It's depressing when a company with which one has shopped for years begins to lose its wits, ignoring its core market and chasing after who-knows-what-market.
For at least ten or more years I've purchased a lot of my clothes from Silhouettes, first from their catalog, then on-line. Over the past year or two, however, it's been harder and harder for me to find anything I'm terribly interested in. Instead of nice cotton knit dresses....once so many were offered it'd be a difficult business having to choose only two or three...they've gone heavily into rayon and linen.
Okay, when one thinks of "easy care", rayon and linen are not fabrics that leap to mind.
Not only the fabric has changed, but the styles and the models. Check out these two photos from their latest collection:
Oh yeah. There's a look I'm eager to make my own. When I feast my eyes on her, why, it's as if I'm looking in a mirror.
Not. Silhouettes is a company featuring clothing for those of, ahem, Reubenesque proportions. We don't usually wear stuff like that, never mind the finger-in-the-electric-socket hairdo.
And it looks like the buyers at Silhouettes are trying to break us free from the shackles of matching colors so they work well together:
Blue chambray shirt paired with an orange/yellow/lime (it shows up better in the catalog than on the website, but trust me...the lime's there) skirt?
You go first.