Help me find a dress for my Mum for a Funeral service in a hot country

(11 Posts)
Statelychangers Fri 27-May-16 15:32:52

She's 83 size 10, well proportioned
It need to be a plain natural fabric, 3/4 length sleeves - she doesn't like her arms
Midi length, sober colour - maybe light grey or a pastel. And hopefully under £100 but would stretch to £150.

goddessofsmallthings Fri 27-May-16 16:11:34

From a quick eBay search of 'grey linen dress 10', is this ex-Warehouse number the type of dress you have in mind? It can be fully buttoned up for a more demure look than the way the model is wearing it in the main photo:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WAREHOUSE-BLUE-GREY-BUTTON-DOWN-LINEN-MIDI-DRESS-SIZES-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-/331866141123?var=540937731715&hash=item4d44c371c3:m:m8fLWMSCCup8_mVBnmuGmSA

Trumpton Fri 27-May-16 17:04:56

Would navy spot be too frivolous , it comes with plain shrug. HERE

I have trouble finding clothes for 93 year old MIL who is very clothes conscious .

Shift style ? Wrap around ?

Trumpton Fri 27-May-16 17:19:05

M&S with a smarter belt?

Trumpton Fri 27-May-16 17:25:53

Or M&S again

Floisme Fri 27-May-16 17:33:55

Can your mum manage buttons and zips? I ask because my mum began to struggle with them at some point in her 80s and so preferred pull on styles.

Chewbecca Fri 27-May-16 17:37:27

Tough brief. How about this silk jaeger dress, £159 though

Trumpton Fri 27-May-16 17:58:30

chewbecca That silk dress is lovely . I have to watch the pull on styles for MIL as she has been known to get stuck in them. Cue frantic phone call to me ! Her great grandchild added it to her little list of woes !
" Gigi ( great granny) got stuck in dress and daddy got broke phone and I spilt my milk ! "

Statelychangers Fri 27-May-16 18:43:26

Thanks all, I love the jaegar silk dress! To complicate things further she is more a trouser suit type person, I can't remember ever seeing her in a dress but that's what she wants. She is completely mobile - she flying long haul to attend the funeral - hope I'm as fit in my 80's.
So while we are visiting over half term she wants me to go shopping with her but local shops are limited and shopping is so tiring - I just want to order stuff online for her....all these ideas are great because it'll give me a good steer as to what she'll go for.

goddessofsmallthings Fri 27-May-16 19:17:45

For a hot climate, and more especially if there's high humidity, it has to be linen or a cotton/linen blend as silk retains heat.

If she's a trouser suit gal perhaps she'd be more comfortable in a loose fitting linen skirt with a lagenlook style linen top which would also be suitable for a long haul flight.

faustina Fri 27-May-16 20:36:49

How about something from cos or Toast?

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