QUOTE(Pixie*Porsche @ Jul 4 2012, 11:28 AM)
QUOTE(Halka @ Jul 4 2012, 10:12 AM)
It can be a skirt suit or trouser suit - ie something you can wear with a blouse - but daughter doesn't want a trouser suit. Colour-wise, the current head girl has got away with cream, but it's meant to be dark - black, blue, dark grey, that kind of thing.
Daughter requires the skirt to be above the knee - the further the better - and pencil style, probably.
Could only be the mind of a 16 year old girl
See if she likes the '50's-'60's style stuff - will not have a pencil skirt but does look very feminine. I do find the 'corporate' style suits look very masculine and in my opinion often look a bit odd with a skirt!
Mind you not sure I'm a girl to be taking fashion advice off - I like old stuff be that cars or furniture or fashion so am really not in touch with the latest in Cosmopolitan or Glamour magazine ...
Don't envy you trying to help her look - suits for women are so hard to find as SO many styles to choose from. Boys have it so much easier - choice of about 3 acceptable colours (black, grey, navy blue), all going to be fairly similar style. About the most exciting thing they get to choose is the cufflinks and tie!
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Please! Should one use a tailor, one can have fun chooosing the cloth for one's suit or jacket, the lining, the buttons, etc. I have a nice antique gold coloured Donegal tweed jacket with a multi-coloured fleck. Tailoring is cheaper in the sticks than London
For a selection of bow-ties one needs to go to somewhere like Burlington Arcade or Jermyn St.
From my mum's constant lament (she is a qualified fashion fitter), it is easier for men to get decently outfitted than for ladies. I gave up on most hight street outlets about 15 years ago - they think men are all 5 ft 11in plus and built like a match-stick, or aged 19.
A decent suit from a proper tailor outside London is about twice the price of an "expensive" suit from M&S.
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