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Help please! Seaching for a really beautiful, jewel coloured shirt

(38 Posts)
HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 12:18:02

This is a gift for a friend and it needs to make her feel wonderful. She in in her 20s, a curvy size 10/12 but wishes that she was slimmer. She would be wearing it with black jeans. Any ideas would be gratefully received. TIA

Weebleswobbles Sat 18-Mar-17 14:30:47


HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 14:53:45

Nothing? I don't mind blowing the budget a bit but it needs to be fabulous - up to £200ish

mrssmith79 Sat 18-Mar-17 15:07:03

Like a real shirt? With buttons and a collar? (forgive my daftness, dh calls all tops shirts). What about material? Not sure if this is near the mark:

TomHardyOvulationConundrum Sat 18-Mar-17 15:11:40

Beautiful shirt Mrssmith. Very Gillian Anderson in The Fall!

HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 15:38:16

Thanks Mrs Smith. That is lovely, but I was imagining something longer and looser - perhaps so that she could wear it open over another top. I would prefer a more intense colour too.
I am tempted by the Reiss top for myself!

HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 15:44:04

The material needs to be light and flowing. Beyond that I don't really mind.

PaperdollCartoon Sat 18-Mar-17 15:51:11

A loose bright shirt open over another top sounds a very odd thing for someone in their twenties to wear? I picture that on some one much older.

If you want an amazing colourful shirt that's young and funky, Tabitha Webb is the place to look -

garibaldi88 Sat 18-Mar-17 15:56:36 this silk shirt is lovely and flowy

florascotianew Sat 18-Mar-17 16:04:02

Is this the sort of thing you mean?,default,pd.html

Certainly a shirt-for-jeans and certainly jewel coloured, but alas sold out in relevant size at HoF. But if it is the sort of thing you have in mind, perhaps you'll be able to track it down elsewhere?

You know what your friend likes, of course, and I shouldn't impose my tastes on others, but some jewel colours can be hard to wear.... I'd like a navy shirt like this, for example, but not a deep pink one.

HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 16:32:11

She has an emerald green dress which she looks amazing in and also looks great in that intense cornflower blue so I am confident about those colours.
Paper doll has made me question the whole idea tbh. I am much older than my friend - maybe I have got it horribly wrong confused

HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 16:35:27

Thanks for all the other ideas. The Winser shirts are lovely but the colours are a bit muted. I will go and have a look round the Ralph Lauren site - Good idea

ChishandFips33 Sat 18-Mar-17 17:40:00

Has she hinted at a shirt?
You are a very nice friend smile

PaperdollCartoon Sat 18-Mar-17 18:24:40

Aww you sound lovely! Very kind of you yes, but has she hinted wanting something like this? The pink shirt above is amazing and looks chic with dark jeans, I would wear it (I'm 29) if pink suited me. Green or blue more my colours. But a loose flowy bright shirt open over a tshirt is a much older look.

ChishandFips33 Sat 18-Mar-17 19:22:53

I thought Ted Baker might have something but the only bright item is a dress

ChishandFips33 Sat 18-Mar-17 19:35:48

Oasis is very floral!

Asos red

Asos pink

HatBox Sat 18-Mar-17 20:59:25

Thank you all for your help - so kind!
I can't really give away too much about the circumstances, as it is not my story to tell, but it is for a specific event where she wants to be very noticeable in a good way! She feels that she looks best in jeans so the top needs to stand out.

WholeL0ttaRosie Sat 18-Mar-17 21:04:40

Biba? looking at the reviews it's darker than shown so could be more emerald

hahahaIdontgetit Sat 18-Mar-17 21:15:26,default,pd.html

DoorKnee Sat 18-Mar-17 21:53:44

Have you tried equipment silk shirts?

This ones a jewel toned red

AddToBasket Sat 18-Mar-17 21:55:13

Paul Smith

TheVeryThing Sun 19-Mar-17 12:59:48

Would a silk top, rather than a buttoned shirt be a better option?
You sound like a really lovely friend.

CotswoldStrife Sun 19-Mar-17 13:04:36

Have you tried Kettlewell, they do brightly coloured tops (colour analysis type clothes).

TomHardyOvulationConundrum Sun 19-Mar-17 13:13:29

I am still lusting after the Reiss one that Mrssmith linked earlier! What about any of these.

HatBox Sun 19-Mar-17 13:26:39

So many lovely ideas! I just don't think we have quite found "the one".
Maybe I am suggesting the wrong thing. A silk top might be better. She doesn't suit high necklines though.
I know that this doesn't fit my brief at all, but what do we think about this?

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