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I'm desperate for some warmer clothes but because i'm size 20 only m and s makes clothes for me ( which seems weird as there's plentyou of women my size). So off to m and s and is it my imagination bu are their clothes even worse than usual? Really shoddy and loads of that tomato soup red and vile teal blue that they've been carrying for years. God I hate clothes buying
Lucy there's quite a lot of cashmere and other things in your size in Tk Maxx online.I order lots of stuff instore so I can try it on and then immediately return if it's not right. M&S clothes generally make me look like a tank and I find the cut of the clothes weird ( and I'm size 14!).Also Nydj jeans/leggings can often be found on Brand Alley for cheaper prices and are a lot more flattering than M&S jeans.
Have you tried Try Tuesday? You put in your dimensions and answer some style questions and then get an email once a month with outfit suggestions with links to M&S clothes. I've been quite impressed so far!
Tedious or not Youwereright, M&S fully deserves its bashing - it is truly awful these days. I spent over an hour online yesterday trying to buy some clothes for myself to add to an order for trousers I was placing for my 85 year old mum (luckily she actually likes the classic range!). Believe me, there was not one single thing I wanted to purchase!!
I'm not sure why the over 80s should be expected to put up with them either if they're that bad? Anyway I've seen quite a few good things in M&S lately although admittedly I've not bought: The khaki trenchcoat, a check coat, a tweedy coat in Limited Collection (nice but too thin) some burgundy patent lace ups, some fabulous if totally impractical cream widelegs in Autograph. That's just in my local store where the selection is normally shocking so I assume there's more stuff online.
The knitwear selection is disappointing however. It all seems to be either cashmere, which I'm trying to give up, or synthetic but I've not looked online.
I've seen some good stylish clothes in M&S lately. I work in the city, maybe they target clothes by stores as the majority of clothes and shoes in there are perfectly fine, some basics and some more stylish. It's how you style them I think.
I'm not sure why the over 80s should be expected to put up with them either if they're that bad?
My MIL is in her 80s. She always looks fabulous and buys some clothes from similar places to me. Last year it was the ILs golden wedding anniversary so she bought some silk in Thailand last time she was there and had a beautiful gown made for the party.
Trip to Thailand was not unusual BTW, she travels all over and went to Russia for her 80th with her two older siblings.
80s doesn't have to mean little old lady, it can mean stylish adventurer living life to the full.
I forgot to mention their cords - slim leg but not sausage skin, range of colours. They look very good value.
But if this is meant to be a thread about sticking the boot in, I'm going to nominate H&M. What has happened? They used to be my favourite shop for good value, wearable but modern basics. Now every time I go, I come away a little more disappointed and soon I'll stop going altogether.