We love a good dupe; whether it’s a fashion or beauty buy to save you money, the high street brings the goods when it comes to more affordable alternatives. Marks & Spencer is a master of a dupe too, often selling purse-friendly options of designer buys you may not feel like forking out for. Case in point: their Square Neck Shirred Midaxi Smock Dress, which is a dead ringer for Sleeper’s cult £255 design.
The Sleeper Atlanta dress is beloved by celebs across the globe, and it’s easy to see why. Made from a comfortable linen, the flattering silhouette features a shirred top, flowing bottom half and voluminous sleeves that can be worn both on and off the shoulders.
Fans of this hit style include Leona Lewis, Chrissy Teigen, Millie Mackintosh and Emma Roberts — the latter two of which wore the style while pregnant, proving its comfort and versatility. The only issue with the beloved style is its £255 price tag; it’s a real investment piece and not one we can all reasonably afford.
Luckily, Marks & Spencer’s buy is here to save the day. At £45, it’s a complete steal in comparison to the original. Made in the same navy hue, it has a midaxi length (halfway between a midi and a maxi), close-fitting shirred bodice and smock silhouette with long sleeves and elastic at the cuffs for statement volume.
Shoppers in the reviews have confirmed that, just like the Sleeper dress, this one can also be worn in two different ways on and off the shoulder, too.
Speaking of reviews, fans can’t get enough of this Sleeper dress dupe online, praising everything from its flattering shape to its similarity to designer styles.
‘Lovely dress ideal for dressing up or dressing down – wearing now with summer slides and can’t wait to wear with my red sock boots in winter – very chic,’ wrote one impressed customer.
The M&S Sleeper dress dupe has just been re-stocked, but many of the sizes have already flown off the virtual shelves — it’s just that popular! It’s worth keeping an eye on though, as it has been known to come back into stock when least expected.