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(27 Posts)
kitsandbits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:13:44

Its for my mum, sassy 40 year old, size 12

FANTASTIC legs - good c cup cleavage.

No reds (thats the bridesmaids colur & no pinks)

Also needs a jacket or something as its Dec 22nd wedding

samll budget of £120 (not including shoes/bag)

Tinker Thu 13-Sep-07 19:14:17

Your mum is 40? shock

MrsBadger Thu 13-Sep-07 19:14:57

Phase Eight

kitsandbits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:16:03

lol, yup she is,

maybe 41

phase 8? ill have a look now

SugaryBits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:18:54

My mum had exactly the same problem. In the end she had something made. It cost a fortune! Including her hat and shoes it was the same amount as my wedding dress! Hope you have more luck.

Coast have some nice jackets & skirts... might be a bit pricey though.

kitsandbits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:19:28

Dont like phase eight - sorry

kitsandbits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:20:04

We don't have a fortune ... just £120 grin

MrsBadger Thu 13-Sep-07 19:20:12

too frilly? insufficiently frilly? too frumpy?
give me a clue...

kitsandbits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:20:42

just looks oldish blush

GreatAuntieWurly Thu 13-Sep-07 19:21:24

something like this,???

MrsBadger Thu 13-Sep-07 19:21:36

I covet Phase 8 stuff

what kind of thing does she wear normally?

SugaryBits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:25:15

something like this with a bolero jacket?

kitsandbits Thu 13-Sep-07 19:25:55

She usually wears casual stuff ... jeans ect

but obviously as shes the MOTB she wants some thing special,

that dress is nice wurly - but a bit plain

BobbyGrantycal Thu 13-Sep-07 19:26:27

anything in next directory occasions sections?

GreatAuntieWurly Thu 13-Sep-07 19:31:20

ok kits, will keep looking.

pointydog Thu 13-Sep-07 19:32:52

phase 8 is bizarre.

pointydog Thu 13-Sep-07 19:33:14

a bit hinge and bracket with monocle

flowerybeanbag Thu 13-Sep-07 19:37:59

I love [[ this]

this is also nice.

Others there as well, and skirts and tops.

flowerybeanbag Thu 13-Sep-07 19:39:39

sorry, this

here is dress page

GreatAuntieWurly Thu 13-Sep-07 19:40:51


francagoestohollywood Thu 13-Sep-07 19:42:15

I'dtry zara

Tinker Thu 13-Sep-07 19:48:58

Anything here?

Trying to think what I, at a couple of years older than your mum would wear shoudl my daughter get married!

What's your mum's colouring?

GreatAuntieWurly Thu 13-Sep-07 19:52:15

i do like this

Califrau Thu 13-Sep-07 19:56:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ChippyMinton Thu 13-Sep-07 20:01:11

I'd wait until the shops get a bit more winter occasion wear in stock. It's all a bit non-descript at the moment.

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