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Guardian love THAT M&S Dress!

(81 Posts)
phoebemac Wed 24-May-17 11:59:22


CoolCarrie Wed 24-May-17 12:03:54

I see that "That Dress " is now available in navy, as if that makes it any better, or wearable ! As for the rest, it's all crap, wonder how much M & S are paying for this placement?

CrispyBathTowel Wed 24-May-17 12:11:12

I imagine that the Guardian are paid by M&S to love that dress as the dress really is so truly awful

I read this morn that M&S profits have fallen by 64%. I really will be truly gutted if we lose them from the High St and they go the same way as Jaeger.

MusicToMyEars800 Wed 24-May-17 12:13:49

I was in M&S earlier this morning and didn't spot that dress, maybe the one in my town doesn't like it so much grin I normally head straight to the food hall, beauty section or kids section.

Liiinoo Wed 24-May-17 12:16:13

Woman (or Woman's Own, I always muddle the two) said it is a flattering must have!

SnowBallsAreHere Wed 24-May-17 12:18:20

Of course it's flattering. People look at you wearing the dress, put heir head to one side, give a sympathetic smile and think that atleast you have a nice face grin

CoolCarrie Wed 24-May-17 12:19:00

I think how you shop, Music, is how 90% of M & S customers shop. I honestly think they need to ditch the clothing, except for their underwear & children's clothes, and do what they do best now. They need to leave the clothes to H& M, Zara, primark etc and the online retailers which do it better.

FetchezLaVache Wed 24-May-17 12:19:25

Jesus. Even on the model, it's awful. It makes her look shapeless and you just know that you'd get an electric shock if you touched her, from that awful, cheap synthetic fabric!

phoebemac Wed 24-May-17 12:19:33

"A flattering must have"!!!!

Even the model looks horrible in it!

Maudlinmaud Wed 24-May-17 12:20:53

Yip m&s are in difficulty. I'm really puzzled about the reason why, everything is so wearable.

phoebemac Wed 24-May-17 12:22:37

We have been telling M&S for years that we hate synthetic, flowery, frumpy shite. Why don't they listen?

QuimReaper Wed 24-May-17 12:25:17

I am so confused by this, M&S are pushing it everywhere, it's in the window of every single store, they have print and video ads dedicated to it, and it's getting so much coverage, even though thousands of people were aghast at the sight of it it. Walking past M&S with a friend she saw it in the window and said "that's a nice dress".

It feels like some kind of weird Twilight Zone phenomenon confused

YouWouldntLetItLie Wed 24-May-17 12:26:18

What's sad is that they never used to be this tin-eared about clothes. It's only since they've become obsessed with (a) chasing the Vogue editorials, which is such a vanity project, given the minimal overlap between Vogue readers and M&S shoppers, and (b) chasing the Primark market for disposable fast fashion. So now, instead of well made, polite basics that everyone can rely on, 75% of the rails are full of tat that's still 20% more expensive than Primark, and the rest is just baffling.

YouWouldntLetItLie Wed 24-May-17 12:30:13

But I do get the back-of-the-mind 'that's a nice dress' thing, because that shape, and the equally stumpifying maxi dresses with the unflattering frill round the bottom are exactly what I wanted as a party frock when I was 4. In 1980.

In fact, all these off-the-shoulder dresses are giving me flashbacks to the stuff my mum wore on beach holidays between 1978-1984.

Next year I predict pixie boots, shiny spandex leggings and a white nose stripe. <taps nose>

Maudlinmaud Wed 24-May-17 12:34:00

I know it's been said many times already but the pink dress is a copy of a designer version. Whats shown on the catwalk doesn't always translate well on the high street and this is a prime example. Apart from the shape it's a very hard shade of pink to pull off. I will be a little sad to see m&s go (if it comes to that) I like the make up, shoes and pants. But per una is urgh.

Bluntness100 Wed 24-May-17 12:35:26

They must have been paid for that and no way is it flying out the stores. I'd imagine it's one of their worst sellers. Lots to come in the sale me thinks,,,

MrsBadger Wed 24-May-17 12:37:56

[reads article]
I am going to forgive JCM for pushing the pink dress because she has given me permission to get out my lovely silk bias-cut slip dresses from twenty years ago.

QuimReaper Wed 24-May-17 12:39:50

Have you seen the comments? Everyone is talking about how horrible the pink thing is grin I know their fashion ("fashion") pages are laughable but why on earth can't the Guardian see this?!

Chaotica Wed 24-May-17 12:40:21

I tend to find that the stylists on the Guardian fashion pages have no taste, so I can't say I'm surprised.

Ecclesiastes Wed 24-May-17 12:46:10

I'm not surprised. The Guardian is going down the tubes even faster than M&S.

Maudlinmaud Wed 24-May-17 12:47:10

Actually I had another look at the dress and the colour would work well with a tan. I think my initial horror at seeing it the first time has made me misrepresent the pinkness. Still stinking though. It would swamp a petite person and make an ample figure appear bigger than it is. So no!

Tanaqui Wed 24-May-17 12:51:59

The Times mentioned it today as "an easy route to looking sophisticated"! Or indeed, an easy route to looking like a static inducing blancmange.

redshoeblueshoe Wed 24-May-17 12:59:57

I can't believe the fucking comment, designed to be picked up off the floor quietly, without waking the man
I'm not sure what's more embarrassing the dress or the comment

QuimReaper Wed 24-May-17 13:31:11

redshoe whose comment was that?

redshoeblueshoe Wed 24-May-17 13:41:23

It was in the Guardian article, under the white dress shock

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