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Grandmother of the bride

(5 Posts)
Scathac Sat 25-Jun-11 16:57:02

Can anyone offer advice? I need to help choose an outfit for my elderly (and rather large, i.e.XXL) mother to wear to my daughter's wedding. She hates shopping (age & size). I live in Scotland, and can travel easily to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (and all points in between) but would rather do this online if at all possible. Price not an issue, and definitely DON'T want something cheap looking (so don't suggest SimplyBe!!). Was thinking trousers/tunic/long jacket combo in floaty chiffon? But where can I source such an outfit? Or do you have any better suggestions? I quite like some of the Anna Scholz stuff, but the patterns are a bit full-on for an eighty-year old, sleeves tend to be too short, and there is always the big issue of standing beside all those men in kilts and the eyes getting burnt through colour/pattern clashes!
HELP ME ......pleeeeeeese!

AvengingGerbil Sat 25-Jun-11 17:06:55

Is there anything here that might suit? They go up to a 24.

AvengingGerbil Sat 25-Jun-11 17:15:16

Windsmoor also run to a 24. If the grandmother is more 'bohemian' in taste, Holy Clothing do very large sizes. Or you could look at Nordstrom, the US department store - their online section has a decent selection of designers for plus sizes.

polyhymnia Sat 25-Jun-11 17:21:05

Wonder if she would like Spirito di Artigiano?

Scathac Tue 28-Jun-11 15:45:49

Thanks SOO much!! I didn't even know where to start!

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