1. cabbage patch comes to mind! And the old hee haw show! Cheap looking and the mix of materials a flub!

    The hound tooth jacket is ok boxy but ok, however what in the world is sewn onto the hem of the jacket. Left over from the ’60’s airline stewardess collection! I am not a perfect clothes person but I sure get delight in the fact they have to purchase and wear this all year. I notice the sheath dress, not sure if it is part of the venue or not. That dress is the only thing decent, and you can buy them anywhere. It is a St John copy using poor materials.

    • I mean….. I like the skirt without any of the other stuff. I love blue and I love pencil skirts. That coat is atrocious though

  2. I am so glad that number one I don’t have to spend the money to wear that and number two that I don’t have to wear that and number three yeah I don’t have to wear that!!! That is probably the ugliest suit I’ve ever seen Mary Kay come out with!!

    • I “stepped down” (missed production too many times after tons of exceptions because my senior is buddies with Susan Johnson) as of Dec 1. I decided 2 weeks ago that I was done with MK, but these suits and red jackets are just confirmation. The look on some director’s faces trying on these awful suits says it all.

      • Sales Development is full of special exceptions and preferential treatment. Welcome to the freedom of not having to hold a unit meeting or convince your unit to register for Career Conference ever again! I am so, so glad I don’t have to fake being excited about that suit and the Home Ec disaster it appears to be. Here’s to us!

  3. They have to be trolling these poor, foolish women. How stupid can we convince them to look, it has to be planned.

    • Notice the rank-based styles. The lowest ranking Directors get the ugliest combinations. And this year they’re really bad.

      The dark blue jacket looks like a patchwork quilt. Neither the pink nor the blue blouse matches at all.

      You have to be a high ranking scam artist to have the privilege of wearing the white blouse.

      Heaven forbid you’re a Red Jacket. You can choose a sweater already covered with pills, or a … what is that red and white thing? A bunny parade?

      • I did not know about the rank based suits! Another way to signal and manipulate these women! I am so thankful I found this website.

    • Exactly what I thought! The fabric is hanging horribly on everyone. The design is way too choppy.

      • The skirts make the skinny fashion models look like they have paunchy bellies.

        I don’t even want to imagine what they’d look like on size 14 hips who weighs over 140 pounds. I’m glad I won’t have to find out.

        Are there any women on the selection committee?

      • Yes, 1962. Because my mind went back to what I saw the grandmas wearing to church when I was a kid. In 1962. Really, that’s what they look like; I’m an eyewitness.

        • That red and white thing reminds me of the winter coat I wore in 1968. Same pattern, but black and white and much smaller bunny diamonds, so my coat looked a LOT better.

      • I remember now…it was 1965 and this was an entry in the the 4-H Club Roundup sewing division. Earned the red, “Second-Place” ribbon.

  4. The fake smile on her says it all! It is the one she uses for the MK business. The comments here are priceless.

    Can’t tell if it is snake print or flowers on the jackets, THAT is how cheap this looks!

    And love the racks of the gauche clothes in back of her, ready for the burn pile IMO.

  5. Bear in mind that I have little interest in “fashion.” That said: is that a black dress with a blue jacket? Are black and blue supposed to go together like that? And I’d it just me or does the blue of the print not match the solid blue?

    • Black and blue now go together. Back in the day, you wouldn’t dare put black with dark blue, but these days it’s cool to do.

    • They’re only getting fitted using the jacket. What they have on underneath is the current suit.

  6. also keep in mind this is a “business owner” being forced to buy that god awful thing. My first job at mcdonalds even gave me the uniform for free

  7. Why do they keep using that heavy dated material?

    I thought I liked the longer jacket, but putting the whole suit together makes it all look bad. And they spend money on this garbage!

    No thanks, that big girl club isn’t something I want to be part of.

  8. okay. I like the blue short cropped jacket but not with that skirt. Pair it with a black cigarette pant and booties and it would be super cute. But that skirt doesn’t work with it at all.

    As for the other 2 styles, they are dated.

    The red jackets…. super ugly this time around.

