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  1. My Style over 50: Marion shares her style tips and inspiration

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon Today, in our ‘My Style over 50’ series, featuring real women who love to be stylish over 50 Marian Maclean shares her style story with Fab after Fifty. How would you describe yourself- and your style? The best way to describe me, I’m a 56 Mother and full time worker. I’ve been in the health & fitness industry for 35+ years working in gyms and managing my own weight loss life coaching business, so I could work and be a stay at home mother. I’ve now moved on to work as a Support Worker for Special Needs, Extreme Trauma, Mental Health and Extreme Isolation. I’ve been in this industry for the past 9 years. ...
  2. My Style over 50: Bukky of Vibrant Midlife shares her style story

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    Interview by Ceri Wheeldon As we continue to  share the style stories of real women over 50, Bukky shares her style inspiration. Tell us a little about yourself: I’m Bukky,  I’m a Midlife Wellness Coach/Advocate and a pharmacist of 3+ decades. I run Vibrant Midlife Wellness Practice –  which takes an evidence based, lifestyle medicine approach to health and wellbeing. I help motivated women in midlife make the lifestyle changes they need to create their roadmap to a healthy, well and happy life;  so they are fitter, healthier, look and feel amazing and ooze confidence. I work with women in a number of ways.  I offer 1:1 Wellness Coaching 1-day Wellness Workshops Group Wellness Programs How would you describe your style? I’d say eclectic and individual!   I do love different things.  More of the...
  3. My Style over 50: Style and Confidence Coach Julia Rees shares her personal style story

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    Following on from last week’s introduction to the ‘My Style over 50’ series, Style and Confidence Coach Julia Rees is the first of our stylish readers to  share her personal style story – and her tips to look and feel fabulous over 50! I am a Style & Confidence (Life) Coach and I am passionate about helping women transform their personal and professional lives by (re)discovering their style, confidence and inner beauty so that they can become the best version of themselves, tap into their true potential and live their lives fully.  I grew up in Liverpool, England before moving to Cambridge where I studied Pathology. I moved to France in 1993 and retrained as a secondary school...
  4. My style over 50: A new style over 50 series

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I thought it would be fun to have women over 50 who love clothes to share their style stories with Fab after Fifty readers. I’m starting the series by sharing my own personal style.  I don’t think I’ve ever interviewed myself before!! About me: I have always loved clothes – from a very young age – I didn’t really play with dolls as such as a child – but I did create outfits for them- making a lot of them myself out of scraps of fabric and wool left over from family members knitting. My grandfather was a tailor- as were many generations of the family before him – he never really played with us – but did explain how patterns were cut,...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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