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What do you do if you see someone trying on something DREADFUL?

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BrendaandEddie Sat 24-Oct-15 17:35:33

its a given if its nice you say woot woot you go girl wink but yesterday, you in oxford Marks being encouraged to buy this by your mate - does she HATE YOU? I so wanted to whisper NO NO NO! www.marksandspencer.com/textured-longline-cardigan-with-scarf/p/p60075414

The woman trying it on was saying ' really? you think this looks okay?'
mate it DIDNT

DontKillMyVibe Sat 24-Oct-15 17:41:41

DMBL40 had a pic on her blog the other day wearing it and she looked OK. Would look like a dressing gown on me.

I have a conversation with myself in my head where I imagine that I'm telling someone that they don't suit something but in reality I only say if I'm asked directly.

BrendaandEddie Sat 24-Oct-15 17:42:47

oh i have given up with her blog - everything looks trashed on it
that cardigan is a horror

DontKillMyVibe Sat 24-Oct-15 17:44:05

I swear she must earn commission from M&S - she's never done with posting about them

roundandroundthehouses Sat 24-Oct-15 17:45:46

Maybe try something subtle? 'Just noticed you trying that on. My mum got one and says the shape went really weird when she washed it. She had to bring it back.' Might put her off - and if she's your age or younger, then the 'my Mum' might do the job as well grin.

It's never happened to me, though, and I'm sure in practice I wouldn't say anything!

BrendaandEddie Sat 24-Oct-15 17:48:05

i love telling people they look nice BUY IT BUY IT

Shakey15000 Sat 24-Oct-15 17:50:39

I wouldn't say anything and would think it quite rude. It's an opinion and a subjective one at that. She/He might think it looks great, and if she/he feels great in it and is happy then fair enough smile

GoneAndDone Sat 24-Oct-15 17:52:25

I don't say anything.
The other day I saw someone in M&S queuing to pay for bras in size 40B. There's no way she was a 40 back. It was hard not to tell her to go and try some 32E or something like that instead!

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 24-Oct-15 17:55:30

Ewwwwww, to pick that up in the first place, it's terrible.

BrendaandEddie Sat 24-Oct-15 17:55:44

oh now BRAS yes.
Also want to tell all the man trailing around the lingerie bit after their wives to PISS OFF and go and weld something

Shakey15000 Sat 24-Oct-15 17:56:28

Gone perhaps she was buying them for someone else?

I remember a really sweet elderly man wandering around Matalan with a scrap of paper. His wife was moving to a care home and needed some new underwear and he was struggling finding the sizes. I helped him find what he needed, steered him away from impracticals and he was lovely. Told me all about his wife and got teary (as did I!)

73dexter Sat 24-Oct-15 18:27:46

I sometimes feel like telling bloggers 'No don't do it!!'. For example Poppy's style has just spent about £800 on a pair of really blingy boots that look like something the Golden Girls would wear to Vegas! However I don't as I realise not everyone likes the same things as me!

Greengardenpixie Sat 24-Oct-15 18:38:28

Well exactly Dexter. Its noone else's place to say and i certainly would not unless they asked my honest opinion. I suppose thats why we have individual changing rooms shudders at the thought of communal ones
The cardigan isnt my taste but i have seen far worse.

Cardigan is horrible. Bum Lady looks okay in it, but she's about 17 feet tall. Her blog is increasingly full of list after list of stuff from M&S yet she rarely seems to actually wear anything from there.

I could never be a blogger, and am wearing dp's jumper plus PJ bottoms as I type, but some of them seem to wear v unflattering things indeed - and clearly have more money than sense, as my grandad used to say.

I wouldn't say anything in a shop, but I do comment if I think somebody looks nice when trying something on.

Shakey - that's a lovely story. I had similar in Clarks once - lovely old man was looking for size 2 shoes for his wife.

RiverTam Sat 24-Oct-15 18:41:07

I would leave them to make choices for themselves. Always edifying to see women judge and bitch about other women for what they choose to wear hmm.

Canyouforgiveher Sat 24-Oct-15 18:43:10

I always tell people if it is lovely. otherwise say nothing.

But I did once tell someone not to buy a cardigan. He was an american trying an aran cardigan in an Irish shop. An aran cardigan that could only be worn by a woman ...and even then ...

Anyway I waited for the assistant to say "actually that is more a woman's cardigan" and when she didn't told him myself. Act of human charity.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 24-Oct-15 18:45:44

Doesmybum - promotes m&s and then wears an acne cardigan - hmmmm.

I tell strangers when something looks good but don't comment if it is bad.

I did tell mil she needed a new bra when she was trying on clothes in hobbs in our annual shopping trip last year.

BrendaandEddie Sat 24-Oct-15 18:48:55

we all know we only read Poppy as she dresses so badly

YOU KNOW IT

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 24-Oct-15 18:51:50

Oh dear, those boots are so done or 'basic bitch' as the young folk would say wink

BrendaandEddie Sat 24-Oct-15 18:52:41

Done or not, they are gopping

How many of us have just looked at those boots? They are hideous, but no more hideous than lots of the other shoes/boots/bloody awful trainers on there.

FrustratedFrugal Sat 24-Oct-15 18:56:36

I love my long cardigan but the M&S one is like athleisure for nuns <shudder>

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 24-Oct-15 18:58:57

I went shopping today. I think Reiss is really good at the moment and it isn't a shop I used to go into.

I just can't cope with topshop/zara any more in RL - too busy and jumble sale like.

Those boots are £££ hideous. But I still like Poppy - she is keeping the economy going

73dexter Sat 24-Oct-15 19:00:45

I just looked at the definition of basic bitch on urban dictionary!

a bum-ass woman who think she the shit but really ain't

Mrs CB shockgrin

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