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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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. ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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


  7. Dresses with Sleeves 2016 : Day One : chic and simple monochrome

    Post by Ceri Wheeldon Back by popular demand! I have received so many requests to relaunch this series, so here is the first Dress with Sleeves for 2016 – not sure I’ll get to 50 dresses this time around – but will do my best!   I have chosen this simple, monochrome shift dress to start this series – I think the lace detail at the hem and sleeves give the dress a more contemporary look. Great for dressing up- or down. The sleeve length is just below the elbow – so covers bingo wings while keeping the look ‘fresh’.   Wear with flat pumps for relaxed daytime look or heels for heels for a more formal occasion. I love pointed toe flats – I think they are so much more...
  8. Does the colour we wear affect our mood?

    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...
  9. Where can I find elegant evening dresses for women over 50?

    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...
  10. Dresses with sleeves: Red for the festive season


    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


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