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Ba&sh models - AIBU?

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nomorekale Sun 24-Feb-19 14:06:59

Hi, I was just ordering some Spring clothes online. Ba&sh is a brand I love, but AIBU to find one or two of this seasons models a bit on the noticeably thin side of slim? Bearing in mind, this range is aimed at women 30 plus. It wouldn’t be so striking if it was for a teen brand such as Top Shop. I’m 5 ft 7 and a size 8 myself, but I haven’t looked like this since I was about 12. Would it really hurt to use a size 8-10 model when you’re marketing to real women in the more “middle- aged” or non- teen demographic? Happy to be told I’m AIBU, but I was struck by this while browsing today.

Scarydinosaurs Sun 24-Feb-19 14:09:20

Looking at her arm proportions, that is a pretty shocking photoshop job too.

BaronessBomburst Sun 24-Feb-19 14:09:48

120 for a vest top?
It had better be silk!
And yes, she looks skeletal.

PregnantSea Sun 24-Feb-19 14:11:38

Most clothes shops don't like to use models wearing actual size clothes. They go for a few sizes smaller because that's what sells, I suppose? They like the clothes to "hang".

I agree that it's annoying. I'd like to see what clothes look like on an average sized person, so I can decide whether or not I want to buy them. Oh well 🤷

BuildingBackUp Sun 24-Feb-19 14:11:44

Yanbu op.

She looks almost painfully thin imo and I agree that a larger model would be even more appropriate for the age range concerned. Not many of us in our 30s have that kind of straight figure, even the really slim ones.

I suspect a lot of people will tell you she’s fine, you’re skinny shaming and we’re all so fat we’ve forgotten what normal is though.

BuildingBackUp Sun 24-Feb-19 14:13:03

And bloody hell, missed the price.

Good grief op, I change my opinion to yabu 😂

DoneLikeAKipper Sun 24-Feb-19 14:13:20

I could tell that was a bad photoshop job from the thumbnail. You could grate cheese off those shoulders.

XiCi Sun 24-Feb-19 14:14:20

Odd photograph. The arms look like they belong to 2 different people!! And yes, the model looks ill on that photo.
Just as shocking is the £120 price tag for a vest!

nomorekale Sun 24-Feb-19 14:15:08

No I wouldn’t pay that for a vest top either! I like their dresses mainly.

I never usually notice this kind of thing too much, but it annoyed me today and almost put me off buying from them.

Niffler25 Sun 24-Feb-19 14:17:45

She does looks really thin. I am naturally very slim (5 foot 8, 9 and a half stone) but she is much thinner than me. Hard to tell from one photo though, I guess people always looks different in real life and god knows how much photoshop these places use!

nomorekale Sun 24-Feb-19 14:25:27

Here’s some other ones.

DoneLikeAKipper Sun 24-Feb-19 14:29:25

Those are some bloody ugly clothes for that price, all very samey ‘twenty something going to a festival’. Sorry, not the point I know.

Mmmhmmokdear Sun 24-Feb-19 14:36:30

The second one doesn't look too bad. The first one is very pointy. Very skinny is supposed to be "out of fashion" now anyway.

Chickychoccyegg Sun 24-Feb-19 15:13:52

those prices are insane!!
she does look very thin, but pictures are often photoshopped.

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