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  1. Does the colour we wear affect our mood?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Does the colour we wear affect our mood?  According to a recent study of 2000 Brits it suggests it does! Half of Brits say the colours they wear directly affect their moods Four in ten say their mood can change if they put on a different colour Black is the colour of choice for those feeling both stressed and angry Nearly a fifth of Brits wear only black or neutral tones, with 40 per cent of our wardrobes taken up with black clothes The majority of Brits (43 per cent) say that yellow is the colour to wear when feeling happy   According to respondents, a green outfit is a sign of intelligence, blue shows you’re reliable, white suggests you’re traditional, yellow says you’re happy and good humoured, while pink suggests immaturity and should...
  2. Where can I find elegant evening dresses for women over 50?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Where can I find elegant evening dresses for women over 50? This is a question I am often asked, especially now that the trend  in stores and on the red carpet seems to be for lower and lower  necklines and seemingly up to the waist ‘thigh’ splits. I have found several from an online brand called Gorgeous Couture that fit the bill. They are stylish, elegant- and even those without sleeves are elegant rather than leaving you over exposed.  All four styles come in a variety of colours. I hope you like my choices! This elegant full length black dress (available in several colours...
  3. Dresses with sleeves: Red for the festive season

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    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon

    coast red lace dress

    I love the simple lines of this red lace dress. The bell sleeves add a contemporary twist to a classic style. This is a timeless dress foe ageless dressing to look fabulously stylish over 50.

    Add heels and a neat clutch bag . This dress will take you from lunch with girlfriends to Christmas parties with a just a quick change of accessories. I would wear with dramatic drop earrings  for parties to turn on the glitz.

    Cost: £119 (reduced to £95.20 at time of writing) from Coast

    Enjoy!…

  4. Style over 50: Fabulous separates for the party season

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   There are times when dressing for the party season when relaxed glamour by cleverly combining separates does the trick.  I love the versatility of separates-  you can dress down a sequin skirt with a plain sweater for a pared down look and a party top with jeans for casual glamour. I’ve picked out some of my favourites. Bardot Style Top I am always a great fan of the Bardot style neckline.  This one from Baukjen  will carry you through the party season but will also look fabulous with white jeans in the summer.   Cost: £59 from Baukjen     Sequin skirt A classic with...
  5. Style over 50: 7 of my favourite Little Black Dresses

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when I take out my Little Black Dresses to dress up (or down) for the party season. I’m always tempted to add another to my collection- here’s a selection available to choose from at the moment.   I love the simplicity of this dress from Gorgeous Couture – it doesn’t have sleeves but it does give coverage at the upper arms – I think this is a great timeless classic to have in the wardrobe   Cost:  £139 from GorgeousCouture.Com     This Bardot style dress has looks chic AND covers the arms, it also has ruching to help minimise tums. ...
  6. Lorraine Kelly on designing clothes for women over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I met with Lorraine a few months ago at the start of her venture with JD Williams – we talked all things about life and style over 50 and of course clothes!! At the time Lorraine’s own designs weren’t available to buy – they have been for a while now , but when I met with Lorraine she was keen to stress just how hands on she was in the process and the amount of thought she gave to each of her designs.  There was one dress in particular that I really liked a) because I loved the freshness of the colours b) it has sleeves and c) the detail on the back. ...
  7. Another dress with sleeves to add to your wishlist!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon A dress to look fabulous over 50. The original version of this dress was incredibly popular when I featured it a few months ago. but now it has become dressier with the addition of lace across the bodice and sheer lace sleeves. The lace sleeves help make the dress perfect to transition from day to evening with a quick change of accessories. The scoop neckline helps to create the illusion of a longer neck and the drape of the dress is incredibly flattering for most figure types, and I love the hidden pockets in the drape. ...
  8. Who said dresses with sleeves have to be boring? Glamour over 50.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Women over 50 ‘do’ glamour so well. You only have to look at celebrities over 50 on the red carpet to see how they can they really set the standard when it comes to glamour. With or without wearing dresses with sleeves! But how easy is it to find a dress that is age appropriate, looks glamorous AND covers those arms? I came across this dress with sleeves from Coast – I think it’s fabulous. I love the chiffon sleeves which have a wire style frill hem for glamour and movement. Fabulous and fun. Very ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. With hair and statement pearls and earrings this dress could not...
  9. Style over 50, a Statement Coat to be Visible at Any Age

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When you open my coat cupboard you are confronted by a wall of black. Black coats, black jackets, black leather jackets, but it has just been livened up! I was asked by Gray and Osbourn if I would like to review their 25th anniversary coat and scarf – as it just happened to be Fab after Fifty pink.   You certainly won’t be invisible over 50 wearing this coat. Definitely a coat that makes a statement! The Helene Berman wool and cashmere coat is perfect for wearing on a crisp autumn day. Fabulous for teaming up with a fitted dress for lunch with the girls or an evening out, but also works well with black skinny jeans and top – especially when you add a colourful scarf. The coat has dropped shoulders...
  10. Dress for Day to Evening in a Dramatic Colour over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I love dresses that can take you from day to evening just by changing accessories. This shift dress from Baukjen has flattering three quarter length sleeves, a keyhole neckline and a some ‘stretch’ in the fabric to fit and flatter all day. I have shown it here in peony pink – because who wants to be invisible over 50 but the dress also comes in black. Make a statement. Stand out from the crowd at any age. For daytime I would tend to wear with a skinny belt , and chunky belt, and midsize heels and carry a structured handbag. For the evening I would remove the belt, wear chandelier earrings (and no necklace, wear dainty kitten heels and carry a clutch bag. Day to evening sorted! The Kingsbridge Shift Dress in ponte...
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