Today sees the launch of M&S' second collaboration with the iconic British label favoured by the likes of Kate Middleton and Holly Willoughby.
With warmer weather approaching and a couple of new activities back on the ‘allowed’ agenda, our lockdown wardrobes are looking rather jaded, and we finally have an excuse to shop again with outdoor coffee catch-ups, picnics and takeaway drinks in parks and garden parties all soon (ever the optimists) to be greenlit by government.
After a long, bleak winter, taking these slow and steady steps towards freedom is cause in itself for celebration and when the day does eventually come that we can socialise freely, we intend on having a bevvy of pretty dresses lined up to wear.
Perfect timing then, that just today, M&S should unveil its latest collaboration with Ghost, a 15-piece edit that's being hailed as the cure for the season's what-to-wear woes and perfect for 're-entry'.
M&S x Ghost
Hoping to mirror the success of last year's debut collection which was an instant sell-out, the second instalment of M&S X Ghost features the designer label's signature aesthetic and timeless detailing, while reflecting the quality and comfort synonymous with the beloved high street store.
The limited-edition collection boasts vintage-inspired silhouettes, pretty ruffles, shirred detailing and beautiful sleeve finishes, all in playful floral prints and varying hem lengths. Coming in a fresh seasonal palette of bright reds, pale greens and soft lilacs and in lighter, more fluid weighted fabrications, the versatile dress styles are designed to be enjoyed throughout summer and beyond.
The M&S x Ghost Summer '21 collection was designed exclusively for the high street store and is available in sizes 6-20 and prices range from €80 and €120, which is good value, considering that an average dress from Ghost's own range rings in quite a deal more pricey at €300.
The line is available to shop online now at Marksandspencer.com/ie, and a third collection from pair will be available launched in June with even more high-summer dresses.
Shop Irish Tatler's favourite five dresses from the collection below...
Floral V-Neck Puff Sleeve Midi Wrap Dress, €95 – SHOP
Floral V-Neck Button Through Mini Tea Dress, €80 – SHOP
Floral V-Neck Button Through Midi Tea Dress, €95 – SHOP
Floral V-Neck Puff Sleeve Midi Tea Dress, €95 – SHOP
Floral V-Neck Frill Detail Midi Tea Dress, €120 – SHOP