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The perfect dress has to tick a lot of boxes: it needs to be affordable, versatile, stylish, comfortable, flattering, and durable (meaning something you can wear year after year and feel good about).
And unsurprisingly, Marks & Spencer pulled it out of the bag and ticked all those boxes once again with this beautiful printed bow-waist midi shirt dress, £29.50.
M&S designers have the ability to create stunning classic pieces that you can style your way for a unique twist.
This stunning shirt dress is yet another example of a one piece that can be worn so many different ways for so many different occasions.
Well done M&S!
why we rate it
We love that M&S offers so many of its clothing ranges in different lengths, and this 100% viscose shirt dress is available in sizes 6-24 with regular and longer lengths to choose from.
Not only does it come in a forest green, aqua, pale pink and black pattern – a modern take on a floral print – so you can pair it with a variety of bags and shoes, but it will suit a variety of different skin tones. also.
With slits at the sides, a belt that ties, and a small gather at the waist at the back, the elegant midi shirt dress gives you a truly flattering silhouette. The button-up front can be worn as low or high as you like, and the three-quarter sleeves mean it’s ideal for cooler summer days, or if you’re working in an OTT air-conditioned office.
£29.50 in M&S
Our style advice? Of course, it looks great with black strappy shoes as M&S has designed it.
However, for a more casual look, wear it wide open as a ‘shawl’ over a white t-shirt and jeans or shorts. (You can tie the belt loosely at the back.)
It will also look great on the beach as a cover up; then simply throw on a pair of rattan slippers with a straw hat or bag for a bar-ready look.
It will even carry over into the fall. Just pair it with a black leather jacket and high top sneakers when the weather gets a little cooler. And in winter, wear it with a long black turtleneck underneath and tan knee-high boots.
What the reviews say
Until now, the Printed Tie Waist Midi Shirt Dress has had resounding five-star recommendations with customers raving about how flattering, affordable, versatile and stylish it is.
“Absolutely beautiful shape, very flattering. Good material, would work for the office or casual outings.”
“Lovely dress, nice print and fits very well. Beautiful colors. I love these midi dresses and you can’t beat the price.”
“Honestly the BEST dress for summer – I haven’t stopped wearing it. Buttoned all the way to work and open in the front at a summer BBQ. I have a bit of a belly and it’s so flattering, so light and the skirt is really elegant and beautiful. I hope they make them in more designs, a perfect summer dress for all occasions.”
“Beautiful dress, amazing fit, cool and comfortable!!!!!!”
“The colors are absolutely amazing and the price is incredible. The material doesn’t wrinkle and the style is very flattering for my ‘muffin top.’ 16 but it was huge, particularly in the back and arms, so I changed it to a 14 which fits perfectly.”
£29.50 in M&S