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Latest must have dress from M&S.

(228 Posts)
hildajenniJ Tue 13-Feb-18 16:09:19

According to the Daily Mail Online, This Dress is the latest must have for fashion bloggers.
It looks to me like a nightdress my Granny might have worn.
What do you think?

MawBroon Tue 13-Feb-18 16:11:50

Snort! Guffaw!
They cannot be serious?

MissAdventure Tue 13-Feb-18 16:11:54

Well, that's an absolute beauty! grin it looks like something Olive from 'On the buses' would wear. Lovely colour too. Really fetching.

JoyBloggs Tue 13-Feb-18 16:14:00

They must be joking!!!!

ginny Tue 13-Feb-18 16:29:38

Little House on the Prarie comes to mind.

grannyactivist Tue 13-Feb-18 16:36:56

Very 60's I think - my sister certainly had one similar in a floral print that she wore with a floppy hat.

mostlyharmless Tue 13-Feb-18 16:51:29

Hideous! I can’t think what the target market would be for that!

Chewbacca Tue 13-Feb-18 16:54:45

Stone the crows that's awful! Is it any wonder that M & S are going down the pan and having to close stores? What demographic are their buyers aiming at? shock

Tegan2 Tue 13-Feb-18 16:54:49

What has happened with fashion over the past few years is that, at one time us oldies could wear pretty much what the young are wearing. But now, things aimed at youngsters are designed to look frumpy on us but great on them [that's my theory anyway]. Blush pink is so last year, though [or even the year before].

Telly Tue 13-Feb-18 16:55:29

Still could always double as a nightie in an emergency!

Chewbacca Tue 13-Feb-18 16:57:57

This one's not much better either

MissAdventure Tue 13-Feb-18 16:59:31


Cherrytree59 Tue 13-Feb-18 17:08:22

grannyactivist I had similar in seventies.
I wore it with a white lace cotton waist slip that was a couple inches longer than the dress.
And floppy hat and large sunglasses.
Or with white high boots.
Thought I was the bees knees

Now I think granny with lace cap, shawl and night candle

Except I am that gran! shock
but it definitely won't be making it to my wardrobe.
Awful colour (IMHO) grin

BBbevan Tue 13-Feb-18 18:05:00

Laura Ashley rides again.

Nanawind Tue 13-Feb-18 18:36:55

Horrid style, colour and price.

Charleygirl Tue 13-Feb-18 18:52:31

Hideous as a dress and worse as a nightdress- who chooses this rubbish?

varian Tue 13-Feb-18 19:16:52

Do M&S fashion dept. have a death wish?

Nanabilly Tue 13-Feb-18 19:21:11

My immediate thought was little house on the prairie too.
No wonder they are losing sales

Jalima1108 Tue 13-Feb-18 19:43:09

Well, it's horrible! and too expensive for a nightie.

Come to think of it, I may have had something of a similar style when I was young - Laura Ashley - but not that ghastly pink and it had flowers on it. Worn with a floppy hat.

Jalima1108 Tue 13-Feb-18 19:43:51

Bbevan you had the same thought!

Jalima1108 Tue 13-Feb-18 19:44:53

and grannyactivist's sister grin

Jalima1108 Tue 13-Feb-18 19:46:57

and Cherrytree

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end

NonnaW Tue 13-Feb-18 19:48:43

I remember something similar in the 70’s, in peach but mine actually as a nightdress (blush I couldn’t afford a proper one). Then of course I was about 18, and it was what other people were wearing. Definitely not now!

Marydoll Tue 13-Feb-18 19:53:24

Actually I am wearing one, as I post.

Only joking. grin It is absolutely hideous!

Maggiemaybe Tue 13-Feb-18 20:37:20

Yes, I used to wear similar as well, Laura Ashley floral with two inch of broderie anglaise petticoat peeking out underneath. Never in pink though. I think it'd look cute on the right person (probably one of my DDs, and definitely not me grin).