Bored of the floral prints that the high street is awash with of late? Trade them in for hearts, a la Marks & Spencer’s hit tiered maxi dress.
The pretty style, which features a shirt colour, flattering floaty silhouette and button-down collar, has been a favourite amongst M&S insiders – the members of staff who alert us to all of the best new drops on social media – for months, and according to the brand, it proved equally popular in store too.
‘It’s the Per Una dress everyone is scrambling to get their hands on and it’s flying off the shelves fast,’ M&S posted on Instagram back in August ‘This easy to wear, figure flattering dress is fast becoming the dress of the season with its relaxed fit, long sleeves and stand out print. Wear with sandals now or pair with an ankle boot for a look that will take you through to autumn.’
Customers who’d already got their hands on one shared endless compliments for the outfit in the comment section, with many particularly praising its suitability for the heatwave the UK was experiencing at the time.
‘I love mine. Perfect in this warm weather as the fabric is so light and keeps you cool,’ said one, while a second posted: ‘I bought this dress and it’s turned out to be my best asset this summer season.’
‘I have this dress – wore it last week when it was 39 degrees in London,’ a third added. ‘Fabulous, looks amazing and was so comfortable in the heat.’
However, as M&S suggests, this isn’t just a summer investment – layered with tights and extra layers when the chill sets back in, it’ll be the gift to your wardrobe that keeps on giving.
The shirt collar makes it office-appropriate, while the quirky fabric and bold colour palette mean it’s just as ideal for date night or after-work drinks. You could even wear it open over your swimwear on the beach – its versatility knows no bounds.
And best of all, thanks to the M&S sale that’s just landed, you can now get your hands on it for half of its original price, at just £22.50. We’d recommend that you place your order now, before everyone else beats you to it.