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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Floral Printed T-Shirt from Damart

From online fashion brand, Damart

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with online fashion brand, Damart to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a gorgeous Floral Printed T-Shirt.

It would not be spring without a touch of fresh floral after all! This bright and bold Ecru Print T-Shirt is a dressed-up take on a traditional tee.

It’s easy to pair up this pretty T-Shirt with jeans for a walk in the park or dress it up with a skirt for smarter occasions. It has a smooth women front and stretchy jersey back making it comfortable to wear.

Machine washable, this pretty Floral Printed T-Shirt is available in sizes 10/12, 14/16, 18/20, 22/24 and 26/28. Price is £25.

For more information about the Spring fashion collection from Damart visit the website at

Or call 0871 423 000.

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us the name of the floral print design on the T-Shirt from Damart?

    a) Elm Print
    b) Ecru Print
    c) Emma Print
    d) Easter Print

To Enter the Competition

Tell us the name of the floral print design on the T-Shirt from Damart? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, preferred size, address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:

* Please label your entry Damart Floral Print T-Shirt Competition

* This competition is open to
    our UK readers only

Spring Fashion Feature

   New Collection
from JD Williams

The new Spring/Summer collection from JD Williams includes a stunning selection of evening gowns, dresses, daywear, and also swimwear and holiday cover-ups.

This elegant Joanna Hope Frill Detail Swing Dress is perfect for special occasions, cocktail parties and cruise wear. Wear it with silver strappy sandals, silver glitzy jewellery and finish with a silver or black evening bag.

The Joanna Hope Frill Detail Swing Dress is £90.

Get the film star look with this beautiful White Tiered Pleated Maxi Skirt.

Team it up with a White Lace Jacket or a chic black blouse. Accessorise with gold sandals, gold jewellery and a gold handbag.

The White Tiered Pleated Maxi Skirt is £45.

This eyecatching Placement Embroidered Dress is sure to get you compliments. With gorgeous embroidered bodice and on-trend bell sleeves, it’s perfect for cocktail parties, cruise wear or special occasions.

Wear it with black strappy sandals, silver jewellery and a black clutch bag.

The Placement Embroidered Dress is £59.

This casual Embroidered Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit is ideal for comfortable every day wear and cruise wear.

Wear it with strappy flat sandals or heels for extra height.

The Embroidered Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit is £39.00.

JD Williams also offers a full selection of swimwear and cover-ups.

This flattering Panache Florentine Bandeau Swimsuit is a great buy for the Summer. With detachable straps for sunbathing, it’s perfect for beachwear or sunbathing by the swimming pool.

The Panache Florentine Bandeau Swimsuit is £56.

Cover up by the poolside or on the beach with this pretty Simply Yours Embroidered Kaftan. 

This flattering kaftan has a pretty gold print, drawstring and tassel fastening. Price is £35.

For more information about JD Williams click on

Spring Fashion Feature

Casual Collection
from Laura Ashley

The new Spring collection from Laura Ashley features a fabulous selection of separates and dresses for everyday wear.

This eyecatching Flower Print Blouse is ideal for casual days out and everyday Summer wear.

Wear it with these flattering khaki chinos, jeans or a classic pencil skirt. Accessorise with comfortable sandals.

Get a chic continental look with this pretty Striped Dress. 

Perfect for garden parties, lunch out with friends or holiday wear.

Team it up with elegant high heels, and add a coral cardigan for the cooler weather. The dress is £85.

Enjoy the warm Summer days in this pretty Floral Shift Dress.

Perfect for holiday wear, add a soft white cardigan for those cooler evenings. The dress is £80.

Team it up with high heeled strappy sandals to complete the look.

For more information about Laura Ashley click on

Holiday Fashion Advice

Fashion Guide for Cruise Holidays

By Kirsten Emery, Kaleidoscope

When you are planning a cruise, a great holiday wardrobe is a must to ensure that you look your best, whether you’re lying around the pool, having an evening meal or enjoying the night time activities.

Leading fashion e-tailer Kaleidoscope has a dedicated Cruisewear shop online, featuring stand out dresses, beautiful beach wear and stunning separates.

Here, Kirsten Emery, Head of Design at Kaleidoscope shares her top tips for packing for a cruise, and her advice how to style your Cruisewear wardrobe…

Plan Your Outfits

Kirsten says, “One of my key tips for packing for any kind of holiday, not just a cruise, is to plan your outfits.

“Whether you are heading off for a weekend break or are on a much longer tropical cruise, considering your holiday wardrobe beforehand means you won’t waste space in your suitcase on outfits you are just not going to wear.

“For added space-saving advice, assess your wardrobe and practice mixing and matching different pieces so you can style up the same item more than once.

“Spend time researching the ship and the cruise you are heading off on, to check if they have a dress codes or any specific outfit requirements for guests dining with them.

“Often certain restaurants will require a level of smartness, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on any venues because you haven’t packed the correct outfits!

“One thing that you can almost guarantee is that most cruises will have a Black-Tie evening where you’ll definitely want to impress!”

Bright Is Best

Kirsten says, “If you’re relaxing on board the ship, I would opt for floaty skirts and cool kaftans, in bright hues and stand out prints.

“A holiday wardrobe is always an exciting time to try out more daring designs than you would usually, so use your upcoming Cruise as a chance to experiment with your style.

“I love animal print and floral patterns, two prints that could even be ‘clashed’ together for a standout outfit that is bang on trend. A cruise is a chance to have some fun so reflect that in how you dress!

“If you’re not the most confident dresser and feel more comfortable in what you know, incorporate a bright pair of sandals, sun hat or bag into your outfit, to dip your toe into bold dressing.”

