Rival Clothing. Clothing for the elderly woman

What our customers are saying about us.

I was a little apprehensive when I ordered as the price was so good.

My 93+ old mum had in infestation of moths in her wardrobe decimating her winter skirts.

My sister purchased a skirt of £90 which is worse looking than the Wool Touch one I bought from you.

Mum was so pleased I have just ordered another one in Plum!!

Thank you for supplying such good quality and great value skirts.

I couldn’t see where to write a testimonial, if you wish to publish this please do

Kind regards

David on behalf of Audrey. Colney Heath UK. 3/12/2023

I am writing to thank you very much for fulfilling my order for two skirts so promptly.

I had not previously ordered from you and simply want you to know how appreciative I am with both your service and the quality of the skirts.


Mrs Black. Brigg UK. 17/10/2023

Dear Rival,

 I am just writing to thank you for all the clothes I bought for my mother-in-law over the five years or so.

Your company certainly meets the needs for older people, women in particular. I have ordered such a wide range of items over the years, with the quality of clothing and service always excellent.

My mother-in-law passed away recently and after a major stroke was confined to bed. The last two items I bought were two very pretty nightdresses, which were just right in her final days.

Thank-you again,

Kind regards,

Sarah. Hythe UK. 04/07/2023

Dear Team,

Just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with my recent order - in particular I wanted to say how lovely the long sleeved embroidered blouse was, a present for my mum on Mother’s Day (97). She was delighted and we will be ordering from you again.

Great to see ‘Made in England’ label too!

Thank you once again.

Kind regards,

S. Grimmet. Bideford UK 22/03/2023

I received my order today and I’m very pleased with such prompt delivery and the quality of the vests I ordered. They fit nicely and – hooray – are a good length for me, something I regularly have a problems with!  I will certainly  order from you again and will recommend your company.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Mary. Sevenoaks. UK 10/12/2022

Thank you!

I wanted to let you know that I’ve ordered a few things from you for my 80yr old Mam this year - she’s in a care home and the last few years have been hard.

She’d become a bit down as you can imagine. Before her birthday she was disappointed by not being able to find anything new to wear on her big day. I said I’d see what I could find - I found your website and honestly it’s been joyous to see her wearing her new dresses and being so happy. For her they are perfect - looking and feeling good at any age is important for self esteem, but sometimes the ageing process isn’t kind and comfort and practicality take precedence. Your clothing allows her to feel and look good and it’s wonderful.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas. Long may your business prosper.

Yours, a very happy customer!

Ruth. Macclesfield UK. 07/12/2022

Good Morning,

Just a note of thanks to say your customer service, amongst other things, is great.  Your website is really easy to find my way around, ordering is simple and delivery is fast.  But most of all, I am happy to keep placing orders to try my elderly mum out on clothes she needs, and that you allow me to make returns in order for me to persevere until we find the right item/colour/fit!  This is a huge challenge as we are in different countries so I can only order something just before I visit her, and then have to bring any returns back in short order.  Being able to process a return and know that you will refund me swiftly makes all the difference in the world, so thank you.

Cheers, S. Jones. Leeds. 31/08/2022


I just wanted to say how thrilled I am with the clothes I have just received for my elderly mum. The quality of them is amazing and they are absolutely perfect. It’s been so hard to find clothes that she would like and there are so many lovely options on the website I’m going to be ordering a whole lot more. So pleased. Fingers crossed they all fit her but I know that she will love them.

Thank you so so much, you’ve made life so much simpler!


S. Davies. Llwynhendy UK. 17/08/2022


I would just like to say a massive thank you for the two dresses I ordered for my mum.

They arrived yesterday and I cannot tell you how over the moon she is with them.

What a change to have something that actually fits with a bonus of being the right length.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Neave UK 24/06/2022

I have just received the skirt I ordered. I am very pleased with the quality, fit and the short length. I am so pleased with it, I have just ordered 2 more.

It is so refreshing to find a supplier who has the kind of clothes I like and that fit.

Kind regards

S Rolfe. Wellingborough. 11/01/2022

Just want to say a massive thank you for the fast delivery last week for 2 pleated skirts we ordered from yourselves separately we are so pleased with the quality and thank you for brilliant service. Merry Christmas

S Wilson. Leeds. 21/12/2021

Good morning

I just want to congratulate you on the quality and value of your elasticated trousers which I bought for my mother. So nice as well to have the extra short length and not have to take up the hems! 

I also would like to thank you for your excellent customer service.

A Griffiths .West Midlands. 13/10/2021

Can i just congratulate you on the quick and efficient service you supply, it is second to none, and I am delighted with my purchases for my mother who has Dementia.

Keep up the good work as service like yours is hard to find.

P.Davie. Glasgow. 27/08/2021

I would like to give a huge thank you, and say how impressed I am at  the service you provide.  
 I ordered a pair of trousers yesterday morning for my elderly Gran,  and received them today. Very impressed.  
 My Gran is nearly 95 and is very tiny. I have struggled to get her size 8 trousers that are also a 25" leg! I know she will be thrilled with them. Thank you again!
  L. Lloyd. Ivybridge 18/08/2021

Rival clothing,

Many thanks for my order -  I am a super pleased customer

Great service and the quality of the 2 skirts I ordered  for Mum top quality

Highly recommend your company and product to others

Kind regards Mrs Drummond. Abergavenny. 04/08/2021

Many thanks for such a quick response to my order, The item's that were ordered are just what i

needed, good price and quality, i am glad that at last i have been able to get the right size and price.

