Marshall and Snelgrove Ltd 1895-1900 Purple velvet coat with Medieval-style collar. Entirely covered with dramatic sprays of an English wildflower called Sweet Cicely that are hand-embroidered in yellow and green silk, with petals of white felt.:
This isn't really for older women, it's too schoolgirly. But I loved the combination of blues, and if you put a t-shirt instead of a round collar under it and 86ed the boater or whatever you call that hat thing, you might be able to slick it up enough for a younger older woman.
The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures
El Morocco Motel, Bakersfield, CA. 'The desert is a very independent place. There's no laws, really, you can just do anything you want. There are some very strange characters living out there – some of them very friendly, some not very friendly' Photograph: Ed Freeman