Mumsnet's picks of the best skirts and trousers

Best skirt and dress buys

Fed up with feeling frumpy? To help you finally find that 'put together' look, we're dedicating ourselves to scouring the Talk boards to find the best products that are well worth the investment.

Whether it's the perfect pair of trousers, a skincare product that genuinely works, or the legendary 'all-purpose-yet-comfy-and-lovely' dress, our January series will have you feeling top marks with minimal effort.

This time, it's all about the best skirts and dresses of 2017. There's nothing quite like a new frock after all, especially when you can wear it every day of the week. We've rounded up Mumsnetters' favourites to help you find your new perfect dress.

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1. Baukjen Karlie Ruched Skirt, £49

1. Baukjen Karlie Ruched Skirt, £49

Ruched skirts and dresses are perennial favourites for their ability to hug in all the right places (and cover up all of the wrong ones). This Baukjen one is a big MNer favourite, and for good reason. Plus, we've secured Mumsnetters an exclusive 15% off and free delivery and returns with code MUM226

“I have two, black and grey, and I get compliments every single time I wear them.” Thisismynewname

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2. Boden Casual Jersey Dress, £50

2. Boden Casual Jersey Dress, £50

When you want to look smart without spending loads of time on getting ready, there's nothing quite like a simple jersey dress for a casual-chic look with maximum comfort.

“I have six casual jersey dresses, and am expecting another one today!” polyhymnia

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3. La Redoute Cotton and Cashmere Highneck Jumper Dress £15.60-£27

3. La Redoute Cotton and Cashmere Highneck Jumper Dress £15.60-£27

Sweater dresses are nothing if not versatile. They look amazing with leggings, tights or skinny jeans – and they are wonderfully cosy to boot.

“In the winter, I swear by sweater dresses. If they're neither clingy nor baggy, but just skim your figure, that's the most flattering look.”

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4. Boden Wrap Dress, £90

4. Boden Wrap Dress, £90

Wrap dresses are great for people with figures that require a bit of stretch, be it for slightly larger tummies, generously sized (or not-so-generously-sized) bosoms, or those who are self conscious about their upper arms.

“I'm small of nork, but ample of buttock – and my wrap dress seems to flatter the top and skim below. It also looks fab with knee length boots.” mintball

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5. Vila Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, £30

5. Vila Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, £30

For instant edgy glam without the hassle, try a faux leather skirt – they're easier to pull off than you imagine, and available in a range of lengths and colours.

“This one is a good price, washes well and sits comfortably. I've found mine to be a great investment, it goes with a lot of things and I have worn it for work, nights out and casual. Also it's fake leather but quite 'matte' (i.e. not shiny) and is a pretty good imitation.” JamieVardysParty

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6. Hellbunny Nicky 50's Dress, £53.99

6. Hellbunny Nicky 50's Dress, £53.99

Vintage and 50s styles dresses are so flattering for the plus-sized among us. With their nipped in waists, full skirts, and plenty of fun prints, they make great occasion dresses – or can be dressed down with a cardigan.

“Remember, weight does not necessarily equal frumpy. Remember to check out vintage styles, like Hell Bunny, Voodo Vixen.” Buy it now

7. Joules Stripe Riviera Dress, £27.99

7. Joules Stripe Riviera Dress, £27.99

Stripey dresses can be sweet or serious. You can put them with any kind of boot, heel or trainer, and they can give even the most knackered outfit a grungy edge.

“I'd get a striped jersey dress, then toughen it up with black leather biker jacket.”

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