Because trying to get anything in or around where we live is almost impossible (even Norwich)

Thank you once again, will know where to come next time.

Yours Sincerely,

D Bird. North Walsham. 01/07/2021



Good Afternoon Rival Clothing,

 I write with a message of thanks for the above Invoice. I am really pleased with the lovely skirts, the quality is

excellent and the delivery speed is as good as a well-know marketplace!! Thanks so much.

Kind regards,

C Booth. Derbyshire. 20/05/2021

Just to say I’m very impressed! I placed an order yesterday at 3pm for 2 dresses for my 95 year old mother, they arrived this morning and look perfect for her, lovely soft material and fresh & vibrant colours for the summer.

Would highly recommend your company.

Many thanks,

T Vass. Glasgow. 12/05/2021

Dear Sirs

I placed an online order with you on Monday morning. One item was out of stock so you phoned immediately and sorted out a replacement.  I was really pleased with the Service. Then this morning your parcel arrived - what wonderful efficient service. Even better is that I love the clothes!

Thank you so much. I have ordered before and will certainly order again. My sister is looking at ordering too.

Thank you so much. I hope that your company prospers, it certainly deserves to.

Best wishes

M Scott. Birmingham. 17/02/2021



I just want to say thank you so much for posting my order so quickly. I did put in the comments that it was for my mum who is really poorly in hospital, but never did I imagine it would arrive this morning when I only ordered it yesterday afternoon.

Thank you so much for sending so fast, this will make such a difference.

We will certainly use you again!

J Horley. 28/01/2021

I would just like to say how extremely impressed I am with your service and with the goods you sell.  I originally started looking at your site for items for my 100 year old mother but spotted your under wear page and thought I would try the maxi briefs myself.  I can wholeheartedly say I have never had underwear that has been so comfy!  I will be purchasing from you again in the future without a second thought.

I trust you all stay safe and your business is one that survives this awful time we find ourselves living in

A Robinson. Eastbourne. 06/01/2021

Hi there, I recently purchased a blouse from you for my elderly Grannie for Christmas. I ordered it on Sunday the 13th of December and it has arrived today Wednesday 16th . I am absolutely delighted with it and know that she will love it. It is unbelievably hard to find traditional blouses that she likes from anywhere. I’m so pleased I found your website, your clothes are perfect for the elderly and such good quality. I’m super impressed with how fast delivery time has been especially at this time of year. Many thanks to you all and I wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Kind regards from M  MacTavish . Cleethorpes. 16/12/2020


 Hi, I just want to let you know how thankful I am for your website.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable clothes to meet my mother in law's needs.  I ordered a lot of things from you recently, they arrived really quickly and are all suitable.  I'm really so glad I found you!  

I've ordered again today as I made a sizing mistake.  Rather that send back I asked the care home to pass the dress on to another resident.  She's really pleased too!  


T Price. Southam.  04/12/2020

  Just wanted to say a big thank you for the dress I received yesterday (amazingly quickly).

My mother is 88 and trying to find her a new dress for Christmas has

been very difficult. None of the shops or websites I have tried have had anything remotely suitable for her. As a last resort on Friday, I typed 'dresses for old ladies' into Google and discovered your website.

Everything about the dress is absolutely perfect, the style, the fit, the ease of putting on and taking off, the colour and the material. Mum is over the moon with it and you have made an elderly lady very happy.

Many thanks.

Best wishes

L Jones. Slough. 29/11/2020


I would just like to thank you for the prompt delivery of the nightdresses I ordered for my Mum.

They are beautifully soft and warm for the winter and she is really happy with them.

Kind regards

 L Abbott-Creber. Plymouth. 18/10/2020

Just to say thank you for the undies, nighties and socks for Mum. Received super quick! Burnt the first name tape but with the help of some grease proof paper I was good to go with the rest ! Really good quality and love the nighties. Might buy some for myself 😁

Definitely will order again. Great to find someone who caters for my fussy Mum especially when it comes to socks!

J Hart .Suffolk. 17/10/2020


Dear Rival Clothing,

Just wanted to let you know that the item ordered arrived today and we're really pleased with both the quality and turnaround. It is for a 90th birthday present and looks 'nicer' pink than image.

Thanks again and wish you every success in challenging times.

Kind regards,

Mike Habben. Hertfordshire. 14/10/2020


I would just like to say thank you for your prompt service, I have just received my mum's trousers and not only was it quick delivery, I am also very happy with the trousers and quality so will be ordering again soon. thank you

 Kind regards,

 J Dunne. Harlow. 26/09/2020

Thank you so much for your excellent service - my mother is so pleased with everything that I have bought her from your site - keep up the good work!

With Best wishes,

D Radford. Plymouth. 22/09/2020


 Hi there,

My mother received the items I ordered for her within a few days, thank you for such a fast turnaround.  I live in New Zealand and my mum has just recently gone into a rest home in the UK.  She was delighted with her top,  and the socks which were prefect for her swollen ankles.  Finding a website for clothes for the elderly will make it so much easier when ordering from afar during these Covid-19 times.  I’ve no doubt I’ll be ordering more as she needs it. Thank you again.


