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  1. 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...
  2. 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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  3. 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. ...
  4. Style is Ageless: the best dressed stars in their prime years

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      It’s thought that the older you get, the happier and more self-aware you are. In fact, those in their 60s are said to be more self-confident than those significantly younger than them. This could be one of the many reasons why those in their prime years have such a fabulous sense of style, with many fashion icons being older than 60. Carrying an air of sophistication, these leading ladies prove that both effortless grace and award winning style comes with age, while the older gentlemen maintain a dashingly dapper fashion sense.   Helen Mirren Known for her ageless elegance, Helen Mirren doesn’t shy away from any style of dress. She proves that you don’t have to abandon any type of clothing as you age, wearing skinny jeans, bodycon dresses and short...
  5. Style over 50: How to Wear Prints for 2020

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a The Wandering Parisian While I, personally, am VERY leery of print, as are many of my compatriotes françaises, I do know les Anglaises are, on the contrary, very fond of prints, particularly floral prints. Though we can agree that Liberty makes lovely prints and fabrics and that they are endlessly charming on small children, or perhaps for sleepwear – one needs to be aware that print can be very dangerous on the fifty + female who is not going for a granny-themed outing or a pyjama party. Inspiration from Dries Van Noten at Paris Fashion Week So lets look, again inspired by our current Paris Fashion Week runway, at one of the greatest masters of print;...
  6. Style Inspiration for Fifty Plus Women from Saint Laurent’s 2020 Collection

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    Article by Meredith Keeve a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian   Those of us who remember the fashions of the 70s and 80s remember French Haute Couture and Ready to Wear couturier Yves Saint Laurent and his unparalleled and unprecedented use of colour. Navy and black; orange and red; pink and orange – these unusual combinations made the most traditional tailoring extremely exciting.  These extraordinary combinations made the designer, unambiguously, one of fashion’s greatest colourists .   While current designer (for the renamed SAINT LAURENT) Anthony Vaccarello’s vision may at times have been controversial, his 2020 collection, shown recently during Paris Fashion Week, is clearly inspired by YSL’s colour palette. If ...
  7. Style over 50: Spring 2020 trends: How to Wear Polka Dots over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Do Polka Dots ever really go out of fashion? Whenever polka dots are mentioned as a new trend I immediate conjure up the image of Julia Roberts in her polka dot dress in Pretty Woman , in the scene where she goes to watch polo. An iconic dress. Just goes to show that true style is timeless! Polka dots always look fresh. They are easy to wear and accessorise and work for all ages. I have selected a few of my favourite polka dot items that I think work well and look stylish for...
  8. The New Bohemian Style

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    The original bohemian style was always about taking the traditional countryside clothing in America, to the major city. It was largely influenced by the hippy culture but some say that it goes way back into the 50s. Middle-class rich kids were trying to rebel against their parents so they wore clothes that had longer draping and lighter fabrics. It must also be noted that the bohemian style was always more popular in urban areas than it was out in the countryside itself. Hippies would indeed take this style to new heights while they went into the rural areas on trips to attend music festivals. However, everything is due to evolve at some point and so has the bohemian style. Nowadays...
  9. Dressing for Your Body Shape over 50

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   We can all make costly mistakes if we don’t understand our body shapes and buy clothes that don’t flatter. A while ago I took advantage of a groupon deal to take a module of a personal stylist’s course.  I hadn’t intended to become a stylist – I took it purely out of interest and to assist me when putting together style choices for the website – and better understand what clothes best suited me.  I thought it would be helpful to share some of the things I learned about identifying which body shape you are, and the best style of clothes to wear for each type. Hourglass Characteristics: ...
  10. Style over 50 : Autumn trends – dark florals

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Continuing with how to adapt this season’s trends to continue to look stylish over 50. I’m taking a look at florals.  Once again I’m trying to be creative with the clothes I already own. Shopping in my own wardrobe was a little more difficult with this one! Initially I thought I was unlikely to find anything floral at all –  when it comes to patterns I tend to be more of an ‘animal print’ person. I did manage to find a dress which is about 30 years old – black with a chiffon skirt – which has not seen the light of day for decades. I teamed it with an old Ghost jacket to make it more appropriate for...
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