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Spot the difference

(35 Posts)
Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 17:23:35

Ok genuine question. Can anyone explain why one of these is chiller- cabinet cool and the other is, um, not?

These are dangerous times people.

Yama Fri 07-Mar-14 17:25:28

They are both awful, the second one being much more awful.

MikeLitoris Fri 07-Mar-14 17:26:47

Its the pattern on the second. Its awful.

Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 17:28:16

I can't see it though - they both look the same to me. I'm scared.

Joey8 Fri 07-Mar-14 17:28:29


Agree, they are both awful!

M&S version definitely the worst.

HyvaPaiva Fri 07-Mar-14 17:29:32

Topshop one is better, though! 100% cotton, slightly more flattering shape and length. Fitted at waist. It's 1950s-inspired so at least it's attempting something.

M&S is just awful, it's nothing but a random collection of messy, cheap elements. 100% viscose, drawstring waist hmm, knee-length yet flared. Awful pattern. Yuck.

Hopasholic Fri 07-Mar-14 17:30:47

Is it just my screen or does the M&S one look like its got a cock pouch?

EyelinerQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 17:31:13

I like the Topshop one. It would look great if styled correctly.

The Marks one is way worse. Yuck.

EyelinerQueen Fri 07-Mar-14 17:31:55

Yes Hop there's a definite polterwang going on in that photo shock

Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 17:34:26

So you can all see a difference? Seriously?

<< Resigns from Style and Beauty>>

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 17:35:50

Look at the way the model's arms in the M&S picture just hang by her side lifelessly. She looks totally defeated by the ugly skirt.

Dilidali Fri 07-Mar-14 17:36:37

Good lord, OP, what got into you? My eyes hurt!!!
No. Just no.

Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 17:37:53

I'm serious grin Why is one awful and the other not?

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 17:41:11

I could see the Topshop skirt being worn by a tall, slim (obv) girl, coupled with a fine, navy woollen jumper and canvas backpack for that authentic 1987 Oxford undergraduate look. And it would look good.

The M&S skirt is very Lady Mayoress at a down at heel seaside resort cutting the ribbon on a new branch of Poundland.

Floggingmolly Fri 07-Mar-14 17:42:55

Who told you they were cool? They're both shite.

Lilly20again Fri 07-Mar-14 17:42:56

Hopasholic. Yes I see that too!

MarshaBrady Fri 07-Mar-14 17:43:13

I like the Topshop one. Not sure I could wear it, can't do long and flowy. But I can think of a few people who could wear it well.

The other one is hideous.

MrsCakesPremonition Fri 07-Mar-14 17:43:51

Topshop have cunningly dodged the bullet by failing to provide a picture of someone wearing their monstrosity.
The M&S skirt does nothing for the model, but at least they are open about it.

UriGeller Fri 07-Mar-14 17:44:26

I like the Topshop one. If I was 16 I'd wear it with a tucked in white tshirt and a pair of DM shoes. White ankle socks. Big chunky cardi.

Or am I thinking of myself in 1988?

The m and s one is a migraine.

Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 17:44:49

I don't believe any of you grin

I think fashion is taking the piss out of us all.

MarshaBrady Fri 07-Mar-14 17:45:14

M&S is like those magic eye pictures from the 90s.

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 17:45:29

Fashion has always taken the piss silly!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 07-Mar-14 17:46:55

The TS one is handwash
The M&S is machinewash @ 30c

So there's the answer for me.
Though I bet you could boilwash the M&S one and the fecker would survive hmm

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 17:47:31

If we stare at the M&S skirt long enough will we see Jesus on a skateboard Marsha? I could never get those magic eye pictures to work.

Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 17:49:06

Ok I do get that the M&S one is hideous - I'm not that clueless! Just talk me through just why the Top Shop one is any better.

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