C Murray.  Auckland, New Zealand 29/8/2020

 Hello Rival, 

My order arrived yesterday.

I just wanted to say that my mother (who is 97 and in a nursing home) loves her new dresses. It makes it so much easier for the care staff to dress her and see to her personal care now she has button through dresses.  I have always had trouble trying to find a company who stocks suitable dresses at reasonable prices that fit my mother's petit frame.

 Kindest regards,

V May. Salisbury. 11/08/2022


Thank you for amazing service.Ordered my Mother’s trousers yesterday. Here today and have taken them to her.

She loves them and look fantastic .

Sally Reid. Caterham. 12/7/2020



 I ordered my mum a couple more of your dresses on Tuesday and early Wednesday morning they were delivered - now that WAS fast! She is absolutely delighted with them and they were half the price of other inferior items she has purchased elsewhere in the past. 

 Superb service all round, thank you.

Z Heath. Somerset. 25/06/2020


 Thank you for the excellent service regarding the above order. The dresses we ordered were lovely and just what my mam wanted. She is 98 and was absolutely delighted with the purchase.

Thank you very much

M Bolam . Washington.7/06/202 


Thank you for dispatching my order so quickly, much appreciated.

The trousers are perfect for a Care Home environment, so pleased that we found your company during an Internet search.

Best regards,

H Nation. Brighton. 06/01/2020


Just to let you know the parcel arrived today.

My Mum is in a nursing home and the staff there think that the clothes I am buying from you over the past months are really lovely.

 It is brilliant the way you have suggestions of what items suit each other. Keep up the good work and I'll be back next year to buy something for her birthday (I've already chosen what that'll be!).

Thanks for everything

S Kells.

Cookstown. 25/11/2019


Just wanted to say thank you for the lovely nightdresses I recently ordered for my mother.  They are soft, pretty and perfect!  My mum is 94yrs old, has late stage Alzheimer's and lives in a care home.  Not only were the products great but so too was your customer service.  I ordered in the afternoon and next day the postman handed me your parcel - amazing!


Thank you so much.  I'm so glad I found your website.

 Kind regards,

 G Spershott

East Grinstead  20/11/2019

 Dear Rival Clothing Team


Mrs Vera Coupland from Manilla NSW who is aged 89 and still works full time using a manual typewriter in a local mechanics garage (because she can) received her order with so much delight. 

Unable to buy shirt waister dresses in Tamworth NSW or Sydney Australia - I was so delighted to Google "elderly lady's dresses" to find your online store. 

This was Vera''s first online order that I placed for her and she came home from work to find your parcels 11 days after order placement.

I am 48 years old and a regular internet shopping - absolutely  delighted with your service and quality of your clothing.

 Thank you so much  - I intend to place another order soon - how often do you release new dresses in shirt waister long or short sleeves.

 In sincere appreciation - your company is amazing!


J McKenna Tamworth. Australia 02/09/2019 

Finally I have found a clothing company who caters for the Elderly Women at the right price. It may have taken me all the way to the UK but it was worth it. Well done Rival Clothing, not only are the items good quality, great style but the service was fantastic. Placed my mothers order on the 19th of August in Sydney Australia and received it at my front door on the 28th of August. Couldn't ask for anything more. I have already placed my second order as my mother loved the comfort of her new dress and cardigan. Thank you.
C Price. Sydney. Australia 01/09/2019

My mums wardrobe has now been renewed thanks to the great selection of clothes available to her through your website.

As a bit of background info as to the reason for this. Mum is 98 and is now I the final stages of dementia. She lives with my wife and me and a couple of years ago I gave up full time work in order to look after her.

As you probably know dementia can manifest itself in lots of ways and often it is a case of catch up for us as these manifestations can be unexpected.

We have, since Mum has been out of action, kept her looking smart and through high st shops.

All was going well until she started taking all her clothes off when I was out of the room. As she sits in a prominent position by the sitting room window this was something we had to address. ( it was funny as we live in a cul de sac and our neighbours would phone me and tell me that Sheila was sitting in the widow, in the buff cheerfully waving at them )

I had to take bags of very good clothes of hers to our local charity shop. It was proving difficult to replace these from the rails of Sainsburys and Tesco as their selection is limited and so my wife got the laptop on the job and found your Company.

Your website is very easy to scoot around, the selection is first class, the prices are very reasonable and the first class delivery is the cherry on the cake.

Thank you so much for making this all so easy and we can all be happy in the fact that as Mum’s new smock dresses don’t have and undoable buttons and her modesty can be preserved.  Ha ha !

Very best wishes..     S Kelly. Coventry.UK.  30/7/2018 


Hi, just wanted to say a quick hello, and thank you for getting the skirts out so quickly. They are for my 95 year old mother in law, she is in a home because she is in the final stages of Alzheimers. I love the quality, and the stretch in the waist band is perfect for the needs of people who, in Elsie's case are slumped in a chair all day. I know the girls in the laundry will love them because they are such easy care.

I am just so impressed with your service, and it was lovely to hear your cheerful voice when I called!

Many, many Thanks

D Leeds. UK. 06/06/2018

 Dear Rival,

What an excellent service you provide with the goods arriving within one working day after the order was processed.

