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Why are the fashions on QVC very matronly and the fashions on HSN more current and fashionable?

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@Mumy Define "Matronly."  What does that say to you?  

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I find most of the clothing on HSN to be cheap-looking and often trashy.  Of course the fact that their models wear it skin tight contributes to that impression.  Much of it, even winter clothes, is so thin, you can see through it.  Except for jeans, I never buy clothes from HSN, whereas Ive bought a ton from QVC.

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Anything can look 'matronly'. Just depends on how something is styled. That makes all the difference in the world.

 

To me 'matronly' is what the women on The Golden Girls wore.

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@Mumy wrote:

Why are the fashions on QVC very matronly and the fashions on HSN more current and fashionable?


Each line or brand is different.  I don't find any of "matronly" at all.  j

 

"denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a staid or conservatively dressed older married woman, especially one with a somewhat heavy build"

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I don't know what the term "matronly" means.  Personally, I buy more clothing from HSN than QVC mainly because of the more reasonable prices, I'm notified when an item is reduced and I find the quality to be very good especially Iman, Nina Leonard and Guiliana Rancic.  

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@Mumy wrote:

Why are the fashions on QVC very matronly and the fashions on HSN more current and fashionable?


Different audience I guess?

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Yep--closed necklines, elastic waistbands, tea-length dresses, knee-length shorts, elbow-length sleeves, semi-fit everything, 3 seasons behind the trend, blah blah blah.

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I think HSN has more contemporary brands and looks than the Q, although the Q has added more modern lines in the last several years.

 

I prefer classic styles which have been described as matronly and frumpy by some posters. I think a lot of it is in the styling.

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Speaking of matronly, see today's TSV. Totally granny shoes. Also, SG entire line, especially ' liquid knit' - cheap looking and matronly.