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We don't know about you, but we love going on the hunt for a shiny new dress to take out for a spin (or three) over the Christmas season. So, what do the most stylish women over 50 throw on for an evening of revelling? It just so happens that we've asked these top fashion bloggers to share their favourite festive outfits with you...

 

Laurie, Vanity and Me

It’s official - prints are in - and Laurie strikes a perfect balance between classic and contemporary with a smart gold-buttoned skirt and on-trend leopard print-blouse, the perfect ensemble for your next Christmas party.

Laurie says: “The top and skirt make an elegant outfit, but I chose these items so I could mix and match with other items of clothing, gaining more cost per wear.”

So, even when the Christmas season has been and gone, you can still wear this beautiful outfit on a daily basis; Laurie suggests pairing the top with faux leather trousers or some grey jeans for a more casual look, and the skirt with a chunky sweater and knee-high boots, which would be perfect for work.

If you fancy being fabulous on a budget, then check out Laurie’s bold bodycon dress:

“This dress was an absolute bargain price of £25.00. It's still available now and I love it for the vibrant colours. I picked out the blue in the dress and paired with shoes and bag to finish the look.”
 

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Mix and match

Feeling bold

Enjoy the flattering fit of this pencil skirt and the the statement-sleeve of the blouse.

Make a statement and wear this vibrant bodycon dress paired with matching shoes and clutch.

Buy: Wendy Animal Print Top, £79, Coast, Emma Button Skirt, £89, Coast, Black Chicory clutch bag, £50, Lotus, Whistles Cornel Stiletto Heel court shoes, £140, John Lewis

Buy: Joanna Hope glitter skirt, £49.50, Simply Be, Johhny Loves Rosie clutch, £14, TK Maxx, Cape sleeve top, £12.80, Florence & Fred, earrings, £7.50, Marks and Spencer, necklace, £21.75, Phase Eight

 

To read more about Laurie - or see what she's wearing on any given day - check out her site

 

Josephine, Chic At Any Age

Josephine also looks effortlessly pretty in print with a crimson leopard-print top and pastel-coloured floral blouse, both paired with smart trousers and complimenting accesories. 

She says: "Animal print is very on trend this season. Here I have chosen a long line top in red. I always think that red brightens up an outfit during the dark winter months. Prints in general are also popular this year and I chose this pastel floral print as I feel that the softer colours are flattering if you have grey hair. If you prefer something classic you can’t go wrong with a cream silk top and A line skirt."

 

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Into the wild

Favouring floral

As prints are on trend, you're sure to make a statement with this bold, flowing top. 

If you fancy donning prints this winter, but like to keep things subtle, then treat your wardrobe to some pastel colours.

Buy: Mint Velvet Salma Dip Shirt, £69, John Lewis, Hampshire Ponte Pants, £75, Boden, Sparkle Linked Bead Necklace, £17, Accessorize

 Buy: The Rose Print Top, £95, Hope, Pablo Wide Leg Trousers, £19.50, Marks and Spencer, Madison Jacket, £159, Hobbs, Purple Carris Wooden Bead Necklace, £29, Debenhams

 

For more on Josephine's style, take a look at her site.

 

Suzi Grant, Alternative Ageing

When it comes to quirky vintage style, Suzi is incomparable. For her, when it comes to dressing up for festive occasions, it's all about recycling. Accessorise the things you already have or trawl the charity shops. And if you've got your eye on Suzi's outfits below, we've scouted out some beautiful substitutes.

Suzi says: “I wore my favourite new winter dress for my birthday and love it because it’s so vintage inspired, swirly and flirty - and it’s washable! It comes from Revival Retro who specialise in making clothes suitable for Goodwood Revival festival and for those of us who love the vintage look. They are also an ethical brand, which matters to me. This beauty will get a few outings over Christmas and the holiday season. Not sure about the yellow tights though!”

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The Fitzroy Revival Dress, £149, Revival Retro, Chie Mihara Shoes, £295, Revival Retro, Alice Band With Flowers, £6.99, H&M, Girls Cotton Tights, Mustard, £5, John Lewis

 

For more of Suzi's vintage style tips, visit her website.

  

Lucia, Grandmother Pukka

Grandmother Pukka shows us how it's done in a fabulous velvet suit and gorgeous sequined dress. 

She says: "My velvet trouser suit is my absolute favourite this time of year. I get compliments every time I wear it and it is wonderful to wear to parties (no extra coat to wear). You walk in, feel comfortable, stylish, and it has a real wow factor. Easy to take off your jacket if you get too hot as it still looks striking with a gorgeous blouse.

"The reason I love the dress is because I wore it on the Orient Express to Venice for my 65th birthday treat. It has a real art deco style, which I love, and it hangs really well."

 

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Smooth as velvet

Sequins and pearls

We adore velvet, and we love print - why not try out a suit that combines the two? 

If you're looking for elegance this winter then look no further.

Buy: Velvet Longline Blazer, £150, Boden, Velvet Straight Leg Trouser, £80, Boden, Chester Tassel Loafer, £195, Russel and Bromley  

Buy: Nightingales beaded maxi dress, £165, J.D. Williams, Long Faux Pearl and Crystal Layered Necklace, £25, John Lewis, L.K. Bennett Fern Pointed Toe Leather Court Shoes, £146.25, John Lewis, Brompton Women's Leather Watch, £225, House of Fraser

 

To keep up with what Grandmother Pukka's up to, find her on Instagram.

 

For more glamspiration, including party makeup tutorials and some great plus-size fashion, visit our style and beauty library.

  

 

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

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