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Is there anyone alive who woul look good in this...?

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Helenagrace Mon 19-Oct-15 13:11:26

Marks and Spencer strikes again!

www.marksandspencer.com/floral-pleated-shift-dress/p/p22435160?mfPartNumber=T506971&carousel=FUNV_RR

cashewnutty Mon 19-Oct-15 13:21:35

My tall, skinny, blonde DD age 17 would look fab in that with some chunky ankle boots. But she wouldn't wear because it is pink! On most people it would be vile.

SisterNancySinatra Mon 19-Oct-15 13:25:06

Perhaps it's for people who fancy dressing up and walking around as the Queen for the day .

ZaZathecat Mon 19-Oct-15 13:29:51

Sister grin

Helenagrace Mon 19-Oct-15 13:35:29

sister my first thought was the queen and then I remembered even she has moved on from dresses like that!

Indantherene Mon 19-Oct-15 13:42:16

That is hideous shock

christinarossetti Mon 19-Oct-15 13:47:32

How on earth do these creations get past the 'ideas' stage?

M&S need a check at an early point in their production control with exactly the title of this thread.

'Yes?' - check again with some real people.

'No?' - chuck the 'design' in the bin

Would save thousands.

Tory79 Mon 19-Oct-15 13:48:48

It would definitely suit my 92 year old gran, just her style!

SaskiaRembrandtWasFramed Mon 19-Oct-15 14:29:02

It looks like something they found in the Hyacinth Bucket section of the BBC wardrobe department.

Quornmakesmefart Mon 19-Oct-15 14:53:46

Ew!

The 'Autograph' range has always been a bit 'Maiden Aunt' though hasn't it?

<tucks in label on Autograph jeans grin>

FannyFanakapan Mon 19-Oct-15 14:58:57

this monstrosity from Zara. I saw it in the shop on Saturday. Its even more hideous in RL. Clearly there is a conspiracy to make "frumpy elderly maiden aunt" a fashion thing.

Georgiesgirl Mon 19-Oct-15 14:58:59

I quite like it! But no, it wouldn't look good on me

buntyfly Mon 19-Oct-15 14:59:32

Like something my great great grandmother would have worn. In another colour

LineyReborn Mon 19-Oct-15 15:01:27

Les Coker possibly might do it justice.

MuchasSmoochas Mon 19-Oct-15 15:02:07

I like it too! In fact I noticed it in store at the weekend. The material didn't feel great, and my boobs are too big. However if you were slim on top and tough up your hair and makeup then I think it would look fab.

Every1KnowsJeffTheJerkOlantern Mon 19-Oct-15 15:04:26

Lawks! My nan had a house coat in a similar pattern!

BelindaBagwash Mon 19-Oct-15 15:13:48

Truly awful - looks like something Hinge and Brackett would have worn

VulcanWoman Mon 19-Oct-15 15:14:49

I just clicked the link, now it's haunting me at the side of the screen.

LineyReborn Mon 19-Oct-15 15:18:03

Me too, Vulcan. It's my main banner advert now. Exciting.

PeterParkerSays Mon 19-Oct-15 15:22:46

Would be fine on Miss Marple, just needs a touch of tweed.

ALittleLemonTwist Mon 19-Oct-15 20:32:55

I quite like it actually! Can imagine someone like laura bailey wearing it with some black ankle boots and black leather jacket.

sugar21 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:36:04

Well that little number will be going in the sale won't it

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 19-Oct-15 20:42:01

I think LemonTwist is on to something: the only way of salvaging it (if you had exactly the right colouring to carry off such a cool shade of pink) would be to rock it up a bit with leather and things that kind of clashed with it.

nancy75 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:46:37

M&S didn't help by pairing it with a hideous princess anne style handbag!

As a ten I wore stuff like this with dm boots and leather jackets and it looked great - if i did it now i would look like i had escaped from somewhere and was wearing my nans curtains

travailtotravel Mon 19-Oct-15 21:46:16

See this is the problem. We all click to see, and they get viewing spikes and think 'ooh that's popular' ...

We are responsible for the demise of M&S.

<clutches pearls, basket of undies and dine in for 2 dinner>

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