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Based on threads on here I ordered myself a couple of dresses to try on from the sale, (no shops near me). Great quality but appalling fit - I'm an apple shaped 5 ft 3 and a 10/12 and they both looked terrible. Thoroughly disappointed but is it because im too short, too big or too old I wonder. Who do Cos clothes suit?
I think cos clothes suit me but I'm not an apple shape and I'm 5 foot 8. Most of my work clothes are or have been Cos over the past few years after I moved to a smart but not suit job. They also doubled well as maternity wear that wasn't actually maternity!
It's my favourite shop! I'm size 10 5'7" and pear shape though have fairly broad shoulders which I think is important as a lots of their shapes are quite angular. My tiny friend 4'11" and size 6 also loves it though so I think it can suit all sizes. Admittedly some of their stuff is quite weird though so maybe you were just unlucky.
They suit those who go into the shop to try on loads of things and find one or two are fabulous and the rest look somewhere between meh and hilarious. 80-90% of my wardrobe is cos and even I can't tell if something will suit me without trying it on. I'd cry if you forced me to move away from close proximity to a cos store because ordering online is a crap shoot.
Both the dresses I bought to try were described as straight cut but the narrowest bit seemed to be too low cutting in to my stomach and not where my waist is. There was also lots of spare fabric around my back. I think it's sadly a combo of being too short and not slim enough. I'm very jealous of all of you who can wear their stuff though - they were gorgeous fabrics, colours and beautifully made!
Thanks spin they all look good. I especially like the blue and the black- my colours and really stylish. Seems they are all looser fits than I went for so maybe that's what I need to do. Will give it another shot once these have gone back