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Please help me shop for a funeral outfit

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cathcat Wed 24-Sep-08 23:43:39

My dear dad died yesterday. Please help me get an outfit organised for the funeral. It doesn't have to be black. I need shirt or dress and a jacket plus shoes or boots.
I am size 12 and 5 ft 7.
I normally shop at Laura Ashley, M&S, Debenhams and Boden. Our next town has a bigger selection of shops so I could go there.
Please help, the funeral will be very well attended and I want to do my dad proud IYSWIM. TIA

cathcat Wed 24-Sep-08 23:44:49

Sorry, that should read skirt, not shirt. Nice friends been round with wine.

littlelapin Wed 24-Sep-08 23:46:38

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cathcat Wed 24-Sep-08 23:47:46

yes that would be fine. Or black with a print, anything like that.

gigglewitch Wed 24-Sep-08 23:48:36

sorry to hear about your dad. Good to hear you have friends (and wine)

<off to have a think>
I tend to go for navy stuff, but that's more personal preference... do you have a 'favourite' colour, or one that your dad thought you look smart in? Do you think greys and blues, browns etc or are you thinking lighter colours?

FanjolinaJolly Wed 24-Sep-08 23:48:57

Oh Cathcat,I am sorry for your loss xx

(I am pretty crappy at clothes so hope someone more helpful comes along soon re clothes advice but just wanted to say I'm sorry Hugs if you do them xxx)

gigglewitch Wed 24-Sep-08 23:51:11

just wondered?

cathcat Wed 24-Sep-08 23:54:59

That dress is nice.
Thank you for quick replies. So nice of you all.
I am heartbroken coping fine. Tis the the wine speaking.

littlelapin Wed 24-Sep-08 23:55:47

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cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:07:07

I like those shoes, enough height without worrying about falling over.
Not sure about the suit. Blouse is a possible.

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:09:15

Sorry, was meaning spot blouse. Not sure about ruffle blouse.
off to look at new boden catalogue.

gigglewitch Thu 25-Sep-08 00:09:15

Have taken a look at Debenhams - black dress and black and white is lighter, might be nice with a black jacket or coat over?

littlelapin Thu 25-Sep-08 00:12:18

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cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:14:18

I like that black dress and black jacket, but probably not together. Big help, thank you.

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:30:37

going to try a link...
what about this skirt in violet from boden
with black as above from debenhams plus M&s shoes.

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:32:12

hurrah, links works...but that should say black jacket.

gigglewitch Thu 25-Sep-08 00:42:57

like your boden skirt.
I don't think the black jacket and dress together, too, well, black hmm I didnt put it very well, meant the sort of jacket with the black and white dress. Anyway i like your purple-ish skirt better, black jacket and shoes smile

Hope you can get some zzz's tonight, a rest at least.
Nighty night for now

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:44:20

yes night night...but i think i like this from M&S

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:48:24

Not sure if it all goes together. i guess I can order stuff from M&S and return to my local store if it is not suitable.
I should go to bed but don't think I can sleep. sad

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 00:56:04

I like this but the colour is damson, will it go with violet skirt? i might phone them tomorrow and see if they know.
LOL I think I am talking to myself now, will bump tomorrow.

cutekids Thu 25-Sep-08 01:09:34

Sorry about your dad,Cathcat.I lost my Dad in July of this year.I was very,very close to him.I'm diverting a little as I'm very big and couldn't possibly help with your outfit but,when I saw your post,I couldn't help but respond because don't you think it's funny...how we worry about what we wear for their funeral?smile
Thinking of you btw.Hope funeral goes ok.

gigglewitch Thu 25-Sep-08 01:12:30

<runs back in>
no you're not talking to yourself smile
had to go and take all three little darlings for wee-wees as all are too knackered to wake up and go atm, new term and all that.
So how's it going? Have looked at your links, dunno if the damson would be anywhere near the boden skirt, given that it is the same company and they have different 'names' for the colours, with the law of sod averages it probably wouldn't quite match. If it doesn't go, would the grey one suit you and wear something like a nice purple-ish necklace or scarf?

gigglewitch Thu 25-Sep-08 01:19:49

purple necklace? or scarf?

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 01:21:33

Thank you Cutekids, yes, you are right. Sorry to hear about your dad too.
Gigglewitch, your thoughts sum up what I was worrying about. Grey is a good idea. Thanks for your ideas.

cathcat Thu 25-Sep-08 01:27:02

I like the oasis stuff. I like this blouse. Do you think it would go with the violet boden skirt?
<<head explodes>>

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