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MIL (67) bought this in River Island

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Curtsey Mon 05-Nov-12 11:26:39


She wore it out to dinner with a long sleeved black top of some sort underneath, black straight leg trousers, and black Chelsea ankle boots.

She looked frickin' amazing! She's not a remotely muttony or particularly 'done-up' woman. I just thought it was an astute buy on her part.

MissWinklyParadiso Mon 05-Nov-12 11:28:11

That's really nice <ponders similar outfit for 31yo self >

Curtsey Mon 05-Nov-12 11:29:43

I know, Winkly! I had similiar thoughts.
Poor DP didn't know whether to be perturbed or impressed - he also shops in River Island grin

Helltotheno Mon 05-Nov-12 11:54:44

Good for her! 'Old ladies' generallly get a bad rap here on 'Style and Beauty' odd seeing as how we're all headed that way grin

iamamug Mon 05-Nov-12 12:17:10

My Mum regularly shops in RI - she is 72 and cool as Christmas! She's just bought a leather biker jacket.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 05-Nov-12 12:45:14

Jesus! I havent shopped in RI for a few years, but may go back for a look now.

I think the key is to choose pieces wisely, remain stylish but not 'muttony'

My Mum is also nearly 72 and looks amazing for her age. She wears lovely clothes and looks fantastic. It helps that she has a young daughter me to keep her on the straight and narrow. grin

Curtsey Mon 05-Nov-12 13:02:15

Very true, Jax. MIL is tallish and about a size 14. She buys long silky shirts and blazers and kimono jackets - all in RL! They look expensive and classic on her. They definitely do not look too cheap-trendy.

Anyway that blazer is 100% cotton. It's nice isn't it?

theoriginalandbestrookie Mon 05-Nov-12 16:07:08

Good link. I like that blazer and can totally see how it would work on an older lady, good on her for shopping there. I'm 42 and already have written it off from my shops to go into so I must pay it another visit (first in about eight years).

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Mon 05-Nov-12 18:28:41

It really is nice curtsey I may have to venture into town soon...

TessCowDirect Mon 05-Nov-12 18:37:02

That blazer is quite stylish and I think would suit many age groups.

I can easily see how it would look sophisticated on somebody with grey / silver / white hair.

My MIL is 75, goes to the gym on a daily basis and has a figure to die for.

jessiegee Mon 05-Nov-12 18:40:52

That's a brilliant blazer. I'm 52 and shop in RI, Topshop and Zara in the main. I have to really be firm with myself and find things that are age appropriate. I'm seeing more and more older women in these shops and it gives me hope that you don't have to be invisible and beige once you hit 50. Women like your MIL show it's totally possible to still be fashionable without being muttony.

Levantine Mon 05-Nov-12 19:18:46

I like that!

HappyGirlNow Mon 05-Nov-12 20:00:48

Loved it! Bought it! Oops blush

naturelover Mon 05-Nov-12 20:16:43

I ventured into River Island today for the first time in about 10 years and bought some really nice skinny jeans. I'm pushing 40.

germyrabbit Mon 05-Nov-12 20:24:10

i keep seeing old ladies in the mango section of john lewis, was very annoying to see one buying the same jumper as i was grin

SirBoobAlot Mon 05-Nov-12 20:28:26

My exMIL is 70 this year, although don't tell her that, she'll shoot you. grin

She is always spectacularly dressed, looks stunning, and frankly puts my 21 self to shame.

Curtsey Mon 05-Nov-12 22:21:43

nature I am a big fan of their skinny jeans.

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