Fantastically successful weekend with the mummy finding fabric for her outfit. Will share when it is able to be laid out and puffed up suitably but it certainly has crystalised the style of the day. Mum's going for olive green long silk crepe with a beaded silk chiffon empire-line bodice (backed with the crepe, of course, to protect her modesty).
Which means: long, beaded, silky.... eveningwear without doubt.
The search for the Mother of the Groom outfit continues in earnest and I have been dismayed to find so many outlets specialising in strapless... or black... or black... or strapless... or both.
Rampant googling has unearthed the wonder that is Oli. This website was launched with rather a lot of fanfare as I recall but then rather fell off the radar. What I have found, however, is that, although most of the fibres are polyester (no good for snobby-skinned me, but perfectly fine for most) the styles vary enormously and the prices stay under £100.
Any of the following lovelies would do a mature yet sexy and slim-figured MOB/MOG very well...
In order of appearance, the dresses are:
Eau de Nil Frill £40
Buttermilk Mesh £75
Copper Taffeta £30
Petrol Taffeta £30
Navy blue lace £40 down from £89
Gold embroidery £65