The much-lauded little black dress is all well and good, but actually, what we really want for daily life is a slightly more roomy black dress – one that’s flattering but doesn’t make us feel over-exposed, and can take us from the office to the weekend with just a quick change of shoes.
Enter Marks & Spencer’s £45 black cotton dress, which is getting a lot of attention on social media, mainly for being super flattering and looking a lot more pricey than it actually is.
M&S Insider Jenny described is a ‘the dress of actual dreams’ on her Instagram page, where she styled it with a straw bag and simple leather sandals.
Our very own Books Editor Natasha Poliszcsuk also shared a snap of the dress on Instagram, saying it was ‘an absolute find’. We agree!
The dress is made from pure cotton and features a floaty skirt and shirred cuffs. The gathered waist gives it a flattering shape without being restrictive, and the V neckline is perfect for showing off a great necklace.
The dress is available in sizes 6 to 24 and in two lengths (regular and long). It has already been restocked after selling out three times, so it’s worth snapping up quickly if you want one! As well as black, the dress is also available in green.
Shoppers have left some excellent reviews for the dress online. ‘Great dress for the price point’ said one. ‘Cool cotton and fits in the right places. I normally steer clear of dresses that are smocked or ruched around the middle as they’re not usually flattering if you aren’t flat tummied but this one really is.’
‘I’ve had so many compliments about this dress! People think it’s much more expensive than it was’ commented another.