I am very pleased with the quality of the skirts that I ordered so much so that I have placed a further order today.  When I require any further clothing I will definitely visit your website again.

Thank you


Margaret. Canterbury. UK. 30/05/2018

 We have just ordered mum two more dresses from you for mum's birthday as she really likes the last ones we bought.
You really are invaluable,nobody else caters for the traditional elderly person,especially ,like our mum,who is tall and large.
Not only have you got the product right but the prices are excellent too.
We look forward to buying from you again in the near future.

Kind Regards
E Elden. Ipswich. UK. 08/05/2018

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the clothes that I ordered for my mum.  I had some the other week from you and today received some more. Mum is so happy with them.  She has recently gone into a care home and your clothes are ideal for her she is over the  moon especially with the dresses.
She hasn't had any new clothes for quite a while as there is nothing where we are that caters for elderly ladies (she is 94) and kept saying she was ok.  When she went into the home though I told her we would sort her out with some new clothes and I was so delighted when I came across your web page.
So a big thank you to you all and no doubt we will be ordering again at some point.
Thank you 
kind regards
J Turland. Loughborough, UK. 17/04/2018

I am so happy i came across your site. Its hard to find dresses suitable for nursing homes, you have a great range and at very good prices.

My mum loves her new dresses, she is happy, I am happy! Will always shop with you.

Many many thanks,

Jacqueline. Larne. N.Ireland 03/03/2018




I'd just like to say I am very impressed with your service, I've never used you before. I placed an order about 2.30pm yesterday not knowing how long it would be for the item to arrive, but it arrived this morning and is a perfect fit.
Thank you so much for an easy purchase and very fast delivery.
I will definitely recommend you, and certainly use your services again in the future.

Many thanks
Charlotte. UK 13/02/2018



I have just received my order – and I just want to say thank you so much

I have been looking for so long for some nice quality button down dresses and elastic type skirts for my mother (who has dementia) and it is really difficult to find

I will definitely be ordered some more in the very near future

Thank you,

Kind regards

L Joseph. Hertfordshire.UK 07/11/2017



Dear Rival
Just to say thank you very much, I ordered some clothes yesterday for my mother in law, it’s her birthday on Friday, my order has arrived today, so I am very pleased.

Until I found your website I was really struggling to find the type of blouses she loves, since BHS closed.  I hope she likes the skirt too! 

Thank you again for sending the order so quickly.
Kind regards
S Bissitt. Seaford. 24/10/2017


I would like to thank you for your speed and efficiency in sending out the jumpers for my mother.  I ordered 2 jumpers for her on the 10th July and received the order on the 11th!

My mother is 92 and is extremely happy with the design and fit... thank you again.
With very best wishes

J Robinson. Burnley. UK 13/07/2017

Just have to say how pleased I am with my recent purchases of knitted cardigans. Because I am on the small side(4'11''), I was pleased that not only were the cardigans a perfect fit, but also made in the UK.

Thanks again,

S Scott. Weston Super Mare. UK 28/03/2017


Dear Sirs.

I am writing to say thank you for providing a much needed supply of lovely dresses for the elderly. I have been a customer for many years as my mother loved to wear nice dresses and we struggled to find them in larger sizes. She was a resident in a Nursing Home and always took great pride in her appearance. We were more than happy with the choice of designs and the very reasonable costs of Rival Clothing dresses. Mom always looked absolutely beautiful. She really loved the last three I bought for her and wore each of them over the Christmas period. Her favourite was the red one and wore it for her Christmas Dinner and again for her Christmas party. Sadly she passed away on 2nd Jan. We take comfort in the fact that her last Christmas was such a happy one and that she made sure she looked her best.

Thank you for all the wonderful dresses you supplied me with for her over the years. Everyone who knew her at the home have all commented on how stylish she was, right up to then end.

Once again, many thanks

Mrs M Jennings. Birmingham.UK. 08/01/2017


I ordered 3 dresses for my Aunt yesterday 16th December, they have just arrived .  I want to say  thank you, the service was brilliant and we are very pleased with the dresses.   We will certainly be using Rival Trading again.
L Cross. Sevenoaks UK. 17/12/2016

 Good afternoon
I know that some people are quick to complain when dissatisfied with something, but I like to compliment when I'm impressed.
I would just like to say a big thank you for the recent order supplied.
My Mother in law, who has Alzheimer's is very happy with her new outfits.
A very thoughtful and considerate person paired up the skirts and cardigans exactly as I intended.
To some people this may not mean much, if anything, but for me, it showed that you employ someone who understands your customers and puts in that little bit extra.
This type of customer service is why I have used your company before, will continue to in the future and feel confident in recommending you to friends and family.

Thanks again and I do hope you pass on my appreciation and thanks to the person that packed my order.

Kind Regards
K Goodwin. Grimsby UK. 11/11/2016

Just a quick note to say how thrilled I am with the dresses and cardigans I just purchased for my Mum. It is very hard in Australia to buy this sort of quality and style. Older ladies are just lost in the system here and I have had to resort to buying on line for her. I am so glad I found your website. This is the 2nd delivery I have had from you. I just got a few things to start with to make sure they fitted and came through the laundering process ok at Mum's nursing home. So far so good! That's why I placed this second order.

They have arrived today only 8 days after ordering which I am also very pleased with. If I order something from within Australia it takes that long or longer!!! Our internal postal service has gone to the dogs.

