The name Twiggy is synonymous with cutting edge 60’s fashion, short mini dresses, cute cut bob hair styles and huge wide eyes staring out innocently at the camera. Roll on fifty years and here she is, still doing what she does best, modelling in her own unique style. But, is she? What do you think about this latest collection from Twiggy for Marks & Spencers?
I think the answer to that would depend on how old you are. I am 47 and I was really surprised at how old fashioned everything looked, apart from a few of the dresses, but perhaps the range is not directed at me. But honestly speaking, for instance, the sparkly sequin jacket, the showcase piece, if you saw that in a charity shop, would you think ‘Wow!’, that looks amazing I’m snapping that up, or would you think golly that looks a little out dated, more 80’s style than 2012.
A lot of this collection feels that way to me as in, if you did not connect it to Twiggy, it would simply look old fashioned and boring. There are many items that a granny would be happy to be seen out in, and if that is who the target customer is then spot on, job done. But there are also a large amount of women who are Twiggy’s age – 62, who do not want to dress like granny and maybe feeling a little cheated by this latest ad campaign. I mean, the blurb for the range states:
‘Showcasing Twiggy’s signature sense of fun and fashion, these outfits have been styled with pieces from Twiggy’s new collection for M&S Woman. Here a modern range of wardrobe-building designs made with stunning attention to detail, beautiful fabrics and flattering lines.’
Well, we have selected a few from this collection to let you see for yourself, and if you have any comments about the range, please, as always, use the comments box below.
Twiggy for M&S Woman Open Front Longline Sequin Blazer – £79.00
An iconic signature piece from this stunning collection; this sequined jacket is perfect daytime-to-evening wear, adding summer sparkle to light dresses or office attire. A flattering fitted shape and shoulder pads exude a confident silhouette while the open-front style suggests a slight relaxed feel, ensuring this must-have jacket is perfect to pair with all your favourite looks. Available in sizes 8 to 24. Stocks very low in certain sizes however.
Twiggy for M&S Woman Cotton Rich Abstract Print Skirt Dress – £49.50
A classic pencil skirt shape gives this stunning skirt dress a flattering and elegant look. The comfortable jersey top has a plunging v-neck and back, and half-length sleeves, contrasted by the striking abstract print on the woven skirt with flattering waist tucking. It makes a sophisticated piece which is perfect for workdays or occasions which need a boost of style. Available in sizes 8 to 24.
Twiggy for M&S Woman Pointelle Chunky Knit Longline Cardigan – £45.00
A fashionable crochet design adds a stunning, unique touch to this Italian-made longline cardigan, with a subtle shimmer to make your look shine. The front pockets have stylish rolled edges for a subtle touch of chic. Available in sizes 8 to 24.
Twiggy for M&S Woman Scoop Neck Animal Print Tunic – £35.00
A luxuriously sheer woven fabric is patterned with a fabulous animal ombre print to create a modern look which is ideal for day-to-evening wear. With a soft camisole included, this bell sleeve a-line top is a cool way to wear this season’s hot styles. Available in sizes 6 to 24.