Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

dress for my 62year old Mum

(5 Posts)
3isthemagicnumber Mon 02-Nov-09 15:03:45

to say well done for 4 stone weight loss!

Its her birthday in December, and i want to buy her something really lovely , though- reasonably priced approx £50 ish,. Was thinking a dress that she can feel really good in over christmas-maybe wrap???. She is 62, quite youthfull in attitude, 5ft 5 ish and now a size 16 (down from a size 22). Still has a tummy, but fantastic legs. She has never really been into clothes, and has lived in oversized t-shirts and long skirts for as long as i can remember.
Could go shopping with her but she is likely to be uncomfortable with me spending money on her, and she is not decisive at all so would just like to present her with something if possible.

MustNotEatCake Mon 02-Nov-09 17:31:49

hate to say it, but have you looked at Boden? my mum (65) was staying with me recently when a catalogue arrived and she was quite taken with most of it.

the Henley is more non-waif-friendly than this picture would have you believe - I wore it in the last weeks of pregnancy and now, post-baby, it's very forgiving over a non-washboard tummy .. a bit over budget but with one of the ubiquitous Boden discounts, you'd not be far off?

SecretNinjaChipmunk Mon 02-Nov-09 19:53:13

what about m&s autograph or per una?

SecretNinjaChipmunk Mon 02-Nov-09 19:53:40

well done your mum by the way!

3isthemagicnumber Mon 02-Nov-09 22:30:21

Thankyou for your replys and secretninjachipmunkgrin am very proud of her.
belive it or not, hadnt considere boden for her-the Henley might be one i look into, thanks.
Have looked at M+S -she has asked for M+S vouchers, so know it would be a safe bet-but wanted to suprise her with something she may not find herself, but will look again
Thanks again for suggestions

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: