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Do you think this is attractive?

(70 Posts)
friendlyflicka Mon 22-May-17 20:17:30

I don't mean the model, I just mean the pose and the clothes. This is just a standard photo on the Cos web site.

I think the way the model is posing and the clothes themselves are incredibly unflattering and unaesthetic, but I wonder if it is because I am 50 and things have changed.

When I was looking at clothes on Selfridges web site, I just thought some of the clothes were just styled so unpleasingly. Coats tied up at an unflattering level and models standing in an unstylish pose, but I am quite willing to accept that I am old and times move on....

ReluctantlyRedundant101 Mon 22-May-17 20:23:30

That outfit looks horrendous on the model so God knows what it would look like IRL

Laquila Mon 22-May-17 20:25:23

I thought exactly the same whilst browsing Cos the other night, and it's one of the reasons that I never end up buying anything from them!

I'm not sure who their target market is really - "androgynous underweight greasy-haired tall people" is quite niche.

friendlyflicka Mon 22-May-17 20:27:46

Loads of marketing photos do seem to be like that - Toast, Brora, are the two I have recently looked at. Toast has been doing these poses for years and obviously makes a lot of money

Rockaby Mon 22-May-17 20:27:48

I've never set foot in Cos, but I hear that their website doesn't do the clothes justice.

Rockaby Mon 22-May-17 20:28:33

But in answer to your question, no, I think the outfit and the styling is boak.

Asmoto Mon 22-May-17 20:29:06

The top looks like something a surgeon might wear in theatre grin

Laquila Mon 22-May-17 20:29:30

You're right, OP - Toast is the big daddy of this kind of thing, but I think they're much better at selling the dream. Flicking through the Toast catalogue always makes me want to give and live in a Scandinavian wood and read poetry whilst dressed in velvet. Cos just makes me a bit depressed.

Laquila Mon 22-May-17 20:30:58

Not looked at Brora in years but just had a squiz...all gone a bit Cotton Traders, if you ask me

AddToBasket Mon 22-May-17 20:31:52

I agree.

Toast makes me feel like connecting more. Cos makes me feel a bit hospitalised.

Funnyonion17 Mon 22-May-17 20:31:57

The top teamed with nice flattering fitted skinny jeans and nice shoes with great accessories could work.

Them bottoms are just bloody horrific, but together ewww

IndianaMoleWoman Mon 22-May-17 20:34:33

I have a theory that a lot of fashion is about showing off what hideous clothes you can get away with and still appear thin and beautiful. So many high fashion items/make up looks look dreadful on an "average" woman but young, attractive celebrities can get away with them; it's the equivalent of saying "hey, I'm so gorgeous I can wear this monstrosity and still look skinny and beautiful!"

I would look like a sack of spuds in that outfit, but despite how awful it is, you can still tell that the model is young, beautiful and thin.

friendlyflicka Mon 22-May-17 20:46:17

Thank you all. Was really genuinely feeling very confused.

IndianaMoleWoman That is such a good theory that makes a lot of sense.

monkeyfacegrace Mon 22-May-17 20:48:18

Stick on a beard and it would look like fucking Jesus.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 22-May-17 20:51:24

No. Its ghastly. No wonder she looks so fucking miserable.

FunkinEll Mon 22-May-17 21:22:26

I quite like it blush.

I quite like the move from more fitted clothes that are appearing in more places. I think fitted clothes have been the norm for such a long time that it takes a while for that to normalise. It's like women don't need to be pretty any longer and it's ok to wear a white t-shirt and loose-ish jeans.

Rockaby Mon 22-May-17 21:31:17

White t-shirt and loose-ish jeans - great! I am wearing a black t-shirt and loose black trousers as we speak.

It's definitely not the loose fitting clothes or deliberate unprettiness I object to. It's just totally devoid of anything. There are other shops which do this look a lot better. This is almost clinical looking to me.

taybert Mon 22-May-17 21:35:06

But Remus, that's the beauty of Cos, you almost always look better than the model!
It's hard work though.

friendlyflicka Mon 22-May-17 21:40:10

Are the fabrics good quality in Cos? I like some of the dresses but can't tell how nice the cotton would be.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 22-May-17 21:42:05

Me? I don't think I said anything, did I? grin

It looks like an, 'I'm only nipping up the road to the shop' outfit. Not terribly flattering but I've seen a lot worse.

FunkinEll Mon 22-May-17 21:46:37

It's good quality, nice and thick but I find it creases quite a bit.

Sukitakeitoff Mon 22-May-17 21:50:45

I've never bought anything from Cos. The glum slumped models wearing clothes two sizes too big do nothing for me whatsoever.

taybert Mon 22-May-17 21:50:51

Oops blush it was Reluctantly. I obviously didn't bother to read past the first couple of letters...

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 22-May-17 21:55:05

"Stick on a beard and it would look like fucking Jesus." - My favourite line on here for a long time! grin

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 22-May-17 21:56:33

I like it. Simple and clean lines.

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