Women’s Style and Advice from JD Williams

Totally Tropical Prints for Summer

We don't need to go to the beach to feel the tropical heat for a few weeks this summer. We can enjoy a taste of the tropics all summer long by making some tweaks to our homes and wardrobes. It's easier than you think to surround yourself with pineapples, palm trees and exotic flowers and…

Best Beaches Around the World

  Fancy sitting on some warm, soft white sand listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the shoreline and staring out at a clear blue sea? We all have an idea of the perfect beach in our minds, but all too often we’re disappointed. Things like overcrowding, the wrong consistency of sand or…

Summer Accessories

Do you want to add a little extra sparkle to your summer outfits? It's very simple and the change will be so uplifting, you'll wonder why you hadn't realised it before. The trick is to update your accessories for the season so you'll feel modern and fresh even if you're wearing one of the more…
We don't need to go to the beach to feel the tropical heat for a few weeks this summer. We can enjoy a taste of…
  Fancy sitting on some warm, soft white sand listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the shoreline and staring out at a…
Do you want to add a little extra sparkle to your summer outfits? It's very simple and the change will be so uplifting, you'll wonder…
Summer is here and it's up to us to make the most of it! If you feel like you do the same old things every…
Moist white fish in crisp golden batter served with a generous portion of hot, fluffy chips is one of the meals that Britain does best.…
Fancy a change of scenery without committing to a full week away from your home comforts? It is possible! For just two hours of less…
As the weather heats up, our diaries often fill up. Well, it would be rude to ignore the sunnier skies and those of us with…
There’s something special about slipping into a dress and knowing that you look gorgeous. While trouser suits and jumpsuits can look equally smart, every woman…
Now that winter is over, it feels like everyone is coming out of hibernation and it’s time to be sociable. There’s a lot to celebrate…
Wedding season has officially started! Spring is a lovely time to have a wedding as the days are getting longer and lighter. There’s a decent…
The clocks have gone forward, the days are getting longer and lighter and daffodils and cherry blossom and other pretty spring flowers are out in…
On 26 March, mothers living in the UK are encouraged to take it easy and usually receive flowers and gifts. This tradition dates back to…
Fashion has been around a long time, so it’s not surprising that trends go in and out of fashion. It’s virtually impossible to make things completely…
In honour of International Women’s Day – 8th March – it’s time to celebrate some incredible and inspiring things women have done throughout history. Learning…
Hands up if you love eating pancakes! Whether you make them without gluten for a healthy breakfast or you smother them in Nutella for a…
OLDER MODELS STAGE PROTEST AT LONDON FASHION WEEK TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST AGE DISCRIMINATION ON THE CATWALK   Last week, JD Williams and five older models…
Late winter is the perfect time to take a city break holiday as the weather’s no longer freezing, but it’s pre-peak season so the city…
Spread your wings and celebrate the love of your life in one of these romantic destinations.  If there's ever a reason to go on a…
It seems like every day there’s a new beauty gimmick that we’re all told to try. One minute, coconut is the new super ingredient, the…
The day of love is renowned for being the most romantic day of the year. On 14 February, most of us send or receive cards, chocolates…
After a few weeks of freezing, windy weather, it’s natural to start thinking about ways to escape the UK and get some much needed sunshine.…
Ever thought what your bedroom says about your personality? You might not have given it much thought but considering the different types of furniture you…
There’s something extra special about a night out at the theatre. We get to see the stars in an intimate environment so it feels like…
How’s 2017 treating you so far?  Are you excited about the blank canvas of a fresh new year ahead of you? A new year is…
January is often a tough month - the weather is miserable and the party season is over, so why not cheer yourself up with a…
January is a tough month – Christmas has been and gone, and the weather is grey and cold. The best way to beat the January…
Happy New Year! As we enter a fresh, new year it's time to get our lives on track. It's the ideal opportunity to shake off…
It’s the end of an era! The Great British Bake Off had its last two episodes on BBC One over the Christmas break before moving…
After working hard all year, it’s lovely to put your feet up with a mug of something warm or a glass of something fizzy and…
