Sometimes it can seem once you hit 35 the high street writes you off as a middle aged fashion fart. Just because body con dresses, jumpsuits and tulip skirts are no longer on your fashion radar does not mean you are ready to give up! The choice out there can seem somewhat lacking. Or is it? Well I think in fact the choice has gotten a lot better and the high street is slowly getting sense. The trick you see ladies is to know where to look! Like all these things research is key!
New to the high street, check out Mary Portas in House of Fraser with a great selection of dresses with nice structured fabrics, printed tops and jackets with a decent length. Known for her ‘Mary Queen of Frocks’ programme on Channel 4 she explained her brand new collection recently by saying “I’m 51 and I didn’t want to look like a Granny.” The result is a great collection that will add a quirky ad colourful twist to your wardrobe.
Others on the high street I really recommend would be Jaeger for the lady who loves a classic style with an excellent selection of jackets, tops, trousers and accessories that last the pace. Yes, a little more expensive but as the saying goes you get what you pay for. Orla Kiely is fantastic for this age bracket and has now become even more of a household name with Carole Middleton paying her first visit to her grandson in an Orla Kiely number. Stocked in a range of boutiques around the country including Harvey Nichols in Dundrum and Anastasia in Ranelagh. Wishing my column was longer right now! Here is a list of others I love; Massimo Dutti in Dundrum, Helen McAlinden in House of Fraser, Reiss, Wallis, Fee G, Fran and Jane, Cos in BT2, Diane Von Furstenberg in Brown Thomas (more expensive), Whistles, Preen and Jonathan Saunders in Debenhams. Pheww. See. Life begins at 40.