Whoever had the idea at M&S to start collaborating with fashion brands should be wearing a huge ‘well done’ badge right now. I think it’s the best thing to happen for M&S to drag itself out of out the doldrums and generate some excitement. It’s not a new idea – Uniqlo and H&M have tried and tested this so it’s a proven technique but M&S has been so careful in choosing partners that will resonate with existing customers and bring on new ones that I actually do feel quite excited about it. Ghost was founded in 1984 and is known for vintage influenced dresses. For me, they’re a bit too crepey or floaty – perhaps I mean ‘occasion’ – but the M&S twist is more wearable day to day. Dresses aren’t my default wear but I like to put them with chunky knits and boots or trainers and frankly, that’s a look that anyone can do, regardless of size, age or any other factors.
I’m predicting this black, star-struck version as the best seller – I think it will go in a flash so don’t even scroll down to finish the post if you think it’s for you. I’m grateful to see a v-neck – round collar dresses on me are a no-no because I constantly feel as though I look like I’m peering out from something. It’s £69 HERE in sizes 6 to 16.
If you prefer a bit more colour, this red dress patterned with shooting starts should fit the bill – it’s got a bit more volume (sleeves in the gravy is my first thought) but if you have a pair of white trainers in your wardrobe you have already a heaven-made match for a current look. It’s £79 HERE in sizes 6 and 16.
Joy! A proper collar. Boo! It’s navy.
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But, if you love navy over black, this is a delightfully easy wear that will see you through spring and beyond. It’s £79 HERE, in sizes 6 to 16.
There is something for everyone in this collection – different collar styles with V, round and collared, a good colour selection (it’s not my colourway but I love the vintage inspired buttons on this one which is £79 HERE) and different lengths. It’s weird in that the collection is neither young nor old in attitude which is obviously a good thing. If you hate dresses, it’s not for you but this trend isn’t going away and sooner or later, like me, you may crumble and find yourself wafting about.
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