My Mum is English by birth so she is delighted that her clothes come from "home". The quality is exceptional.

All the best, and thanks again

E Choat. South Australia. 10/11/2016

Good morning Rival
I found your website searching for older ladies clothes and purchased 2 smock dresses for my mum who was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and can't wear tight clothes.  She is chuffed with the dresses, they are smart, beautiful quality, crease free and hang beautifully, and a number of people have commented on the gorgeous colours and we were so pleased with them I've just ordered 2 more.  Please feel free to add these comments to your Testimonials Page and we will definitely be using your website again for mum.
Thanks again
Sandra. Maidstone.UK 24/08/2016

Just  to  say   thank  you  for  the  very  speedy  &  safe  delivery of  my  cardigan  order
I  was  delighted  with  them  &  I'm  sure  my  mother  in  law  will  be  also
She  has  been  here  since  she  was  23  but  is  still "very English"!
Thank  you  also  for  the  return policy  but  am  hoping  I  have  the  sizing  correct

  B Atack .Castle Hill. Australia .27/04/2016
Many thanks - we have received the new cardigan order today.

We are very impressed with our dealings with Rival Clothing and have no hesitation in recommending your company to our friends.

Thank you again.

Julie . York. 18/02/2016 


Thank you very much for prompt service and beautiful dresses. They are a good fit, terrific value and very comfy.

I look forward to my next purchase!

L Hill. Seaford. 22/12 2015

Hi Rival Clothing
I have just ordered some
skirts for my elderly Mum. I cannot fault your customer  service or the quality of the clothes. Thanks very much and I will certainly recommend and use your company again!
Jane, Whitstable 17/12/2015


Thank you so much for your excellent service. The replacement dress that I ordered for my mum fits perfectly and she is so pleased with it.  It is so difficult to get smock style dresses for older people now and unfortunately, due to my mum's condition, these are the only type that fit her. I think we will be ordering more in the new year.
 Thank you for the refund too. Excellent service!
 Best wishes,
 Margaret.. St Ives. 27/11/2015





Hi, I've been looking everywhere for a new cardigan and finally found you on line. Cardigan arrived today and Mum is very pleased with it. I have ordered some more today.

My mum always used to knit her cardigans but is no longer able to due to
dementia and they are long overdue being replaced!

It fits very well and good quality. 

T Davies. Orpington UK. 22/10/15


 Hi ,I want to say a very big thank you for your efficient service. I ordered a cardigan and jumper yesterday from Australia and my sister in Welwyn Garden City has just rung me to say they have been received, are lovely colours, and look very nice.

Congratulations on your fantastic service, much appreciated. I have sent your details to my niece who lives in UK so she can order something as well.

Have a good day. Regards

J Smith Milton NSW Australia 8/10/2015

Hi, I have today received my order . The clothes were for my mother who is 98 years old and has lost lots of weight during a short illness. She is absolutely delighted with the fit  and quality of the clothes and we are most impressed with the speed and efficiency of your service.

We will not hesitate to recommend you to friends, family and to the staff at the care home in which she lives.

Thank you very much, you have saved a great deal of grief and heartache

M Evan Jones. Cannock UK. 11/07/15


Hi, I just want to say a huge thank you for the skirt I ordered for my mother's 90th.

You sent it according to her birthday occasion and it arrived in perfect time.

She was thrilled with the comfortable fit, beautiful print, and the unmistakeable quality .

She said she could feel it instantly.

The success of this gift has made a huge difference to me on the momentous 90th birthday, and I thank you so much for your excellent product and immaculate service.

We'll be back !

Many, many thanks

A McLoughlin. Cheltenham. 09/04/15


 Dear Rival Clothing.  I was  very pleased to receive my order of a cardigan this morning.  Thank you so much for a very prompt delivery.  I am so pleased with the quality of the item, it is exactly what I wanted.  I shall certainly be looking for further things from Rival in the future.  Thank you once again. 

Sincerely  J Regan.  Wedmore 05/03/2015


Thank you so much - ordered yesterday delivered today.  First class service and excellent quality.
M Chandler Bexleyheath, Kent .07/02/15


What a marvellous service!!  My order arrived this morning!!  It's the 2nd time I have used you and it's a blessing that someone thinks of the older generation.  My aunt is 94 and sadly blind.  I buy her bits and she has been delighted with her previous cardigan.  I try and coordinate her wardrobe so she is able to say to the carers 'I would like to be in the pink today'. 

Many regards - M Cramp . Bromley. Kent 24/01/15
Just to say, fantastic service. My skirts arrived next day and they are perfect. I would definitely recommend you to anyone.They are very well made.
Thank you.
Mrs J Walton. Rotherham UK. 11/11/14

Dear Rival

I just wanted to add to your testimonials. I have been searching for
dresses with long sleeves for my 90 year old mother, and was getting very fed up that nearly all the sites seem to have the same styles, which are too young and really not what Mum wants. She wants pretty colours and patterns, long sleeves in the winter, a waist with a belt, a dress that is easy to get on and off, and obviously it needs to be easy for her care home to wash, but almost the most important to her, is that it has pockets. Fantastic - your dresses are perfect. i am very relieved, I will be buying her several, and sneakily throwing away some of her older ones!!.

Thank you.

