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M&S shirt dress - thoughts?

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PeachMelba78 Wed 22-Mar-17 15:40:49

I saw this shirt dress when I was in M&S the other day, looking for tights.
www.marksandspencer.com/long-sleeve-tencel-longline-blouse/p/p22490547?image=SD_01_T43_6105_KH_X_EC_90&color=KHAKI&prevPage=plp&pdpredirect
I really liked the look of it but I am worried that only older people have reviewed it - is it an 'old' dress?
For context I am 5 foot 2, size 8 and would wear it as a dress with ankle boots (and nude underwear as one of the reviews says it is a bit sheer)

namechange20050 Wed 22-Mar-17 15:45:17

That's lovely. I'd wear it & I'm mid 30s and consider myself quite stylish. In fact I think I'll order it!

Mammamooandboo Wed 22-Mar-17 15:45:37

Its nice. I would wear it if i didnt have gigantic thighs (i only wear midis) but its a nice dress and im 29 (although no clue if its 'fasionable')

WellieWanger Wed 22-Mar-17 15:46:01

I like it. With you being petite however you don't want it to drown you/look shapeless. I would team it with a skinny tan belt?

Mammamooandboo Wed 22-Mar-17 15:46:41

Oh its quite long. Yep still like it smile

WellieWanger Wed 22-Mar-17 15:47:21

Oh just seen you're planning in wearing it with tights. Sorry. Read the thread wellie!

SunshineOutdoors Wed 22-Mar-17 15:48:01

I like it in Navy better than khaki

PeachMelba78 Wed 22-Mar-17 15:51:02

Thanks all! I think I would wear it with a belt sometimes, and then without, with a structured jacket. I am 39 (almost) but people think I am 25-30 which I love so I don't want to dress too old but at the same time not too young IYSWIM?

PeachMelba78 Wed 22-Mar-17 15:51:42

I did like the blue version but the khaki is more my colour!

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 22-Mar-17 20:19:03

Hmm. I love khaki but that looks a strange shade. Also, I suspect it would crease at the blink of an eye. It also looks v long. I think you could find better tbh.

knowler Thu 23-Mar-17 10:03:58

It's very fashionable and not 'old' at all. i'm wearing a black M&S shirt dress today for work and have already had 3 compliments on it smile

imjessie Thu 23-Mar-17 10:53:44

As long as it fits it will be fine, I'm a similar size and I have a denim shirt like that but probably not quite as long . It's fitted though so it shows I have a waist ( in an hourglass )

imjessie Thu 23-Mar-17 10:55:47

Khaki is very on trend for this spring summer too.. the more I look at it the more I think I may but it too. Just my style !

FunkinEll Thu 23-Mar-17 10:56:26

I really like the dress especially in khaki but the Tencell would put me off. It's so creasy and annoying but I am iron-phobic

Cocolepew Thu 23-Mar-17 11:08:14

I got one from George at Asda and it's bloody lovely.

PeachMelba78 Thu 23-Mar-17 12:02:23

Cocolepew can you link the Asda one?

Cocolepew Thu 23-Mar-17 12:23:43

its this one there is a couple of other shirt dresses on the website.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Thu 23-Mar-17 12:30:02

hmm.....not sure that is a good enough material to wear as a dress....it's a long shirt, rather than a shirt dress

I reckon folks will think you have forgotton to put your trousers on.

and viscose is a bastard, it shrinks as soon as look at it, and needs to be ironed back out to size.

Monkeybunkey Thu 23-Mar-17 13:27:25

I like it, mainly because I'm wearing something very similar today! With black leggings, black boots and a black cardi over the top. I'm the same age as you too (although I'm 5'6" and a size 14-16).

PeachMelba78 Thu 23-Mar-17 15:04:17

That sounds very nice Monkey!
I am going to try it on tomorrow, to check the length, creasing etc.
I really don't think it will be too short on me - I am very short!

GertyTheGert Thu 23-Mar-17 15:12:12

I like it too - A LOT! I rarely say that with M&S nowadays but it looks super - and as modelled too! (Does easily crease?) Am tempted!!!!!!

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 23-Mar-17 15:14:07

I'm 5'4'' and some shirt dresses drown me, definitely try it on for length, it shouldn't be down way past your knees! Size 8 in M &S I find on the large size as well for some reason.

I have a similar one in denim and wear it with black leggings, ankle boots and a cardi. I also wear it open over a top and trousers as a light jacket. I don't think it's old fashioned and frumpy, I hope not! confused

PeachMelba78 Thu 23-Mar-17 15:25:59

ILostIt - I would like to wear it open as well, I think it makes a change from cardis - I will see when I go in tomorrow.

Still haven't found any dark grey tights though!

Guitargirl Thu 23-Mar-17 15:30:53

I have that dress in khaki, I wear it with a belt - I like it, it does come up quite large so you may want to consider a size smaller than usual.

PeachMelba78 Thu 23-Mar-17 15:32:50

Thanks Guitargirl - It doesn't come any smaller than an 8 but I can always take it to the tailors.

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