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Seasalt..is it all considered frumpy?

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RejectedFleece · 19/09/2022 10:55

I have developed a particular love for Seasalt clothes..not the patterned things, but the basics like knitwear, trousers (the wide legged cords), the boots, the more tailored blazers etc..is it all considered frumpy? I'm also a Dr Marten, Kin etc kind of girl, so I try and mix it up a little.

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Caroffee · 19/09/2022 12:50

I've also developed a taste for Seasalt. The jersey dresses wash and wear and don't need ironing. The merino jumpers are so soft and warm and seemingly last forever. I do think it is very easy to identify Seasalt patterns when other people wear them. I mostly stick to plain coloured/more unusual patterns. It may be frumpy but so am I so I don't care.

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hanahsaunt · 19/09/2022 12:51

Dh does refer to it as Macs and Sacks... I have some nice things from there (though neither macs nor dresses/tunics).

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Milknosugarta · 19/09/2022 12:51

I think it's the patterned things that can be a little 'frumpy'. I avoid those, and have done for years. Ageing on me.

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BestIsWest · 19/09/2022 12:55

I wear a lot of the plainer stuff especially dresses and their stuff is usually great quality. I have a cardigan on at the moment. It’s lovely.
I’m not a fan of patterns on me from anywhere though.
I find their tops and jumpers can be too short.
Don’t give a stuff about being frumpy.

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Divebar2021 · 19/09/2022 12:55

Some of their stuff looks like Toast…. Which I quite like but isn’t really me. The prints are not great and the lengths of some of the skirts and dresses are brutal.

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SparkyBlue · 19/09/2022 12:57

I like it. It's not necessarily frumpy as everyone looks different in clothes and what suits you won't suit the next person so find what works for you and your lifestyle and ignore the silly comments.

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Namechangefail123 · 19/09/2022 12:57

Not a fan... And a lot of their stuff is made in China, and find it overpriced.

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Underroad · 19/09/2022 12:59

I think it’s frumpy but I also think that doesn’t really matter if you like the clothes. Just because I wouldn’t wear something doesn’t mean that I look down on others who do. They just have a different style to me.

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Caroffee · 19/09/2022 13:03

hanahsaunt · 19/09/2022 12:51

Dh does refer to it as Macs and Sacks... I have some nice things from there (though neither macs nor dresses/tunics).

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HappyPeach · 19/09/2022 13:04

Seasalt is frumpy HQ Grin for ladies of a certain age or disposition

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crazynell · 19/09/2022 13:04

I've found some of the dyes fade easily. I been disappointed with the quality of the fabric and dyes in their coats, the cuffs and hems have cracked into lots of little cuts were the fabric forms the cuffs and have become faded like someone has rubbed white chalk on them. Their plain coloured t shirts I bought have gone baggy and faded after a few months

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Whenwherewhy · 19/09/2022 13:05

Seasalt clothes are well made and of good quality material. What I particularly like is that they do a lot natural materials, particularly cotton. I can't stand synthetic fabrics. They may not be cutting edge fashion but they are great basics.

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RampantIvy · 19/09/2022 13:05

I don’t understand why people are really sniffy about brands

I agree. I dislike most Seasalt colours and patterns as muted colours don't suit me. BUT, there are a few absolute gems there. I bought some beautiful wide leg linen trousers last year (that haven't shrunk in the wash - I'm looking at you M and S). And the last two summer dresses I bought were from there, neither of which look like typical Seasalt items

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fernz · 19/09/2022 13:09

I don't really care what anyone thinks but then I seem to like all the brands that get criticism on here. I like the natural materials and the timelessness of the designs. They are good as work clothes for me, much more so than most of the latest trendy polyester mini dresses and crop tops from places like ASOS.

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PuppyMonkey · 19/09/2022 13:18

Ah, you know it’s changing season out there when the obligatory slagging off Seasalt thread appears.

Are we playing Seasalt Thread Bingo yet?

Frumpy.
Sludgy.
Middle aged.
My 90 year old mum likes it.
Shapeless.

And all the people slagging it off declining to say where they do shop?

House!

It’s a ritual I tell ya. Grin

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woodhill · 19/09/2022 13:31

Whenwherewhy · 19/09/2022 13:05

Seasalt clothes are well made and of good quality material. What I particularly like is that they do a lot natural materials, particularly cotton. I can't stand synthetic fabrics. They may not be cutting edge fashion but they are great basics.

Yes, I'm not wearing polyester

Agree some of the colours are a bit muted and sludgy but overall they are an excellent brand

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donttalkaboutbookclub · 19/09/2022 13:39

Oh crikey, it's such hard work being stylish! Can't we just have an occasional frumpish day when we feel like it?

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Lolreally · 19/09/2022 13:46

For all the seasalt lovers I worked there for about a year it was wonderful, one of the best shops I ever worked in. They erre very generous to staff with clithing allowances, looked after us and was great fun.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 19/09/2022 13:51

I love their boots.

I don't like many of their clothes.

Their raincoats are not beautiful but terribly functional and pretty much unbeatable for when style isn't required.

I hate the word frumpy.

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie · 19/09/2022 13:51

Oh and the colours are mostly shit imo.

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Mischance · 19/09/2022 13:54

Sizes are small - get 2 sizes bigger.

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BeyondMyWits · 19/09/2022 13:57

Love the colours... wearing a seasalt tunic T-shirt having a cuppa... Good job we're all different!

Love their tops, and dresses... but their trousers are not made for big bottoms.

Seasalt..is it all considered frumpy?
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Shiningstarr · 19/09/2022 13:58

BeyondMyWits · 19/09/2022 13:57

Love the colours... wearing a seasalt tunic T-shirt having a cuppa... Good job we're all different!

Love their tops, and dresses... but their trousers are not made for big bottoms.

That's my idea of hell.. each to their own

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Ilikepuffins · 19/09/2022 14:02

I hate the word ‘frumpy’.

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RampantIvy · 19/09/2022 14:06

Sizes are small - get 2 sizes bigger.

Thta's not my experience. The clothes I have bought have been pretty much true to size for me.

I hate the word frumpy as well @Ilikepuffins.
I hate the way it is bandied about on S & B as it feels like someone is making a personal judgement on the way you dress.

Quite often it isn't what you are wearing, but how you wear it.

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