Street giant M&S ââfound itself in the middle of a heated online debate thanks to one of its summer dresses.
Posting on Facebook, Marks and Spencer shared a photo of a model wearing her Â£ 35 striped linen dress.
The dress was photographed on a pregnant woman – so you would expect it to be beautiful and spacious and made of a cooler fabric for the summer months.
But it didn’t take long for complaints to start pouring in after buyers noticed a “horrible” flaw with the dress – it’s wrinkled.
Yes, a linen dress had the absolute audacity to wrinkle. Can you believe it?
One reviewer blasted: “Simply awful!”
Another said: “Linen always looks messy once it’s wrinkled.”
“I wouldn’t buy anything Linen, it always creases and looks scruffy,” criticized a third reviewer.
Someone else said, âThe whole outfit looks dull.
A fifth suggested, “Looks like a tea towel.”
However, the negative reviews haven’t gone unnoticed with other buyers – some seemingly losing patience with all the negativity displayed.
Some social media users have fired back in defense of the dress.
“To anyone posting here it’s dreadful, drab, looks like a dish towel … If you see a model displayed in store that you don’t like, find yourself a staff member and go theirs. to say ?!.
“I’m pretty sure not, you probably just go on and walk past. I just don’t understand the need for the horrible comments here. It’s just getting worse and worse,” said one disgruntled buyer.
Another said, “It’s crumpled” – well, of course – it’s linen.
âIt’s dullâ – it’s simple, relaxed and effortless. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to dress like this.
“Looks like a tea towel” – never wear stripes, checks or anything with a pattern then. “
âI love it. The vertical stripes are so flattering and the linen is comfortable to wear in the summer. Beautiful colors too. I would definitely wear it,â said a third fan, defending the dress.
Another wrote: “I bought 2 like this last summer and they are so comfy …”
Marks and Spencer has been contacted for comment.
The Linen Striped Midi Shift Dress is available for purchase on the M&S website for Â£ 35 now.