Some might say there's no such thing as the perfect dress and that you're always sacrificing on something—perhaps the colour or the fabric choice. I know I'm fussy when it comes to choosing my own frocks, too. What can I say? I have high expectations. But even I'm having a hard time picking fault with Marks and Spencer's latest dress offering. I'm going to make a bold claim: This just might be the best dress I've seen this season, if not this entire year.
Part of M&S's ongoing collaboration with Ghost, the dresses born out of this partnership were always going to pique my interest. I already own a handful of Ghost dresses, and they're some of my favourites in my wardrobe. Coupled with the fact that M&S is one of my go-to high-street shopping destinations, we're already off to a strong start. However, its newest collection is, in my opinion, the best yet. Populated with party-ready pieces, all in easy-to-wear silhouettes, it's little wonder that they've begun cropping up on the feeds of stylish Instagram dressers. For me, however, the standout has to be a beautiful satin midi dress in a stunning ochre-come-olive-green shade.
The dress, which Francesca Saffari has already (and cleverly!) snapped up, features every key component that I look for in a dress. Boasting a midi-length hem, a nipped-in waist, a high neckline, puff sleeves, a gorgeous colour, and a sublime satin material, put simply, this is the perfect dress for Christmas and New Year. But that's not to say that its charm will fade at the stroke of midnight on December 31. From styling it with headbands and heels for weddings to dressing it down with chunky boots and a shacket for weekend brunches, I have big plans for this M&S dress in 2022.
If you think there's a place for it in your future, too, follow the link to shop it below before it sells out. Then, continue on to see the other excellent dresses M&S has up its sleeve this season.