Went to see this brilliant film on Wednesday night… interesting to see how they dressed their 4 female lead actresses ( all over 50).
Judi Dench is very ‘Mature Englishwoman
abroad in long, loose linen’.
She must have been to Chadni Chowk
for some of these numbers.
I understand the need to be cool,
but N.B: a large bust + White linen = unforgiving.
Where it does work is in gentler shades, and accessorised with a little pattern. I thought the lilac she wore in this scene looked wonderful:
Lilac is one of those colours I forget about – and yet it generally suits us fair skinned, blue-eyed types well.
The most glamourous of the characters was Celia Imrie.
There’s a wonderful scene in which she wears an off the shoulder, midnight blue silk jacket, full diamonds, and long, fluted skirt – and she looks wonderful, proving that she still ‘has it’ in bucket loads.
Maggie Smith, sadly is
portrayed as a rather miserable old dear, with a wardrobe to match!
Penelope Wilton is a brilliant walking advert for M & S abroad… floral cotton shirts with white cut offs. Sensible, Practical and yet absolutely zero style.
It really is a great, uplifting film – definitely worth a watch. If not for the fashion, for the message… you get out what you put in.