    And I have no idea why they can’t wear pants. It was one of pet peeves with MK. They are trying to attract the younger crowd (which at 36, I am not anymore), they need to come into the 21st century.
    Women can look professional and put together with a more casual look and pants.

  9. FUGLEEEEE!!!!!

    The contrast side-panel is not slimming, the jacket lengths are unflattering, and the SD suit looks like they were trying to cobble together something out of scraps on the workshop floor.

  10. But…. but why?? Why are they SO ugly?

    And for those in the know, why do they make yearly director suits in the first place? Probably just for the cash grab, right?

    • The suit itself is all about reinforcing the class system. The haves and the have nots. Don’t you want to be part of the “big girls club”…. which is evident by the uniform.

      And they change it every year because the directors get sick of it. And every time they change it, there is a new shiny thing to parade around to non-directors to get them excited about moving up again.

      • Directors come and go like a revolving door.

        You need THIS year’s suit to show that you’re still a Director.

        If they didn’t change the suit every year you could be a “fake it til you make it” pretend Director after you “stepped down” while you’re going through DIQ again.

        Being a “fake it” Success to the outside world is one thing. Being a fake Director with MK insiders will probably get you shredded by Drusilla and Anastasia.

        • Who the hell are Drucilla and Anastacia? and How much are they reporting are their incomes and how are the REALLY living??

          • Cinderella’s evil step-sisters. Obsessed with their own awesomeness and terminally jealous of anyone genuine.

            In the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the sisters are so committed to “fake it til you make it” that they cut off parts of their own feet so they’ll fit into Cinderella’s shoe.

  11. Hey, Directors! You’ve got to be excited about going home to convince your unit they need to be wearing this hideous suit. Instead of coming home and resting and eating well, you’re now going to hunt for your next Gold Medal and offspring, aren’t you?

    Lift the lid on that pressure. Get out while the ship is sinking!

  12. And each sales director will have to shell out $400 – $500 for the privilege of looking like banquet hall carpeting.

  13. Here’s the thing… If only women are on the selection team / design team then they need to employ or seek out the Very Good Advice of a Gay Man, because in my humble opinion, You would have the best of both worlds. They would know what looks Great in general including material, color combinations and such and they would be brutally honest about what would look ugly on a woman no matter her age, weight, height, skin color etc.

    Sorry if I offended or became to Politically Incorrect.

    • But it was never really about designing a flattering suit. It has always been about making something that looks radically different from what women normally wear. You’re supposed to feel that makes you special.

      The fabrics, lapels and collars change yearly. But the basic design is always the same: Directors get knee length A-line skirts with short jackets. The skirts make the skinny models look fat, and everyone pretends that the suit doesn’t make ordinary women look fatter.

      There are at least three different blouses that highlight your rank and composition of your down line. Upper level Directors get a jacket with fancier trim and a nicer blouse.

      NSDs get long jackets or dresses with a cut that actually looks good on some, if you ignore the fabric. Lower ranks get to drool over the idea of wearing something that fits.

      There’s always a selection available for Red Jackets, but at that level you’re making so little money that anything you find in the Goodwill store will do.

  14. I like the styling of the blue items but hate the material and prints. Even if it is “Simplicity 1962”, there’s a reason that those silhouettes are still around. It’s the material that is really the problem. I hope nobody smokes in them. They’ll go up in flames and have everything melt against them.

  15. I have never seen a group of people so happy to be wearing a uniform…. Why would you WANT to look like you are flight attendents or casino employees?

  16. These ARE NOT EVEN REMOTELY CUTE! The suits look like stewardess’ attire. The St. John Knits were absolutely gorgeous! They looked VIP without bodies in them! The women looked liked money making CEOs wearing St. John’s.
    Please go back. These accentuate the COVID-19 hit Mary Kay must have taken!

  17. Who designed these to rollout for young women? I mean, I guess it’s okay if you’re over 70 or like rockin the vintage style?
    Definitely NOT A FAN at all.

    • I’m 73 & wouldn’t be caught dead in these hideous suits that look like someone shot the sofa!!!

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