She is an elegant, petite, grey haired lady of mature years (she’d kill me if I revealed her age!)...who likes stylish, “classic” clothes.
Having previously been on the QV and the QM ourselves, I can give her some idea of what I saw ladies wearing...but I really have no idea as to what to advise her on being a canny dresser!
(After all, we blokes have only ever have to worry about one suit, one sports jacket & trousers, and an evening suit!)
She is loathe to spend large sums of money on lots of frocks and evening gowns that she “might not get the wear out of” and she does not have access to a large budget.
That being said, she still wants to be able to dress up and dress well – without having to sell the remains of our inheritance to achieve the desired effect. (But I am sure, that we will be helping her out to buy at least one really glam frock for the formal evenings)
I know that there are many other female cruisers (along with their husbands, partners, sons, etc), who have wrestled with this challenge and I would greatly value any tips and advice that you can give, which I can pass on to my mother.