Has Mary Portas lost her way?


After we had a good laugh the other week about an outsized Mary Portas batwing number we’d spied in a magazine, I thought it was time to revisit her clothing range for House of Fraser.

It was such an inspiring programme and launch that we held high hopes for MP’s determination to clothe the coolstylepost50 crowd, but my investigations proved disappointing.

The styles look too oversized, too boxy, and too many waterfall drapes, tucks and folds. We’ve tried this look and it doesn’t flatter a bust or a stomach.

The models are styled on site wearing these short tops with leggings? This is not something MP – or any self-respecting woman over 24 would consider wearing.

The prices seem to have come down a bit but the prints and colours are starting to sway into Wallis territory.

What do you think?
Have you recently bought anything from MP or seen any nice bits in the range?

Would love to hear your thoughts….






One thought on “Has Mary Portas lost her way?

  1. Couldn’t agree more – the waterfall style jacket I bought a couple of years ago was never flattering and I hardly wore it. It was good quality though.
    Such a pity, perhaps next season?

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