We’ve replaced the buttons with a hidden panel of soft velco®, this should make getting dressed quicker with less time spent fiddling with small buttons. The dress is also easy to Iron making life easier for parents.
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Checked Pure Cotton Dress (3-14 Years) is rated
2.4 out of
Rated 3 out of
Overall a good fit but shrank in the dryerI have a 4 year old going to reception in September and I thought velcro would make it easier for her to change. The dress is quite good in that respect although it's possible the velcro might get undone if pulled a certain way (shouldn't be a problem at that age though I wouldn't have thought...). The dress is long enough, the blue colour is good but it shrank in the wash/dryer so now it fits just about right on her around the chest and she's slim, so not sure it'll last until next spring. It also needs ironing (I wanted a cotton one as it's more breathable) but I'm hoping I won't have to do it if I hang it up after washing rather than bunging it into the dryer as I did the first time.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 3 out of
Not the classic type - title misleadingI buy the 100% cotton Summer dress for years now. This is the usual style but with a hidden extra. It has no real button but velcro, Autistic Society approved.
While I applaude M&S to do this I would have preferred a more "in your face" acknowledgement about it. I only looked for "100% cotton" thinking I get the same dress as last year and only realised it when my daughter tried it on.
Due to the fact that the fasting is not buttons it will go back and I buy the skin kind version.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 1 out of
Velcro fastening not button throughIt wasn't clear on the description that this Sumer dress has Velcro underneath the fake buttons. My daughter tried it on and couldn't get the Velcro to line up. She was also conscious it may come undone at school.
After some searching online I see that there are 2 styles of this dress, one with buttons and one with Velcro so I will exchange them. Personal preference which you choose but title/description needs to be clearer to avoid confusion m&s!
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 1 out of
Velco fastening with fake buttonsThis dress has velco fastening. The description needs to clearer. There is an idential version of this dress available with button fastening, which is the one I wanted.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of
need to go down at least one sizeMy daughter is nearly 9 but although she is slightly above average height, i had to get a size 7-8 for her. She tried the 8-9 too but it was halfway down her shins. Lovely otherwise though. Nice style, colour and quality.