One of the best things about Christmas is that you have an excuse to stock up on lots of lovely food and drink and relax…
December is a marathon rather than a sprint when it comes to parties. When Christmas Day is over, you only have a few days of…
We’ve teamed up with our buying team to collate what are the hottest colour trends for this Autumn / Winter season and produced an infographic…
One positive thing about shopping at Christmas is that it becomes more of an experience. At Christmas markets, the stalls look like festive alpine huts,…
One thing that makes Christmas time feel more Christmassy is snow. Imagine cosying up in something warm and fluffy in front of a fire while…
Lorraine's latest Home Collection for AW16 has landed online, so we caught up with Lorraine to find out about the inspiration behind the collection and which…
If you like the cool, crisp and exhilarating taste of a cocktail on a special occasion then you’ll be happy to hear that National Cocktail…
Our autumn 2016 TV advert is set in Lyon and features four gorgeous models as well as the wonderful Lorraine Kelly. We caught up with the lovely…
There are some benefits to the changing of the seasons as it gives us an excuse to wrap up warm and wear some lovely fabrics…
Marina Shlosberg represents that classic chic look! Her style is elegant, chic and simple. She says; "For me, there's nothing that feels more fabulous than…
Model Andii, 43 from London has been a model for 21 years and has worked with JD Williams before so you might recognise her from our spring…
Selina Giles from London has only been modelling for 2 years. She is 44 years old and like model Andii David has worked with us…
‘THE NEW F WORD’ - STARRING NINE INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN AGED 50+  Women in the UK over 50 are bigger risk takers than the younger generation,…
The world’s oldest sky diver Dilys Price, 83 (Cardiff) Dilys Price started skydiving at 54, before which she was petrified of heights! While still a…
A 55 year old female firefighter Sian Griffiths, 55 (London)     Sian was one of only five female fire fighters in Britain. In her…
Began modelling at 50 Evon Brennan, 56 (London) Evon was first discovered as a model in 2015 by Mrs Robinson Management. Her first catwalk experience was…
Became a style icon in her later years Bridget Sojourner, 78 (London)      Bridget first found ‘fame’ after being featured in Channel 4’s Fabulous…
Two best friends who took up motorcycling Joyce, 78  & Adrienne, 73 (from Leek in Staffordshire)        Joyce and Adrienne first took up motorcycling…
Had her first child at 51 Naomi Gryn, 55  (London)   Naomi was 51 when she gave birth to her daughter Sadie. Naomi and her…
Got a tattoo on her 50th birthday! Susan Kennedy, 55  (London)   Had a tattoo at 50 - Susan Kennedy, 55 Susan got her first tattoo…
Studied for a fashion degree in her 80s Jessie Power, 101 (from Camborne in Cornwall) Jessie has been a dress maker since she was 15 years…
Now that the nights are getting darker earlier, the weather’s cooling down and Christmas is looming on the horizon, it can be difficult to get…
September is a strange month in terms of weather. One minute, we're having late summer sun and the next it's blowing a gale. It's one…
Did you know that 15th August is National Relaxation Day? This means you need to do something nice for yourself today. However, we know that…
In honour of National Cheesecake day on 30th July, we have pulled together our favourite recipes to get in the spirit. From indulgent, to gluten…
This summer we want you all to look and feel confident in a two-piece! By the beach, pool or your own back garden embrace the…
Rhiannon Derbyshire, fashion writer at Woman magazine, shares four quick getaways, perfect to squeeze into your summer travel plans. Who doesn’t love a holiday? The…
Absolutely Fabulous The Movie is released in cinemas this weekend and for those of you who watched the TV series are in for a treat.…
Amy E Williams, fashion writer at Woman & Home, shares her tips on how to look stylish at a wedding, including how to keep it…
Rhiannon Derbyshire, fashion writer at Woman magazine, shows some winning sunrise-to-sunset looks that work for your summer holiday – and long hot days at home!…
Find your perfect shoe for all those summer occasions. From weddings, to the races and from a BBQ to your summer holiday, we’ve got your…
Be bright, be bold, with these four summer essentials! Amy E Williams, fashion writer at Woman & Home, shows you four summer styles to add…
This classic look will always be in trend –  Rhiannon Derbyshire fashion writer at Woman magazine shares her tips on how to wear it this…
Dressing for an occasion gives you the chance to show off your glamorous side – Amy E Williams fashion writer at Woman and Home shares…
There’s a new trend in town; athleisure - a mix of athletic and leisurewear clothing, worn outside of the gym. This trend brings together comfort…
