// M&S receives criticism for its latest clothing offering
// Images of a woman wearing a £35 Striped Pleated Midaxi Skirt were described as “a Crimewatch appeal”
Marks & Spencer has confused shoppers with its latest clothing piece which has been described as “a Crimewatch appeal”.
The retailer posted a picture of a £35 Striped Pleated Midaxi Skirt on Facebook along with two images.
The images show a woman wearing the dress which shoppers said looks like she’s shoplifting, while others said it looks more like a ‘Crimewatch’ post than a fashion shoot.
The £35 skirt is said to come “in a swishy pleated silhouette, which falls to an elegant midaxi length” with an elasticated waist allowing for “all-day comfort”.
One user took to social media to write: “Thought it was a Crimewatch post.”
A second user wrote: “Time to fire the advertising agency. This add looks more like someone escaping the scene of a crime rather than highlighting the merchandise.”
Another wrote: “First pic looks like a shoplifter making an exit.”
The skirt is now sold out online in every size but size 22.