Mumsnet swears by

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Mumsnetters are the best shoppers around. So we've tapped into their wisdom to source the stuff that really works: the comfiest spring boots, the skincare that delivers an astounding bang for your buck, the cleaning product that actually does what it says on the tin.

From fashion to books to inflatable seagulls (don’t ask), here's where to find the things everyone's buying this week. It's updated every seven days, so come back often and sign up to our weekly Swears By email. You need never be the last to know again.

Swears By is always based on Mumsnetters' recommendations, if you are after the products we've tested and loved then check out our Reviews section.

13 May

Next Sleeveless Printed Dress, £20

Next Sleeveless Printed Dress, £20

The flattering shape of this dress skims neatly over any lumps and bumps making it the perfect addition to any summer wardrobe, whether paired with leggings or bare legs.

“I have actually just received two dresses from Next with pockets in them. I figured I can always wear white short leggings under them too.” alwaysthepessimist

“Love that dress – I'm off to order the giraffe one!” unintentionalthreadkiller

Unfortunately, at the time of publishing, the adorable coral giraffe print option was out of stock – do keep checking back for its return, but also remember there are lots of other colours and patterns to choose from.

Buy now from Next

M&S Cool Comfort™​ Culottes, £18

M&S Cool Comfort™​ Culottes, £18

Available in both nude and black, slip a pair of these under your skirt or trousers to get that streamlined figure

“I cannot recommend M&S culottes enough. Yes, they look like they fell out of the Victorian era but they are soooooo comfy under a skirt.” Chouetted

Buy now from M&S

Boden Embroidered Notch Neck Top, £40

Boden Embroidered Notch Neck Top, £40

100% cotton and available in navy and white, this lightweight top will keep you cool on the hottest of days

“I ended up keeping both colours for my holiday recently. The navy one looks great with my green Santana skirt as it has little flashes of the same green in the embroidery.” Laska5772

Buy now from Boden

Tweezerman Facial Hair Remover​, £20.95

Tweezerman Facial Hair Remover​, £20.95

Perfect for working on small areas, this little hair removal gadget works in a similar way to threading and is incredibly effective

“I use one of these, brilliant! Hurts the first few times but then is fine, no issues with redness either.” theunsure

“I second the Tweezerman although I only use it for my chin. I feel naked without my 'tache.” Borridge

“I use the Tweezerman thingy. Bought one after seeing a thread on here. Brilliant.” wizzler

Buy now from Boots

Clarks Andora Crush Black Leather Loafers, £45

Clarks Andora Crush Black Leather Loafers, £45

The perfect option if you want something smart and comfy but also über stylish

“I have these fringed loafers. I think they look very smart, and I absolutely love them. They still need to wear in a bit at the heel, but no actual blisters. I'm confident they'll be super comfy once that happens.” FizzingWhizzbee

Buy now from Clarks

Boden Wrap Front Swimsuit, £60

Boden Wrap Front Swimsuit, £60

Available in seven summery colours and patterns, this Boden swimsuit is said to flatter any figure – the secret built-in support and side ruching work wonders

“This is probably old news to all you lovely people in the know, but I'm amazed at the figure they gave me. Size 14, Santorini and the Wrap Front. They're like scaffolding! With in-built Spanx.” Snooks1971

“I’m a 32HH and wear the wrap Boden swimsuit. The cut is super flattering so I think you get away without mega support. Plus they do a longer length for us taller folk!" Family123

“I love my Boden wrap front swimsuit, it looks great and has given me a boost of confidence to start swimming again!" WrenDouglas

Good news for tall people – if you can never quite get the gusset and straps to sit comfortably you can buy this in a longer length, too.

Buy now from Boden

6 May

Udderly Smooth Chamois Anti Chaffing Cream with Shea Butter, £8.89

Udderly Smooth Chamois Anti Chaffing Cream with Shea Butter, £8.89

This little pot is a perfect cure for that inevitable chafing which comes with warmer weather – just slap it on wherever you're feeling the rub and relax in total comfort

“I use Udderly Smooth Chamois cream on my thighs which revolutionised my summer wardrobe. No more chafing!! Put it on once and I can walk all day in comfort.” TheClitterati

Also available in a super-nifty handbag sized tube for £4.59, perfect for when you're on the go

A huge thankyou to @TheClitterati for spotting we'd made a mistake the first time we posted this – the links and images above have all been changed to reflect the superstar product she really meant, and we can only apologise for getting it wrong the first time round!

Buy now from Amazon

Boden Casual Jersey Dress, now from £35 (was £50)

Boden Casual Jersey Dress, now from £35 (was £50)

One of Boden's staple classics which is popular year after year – and with such a flattering A-line shape we can see why

“I have a couple of these dresses in black and navy which are great for covering mum tum, wash well (no shrinkage) and are cool and comfy. I have had mine for four and three years and they still look good.” kikashi

“That Boden dress is really good. I had it in an orangy-red for my birthday and it's really flattering” goose1964

Buy now from Boden

FatFace Vintage Blue Denim Dungarees, £55

FatFace Vintage Blue Denim Dungarees, £55

No need to worry about muffin top or inadvertent mooning with these dungarees

“Bought the FatFace ones…I'm a curvy 14. I look very boobalicious in them, but am wearing a skin tight top under them. A slightly looser top will be better I think. They are sooooooo comfy.” Chimchar

“The FatFace ones are really comfy, aren't they? I can't believe I never bought dungarees before. Jeans with no waistband – win-win! I'm 45, 5' 3” and do not give a s*** if I look like an elderly toddler because they are SO COMFORTABLE!!” Hoosh

Buy now from FatFace

Superga Heritage Trainers, £30 (were £60)

Superga Heritage Trainers, £30 (were £60)

Looking for some stylish but comfy trainers for spring?

“Superga heritage ones! They do a plain white and they are very slim, light and comfortable. Only £30 in their clearance section on the website. I am a size 7 1/2 – 8 and ordered a size 40.” Dabisadancemove

Buy now from Superga

Skinny Tan Body Glow, £12.29

Skinny Tan Body Glow, £12.29

Take the edge off that winter skin with this gradual tanning moisturiser – plus it has a lovely coconut scent

“Skinny tan body glow. I’ve got the light as I’m very pale and it’s a gorgeous colour. Best fake tan I’ve ever used.” MoorMummy

Buy now from Amazon

Polarn O’ Pyret waterproof kids' coats, £35

Polarn O’ Pyret waterproof kids' coats, £35

Keep the little ones dry in the spring showers with this 100% waterproof coat – whether they're jumping in puddles or not

“Polarn coats are excellent. £££ but mine wear them all year round (with integrated fleece in the winter)” FreeButtonBee

Buy now from Polarn O. Pyret

Derma Rehab Spot Repair Patches pack of 180, £12.99

Derma Rehab Spot Repair Patches pack of 180, £12.99

Now bear with us – they may not look too fancy, but these might just be the solution to all your spot woes

“They are amazing. Slap one on your spot, leave it overnight, and it pulls out all the goo and deflates it. And then you take the little plaster off and your skin is 95% better. It has worked for me on the mother of all hormonal boils.” LuckingFovely

Buy some now from Amazon

If you want even more recommendations, check out Swears By for April 2018.

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