Uh-Oh: Is There Another M&S Must-Have Dress?

We're experienced enough in the world of M&S shopping to know by now that a quality high-street dress from the retailer waits for no man. Hence, why we're giving you an early start on the latest piece to garner attention. We've only just recovered from the surprise restocking of the British stalwart's constellation-print dress (yes, there's been another batch delivered, and all the sizes are available, people), but earlier this week at the M&S spring 2018 press day in London, another midi frock stood out: a deep-red velvet number with frilled, smocked sleeves and a ruched (super-flattering and joyfully adjustable) waist.


(Image credit: @iamlaurajackson)

It was handpicked by the always-cool Laura Jackson to wear for the event, but she wasn't the only one with eyes on the prize, either. Snapped alongside a member of the M&S press team, it was clear to see the favourite item in the room—the £59 dress is available online in sizes eight to 22, but we wouldn't expect it to hang around for long. A party power piece for all girls—whether you wear yours simply à la Jackson or jazz it up with metallic accessories and a gigantic pair of earrings.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.