20 Dresses That No One Will Ever Guess Came From Marks and Spencer

If our website stats are anything to go by, dresses are the one thing shoppers are hunting for right now, and luckily, both designer and high-street brands are seriously delivering on this front this season. Marks and Spencer is one store that has, somewhat unexpectedly, pulled ahead on the rest on the affordable end of the market with its offering of versatile and flattering frocks that are begging to be worn on balmy heatwave afternoons. 

Rachael Clifton wearing M&S Collection Pure Cotton Muslin Long Nightdress (£25).

The brand has recently started stocking a wide range of labels, including a collaboration with Brit dress brand Ghost. However, you also can't go wrong with the main-line pieces from the likes of Per Una and M&S Collection. The key styles to look out for this summer revolve around two camps: the clean-lined minimalist midis and the colourful printed numbers. M&S offers both in abundance, from linen shifts and loose T-shirt dresses to throw-on leopard-print shirt dresses and puff-sleeve floral numbers.

It's hard to choose, but I would have to say that my favourite piece is the black jersey T-shirt dress, which would pair perfectly with my favourite chunky sandals for easy weekend dressing. Meanwhile, the lace-trim white midi only needs tan accessories and '70s sunnies to truly shine. Scroll down to see and shop my full edit of M&S dresses that have caught my eye this season. Happy shopping!

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