Primark Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

Primark spring 2014 preview

It’s not even Christmas yet, but we’re already looking forward to spring: even more so, now that we’ve seen the Primark SS2014 preview. There is gingham. There are full skirts. There’s… a really odd-looking see-through dress which the Empress will just LOVE, seriously.

OK, so we’re not looking forward to that last one, or to some of the orthopaedic-looking sandals that are also part of this collection. We always think the Primark preview offers an interesting insight into what kind of summer trends the high street brands will be picking up on next year, and what people will ACTUALLY be wearing. On that subject, we’re really happy to see there are no adult onesies included in the press materials for the new season. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any in-store, though, so don’t worry: we won’t be letting our guard down. Or, apparently, wearing shoes next summer – or not if these styles are all that’s on offer, anyway.

Take a look at the suspects in the gallery below and tell us what you think of the shape of things to come!

Gallery: Primark SS2014 Preview

9 Comments

  • December 19, 2013

    Claire

    White-girl cornrows … sigh.

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  • December 19, 2013

    Sharon

    Hmmmm–I agree with the ortho-shoes assessment. I’m 72 and would not wear them. They must be hard to walk in. I also would not like to look like one of my failed acrylic paintings. And FYI to UK–I live in California and we are NOT wearing cornrows. And (sigh) looks like the empress is here to stay and producing a huge brood. She must come from a time when population control was not an issue! Amusing story for all fashionistas: I just found out that you are judged by your handbag and shoes (among other things). OMG! When I think back about the thrift store finds!!! Now of course I am “with it” thanks to you and other fashion blogs. Too late? Nope. Even at this advanced age, there are things you can do. Soon I will be doing my pure silver locks with a baby pink frosting. Bought my first fashion purse; pointed toe flats (knees won’t do heels-alas, alas); bought a pink gold boyfriend watch to pair with pearl, rhinestone, metal pink rose bracelets; upgrading to pink rose hoops; adding smaller statement necklaces; working the manis; tanning the legs (they are great!); changing to either very bright colors or soft pastels in tops and black leggings; basic uniform, white and black v neck tees with a little fit; working on upgrading makeup to a more glowing base and gentle pink lipstick. Just sayin’–there are things that you can do even if you are presumably soooo over. My motto: nil desperatum! Rock on FP!

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    • December 19, 2013

      Liz in Paris

      You’re clearly not “over” because you’re having fun. And that’s what it’s all about – at 22, 52, 72, 92… and more.Totally agree with your ortho shoes comment. I’m 56 btw and also not “over”! Wouldn’t be seen dead in those shoes though.

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    • December 20, 2013

      The Fashion Police

      One of my most hated Crimes of Fashion is the idea of “age appropriate”* dressing, and the belief that once a woman is past “a certain age” she must give up all interest in style, and succumb to “sensible” shoes and matronly clothing, so I salute you, and wish there were more people like you! Life is definitely too short to NOT wear the clothes that make you happy.

      (*Exception for the Dress Like a Toddler thing. I don’t think I’ll ever understand that…)

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  • December 19, 2013

    Lenandrea

    who is “the Empress” (I’m from Canada)? Thank you.

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    • December 20, 2013

      The Fashion Police

      It’s a reference to the fairytale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, in which the Emperor walked around naked, having been made to believe he was wearing the most beautiful, exclusive clothes imaginable, and that anyone who couldn’t see the garments must simply be stupid. The “Empress” is his female equivalent 🙂

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  • December 20, 2013

    Daisy

    Must have: the gingham dress and the gingham skirt, the pink lace shirt dress, and the light pink jacket is also to die for. Do not care for the styling much (think cornrows, huge loop earrings and ugly sandals). I also love love love that stripe/polka dots outfit!

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  • December 20, 2013

    Gillian

    The gingham dress is adorable…as is those nude ankle strap heels. The rest is pretty meh.

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  • December 28, 2013

    marsim

    OMG!!!!!!!! The blue gingham dress and the red gingham skirt are to die for!!!!!!!!! So sad they don’t have stores in other european countries… :(((((((((((

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