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Cos - hideous or not?

(52 Posts)
Eesha Sun 10-Jun-18 23:17:17

I'm not really a Cos shopper but got a pretty dress there today which has pockets! Now thinking have I been duped into getting it as are all the clothes there actually shapeless and hideous?....anyone else like it there?

Ohyesiam Sun 10-Jun-18 23:23:12

I love Cos stuff. It looks so stylish compared with most high street stuff. The fabric is much better quality too.
My only problem is it doesn’t suit me. I am big built with a big bust, and look odd in all their stuff. Believe me I’ve tried.
My friend is slim and quite androgynous with broad shoulders and looks a million dollars in their stuff. Ho him that’s life....

Eesha Sun 10-Jun-18 23:25:20

Oh no, I'm big busted too, and not skinny....where is that receipt....

PurpleWithRed Sun 10-Jun-18 23:26:55

Most of my absolute favourite clothes are cos, but i agree that 90% of their stuff is hideous and/or incomprehensible and I can understand exactly why the models on their website look so pissed off at having to wear it.

0lwen Sun 10-Jun-18 23:27:02

I like it. Not too many patterns. The clothes seem simple but not boring. I have a few things I really love from there. I'm small and average. So not the type who looks good in anything. I have to be very selective.

DianaT1969 Mon 11-Jun-18 06:27:36

I have a big bust, but a small frame. My two favourite dresses are from there. Beautiful fabrics, well-made, with pockets. I put them on and feel stylish but me.

confusedandemployed Mon 11-Jun-18 06:32:41

I'm a classic hourglass with big boobs and I've never seen anything from Cos which would look right on me.

ThankYouDebbie Mon 11-Jun-18 06:32:48

Also large of bust but love their aesthetic. I think yoi just have to be selective about which pieces you buy ie stay away from the shapeless stuff.

CountFosco Mon 11-Jun-18 07:41:22

I'm a petite hourglass and can always find something. The bulk of their stuff is aimed at a more androgynous shape but you can always find something suitable, I got a lovely v-neck skater dress there earlier this year for a funeral, much better cut for my frame than anything I found elsewhere and pure cotton.

Eesha Mon 11-Jun-18 08:43:48

I think for me I always wear tighter fitting things but less comfortable. This just felt stylish and comfortable but now I’m thinking maybe shapeless too!

DollyDayScream Mon 11-Jun-18 08:47:46

I know that lots of people rate it, but to me the clothes look very middle aged and frumpy.

If you are 20, tall and slim they probably look alright, but if you were 20 you would t pick Cos.

HeyDolly Mon 11-Jun-18 08:50:45

Can you provide a link to the dress OP?

Some are lovely, others are shapeless sacks on me so it’s hard to say without seeing it.

L0UISA Mon 11-Jun-18 08:55:07

I love Cos and all my favourite clothes come from there. However I avoid their trousers as they don’t work for my shape.

I’m middle aged , with a small frame and big bust.

Id say my style is Swedish architect grin

Jules11011 Mon 11-Jun-18 09:15:47

Oh I love Cos. Because I'm tall, most brands think that a size 12-14 is small and with boobs. Cos you can just add a belt and it all works brilliantly.

peachypetite Mon 11-Jun-18 09:18:45

Try clothes on and decide for yourself?

ILikeyourHairyHands Mon 11-Jun-18 09:30:16

I'm wearing this today, it looks great, I'm tall and a bit booby.


Ohyesiam Mon 11-Jun-18 09:39:43

Yes I’m sure big boobs are easier to dress on a small frame.
I’m big boned, big boobs a bit chunky and slightly overweight, so the very opposite to willowy. Lots of things look good on me but I have to be selective.
I spent years rocking the skin tight sexy look because I was looking for approval and attention. Now I finally approve of myself i admire how intelligent and independent the Cos look is. I would love todo Swedish architect!
I agree some of it is too odd though.
I didn’t mean to get you scrabbling for the receipt op. Try it on , take a good look in the mirror and take it from there.

Eesha Wed 13-Jun-18 08:06:55

Tried it all on again and I still think it looks nice, so much nicer than website. Will keep!

KingIrving Wed 13-Jun-18 08:09:30

I have several jumpers, the shirt collars, I love the wool and cashmere

HildaZelda Wed 13-Jun-18 10:40:39

I think it depends in your shape and size. I'm short and petite (size 6-8) and anything from Cos looks terrible on me as it completely swamps me.

HildaZelda Wed 13-Jun-18 10:41:02

*on not in.

AsleepAllDay Wed 13-Jun-18 10:42:16

When I was a size 12-14 I looked like shit in their clothes, I'm short too so didn't work for me! Also exxy

RoseWhiteTips Wed 13-Jun-18 11:28:27

Cos is generally fantastic.

RoseWhiteTips Wed 13-Jun-18 11:31:16

Their pendants are so lovely too. Lovely Swedish simplicity.

Mercurial123 Wed 13-Jun-18 16:50:21

It must have been a month since the last COS is hideous post. I love it have been wearing it for eight years it's not compulsory to like it.

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