Runway Fashion At Sea

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Stockholm

The Runways at Sea staged on Sea Princess are always great fun, and a great way for guests to gain some new fashion ideas and inspiration.

Passengers are invited to be models and a grand event is held in the Atrium at the heart of the ship. It’s always well attended and people line the stairs and balconies; there’s generally standing room only!

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The Fashion Show held a couple of days ago was to showcase the Joseph Ribkoff collection available onboard in the boutique . Everytime I wander into the store and look at Joseph Ribkoff’s styles I’m tempted to buy something, and I do feel they are ideal for women over 50. The cut and the fabrics used are flattering, forgiving (of our lumps and bumps) and oh so very stylish.

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Anyway, I was lucky to be able to catch up with some of the lovely models and found out a little bit about them and where they come from, and I think you’ll agree they all look lovely in Joseph Ribkoff outfits accessorised with gorgeous, sparkly Effy Jewellery, also available onboard at the Effy boutique. I also asked them for some cruise inspiration and their fashion tips for women over 50.

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Meet Carol

Why do you love cruising?

“It’s a woman’s holiday! We don’t have to do ANYTHING! No cooking, no washing up, no buying food! Unlike caravanning for instance!

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Start saving for retirement when you’re young, build up your superannuation so that you can enjoy things like cruises when you’re retired.

Fashion Tip?

Wear what suits you. Don’t squeeze into things that don’t fit you, but dress for your age and body shape.

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Meet Julie

Why do you love cruising?

You don’t have the drama of airports and there are so many choices for things to do on board. I really do Come Back New after a cruise. You’re also exposed to different cultures, and different histories, and have so many new travel experiences.

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Have a sense of adventure and make every minute count.

Fashion Tip

Don’t wear really short dresses when you’re over 50.

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Meet Rose

Why do you love cruising?

You only have to unpack once and that’s it! Then you can relax and forget everything. You’re in a moving hotel! It’s great.

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Live every day as if it’s your last.

Fashion Tip

Wear things to suit your body shape but make sure you exercise and look after yourself. If you take care of yourself you’ll automatically look more feminine. Mutton dressed up as lamb is not a good look.

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Meet Julie

Why do you love cruising?

Cruising is so different from any other holiday you can imagine – and you don’t have to make your bed!

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Take each day as it comes.

Fashion Tip

Wear layers – then your look can be adaptable.

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Meet Sue

Why do you love cruising?

Because you can leave all your work worries and all your concerns at home.

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Trust yourself. Be kind to yourself and others.

Fashion Tip

Wear what suits you. Dress for yourself – don’t become a slave to fashion.

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Meet Margaret

Why do you love cruising?

Cruising is so relaxing and you are totally looked after all the time.

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Live life to the full.

Fashion Tip

Keep it simple.

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Meet Margaret

Why do you love cruising?

It’s so lovely to be able to just sit and relax. If you want to get involved there are lots of activities on board but if you don’t you don’t have to.  I also love that you only have to unpack once.

Life Lesson learnt from cruising?

Enjoy the variety – everywhere you go is so different. There are so many different destinations. Enjoy them all!

Fashion Tip

Dress how you want to dress but don’t make the ‘mutton  dressed as lamb’ mistake. On the other hand there’s no need to be dowdy as you get older.

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Thanks to all the lovely ladies who chatted to me, and well done to everyone, participants and organisers, on another fabulous Runway at Sea!

I’m a guest of Princess Cruises but all opinions are my own.

Which of the outfits featured in this post would you choose?

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Showing 10 comments
  • Seana Smith
    Reply

    I love Julie’s pants and would definitely love a pair of those. You all look so relaxed!

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Those pants are great Seana – they look great on Julie and I had a look at them in the boutique, they are so floaty and feminine.

  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    Reply

    Hmm they’re all great looks but I especially like Rose’s, Julie from Adelaide, and Sue’s outfits 🙂

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Hello Janet! We would have had a fine old time sitting side by side giving the nod to which outfits we liked best 🙂

  • Kathy Marris
    Reply

    I like Rose’s dress too with the bold circle pattern and flattering shift style. They did a Fashion Parade on one of the cruises I went on too and I must admit there were some nice things in the shops. You did a great job covering this Jo and I loved reading the lady’s responses to your questions.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Glad you enjoyed this post Kathy – and yes, Rose’s dress was beautiful and very flattering.

  • Linda ~ Journey Jottings
    Reply

    I want to know where you were Jo?!!!
    I’m sure between the interviewing you could have slipped out in your choice 🙂
    Cruising certainly seems to be a something that once experienced has you you begging for more, looking at all the veterans on board!
    When will you be off again I wonder?

    • Johanna
      Reply

      Behind the camera was fine for me, Linda 😉 but have to admit I wouldn’t have minded slipping on a little Joseph Ribkoff number 🙂 Yes, there is definitely an addictive quality to cruising 🙂

  • budget jan
    Reply

    I like Rose’s dress. The Runways is a surprise for me as I never considered a fashion parade on a boat before.

    • Johanna
      Reply

      It’s lovely hey Jan – would suit you too 🙂 Yes, the fashion shows are great fun, and a great crowd puller 🙂

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