What our customers are saying about us.
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!
McEvents - Tamworth. Australia 02/09/2019
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.. Simon 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.
Many, many Thanks
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.
Margaret. Canterbury. UK. 30/05/2018
Erin Elden. Ipswich. UK. 08/05/2018
Hi,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 youkind regardsJulie 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.
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
Lorna Joseph. Hertfordshire.UK 07/11/2017
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.
Sarah 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
Judy 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
Sheila Scott. Weston Super Mare. UK 28/03/2017
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 MaryJennings. 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.
Lyn Cross. Sevenoaks UK. 17/12/2016
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.
Karin 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
Ellen Choat. South Australia. 10/11/2016
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!
Lizzie Hill. Seaford. 22/12 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!
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.
Teresa 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
Janet 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
Maureen & 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
Ann 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 June Regan. Wedmore 05/03/2015
Thank you so much - ordered yesterday delivered today. First class service and excellent quality.
Margaret 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'.
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!!.
Glenda 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!
J Floyd . Ilkeston UK. 20/09/2014
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.
Thanks once again and we look forward to shopping with you again in the future.
Claire 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.
Jan 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!?
Sarah 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.
Stephanie 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.
Carol 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.
Here 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.
Perth Western Australia 1/8/2013
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.
Christine Tate. Gainsborough. England. 12/6/13I cannot express how pleased I am to find a company that can supply dresses in a size 8 for the elderly.
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.
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.
Vivienne Rowley 1/8/11
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.
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.
Pat . Portsmouth 21/5/2010