Comfort Is Key

Kirsten says, “Whilst you want to look and feel your best on a Cruise, you also need to consider comfort, particularly if you have lots of day trips planned on-shore.

“Opt for light summer dresses and stylish flat shoes – they will become your best friends when walking on cobbled streets!”

“Espadrilles, in particular, are really popular this season – we’re seeing lots of designs featuring glitter and sparkle which means even your daywear is a little statement!

“I would also make sure you pack a light cardigan or shawl. If you’re visiting museums and cafes, keep the air-conditioning in mind, and evening time on board the ship often comes with a sea breeze.”

Black Tie Night Style

Kirsten says, “As mentioned, on a Cruise you’ll experience at least one Black-Tie night where you’ll want to show off your chic and stylish occasion wear.

“Dresses with lace detailing are always classic and classy, and those with a separate bodice and skirt are flattering and sophisticated. I am also a big fan of styling up a jumpsuit for night time, as they can elongate your legs and clinch you in, in the right places.”

“Finally, don’t forget about the accessories! Either match your shoes and bag to detailing on your dress, or let the accessories speak for themselves.

“Embellished bags aren’t just a necessity for carrying your purse and make-up, they can also stand-out and act as the focal point of the outfit.”

Chic Swimwear

Kirsten says, “From relaxing at the pool to sunbathing on the beach, feeling comfortable and confident in your swimwear is so important. At Kaleidoscope, we have a great range of different swimsuits, bikinis and tankinis to suit all different shapes and styles.

“Swim-dresses are very flattering if you’d like to be a little more covered up, and their tie waist will give you an hourglass figure. Opt for a ruched front if your conscious of your tummy and those with a bigger bust can choose an underwired bikini top for additional support.”

“In terms of designs, I love bright geometric patterns for Cruises and of course, the nautical look! Red and blue stripes not only give a nod to the theme of your trip, they’re also very much in fashion.”

For more information about Kaleidoscope and to view the full collection of Cruise Wear outfits visit the website at

Spring Fashion Feature

 Romantic Styling from Dorothy Perkins 

This season’s collection from Dorothy Perkins is floaty, feminine and has an ethnic ’60s feel. 

This beautiful Floral Dress is perfect for a special occasion or an evening out.

Wear it with sheer tights, high heeled shoes or sandals, and finish with a black or silver evening bag.

Make an entrance in this gorgeous Strappy Blue Print Dress.

With romantic frills and flattering over the knee hemline. This pretty dress is perfect for a garden party. 

Accessorise for the evening with a cream or lavender shawl. Wear it with strappy sandals and delicate silver jewellery.

Embrace the floral look with this on-trend Jump Suit. With eyecatching rose print and flattering tie waist 

Perfect for lunch out with friends or cruise wear. Accessorise with silver earrings and gold strappy sandals..

Get the ethnic ‘s look with this youthful Off The Shoulder Top. Wear it with jeans or shorts for casual day wear.

Bring it into the evening with a classic pencil skirt, strappy sandals, and delicate silver jewellery.

This pretty Lemon Frill Off The Shoulder Top is a great buy for the Summer. With delicate cutwork edging around the neckline and hem, it’s fresh looking and versatile for the warmer weather.

Team it up with jeans for day wear, and bring it into the evening with smart trousers or a pencil skirt.

This beautiful Black Frilled Off The Shoulder Top is another great buy from Dorothy Perkins. 

With pretty embroidered detail around the shoulder frill. It looks great with white trousers or a black gypsy skirt.

Sure to get you compliments. It’s perfect for a garden party or drinks out with friends.

Get the ’60s flower girl look with this fun ‘Love’ T-Shirt. 

Team it up with denim shorts or a gypsy skirt. Ideal for a day out with family or friends or casual beach wear.

Check out the new collection from Dorothy Perkins at

Spring Fashion Feature

  New Season Style from Damart

Get ready for spring with Damart’s fabulous new collection that will have you stylishly and comfortably prepared for whatever the occasion.

Pastels are certainly making a fashion hit this spring, so there’s no time like the present to add baby blue hues to your wardrobe. The blue patchwork print t-shirt (£17), when paired with the pleated skirt (£27), takes on the pastel trend by storm and would be a great outfit to impress at smarter occasions.

Damart’s frill sleeve blouse (£21) has a Tunisian style collar, sleeves that cover the upper arms and bust darts for a look that’s flattering. It’s a great occasion piece to add to your spring wardrobe as it’s easy to pair with tailored skirts and trousers.

Damart’s lace sleeve detail sweater provides a hint of metallic for a glamourous edge to any outfit.

This fabulous fine knit has a flattering style with a V neckline and draped lace sleeves for a look of elegance.

Pair with Damart’s linen cotton trousers and finish with Damart’s trendy chain detail bag (£29). 

The full range includes:

Frill sleeve blouse, £21, sizes 10-28 (available in nude and ecru)

Patchwork Print T-Shirt, £17, sizes 10-28

Pleated Skirt, £27, sizes 10-28 (available in opal and powder)

Lace sleeve detail sweater, £29, sizes 10-28 (available in pale grey and sand)

Linen cotton mix trousers, £49, sizes 10-28 (available in pale grey and white)

Chain detail bag, £29

All items are available in sizes 10-28 and are available to buy from the Damart website.

For more information about Damart visit

Or call 0871 200 9000.

Holiday Accessories

  Holiday Essentials from Accessorize

Check out the extensive range of holiday essentials from Accessorize.

This eyecatching ‘Sea You Later’ Floppy Sun Hat is perfect for taking on holiday. Price is £25.

Pack up all your beach items in this elegant Madison Beach Bag. With strong handles and cool tassel attachment. Price is £40.

Get the celebrity film star look with these cool Lauren Mirrored Round Sunglasses. Price is £12.

For more information about Accessorize visit

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