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    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 4th Feb 19, 10:38 AM
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    MOB Outfit?
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    • 4th Feb 19, 10:38 AM
    MOB Outfit? 4th Feb 19 at 10:38 AM
    Shortly will be looking for an outfit for the summer - but not sure where to start.

    I'm usually very economical with clothes but this is a time to not be frugal - but I don't want to waste money either.

    Lots of people tend befitting the event.go to the specialist MOB shops which are really pricy.

    Where does Country Casuals and Jacques Vert stand in the label stakes - I tend to like the look of their things but want to have something that is not too down market. I'm not a label snob but think as MOB you have to go the extra bit.

    Any other suggestions welcome. I'll be having a trip to Debenhams soon and looking online at John Lewis.
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    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 6th Feb 19, 11:29 PM
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    My mum wore jacques vert to my wedding and she looked amazing! She got her’s in one of the Debenhams sales and got the whole outfit for the original price of the dress and then my brother treated her to the matching hat.

    It’s not the sort of thing she would have normally worn at all but it suited her perfectly and she got loads of lovely comments during and after when people saw the pictures
    First Date 08/11/2008, Moved In Together 01/06/2009, Engaged 01/01/10, Wedding Day 27/04/2013, Baby Moshie due 29/06/2019
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 7th Feb 19, 8:55 AM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 8:55 AM
    Thanks Faith - thats good to know. I quite like the look of the Jacque Vert stuff and it seems to be middle of the road, not ridiculous designer prices but not common or garden high street either.
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 7th Feb 19, 9:53 AM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 9:53 AM
    Thanks Faith - thats good to know. I quite like the look of the Jacque Vert stuff and it seems to be middle of the road, not ridiculous designer prices but not common or garden high street either.
    Originally posted by welshbabe88



    That's exactly why my mum went for it too lol
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    • JulieM
    • By JulieM 7th Feb 19, 11:19 AM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 11:19 AM
    What about Monsoon? My friend found a nice dressy outfit there last summer.
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 8th Feb 19, 12:13 AM
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    • 8th Feb 19, 12:13 AM
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    Thanks Julie, yes shall be having a look in there too.
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 11th Feb 19, 12:03 AM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 12:03 AM
    Loads of MOB stuff on ebay, it's the sort of clothing that many people buy and only wear once so you may pick up a really nice outfit at a fraction of what it would cost new.
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 11th Feb 19, 9:23 PM
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    • 11th Feb 19, 9:23 PM
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    Yes thanks MysteryMe - I am looking on ebay to get ideas - the only thing there is you cannot just have it to try on - I don't mind buying ordinary stuff off there as if its no good I just donate it but if spending quite a bit more I want to try it first - paying ?? or so on something that is no good isn't much of a saving.
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    • By Elise1912 16th Feb 19, 12:11 PM
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    • 16th Feb 19, 12:11 PM
    John Lewis, Monsoon, Debenhams, ASOS perhaps, independent local shops, online, even eBay depending what you want - you could get some designer outfit only worn once but in great condition!
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 19th Feb 19, 12:52 PM
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    Yes ebay has great bargains - but I'll want to try it on really. I did try a bolero jacket the other day that wasn't too flattering - also I need a 14 dress and probably a 12 jacket.
    • ouraggie
    • By ouraggie 22nd Mar 19, 7:05 PM
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    Welsh babe, might we enquire as to your age group so as to suggest potential shops or designers ?
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 28th Mar 19, 1:51 PM
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    Do you have an outlet village near you? There are usually bargains to be had, Romans originals springs to mind.
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    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 29th Mar 19, 6:38 PM
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    If you search mother of the bride on ebay you can then set filters on the left hand side of the screen to only show listings where returns are accepted.

    You really need to know your actual measurements and also that of the garment rather than just using size 12 etc.
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 1st Apr 19, 9:49 AM
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    Yes early 60s - no not got hardly any shops much locally at all.


    Do the 'mothers' need to blend in or compliment the bridesmaids colours - or is that at brides discretion - this bride doesn't seem to mind.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 2nd Apr 19, 7:42 AM
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    Yes early 60s - no not got hardly any shops much locally at all.


    Do the 'mothers' need to blend in or compliment the bridesmaids colours - or is that at brides discretion - this bride doesn't seem to mind.
    Originally posted by welshbabe88
    In that case, I'd buy whatever colour and style suits you.


    Have you had any luck at all?


    I've never worn it but having wafted past their concessions in various department stores, Jacques Vert do seem to do quite nice stuff for MOB.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 2nd Apr 19, 8:03 AM
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    We have a few charity shops around here that specialise in wedding outfits, MOB in particular

    I got my last outfit for a wedding in a charity shop as well ( just an aunt at that one ) they are worth a rummage
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 2nd Apr 19, 8:16 AM
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    We have a few charity shops around here that specialise in wedding outfits, MOB in particular

    I got my last outfit for a wedding in a charity shop as well ( just an aunt at that one ) they are worth a rummage
    Originally posted by suki1964
    I remember that one, Suki - great bargain.


    We have a couple of dress agencies here that also sell the complete MOB outfit - dress, shoes, hat, handbag.
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 2nd Apr 19, 10:24 AM
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    Well I plan on going out to shops sometime as health allows but we only have small towns here so not the same as ciuties to choose from. I love colour so have this as a standby - (no idea why I cannot do images any more!) Country Casuals pink and cream dress with either a cream jacket from Roman Originals or this fluted sleeve one - got a cream fascinator but plan on looking for a cerise and cream hat if I can find one!
    Dress - https://www.whispersdressagency.co.uk/products/country-casuals-pink-ivory-print-silk-blend-dress-size-14
    Ivory jacket - https://www.romanoriginals.co.uk/34-sleeve-lace-jacket-40810ivo
    Cerise jacket - https://www.lookagain.co.uk/products/flute-cuff-jacket/_/A-16J259_10?utm_source=GoogleProductList&utm_medium= PLA&utm_campaign=CoatsAndJackets&utm_content=16J25 9_10&ns_campaign=CoatsAndJackets&ns_mchannel=PLA&n s_source=GoogleProductList&ns_linkname=16J259_10&n s_fee=0&ordermedia=L0637&name=LookAgain25Percent&o rderoffercode=RLJP&entry=3
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 2nd Apr 19, 10:51 AM
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    Like the dress, welshbabe88, looks like it would be comfortable as well as smart.

    It says 'cerise & white' (rather than cream).
    I think you'll need to be careful about matching your colours.
    Good luck with the outfit.
    • welshbabe88
    • By welshbabe88 2nd Apr 19, 11:30 AM
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    Thanks Polly - yes I've had some white & cream jackets to try - it looks mostly creamy bits as the top layer is pretty much see through and the lining is cerise - its a sort of burnout fabric on the top, so I think I could wear either really and the lace jacket is ivory - but I'm happy to keep those for other times.
    The cerise jacket is a pretty good colour match (I ordered loads from catalogues) - I've also got a cerise lace shrug that I can wear if I take the jacket off.
    I did fancy making a matching jacket/shrug by maybe buying another dress but one is 80 on ebay and the other is 35 but a size 10 so not so much fabric to play with - though if I see a reasonable one I shall get it just to make a narrow scarf as I miss having a collar on the dress or jacket.
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