Some women are blessed with knowing exactly what suits their body shape, but for the rest of us a few handy tips can be a great help. That’s why we invited five fabulous fashion bloggers to our press showroom to explore our dresses collection and pick out the styles that flatter their figure best. We had our assistant buyer for dresses, Barbara Bobadilla, on hand to offer some expert advice too. They’ve all shared their style tips in a series of videos and a handy guide, available online at marksandspencer.com.
We were there as the bloggers picked out their favourite styles, soÂ read on to find out which dresses they liked best…
Gemma from Big Girls Browse
Gemma is a fashion writer and ambassador for curves and herÂ favourite style of dresses are ’50s inspired which is why she loved theÂ Spotted Hem Prom Dress (above left). Gemma also tried ourÂ Secret Supportâ„¢ Circle Print DressÂ (above right)Â which looked super stylish.Â A top tip for this style is not to be tempted to go up a size, it will feel snug but the support is what smooths and streamlines the silhouette. We also thought Gemma looked fab in this Abstract Print Dress.
Muireann from BangsÂ and a Bun
Muireann is a writer and dedicated runner.Â For her athletic rectangle shape, choosing dresses is about creating curves so the Peplum Shift Dress (above left) andÂ Cap Sleeve Belted Dress (above right) were perfect for her.
Amanda from The Women’s Room
Amanda writes a lifestyle blogÂ for the 35+ woman. She would describe her body shape as rectangle and is conscious to conceal her tummy. Amanda was quick to grill Barbara on what style of dresses are most popular with our customers (jersey, mock-wrap dresses if you were wondering) and also whatÂ fashion-forward styles are gaining popularityÂ (skater dresses are the one to watch). We think Amanda looked amazing in theÂ Oriental Floral Print Shift Dress (above right) with clever contour line detailing. Very feminine and chic.
Kate from WitWitWoo
Kate is an English graduate and mum to two boys. Her body shape is strawberry which sometimes means she has to go up a dress size to accomodate her fuller bust. TheÂ Secret Supportâ„¢ Circle Print Dress (above left) gave Kate a great, sexy shape while thecolouring of theÂ Bold FloralÂ Maxi Dress (above right) worked fabulously with her vibrant hair and lipstick.
Harriet from Where is Harriet?
Harriet works in finance and loves to shop. She’s petite with an hourglass body shape. Top of her shopping list was theÂ Colour Block Sateen Shift Dress (above right) which has clever contour lines to enhance herÂ shapely silhouette. The dark belt for the Linen Blend Striped Dress (above left)Â is a clever styleÂ trick to draw the eye toÂ the narrowest part of her body too.
Here are a couple of shots from behind the scenes on our afternoon of filming. Which dress did you like best? Do let us know by leaving a comment.