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My mum wants a tunic top for Christmas. Help!

(14 Posts)
TheNextMrsDepp Fri 03-Dec-10 21:30:21

My mum is a very young 65 and a trim size 10. She has recently been to see a personal shopper, and has discovered the joys of jeggings/skinnies and long tops, worn with long boots.

So she has asked me to buy her a nice long bum-covering top/tunic for Christmas.

But I can't find anything in the shops!

She won't like anything too flouncy, hippyish or young-looking, it could be knitted, or jersey; I'll know it when I see it, but so far I haven't spotted anything remotely suitable!

Any ideas, oh stylish ladies?

TheNextMrsDepp Fri 03-Dec-10 21:54:47


Mzdemeanourunderthemistletoe Fri 03-Dec-10 22:01:30

Have you looked at the White Company or Hush?

littledawley Fri 03-Dec-10 22:04:35

Was also going to suggest White Company. Have you looked at Boden?

thatsnotmymonster Fri 03-Dec-10 22:05:33

My mum's 60 and we took her to a personal shopper for her 60th. She wears legiings/jeggings and long tops all the time. She's got some from next, dp, wallis, debenhams...?


I'll have a look...

Beattiebow Fri 03-Dec-10 22:07:52

white stuff? my 60yo mum likes it in there.

thatsnotmymonster Fri 03-Dec-10 22:08:00


Beattiebow Fri 03-Dec-10 22:09:00

there is some nice cashmere long jumpers in gap too - with 30% off this weekend I think.

thatsnotmymonster Fri 03-Dec-10 22:09:33

or this?

brimfull Fri 03-Dec-10 22:10:07

this is nice but £££
or this

TheNextMrsDepp Fri 03-Dec-10 22:45:02

Thanks for the ideas!

The Hush ones are lovely, but not really her (tempted myself, though).

The ones I like from White Company are sold out.

I had a look in Wallis, not bad, but I'm not sure about the handkerchief hem. And she doesn't like purple! Or wrap-style tops!

I think she'd go for something a little more colourful.

You see my problem.......

Keep 'em coming!

trumpton Sat 04-Dec-10 08:03:38

looks good on and and this

I realise they might be longer than you are looking for but both are a really good shape.

CeliaChristmasFate Sat 04-Dec-10 08:21:49

Monsoon does a good selection of everyday or dressy tunic tops.

TheNextMrsClaus Sat 04-Dec-10 11:16:37

Thanks - there are some nice ones from Monsoon, particularly the jumper dress type. I must go and have a look in store.

Isn't the presentation on their website dreadful, though? The clothes hardly look their best on a size 6 plastic mannequin with bandy legs. They really ought to find a proper model.

Last night I ordered a few things from M&S which might suit. Fingers crossed.

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