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    Are Horizontal Stripes Unflattering? Are Horizontal Stripes Unflattering?

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    Traditionally we’re encouraged to avoid horizontal stripes as they make us look wide. But this rule isn’t always right – in fact they can sometimes make us look slimmer. So much so that a study by York University found that women wearing stripes across the body were overall considered slimmer, when compared with wearing vertical stripes.  Our long, straight cut jackets by POM Amsterdam look great with stripes because of their flattering length. Available in black and blue  That’s not to say you should now only stick to horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes can elongate the figure when worn in the...
    Traditionally we’re encouraged to avoid horizontal stripes as they make us look wide. But this rule isn’t always right – in fact they can sometimes make us look slimmer. So much so that a study by York University found that women wearing stripes across the body were overall considered slimmer, when compared with wearing vertical stripes.  Our long, straight cut jackets by POM Amsterdam look great with stripes because of their flattering length. Available in black and blue  That’s not to say you should now only stick to horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes can elongate the figure when worn in the...

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    Creating A Stylish Mother Of The Bride Outfit Creating A Stylish Mother Of The Bride Outfit

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    The term “mother of the bride” should evoke pride, joy and delight. Unfortunately it is now synonymous with frumpy and old-fashioned. When I hear it, it immediately brings to mind an ugly beige satin matching two-piece – often with a floral print or a bit of diamente. This association is pretty offensive really, because why should the mother of the bride be any worse dressed than anyone else? It just goes back to out-dated, ageist attitudes. But if you are soon to be the mother of the bride I don't blame you if you wince at the term and refuse...
    The term “mother of the bride” should evoke pride, joy and delight. Unfortunately it is now synonymous with frumpy and old-fashioned. When I hear it, it immediately brings to mind an ugly beige satin matching two-piece – often with a floral print or a bit of diamente. This association is pretty offensive really, because why should the mother of the bride be any worse dressed than anyone else? It just goes back to out-dated, ageist attitudes. But if you are soon to be the mother of the bride I don't blame you if you wince at the term and refuse...

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    When Is Fashion A Good Investment? When Is Fashion A Good Investment?

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    Every year I write an article inspired by Vogue’s ageless style issue (read 2015’s review here and 2016’s commentary here) and this year is no exception. Going through it today I was pleased to see many more ‘older’ women featured. I still would like Vogue to bite the bullet and feature a woman over 40 on their cover – particularly on an issue like this – but there’s no denying there is progress for which it should be congratulated. But for me, the best thing about this issue is Lisa Armstrong’s insightful article: “As the decades unfurl, we need fashion...
    Every year I write an article inspired by Vogue’s ageless style issue (read 2015’s review here and 2016’s commentary here) and this year is no exception. Going through it today I was pleased to see many more ‘older’ women featured. I still would like Vogue to bite the bullet and feature a woman over 40 on their cover – particularly on an issue like this – but there’s no denying there is progress for which it should be congratulated. But for me, the best thing about this issue is Lisa Armstrong’s insightful article: “As the decades unfurl, we need fashion...

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    A Baby Boomer In LA: Our Interview with Rebecca Olkowski A Baby Boomer In LA: Our Interview with Rebecca Olkowski

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    Rebecca Olkowski is the founder of BabyBoomster.com - one of the leading blogs on travel, smart eating, wellness, entertainment & living for fabulous women over 50. A self confessed "purveyor of all things fun and a die-hard foodie, Rebecca started BabyBoomster.com as a way to celebrate women over 50 and to inspire other women to embrace their age, and it is the perfect site for women who want to stay active, vibrant, and purposeful well into their 50s and beyond.  As we're based in London, and Rebecca is in LA, I had the pleasure of meeting her over Skype. We...
    Rebecca Olkowski is the founder of BabyBoomster.com - one of the leading blogs on travel, smart eating, wellness, entertainment & living for fabulous women over 50. A self confessed "purveyor of all things fun and a die-hard foodie, Rebecca started BabyBoomster.com as a way to celebrate women over 50 and to inspire other women to embrace their age, and it is the perfect site for women who want to stay active, vibrant, and purposeful well into their 50s and beyond.  As we're based in London, and Rebecca is in LA, I had the pleasure of meeting her over Skype. We...

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    Top Tips On Finding Your Best Jeans Top Tips On Finding Your Best Jeans

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    Jeans. Love them or hate them, they’re become one of the most defining features of ‘modern’ fashion. And with so many styles around these days, and dress code boundaries becoming blurred, rather than being a lazy casual option, if you find the right ones for you and they can be a chic, stylish base to build the rest of your outfit around. Here are my top tips for finding the best ones for you. First: low, mid or high rise for your body? If you have fuller hips and/or want to hide a tummy, opt for mid-rise to high waisted...
    Jeans. Love them or hate them, they’re become one of the most defining features of ‘modern’ fashion. And with so many styles around these days, and dress code boundaries becoming blurred, rather than being a lazy casual option, if you find the right ones for you and they can be a chic, stylish base to build the rest of your outfit around. Here are my top tips for finding the best ones for you. First: low, mid or high rise for your body? If you have fuller hips and/or want to hide a tummy, opt for mid-rise to high waisted...

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