G Lambert. East Malling UK. 07/11/2014 


Just wanted to say how pleased i am with my recent order from you. My 96 year old mum is delighted with her new dresses and cardigans.  I have found it really hard to find suitable clothes for her and I will certainly come back for more at a later date. 

Also the short range you have means that I don't have to shorten everything!

Thanks again

J Floyd . Ilkeston UK. 20/09/2014

Dear Sales

Just a line to say thank you for your extremely efficient service.  The order was delivered before 9.00 this morning (saturday) .  I don't think I have ever had such marvellous response to online shopping and will be recommending you to other clients in the nursing home where my 98 year old mother is and whom the dresses are for.

Again many thanks.

B Corcoran . Peel. UK 29/08/2014

I just wanted to say thank you for sorting out the problem with my order so promptly on Friday.  The dresses arrived for my mum on Saturday and fit her perfectly.

I am very impressed with the website and service we get from your company.  We are caring for our mum at home and she has dementia.  Finding clothes is a nightmare, as she cannot shop anymore, and also finding suitable clothes that are easy-care and user-friendly for whoever is helping her to dress is impossible from the high street. Thank goodness I stumbled across your website!

Thanks once again and we look forward to shopping with you again in the future.

Kind regards

C Harrold. Leicester UK 20/07/2014


Dear Rival Clothing

What fantastic service!! Dresses etc for my very elderly mother have arrived safely today - just a couple of days since ordering - and the refund of the unavailable dress was handled smoothly and efficiently. The clothes are lovely, of excellent quality and value,  and my mother will be delighted. Up to now it has been so difficult to find suitable clothes for a sprightly 99 year old (now in lovely residential care) who still cares very much about her appearance - in future I shall look no further than you.

Kind regards

J Cross. Christchurch UK. 03/05/2014 



Good feedback is important and so I thought I would just drop you a line to say  how pleased I was with my recent order for 2 ladies dresses. It is hard to find the right clothing on the high street for ladies of 80+ and so I thought I would search online. I came across your company and placed my order on Sunday and was so pleased that they arrived so swiftly today. The dresses are a good fit and really suit my mother-in-law perfectly. We are both pleased with them and we may well order from you again!

It is a shame you are not more widely known!?

Kind regards

S Keighley. Poulton-le-Fylde  UK. 29/04/2014


I have recently purchased 2 dresses from you for my elderly mother, and she is delighted with them.  It has been really difficult finding anything in her petite size and style, and with worsening osteoarthritis, the zip fastening has made it so much easier for her.  Mum has been feeling low in mood recently because of her health, and the dress lifted her spirits.  Mum has already selected which dress she plans to wear for her 90th birthday celebration in a couple of weeks.  Thank you.

S Dunkley. Botcheston UK. 23/02/2014


 Dear Rival Clothing,
 Received my Mum's order this morning, thank you for the very fast service.  Getting your order the next day in Ireland is becoming very rare among other Companies.
Thank you also for this service as my Mum loves these type of
Dresses, Cardigans and Waistcoats and you are the only Company that provides them.  I am so glad I found you.
That is now six new
dresses, four back in the summer and two now, plus cardigans and waistcoats, so it may be a little while before I next order.
 I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Kindest regards,
 C Annett.  Hillsborough, Northern Ireland 19/11/2013

Dear Rival Clothing,

I would like to thank you so much for your style of clothing for Elderly women... I had been looking in many stores here in Australia with no luck for my grandmother who is 97... through sheer frustration I decided to search the net and came across your website.. I ordered a dress and cardigan for her. When we took the items up to her and she put them on , you couldn’t have wiped the smile off her face for a million dollars.

Clothes for older womenHere is a photo of her with her new clothes.. the first set we got her. Thank you so much for your company making ladies of this vintage so happy.I showed her your website and we went shopping and have ordered some more clothes. If you would like to share this on your site please feel free.

Yours sincerely

Terri Leckey

P Western Australia 1/8/2013

Dear rival clothing,
gday, just writing to say thank you for my speedy order, I now have a very happy mum who cant get over how beautiful your dresses are & that I thank you for . I would not hesitate in dealing with you again. thank you very much.
J Myers
Tugun. Australia 09/07/13

I just want to thank you for my order of 3 dresses for my elderly Mum.  My order was only sent to you on Monday 10th June and before 11.30am on Tuesday my parcel was delivered.  I have never had such a swift response before.Mum loves the colours and styles of her new outfits and we all know how hard it is to buy something at a reasonable price without them being too trendy or horrible!Well done and thank you very much.  We shall keep a close eye on your website for future purchases.

