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STYLE ADVICE: I am 56 and would like a new fashionable and feminine image for 2014?

Posted on: January 13, 2014

QUESTION:  I am 56 have put on weight but I still want to look fashionable and feminine I need a new image for 2014 what do you suggest?

ANSWER: The New Year is a great time to reinvent your look and feel fabulous for the year ahead. If you take a look at your Dressipi Fashion Fingerprint you will see what styles suit you and why. For you it is all about creating some figure flattering curves and softening the look of your larger bust. With that in mind here are some ideas that we hope you will love:

1. Planet dress, now £49: – Emphasising your smallest part is a key way to flatter your figure, so nipping in the waistline or just under your bust will create some gorgeous curves. As you have mentioned that you would like to conceal your tummy, a style that kicks out or gently drapes from this point is ideal for you as it will skim over your tummy and create a more streamlined shape. This classic wrap style dress in a subtly and elegant navy is your perfect go-to piece. If the neckline is a little too low for your bust you can team this with a camisole underneath; all you need to complete your ultra feminine look is a heeled court shoe and a great piece of jewellery. To add that pop of colour that we know you love, add a bright clutch bag. 

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2. Episode cardigan, £44: – For a chic but fashionable weekend look, a jeans, top and cardi combo is ideal. This wrap cardigan has a belted waist so it is another way to create feminine shape rather than drowning your petite frame. We know neutrals aren’t your favourite, but by buying a few key pieces in these simple shades you can create so many different looks, and colour can still be present by adding in other pieces (e.g. a bright top), as well as accessories such as scarves, bags and shoes.

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3. Oasis jeans, £45: – Trousers and jeans with a high or mid rise waistline will hug your tummy to give a streamlined concealing effect, and a bootcut style will pencil in some curves thanks to their soft volume. Opt for a dark wash shade as they are slimming as well as leg-lengthening, and teamed with a mid heeled boot they will give you some extra height even on a casual day.

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4. H&M blouse, £14.99: – Finally the part I’m sure you’ve been waiting for- colour! As I mentioned before, a capsule wardrobe is all about buying a few key pieces that are extremely versatile and will really stand the test of time, so neutral colours like black, grey and beige are a must. This doesn’t mean to say that your look has to be boring however, as pops of colour can be added to your neutral pieces. We love this bright blouse which is super feminine and the colour will look great on you, whilst the soft volume will glide over and flatter your shape. Team it with jeans and a tailored blazer for a great smart-casual look (add heels for a less formal evening outfit), or tuck the blouse into a tailored skirt for the perfect work wear ensemble.

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5. Precis Petite jacket, £49: – A tailored jacket is a great way to create a feminine and fashionable look on a day-to-day basis. Some may think this kind of piece is only for special occasions, however this is not the case; it’s a great way to change up your style. As you love to add colour to your wardrobe, why not choose a blazer in your favourite shade of red, which is one of your investment shades too. A jacket like this one from Precis Petite can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion- just add jeans or wear over a tailored dress.

garment-1539329-16390816. East dress, £79: – Dresses aren’t just for the evening, and a lovely, casual day dress is a great way to feel feminine again. We love this empire line dress for you as it comes in a gorgeous green and blue print which will look great with your colouring, and again the shape is an ideal figure flatterer for you. Team with ballet flats or knee boots depending on the season, and throw over a cosy cardi for the cool but comfortable factor.

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We hope we have given you some fashion inspiration, do let us know how you get on as it’s great receiving feedback. Happy shopping! Ria x

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