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  1. Dresses with Sleeves – make the sleeves interesting.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon. It might be tempting to think of wearing dresses with sleeves once we reach our 50s as an easy way of simply covering our arms – and bingo wings!  Don’t think of wearing sleeves as a compromise. Sleeves can also add a glamorous feature to a dress.  Sheer sleeves in lace, net, or ‘spot lace’ as in the dress I’ve selected here, can provide cover for the arms, while making the sleeves ‘less heavy’. Great for evenings where you want to add a touch of glamour, and where less is definitely more! This particular dress by Michaela Louisa has a mock wrap front with flattering draping, I think of it as a classic with a twist! Michaela Louisa Spot Sleeve Dress £149 is available from ...
  2. Dresses with Sleeves – the campaign returns!

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon. Following the success of the Dresses with Sleeves campaign over the spring and summer ( I highlighted 50 dresses with sleeves over 50 days), I have been inundated with requests to find some more. I can’t guarantee to find new dress with sleeves every single day but I will do my best! Also, I had a lot of requests last time to have a full list of all the dresses featured, so I will compile a list and add to it daily – just so that you can review all the dresses together. The good news is that there does appear to a broader selection to choose from at the moment- so perhaps retailers are at last listening to what women over 50  say they want to...
  3. Trinny and Susannah launch new clothing range for real women – review

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon When Trinny and Susannah first hit our TV screens in What Not to Wear I used to watch without fail as women were transformed – from the outside in. As participants carried their 4 bin bags of clothes up the stairs to find out what items in their wardrobe flattered and what was better suited in the bin, I used to do mental check of similar clothes  hanging in my own wardrobe- although friends would say jokingly that if ever I would appear it might take 4 furniture vans to transport the contents of my wardrobe – I’m a bit of a hoarder! So, when I heard that Trinny and Susannah were launching their own clothing line aimed at women with three main body types...
  4. 3 looks for one little black dress- just change your shoes and bags

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    Article by Fabafterfifty We’re approaching the Christmas party season which is great for socialising with colleagues and friends but causes a slight dilemma when you haven’t got time to go home and change your outfit.  Luckily we’ve come up with a solution and it only involves one dress!  Every woman has a classic black dress like this gorgeous one from Isabella Oliver: And we’ve searched the Jane Shilton website to find the perfect shoes and handbags that help to transform this dress into the right outfit for three different occasions. The Casual Daytime Look If you’re spending a day at the office, meeting up with friends for coffee or doing some last minute Christmas shopping then you can easily create a casual but smart look...
  5. Actress Jane Seymour Looks Stylish at 60

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    Article by Fabafterfifty It’s hard to believe that actress Jane Seymour turned 60 this year, but she looks as fabulous as ever. What can we learn from Jane’s own personal style to make sure we dress elegantly and stylishly over 50 ? Animal print can be worn stylishly over 50 My favourite of the outfits Jane models for  CC Fashion is the  Animal Print Dress  £99 (see featured image) and on my autumn fashion wishlist.  An elegant way to wear animal print without looking like Bet Lynch. They also have an Animal Print Blouse (£79)  in their collection – great for wearing with camel or black- I have a very similar one...
  6. Dresses with Sleeves Isabella Oliver Drape Dress – Cobalt Blue

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    Article by Fabafterfifty In my constant quest as a woman over 50 for dresses with sleeves I thought I would share as I came across ‘winners’. My latest find is the Jersey Drape Dress from  Isabella Oliver -for me it ticks all the boxes. Good points: 1. I loved the fit 2. It’s my favourite colour- cobalt blue ( although I always have a passion for black) 3. The sleeves are ¾ length – so very flattering 4. Just right length on the knee 5. Can dress ‘up’ or ‘down’- great for day to evening 6. Felt comfortable to wear 7. Got lots of compliments when wearing 8. Can vary look- I decided to wear for work with a black patent belt ( I already had one that worked) 9. My first order from this site- I...
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