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  1. Nine Fabulous Accessories To Wear When Leaving The House

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      After picking out which clothes to wear, accessories act as the finishing touches to bring your whole outfit together. In their fifties, women can still look glamorous every time they leave the house. There are many simplistic accessories that can help compliment an outfit, like an intricate wrist watch or a delicate necklace. But there are also statement accessories that can help create a daring and dramatic look, from brightly coloured handbags to bold earrings. There are many top style tips for over fifty females to embrace that can help create a look that they will love.   Hitting your fifties is the ideal time to revamp your accessory collection and try something you always wanted to. You can try something new, something different, and impress your...
  2. How to measure yourself for the right sized bra

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With most changing rooms closed following lockdown, and with social distancing in place, having a bra fitting when buying new lingerie has become a problem. Especially as most of us are now buying online. Our shape changes continually and most of us need a bra that offers more support as we get older.  Wearing the right sized bra immediately helps us to look slimmer, our waists better defined, and clothes will just quite simply look better. There is no point in spending a fortune on that perfect dress, only to wear it with a badly fitting bra. How do we make sure that we are buying the right sized bra. I asked online lingerie retailer Figleaves for their top tips to...
  3. Tips for shopping in your own wardrobe: knowing what clothes you already own 

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I am a great believer in shopping in your own wardrobe before investing in anything new.  I have friends who often compliment me on what I’m wearing and are clearly surprised when I say I have had the items making up my outfit for decades. In fact they have asked me to help them ‘shop in their own wardrobes’ and we’ve had great fun doing it.  But before you can start ‘shopping’ to have to be fully aware of what items you possess to choose from. I have to confess to being a bit of a hoarder when it comes to clothes. And like everyone else I had items lurking in the back of the wardrobe that have not seen the light of...
  4. Top Eight Luxury Fashion Brands That Are Popular To Wear

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      Brands that consistently produce beautifully-made luxury products tend to make a name for themselves quickly. Many high-end fashion brands alone are known for their intricate and stunning designs that are memorable for customers. From handbags and dresses to coats and watches, all of these brands make gorgeous, decadent products that show what luxury brands are capable of. When you’ve reached your fifties, although you’re older, there are many ways that you can keep looking fabulous in your everyday life. So, why not treat yourself to some fabulous fashion? While luxury goods are a major investment, the right luxury products are certainly worth paying for. A beautifully-made leather handbag or intricate high-quality wristwatch can last a lifetime, and the item should maintain its value over time....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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