When it comes to shopping for dresses, there are a few brands I regularly rely upon. I trust Reformation to cater to my fuller bust, & Other Stories to deliver pretty options to suit my budget and Ghost to create the easiest throw-ons to elevate my daily wares. These are a few of the labels I love and make a beeline for whenever I’m looking to up my dress game. However, recently, I’ve found that many of the best dresses I see on social media come from another store: Marks and Spencer.
If you’re an avid Who What Wear UK reader, then you’ll know our editors have a serious soft spot for M&S. From its lingerie to its cashmere, its jeans to its various clothing collections, the high-street hot spot never lets us down when we need a sartorial pick-me-up or a basics refresh. And right now, Marks and Spencer is serving up some of the best dresses for the warm weather that’s currently in the forecast.
On the cusp of a new season, I’m keen to update my dress roster. So naturally, I’ve turned to M&S to try on its best-selling dresses right now. In the interest of being transparent, I’m 5’3″ and a pretty true size 12 with curves and a 32G bust. However, M&S is one of the few high-street stores where 10s are an option for me, so if you too are between sizes, I recommend opting for the smaller. All the dresses you see me in below are a 10.
Now that we’ve got the facts straight, let’s turn our attention to the dresses that truly impressed me. Some tap into my penchant for neutral tones, while others, well, I was surprised at just how much I loved them. Scroll on to read my honest reviews of the best M&S dresses to buy now.
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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.