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

    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...
  2. Style over 50: 7 of my favourite Little Black Dresses

    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. ...
  3. Lorraine Kelly on designing clothes for women over 50

    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. ...
  4. Another dress with sleeves to add to your wishlist!

    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. ...
  5. Who said dresses with sleeves have to be boring? Glamour over 50.

    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...
  6. Style over 50, a Statement Coat to be Visible at Any Age

    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...
  7. Dress for Day to Evening in a Dramatic Colour over 50

    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...
  8. Intelligent Dressing for Women over 50.

    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I always like to find clothes that are a little different. I would hate to walk into a room and find someone wearing the same outfit. This is why I tend to look for lesser known brands- and shop in small boutiques rather than the large high street chains. One of the brands I have come across recently is Isabi – they focus on ‘Intelligent Dressing’. I am now the proud owner of several pairs of harem trousers (which I have practically lived while working from home this summer) and a number of dresses – I have made some excellent purchases in their sale. I have picked out a few of my favourite items to share with you.   Jasmine Long Sleeved Dress This dress comes in both black and mink –...
  9. Prints can be fabulous for disguising lumps and bumps over 50.

      Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have tended to stayed away from prints – typically being drawn to plain dresses and tops and changing the look with accessories. However, having just reviewed some pics from style videos I have been involved in recently – I was amazed how it was the images of me in prints that seemed to best hide my midlife tummy. Food for thought. The eye is drawn to the pattern of the fabric – and not the limps and bumps beneath. Strategically placed print can also serve to create the illusion of slimmer waist and hips. I thought I would take a look at some of the options for prints available at the moment and share them with you. I would love to know your favourites! This dress by Phase Eight available from...
  10. Lorraine Kelly’s style edit for JD Williams – the launch

    Article by Judith Brady “Ignore mature women at your peril. We are a force to be reckoned with!” So said Lorraine Kelly at a wonderful event to launch her edit of the JD Williams Autumn/Winter collection. I was so thrilled to represent Fab after Fifty at this fabulous evening held at The Shard last week. Just going to The Shard is quite an experience – the event was held in the Shangri-la Hotel on the 35th floor which has its own elevator to whisk you up so fast that the digital display of the floor numbers can’t keep up! Fortunately it was an internal lift or I may have had a lot of stairs to climb as I’m not too keen on heights.   There seem to be nearly as many staff as guests and you...
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