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Theresa May

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7to25 Tue 06-Oct-15 22:09:43

What message did her dress give and where is it from?

Flingingmelon Tue 06-Oct-15 22:25:11

I think it was Roland Mouret but it's a real shame as it just didn't fit. I think she wanted to do a Nicola Sturgeon and come across as sharp, in control, business like. But Nicola gets her dresses made to measure so there aren't any weird lumps and bumps. It could have looked dynamite.

7to25 Tue 06-Oct-15 22:34:15

Ok, thanks, I was intrigued as the Telegraph has a very strange description of her "look"

pseudonymity Tue 06-Oct-15 22:35:53

I like the dress but it was too 'evening'. Have to qualify that by saying I'm not a fan of TM.

CheeseBored Tue 06-Oct-15 22:41:23

Have you a link?

PurpleDaisies Tue 06-Oct-15 22:46:19

I didn't think she looked very professional-far too tight and eveningy.

I was much more concerned about the content of her speech.

Seriouslyffs Tue 06-Oct-15 22:52:36

Nice dress, but very frightening speech.

Floisme Tue 06-Oct-15 23:12:11

I will stick to talking about her apprearance. I've only seen a couple of photos but I thought she looked stylish and not 'evening' at all. In fact I'm wondering if I've seen different photos? I've no idea where the dress was from but I doubt it was TK Maxx - she likes her clothes.

The Telegraph showed their true colours.

pseudonymity Wed 07-Oct-15 02:29:41

What, blue or sexist?

Tneconni Wed 07-Oct-15 04:11:24

The dress is nice but I think the shoulder cutout is a bit too severe

Floisme Wed 07-Oct-15 07:19:55

The second, pseudonymity. The piece I saw was by Allison Pearson. (I'd rather not link and give it even more air time but it's easy to find on their front page.) It discusses, among other things, her weight loss and the shade of her hair dye. This is in their politics section not on their fashion page.

7to25 Wed 07-Oct-15 07:25:27

That is the one I saw, Floisme. A bit startled by the "mother superior to escort" bit and I wondered what the experts thought!
I sat on my hands about the content of the speech.
Age makes me restrained.

WipsGlitter Wed 07-Oct-15 07:29:24

Apparently they're discussing it on radio 4. Depressing. As this is S&B however, I though she looked good but the neckline was distracting. She needs to rethink her haircut.

Floisme Wed 07-Oct-15 07:36:27

I don't know if you'd call me an expert, 7to25 grin But if I were a Telegraph reader, they would be feeling the sharp end of my tongue today.

I'm putting May's politics to one side as it's so rare to be able to discuss the clothing choices of a woman my age. I realise that sounds contradictory but I am capable of separating fashion from politics and so should the Telegraph.

(And May did at least tell the USA to do one over extraditing Gary Mckinnon. I applaud her for that.)

SisterNancySinatra Wed 07-Oct-15 07:44:30

I think her dress was supposed to look severe , her dress needed to reflect her speech. Her hair was a bit messy looking and her makeup isn't smart enough but I think her dress did the talking.

Floisme Wed 07-Oct-15 07:56:37

I liked the neckline, WipsGlitter and I thought it was quite clever: distinctive - which she'd have wanted as she's making a pitch for leadership - but not startling or inappropriate.

The whole thing reminds me of that first episode of Borgen where the female politician starts off a televised debate by saying 'OK let's talk about my dress first and get it over with.' (or words to that effect.)

stripytees Wed 07-Oct-15 11:08:46

The dress was fine. I wonder why she never wears her hair up as the length looks kind of grown out and needing a trim all the time.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Wed 07-Oct-15 12:26:51

Dress was pure servalan from blakes 7
link for the youth

Tneconni Wed 07-Oct-15 13:49:37

I just feel a bit grossed out at seeing so much of her skin grin I think they gave her the cutout neckline so people could see she was really human and there wasn't a join in her flesh suit ha you idiots, it's zipped up at the back

Shutthatdoor Wed 07-Oct-15 13:51:31

I like the dress but it was too 'evening'. Have to qualify that by saying I'm not a fan of TM.

Ruth wore exactly the same dress on Loose Women yesterday.

JimmyGreavesMoustache Wed 07-Oct-15 13:53:35

hate her politics, but love that she a) probably styles herself, b) appears to have fun with clothes and c) doesn't give a shit about blending into the background like women in politics are supposed to.

LittleRedSparke Wed 07-Oct-15 13:56:46

I think it didnt do her any favours at all, she should have worn 'spanx' or something underneath

I dont care really how she looks, just if i was her shape and age, thats what i would do to make it fit better.

Millymollymama Wed 07-Oct-15 14:17:04

I have a feeling her microphone pack was underneath the dress at the back at waist level. I think this pulled the dress out of shape. She should have worn a necklace (like Prue Leith). This would have added interest to the front of the dress and made it less austere. Actually it was a smart dress and her hair looked good to me. Have any of the men looked any good, or do we just pick the women apart?

AFewGoodWomen Wed 07-Oct-15 18:13:13

The dress itself is pretty and appropriate but it just does not fit her at all. She needs it to be properly fitted and altered accordingly.
The tummy section looks terrible.

Plus the shoes are wrong, the hair and makeup is wrong.

Floisme Wed 07-Oct-15 22:08:12

I agree with everything JimmyGreaves says. It's refreshing to see a woman in a heavyweight job who likes clothes and isn't afraid to experiment and yes maybe get some things wrong.

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