Kind regards

C Tate. Gainsborough. England. 12/6/13
I cannot express how pleased I am to find a company that can supply dresses in a size 8 for the elderly.
My mother is in a dementia care home and has always been small but is now tiny.
All her clothing, that she had when she first went there, became far too large and her skirts were actually falling down. I did find some size 10 dresses from another company and bought 10 of those last year - too big but at least being dresses they could not fall down!
I think the zip up one is a particularly good idea for dementia sufferers, it is a pity you only have 1 of those.
I have now bought all 5 dresses that you have in a size 8.
Are you likely to get any more?
Zip up ones would be good.
I will shortly be ordering another set of the current ones you supply in size 8 anyway.
Any chance of you having other items in a size 8 - dressing gowns, cardigans etc??
A Murphy. Salisbury England. 16/5/13.
Just to reflect what your other customers have said....
 I have tried for years to find clothing that would suit my mother's size and taste.
 A friend phoned me to say that she had come across your website. After printing out the choice of dresses and cardigans, I showed mother before ordering.
 Mother will be 100 years old this May and she now has two of your lovely dresses and a cardigan to wear; perfect fit and satisfaction.
She is so pleased with them and says that she will be wearing one of them on her birthday!
 As I am her only son, it is really nice that I have been so fortunate to have come across your excellent firm; with such a good choice for the older lady and with such excellent service.
 Sincerely.....M Talbot. Stowmarket. UK.  22/04/2013
Good morning!
I’m just writing to say I ordered three waistcoats for Mum well after your cut-off for Australia on 15 December and at 4.00 Christmas Eve, the courier came and there was my order! Absolutely marvellous, thank you.
I’m so relieved to have come across your website, as I’ve previously said – there’s nothing here for the older lady (or anyone over 50 really!).
Thanks again.
Sheila Wood. Canberra.Australia.26/12/2012
Dear Rival Clothing,
Thank you so much, I ordered a
dress for my Nanna last week and it
arrived yesterday and given as an early Christmas gift today. I think
its the best gift I have given her in a long time! After a search
amongst Australian sites I had failed to find the style of
dress my
Nanna loves to wear until I finally stumbled on your site. I think -
for the first time in a while- I really saw a great joy on Nan's face
to actually receive a beautiful
dress in an exact style she loves to
wear. Thanks for existing - its very very hard to find styles elderly
ladies feel great wearing in lovely materials that are yester-year but
A very happy customer
Cate, Australia 19/12/2012
Dear Sir, I want to thank you, sincerely, and congratulate you on the excellent service I've received.
I sent my order in on 3rd November and the parcel arrived here on 14th November in perfect condition.
11 days to get to the Underside of Australia!!! That's amazing, considering the time needed in choosing the goods, packaging, shipping and the Australian postage which can be quite frustrating at times.
I studied the Testamonials and decided that with so many positive comments they can't all be wrong so I'll give it a go.
I'm thrilled with the dresses, which fit so comfortably, and the beautiful blue waistcoast that matches both dresses to perfection. I'm nearly 77 years old and all I want now is day-long comfort in pretty clothes to either work in or visit the shops - clothes that will be cool and look elegant and then be easy to care for. For many years I have not been able to find a shop that stocks clothes to fit me and I despaired of ever looking pretty and feminine again. I'm so glad that I found your Aladdin's Cave of garments and then had the courage to make the order. The fit and lengths of sleeves and hems are perfect - no 'alterations' needed at all and never before has this been the case with anything that I've bought. Even the shipping was reasonable and I now have two pretty dresses and a lovely waistcoat for less than AU$100 total.
I will have no hesitation whatever in ordering more clothes.
I'm now looking forward to dressing up, jewellery and all, and wearing my new dresses, and recommending your website to other nearly-elderly ladies. If my comments can encourage others to buy your garments I will be very glad because you are supplying a very-much needed area in the garment trade and I hope that you continue to do so.
Kind regards,
Alma Golding  Mount Gambia. South Australia.14/11/2012
My order arrived today & I am so very pleased with the purchase of the 3 dresses, 2 blouses and 1 pair of trousers. The quality of the garments are WONDERFUL & so beautifully finished, plus, the short size 12 dresses & trousers fit perfectly on my 4 ft 11' 8 stone 1 lb (115 lb) frame. I am so glad I found your great web site & I surely without hesitation will purchase from Rival Clothing again!
Thank You
Reverend (Retired) Carol Renaud
Ontario Canada. 12/4/2012
"Like other customers who have left testimonials, it is exactly the same here in Australia for clothing for the elderly. I am always hesitant to order online with clothing but came across your site and took a chance. Am I pleased I did! The two dresses I ordered for my 91-year-old Mum were perfect, the sizing was spot on and delivery was prompt. Mum loves the style and the colours and I am happy I found you, it has been like a never-ending search for the Holy Grail! You provide an excellent service and I will be very happy if my comments encourage other people overseas to order. I will certainly be back, thank you." 
Dresses for older women
Sheila Wood
Canberra, Australia 19/3/2012
I just wanted to write and say how impressed I am with your service. We have trouble getting clothes for my Granny as very few places sell them these day. Your shop has given us a place to be able to choose from many products. The delivery was fast and efficient and we will definitely be using your service again.
Many Thanks
R Simpson. 2/2/12. Jersey. Channel Islands.
Can I say how marvellous you are - I have struggled to buy dresses for my 83
year old mum for years- as you are right - the shirt style dress she likes and feels comfortable in is not available any more.
so when I found your website I was delighted and when her first dress arrived (in time for Christmas too) I was even more delighted. Thank you so much for filling this niche in the market - it is important for the elderly to be able to dress comfortably and my mum was so pleased to wear her new dress on Christmas day - a great boost for her self-esteem and it made me feel good to be able to buy her something that was just right - and I was able to show her the styles online and we have now ordered two more!!!!!
thank you soooooooo much Rival - brilliant service - keep going - you are a public service!
Best wishes
J Ferris 25/12/11 Tiverton

I ordered 3 dresses for my mum and then panicked because I thought that I had bought the wrong size. The dresses arrived today and they look lovely, very posh! I am sure that my mum will love them. Also they seem to be the correct size. Thank you for catering for elderly ladies as it is very difficult to find suitable clothes in the shops.

