Per una - doing something PLAIN? horrors!

(65 Posts)
MaureenShit Wed 09-Jan-13 17:15:39

And am more Bride of Dracula/Frankenstein ('s monster) than mother of the bride.

I like scarves - but I am never knowingly jaunty.

noddyholder Thu 10-Jan-13 17:24:57

pmsl @ jaunty scarf even a hint of jaunty makes me shudder. Scarves hard to get right without looking a bit mother of the bride.

EbbNFlow Thu 10-Jan-13 16:55:48

Its got to have something Per Una-ish about it. Zebra skin lining? Gold buttons at the back? Bet they accessorize it in the display with a jaunty multi coloured scarf and patchwork mock-leather handbag!

Pinot Thu 10-Jan-13 16:52:29

Getting old is no joke?

Evidently.

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:58:04

Yes, thought it was. Getting old is no joke though, but at least we women can laugh about it and be honest. I know women in their late 70s and even 90s with gorgeous skin on their faces. It's all in the genes, you know, as with my and my sister's slender bodies. We can't have it all - although my 83 year-old neighbour has no lines or wrinkles anywhere - her neighbour 25 years younger has .. And she is slim with a gorgeous full head of hair which she dyes the same colour as she used to be. Always looks smart too. Good for her!

LifeofPo Thu 10-Jan-13 13:48:36

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digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:47:56

Life
I do not consider myself gorgeous at all - rather old and wrinkly, but look OK fully clothed, including my arms and legs. No more sleeveless tops, shorts or knee length skirts for me anymore If I could wear gloves to hide my hideous wrinkly hands I would !!.

LifeofPo Thu 10-Jan-13 13:19:41

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digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:16:36

I couldn't wear frumpy clothes as I am too slim , petite and elegant - so I am told. I don't wear what I did 10 years ago though.

noddyholder Thu 10-Jan-13 12:30:28

They do have the necklaces in primark like bullets on a rope!

TigerFeet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:25:37

My Mum is totally frumpy bless her, but she doesn't care because she loves chintzy skirts teamed with waterfall cardies and a natty scarf (she does have some lovely scarves though)

Pinot Thu 10-Jan-13 12:24:56

I would like a tail. I could flick the end when I'm pissed off. Save me frowning <vain>

Pinot Thu 10-Jan-13 12:24:09

The hem of the dress looks all odd. Squirly.

Like the necklace but a bit Primarky.

LaQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 12:23:38

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TigerFeet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:21:02

<snort> @ LifeofPo, my mum is a recently retired teacher grin

TigerFeet Thu 10-Jan-13 12:19:49

My Mum is per una woman. She is a fan of a ruffle.

I want a tail. I'd probably forget to move it out of the way when I went for a wee though. DD1 would have to accessorise hers with matching fake fur hats, collars and boot toppers.

Dress is nice, but beware of traps. Love that Stella & Dot site, haven't seen it before

LaQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 12:13:24

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LaQueen Thu 10-Jan-13 12:11:42

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LifeofPo Thu 10-Jan-13 12:04:52

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Loquace Thu 10-Jan-13 12:03:37

but have yet to discover who she is!

grin

polyhymnia Thu 10-Jan-13 11:33:58

I think Per Una's meant to mean 'for one woman' - but have yet to discover who she is!

AgathaF Thu 10-Jan-13 11:04:39

Ah gwan digerd, you know you want to....

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 10:34:16

I have lots of Per Una frilly tops - I don't wear dresses, black, crew neck, or sleeveless. < too mature>, so hate it.
A frilly back swishing peplum I would wear - enhances the bum- but a tail??

noddyholder Thu 10-Jan-13 10:12:48

I don't like the necklace either Have seen people wearing them though.

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