimmed down, toned up and regained her waist, nor to mention toning her arms. Lorraine has said that this...
  3. 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...
  4. 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),...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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. ...
  10. Is true style timeless? Vogue a Century of Style

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Does true style ever fade? That’s the question I asked myself after a visit to the Vogue Century of Style exhibition in London last week. When World War One prevented Us Vogue being shipped over to the UK, and the decision to publish a UK version was made in 1916, who could have envisaged Vogue magazine still being seen as the primary Style Bible 100 years later. When the National Portrait Gallery in London showcased 100 years of Vogue’s history, I just had to pop along. What struck me was how true style never really fades. Some of the clothes featured in the early editions still inspire. In fact I preferred many of the earlier Vogue content to that of today’s issues. To me, the...
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