Here at Woman, we’re self-confessed shopaholics. We love nothing more than a shopping session to update our wardrobes but there are tonnes of options for the younger market, what about great choices for 35 plus women? We want grown up fashion that’s also on-trend too. Real women of all different shapes shouldn’t feel forgotten about in the fashion world, that’s why we’re excited to share with you our brand new series, Modern Not Mutton.

Modern Not Mutton will be showcasing and celebrating flattering fashion for all women – whatever your shape or budget. Our Lifestyle Editor, Kath Brown, and Fashion Editor, Paula Moore, will be using their years of experience of styling real women to bring you the best and latest high street trends you need to know about. From the perfect pair of jeans, to finding heels you can actually walk in, Kath and Paula will be dealing with the fashion dilemmas of the modern woman and showing you how you can incorporate catwalk trends into your wardrobe – without the catwalk price.


We know a common concern for women is their upper arms and that’s why we love dresses with sleeves! They can hide a multitude of sins, add real confidence to your look and the great news is there’s more and more choice on the high street this year. So for our very first installment, Kath and Paula have taken us through their favourite slimming dresses with sleeves of the moment and why they work for their different syles – watch our video above.

See more Modern not mutton dresses with sleeves that slim here – these are our favourites!

Keep an eye out for more Modern Not Mutton videos coming soon, Q&A sessions with Kath and Paula and we’d love to see your latest high street buys – share your pictures with us on Twitter using the hashtag #modernotmutton.