Regards Mary Connolly 16/12/11 Helensburgh

A big thank you to all at rival clothing,

Prompt delivery and sizes that are neither under or over sized.

I will definitely be buying clothes for my mother from you in the future.

Many thanks,
E Holloway 10/12/11 Newmarket
I placed an order on Thursday 08 December in the afternoon and wanted to advise you the dresses arrived the following day I am absolutely delighted with the service and the quality and wanted to say a big thank you.
So much so, I decided to order two cardigans to match the dresses for my old Mum (92) today.
J Blakeley 10/12/11. Preston
Ordered a blouse a little after 9am yesterday, arrived just after 3pm today. Fantastic service & good quality. Many thanks. will certainly be encouraging my mother to have a look with me at your other goods in the new year
C Winnard 7/12/11 Oldham
Just a quick email to say thank you for dispatching my order so very quickly. I am highly delighted with the dresses I bought, they are really lovely and the elderly lady they were bought for was delighted with them.

thank you once again
E Holmes
I have received mums dresses today. I would like to say what prompt and efficient delivery it was. The dresses are perfect and fit her beautifully. I will definitely order from Rival Clothing again.
Kind regards
L McQuade 2/8/11

Thank you. The pink cardigan is lovely, as is the rest of our order. Mum loves the dresses - lovely patterns and colours, easy to dress herself and comfortable to wear. She is particularly fascinated by the beautiful buttons! I love the easy care, just pop in the washing machine and hang to dry!

Thank you again.

Kind regards

V Rowley 1/8/11

Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of the dresses I order for my mother. She is absolutely delighted with them and is now one very happy 97 year old lady!
Jo Reynolds . Guildford .Surrey 24/6/11
I had despaired of ever finding suitable dresses for my 93-year old mother. Nothing on the high street was suitable, either in style, size (5' 1", size 10/12 now) or price. Mum's tastes are, like many elderly ladies', very traditional, and she needs clothes which are easy to put on and fasten (and have pockets!).
So, it was a tremendous relief to find your website, and we have been very pleased with the three dresses we have ordered so far, in terms of fit, fastening, fabric and colour. We have also been impressed with your swift and helpful service.
With many thanks,
M Tyson . Reddich 16/5/11
Hello,I just wanted to thank you very much indeed for the rapid delivery of the two dresses for my mother.To my utter amazement they are literally perfect for her,in quality,size,fit ,material and price!
Before my daughter found your  website I was convinced we would not be able to obtain the clothes she wanted.
Very well done indeed and All the Best Wishes for the New Year.
D Skillicorn. Whitehaven. 31/12/10
I Would just like to say thank you for your prompt and efficient service. Ordered 3 dresses and a cardigan for my mother in law on Tuesday 30th November for delivery in Germany and they were here on Monday 6th December despite the snow and bad weather.
She was so pleased with the quality that we have just ordered another two dresses for her.
 Thank you very much. 
H Lowe.  Mosel, Germany. 13/12/10
I just wanted to say thank you for your prompt service.  I ordered a dress on Monday and it was here on Tuesday.  I have been looking for the exact style of dress for my 87 year old mother for sometime and your range fits the bill completely.  The quality is excellent and it's nice to find two lengths offered.  Thank you again.
 Mrs J.F.
Kent    22/11/10
Very many thanks! Received today when placed the order only yesterday lunchtime. Delighted with the dress and bed socks arriving in time for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday tomorrow! She will love them. Will use your services again and will recommend to others.
 Shelagh Meredith . Cambridge.   6/10/2010
Hi I would just like to say thank you very much for  your excellent service in sending  my order of 3 dresses and a pack of 3 socks for my Mum who is in a Nursing Home.The dresses are just what she needs,not too thick material.
I couldn't believe how quickly they arrived,after only placing the order yesterday lunchtime.
 Thank you once again,I will be passing your name on to other people.
 S J Pout(mrs)  13/7/2010
Just to let you know my order arrived safely and to say I am absolutely delighted with every item,I will definitely be ordering more from your site for my mum.
 Kath Grant   Manchester  19/8/2010
Would just like to say thank you for the efficient service and speed of delivery for items ordered over the phone last week. The items themselves are extremely good and just what was needed for the elderly mother in law! We are all quick to complain so thought you would appreciate the compliment. Would certainly order from you again in the future.
Pam Caddick  28/7/2010
Dear Sir,
I would like to thank you for the quick and efficient way my order number 12082 of the 1st.July was dispatched to me. Can I also say that the goods in reality, were much nicer than shown on the Internet. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends.
 Many thanks,
E. Manners   Largs  2/7/2010
Many thanks for the dresses and two cardigans that I ordered for my mother.  They were an excellent fit - I only have to adjust the length.  We both found them extremely pretty and are very pleased.  And the pink cardigan was a perfect shade to match for the two pink dresses, as you said!  Thank you also for the personalised service.
I am very pleased to have discovered the company and will be back on the website in September to see your new winter stock.
Best wishes,
Pat .   Portsmouth  21/5/2010