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  1. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 4 – Sixties retro Jackie O

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    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon I know this isn’t really a dress with sleeves per se, as it is a shift dress with a jacket, but I liked it so much I had to share. I think it is very ‘Jackie O’  or ‘Mad Men’ inspired and great for any autumn weddings. Would look great with a 60s style ‘up do’.  The jacquard print is very on trend this season, but the styling makes it a timeless classic.   Vintage inspired brands can be a great source of dresses with sleeves , especially if you like to create a  retro look (tomorrow I will share a very 50’s inspired dress),...
  2. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn /Winter Dress 3

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    Style Pic by Ceri Wheeldon Cobalt blue is one of my favourite colours, and other than black is the most often bought colour in my own wardrobe. I firmly believe that we can continue to have fun with our clothes beyond the age of 50. I love the cut of this skater dress, but I particularly like the way the sleeves are slashed. and pulled together with bows. A clever way of showing arms while still covering those parts that are less than firm. I wish more designers would be creative in this way -sleeves don’t need to be boring! Cobalt  skater dress costs £185 and...
  3. Dresses with Sleeves for Autumn/Winter Dress 2

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    Style pic by Ceri Wheeldon A fabulous way to wear denim, and a great transition piece for autumn.  For Day 2 of the Dresses with sleeves autumn 16  challenge I have selected this denim dress with sleeves.  I love the top to bottom zip for a modern twist and the tie belt. Great for a layering when when the weather gets cooler – especially as the roll neck sweater is bang on trend this season. I’m a great believer in wearing denim at any age – but a dress can add that edge to being stylish in denim over 50. At the time of writing...
  4. Dresses with sleeves for Autumn/Winter: Dress 1

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    Style pick by Ceri Wheeldon I know I previously undertook  a Dresses with Sleeves Challenge – where I tried to find a Dress with Sleeves a day for 50 days. It was incredibly popular and I have received lots of requests to do this again. I know I made a half hearted attempt a while ago to do it again, but I had so much going on in my life that I couldn’t quite get excited about clothes….but as I am now moving onwards and upwards again I thought it would be a good time to once again make a bid for the Dresses with Sleeves Challenge. I hope you like my choices! Also I will be adding some non ‘dress’ style picks and some video styling tips and...
  5. Holiday dressing over 50: What to pack for a summer holiday

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have had lots of requests for some style pics for holiday dressing over 50… so I have put together a selection …all similar to items  I pack in my own case for summer holidays.   For me white or off white jeans and trousers are a wardrobe staple on summer holidays – I usualy take both skinny and flared. White trousers £45 from House of Fraser white jeans £41.30 Biba from House of Fraser I find kimonos are great...
  6. Flats don’t have to be frumpy: pointy toed flats

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon   With all the recent press coverage of some companies putting the need for female employees to wear heels in their dress code, and Julia Roberts taking a stand and going barefoot on the red carpet in Cannes rather than wear the mandatory 3 inch minimum heel,  I picked some of my favourite flats to show that shoes don’t have to be frumpy, and can be elegant! I have never been a lover of flat shoes  (perhaps its the memory of regulation school shoes!)…I have hobbled in heels in the most unlikely places. I love feminine shoes but mostly find flat shoes tend to have rounded toes. I love the comfort of ballerinas, but not how they look on my feet. Heels help to make your legs...
  7. Double denim is in and you should be wearing it

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    Article by Naomi Watts Remember the first time your Mum recoiled in horror when you paired a denim mini skirt with a denim jacket? Or perhaps she was simply horrified by the length of your skirt.   Much like our body’s inbuilt ability to detect poison and quickly eject it from our system, our brains work in the same way when it comes to putting denim and denim together. Instinctively we think ‘no’, but 2016 is the year to embrace this trend that really shouldn’t work – yet does. So it’s time to stop being a denim snob and pull on your jeans and jacket in matching blue tones. Denim is...
  8. Dresses with sleeves: Perfect for Henley and Summer Occasions

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon It’s that time of year when dressing for summer events has us reaching into our wardrobe for that elegant, summery feel good dress, that is easy to wear- and for many of us- preferably with sleeves! I have a visit planned for Henley Regatta this year , which means I need to wear dress which sits below the knee – and although I have a wardrobe full of dresses – most of my summer dresses sit on or above the knee. In case we are lucky and have a glorious English summer, I am also aware that although I want to wear a dress with sleeves, I also don’t want to expire in the heat. ...
  9. Is true style timeless? Vogue a Century of Style

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Does true style ever fade? That’s the question I asked myself after a visit to the Vogue Century of Style exhibition in London last week. When World War One prevented Us Vogue being shipped over to the UK, and the decision to publish a UK version was made in 1916, who could have envisaged Vogue magazine still being seen as the primary Style Bible 100 years later. When the National Portrait Gallery in London showcased 100 years of Vogue’s history, I just had to pop along. What struck me was how true style never really fades. Some of the clothes featured in the early editions still inspire. In fact I preferred many of the earlier Vogue content to that of today’s issues. To me, the...
  10. Top Tips for Choosing Glasses

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    Article by Gemma Sheppard Many of us may find ourselves wearing glasses as we reach our 50s, but how do we choose the best shaped frames for us? Gemma Sheppard offers her top tips . You need to look and feel good in your glasses, they are a reflection of your personality. Remember that glasses are accessories that can change your look and enhance your features. Look for special detailing on the frames to enhance the overall look of your glasses. Glasses look good on everyone, it’s just about choosing the right frame for you.   Choosing your glasses: Experiment! Try lots of different frames and make sure you throw in a few wild cards! Next, narrow down your selection to the frames you really like and try to identify what it is you like about...
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