The health and beauty benefits of a juicer by Woman's Own, features writer Jane Kemp. We all know how important it is to get our…
You're never too old to reinvent your look and play around with your style. These 10 hairstyles are sophisticated and stylish - perfect for giving yourself…
Rhiannon Derbyshire, fashion writer at Woman magazine shares her tips on how to look really sizzling at all those balmy evening events! With the temperature rising…
Pear Shape Curvier through the hips and thighs, your shoulders and bust are narrower than your lower body. Celebrity Inspiration: Jennifer Lopez Go for swimwear…
Our sceptred isle is packed with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with bank holiday weekends on the horizon, Woman's Own features writer, Rhiannon Derbyshire…
They say fashion moves in cycles and looking at this season’s trends, it's clear that the trends we wore in our younger years often make…
Whether you’re the Mother of the Bride, a wedding guest or heading off to Ladies Day at the races, choosing an outfit for any summer…
Nini Khatiblou, fashion writer at Woman, gives her tips on the sassiest styles around - go on embrace a bold new you! Shimmer chic If you…
Amy E Williams fashion writer at Woman & Home shares her fashion tips on how to inject some colour and cool into your wardrobe with…
Jane Kemp, Features Writer at Good to Know, shares creative ideas to keep kids of all ages happy over the holiday.     Egg-stravaganza! Decorated…
New beginnings, brighter weather and the promise of summer - there's so much to be happy about in the spring months. But if you're feeling…
Get a beautiful spring glow with our latest make-up tutorial.     Spring is finally here, which means it's time to peel of those layers…
Sharon Stone is celebrating her 58th birthday on 10th March and we must know how this age-defying star does it. The fashion model and actress…
These fantastic ladies are bursting with confidence and enviable style - and they're all fabulous and 50+. 1. Yasmina Rossi At 59, model Yasmina Rossi…
Your daughter has just got engaged and the whole family are super excited about the upcoming nuptials, but where do you go from here? Traditionally it was…
Introducing the world's first ever 50+ fashion show. Watch the video now. Last week may have marked the start of London Fashion Week, but there…
Looking forward to your daughter’s wedding this season? Then check out the 7 stages you’re sure to go through before her big day. (Psst! Make sure you’ve…
It may be London Fashion Week, but there's a different catwalk that has taken the press by storm - our 50 Plus Fashion Week. Never…
Don't let the sub-zero temperatures stop you feeling your finest this season! Whatever comes your way this Feb, make sure you feel totally fabulous with…
From those heart-melting moments to quotes we'll never forget, these are our favourite romances from the big screen. With Valentines day just a few days away,…
Looking for a wonderful outfit to wear to your daughter’s wedding or son’s special day? Then look no further! We’ve selected our favourite celebrity mother…
The timeless combination of black and white is back again this season, but this time with a geometric update. If there's two colours that never…
Our latest fashion shoot is set to turn the fashion industry on it's head - because everyone, from the model to the make-up artist, is…
Struggling to find the right New Year's Resolution for you? Then check out our list of favourites - they're worthwhile, positive and so easy to…
Fantastic fashion tips for looking instantly taller and slimmer! Britain's diet industry is worth a staggering £2 billion. We women are guzzling down those pricey…
The new year is upon us, and if you're anything like us you've probably made about 2016 resolutions for the upcoming year - resolutions that you…
As Marilyn Monroe famously once said, "give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!" Of course, it's a motto we completely…
There’s something quite romantic about old fashioned movies and TV shows around Christmas, which is why we’re eager for the return of Call the Midwife…
Strictly Come Dancing is the ultimate celebrity talent show, where we get to see some household names take to the floor. They may be entertaining,…
Heart-warming and rich, Christmas food is always one of the things I look forward to most about the festive season. Whilst the promise of snow and…
Set in a small village in the heart of Yorkshire, Emmerdale is one of our favourite homely soaps. With the locals all living and working…
Trends come and go, but timeless pieces will form the basis of a classic wardrobe that you can always rely on. We've handpicked 8 essential…
With hair full of lustre and a wardrobe oozing with sophistication, is it any surprise that Monica Bellucci is to play the illustrious role of…
This week we're stealing some style tips from iconic British actor Helen Mirren. National treasure, star of the big screen and champion for aging gracefully,…