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  1. Style over 50: Bra Friendly Summer Dresses

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Whether it’s a summer holiday or a staycation, the warm, sunny weather is welcome, but it can be difficult to find summer dresses that are easy and comfortable to wear in our 50s and beyond – especially if we want to wear a normal bra. When we were younger we may well have been able to go braless enabling us to wear strappy sun dresses. Strapless bras are of course an option, but for those who are bigger busted one that fits and gives the right level of support may not be easy to find. Personally I have found that some strapless bras have such a tight fitting band to keep them in place that they are not...
  2. Midlife Chat Show: Q &A on makeup over 50, style over 50 and looking for a job over 50

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      The last in our current series of the Midlife Real Life Chat show as we take a break for the summer. I am joined by makeup artist Jo Jewett and stylist Maggie McMillan as we answer readers questions on makeup over 50, style over 50 and how to best prepare yourself if you are looking for a new job post lockdown. Questions we discuss include: What foundation to wear over 50? How do you make up hooded eyes? What lipstick do you wear if you have thin lips? Will going grey age you? How do you change your makeup if you let your hair go grey? What is the best way to layer your clothes? What can you do if you are applying for jobs and are constantly rejected? How easy is it to change roles to do something different? What should you include in a CV? What skills should you highlight of you have had a...
  3. Keep Looking Fabulous In Your Everyday Life

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    We all want to keep looking fabulous in everyday life- especially as we emerge from lockdown. We may have succumbed to the temptation of wearing jogging bottoms as we adjusted to working from, and staying at home, but now it’s time to once again think fabulous when it comes to your style !  With minimal effort you can emerge from lockdown looking fab Choose Flattering Outfits Have you ever heard of dressing for your body shape? We are big fans of advocating for people to wear whatever they want, but dressing for your body shape is definitely a must. Wearing the clothes that are the right ‘cut’ for you will help to minimise the aspects of your figure that you are least confident about , whether that...
  4. How to stop your glasses steaming up when wearing a face mask

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    Tips from Association of Optometrists Wearing a facemask or face covering is becoming the new normal, but one of the minor problems of the COVID-19 pandemic is fogged-up eyewear. This happens when warm breath escapes from the top of the mask and lands on the cooler surface of the lens. Ceri Smith-Jaynes from the Association of Optometrists (AOP) has come up with the following ways you can prevent your glasses from fogging: Tips to prevent glasses fogging Ensure the mask is well-fitted Take a little time to shape the nose wire on your facemask, so it closely follows the contours of your nose and cheeks and secure the top strap well. If your mask has no wire, you...
  5. Summer Dresses: Sale Picks for Holidays and Staycations

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   Strange times indeed and with all of our lives turned upside down, all regular planning of holidays has gone out of the window. I personally am so grateful for the fabulous weather we have had for much of Lockdown, it has made it so much more bearable. I have been wearing my normal holiday wardrobe for my weekends in the garden. So, whether you are planning a staycation or a summer holiday abroad,  I have looked at some of the best holiday dresses in the sales.  I have tried to select only those with a range of sizes available. There were others that I loved but had limited availability size wise! The right dress can help to downplay parts of our bodies...
  6. A New Elegance as we come out of Lockdown: Is it a Frame of Mind?

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a the Wandering Parisian As we move out of lockdown and back toward a “normal” life we will certainly find many things have changed. There will be a “new normal” in terms of telecommuting and socializing, but one thing is absolutely certain – we are ready to get out of our sweatpants! But before you wonder how to transition from absolute comfort into your “working wardrobe”, lets take a moment to consider notions of elegance, and how they may intersect with comfort. As ever, our French neighbours may have some useful ideas…   A few years ago, Nathalie Rykiel, the daughter of famous French fashion arbiter Sonia Rykiel, wrote a book called Elegance. Intrigued by the elusive notion of elegance, and how it might be recognized and applied in...
  7. Tips for choosing the right maxi dress over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   With the glorious weather we had during May, I found myself wearing my maxi dresses far earlier than normal. At one time I used to confine them to holidays only, but in recent years I have been wearing them as a good everyday option, wearing with cropped jackets and trainers during the day , and strappy sandals or wedges for going out in the evenings. I have searched for some new ones to order this season- here are some of my favourites. Tips for choosing the right maxi dress over 50: Select a dress that doesn’t have too much fabric and overwhelm you – there are a lot of semi-fitted and shirt style maxis available this season – which are great...
  8. Style Icons to Inspire Women over 50: Brigitte Bardot

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon “Fashion may not be a weapon of the woman but at least it gives her the ammunition” Brigitte Bardot Whose style can stand the test of time? This is the first in a series showcasing women whose style we can still appreciate and learn from over 50. When we talk about style icons, there are some who immediately come to mind , such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe. Another who I feel is often overlooked is Brigitte Bardot. References to French Style typically conjure up the image of Parisian Chic – but French style is so much more than that. Who better to epitomise how the French approach bohemian style than Brigitte Bardot – forever associated with timeless relaxed riviera style. A style well...
  9. Midlife Real Life Chat Show : Style over 50

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    In this weeks episode of the Midlife Real Life Chat Show, we are joined by Nayna McIntosh, founder and CEO of Hope Fashion to talk about style over 50.

    We chat about dressing in the right proportions, how to dress to emphasis your ‘best bits’, how to dress if you are a larger size, and how to shop online with confidence. And of course how to look fabulous over 50!

    I am joined by regular panellists , stylist and brand consultant, Maggie McMillan, and makeup artist Jo Jewett of the Make Up Training Company.

    A lively conversation- and we do of course share our hero products.

     

    Nayna has offered a special discount of 20%  to readers of Fab after Fifty. Use code FAB20 at checkout at Hope Fashion Valid until 17th June 2020.

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  10. Style over 50: How to Wear a Timeless Breton Top

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Some things in our wardrobes never go out of style. The Breton top is one of them. At the time of writing we are 5 weeks into Lockdown and spending more time in our own homes than ever before.  What we wear on a daily basis has changed to reflect that. The Breton top is one of those versatile basics that works at so many levels- and for so many different style personalities . In the film Les Mepris,  Brigitte Bardot was captured in a timeless Breton top, worn with a headband and casual cardigan- an iconic look that anyone could wear today. ...
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