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DRESS REFRESH:
NOBODY’S CHILD AT M&S

Discover the standout designs vying for a spot in your autumn wardrobe, from a vintage-inspired tea dress to a floral-print midi, and how to style them

The retro floral-print mini

Nobody’s Child is known for taking vintage-inspired prints and retro details and bringing them up-to-the-minute with modern silhouettes. Case in point: this whimsical pie-crust collar mini dress, which looks like it stepped straight out of the Seventies, except it’s made from plant-based viscose (like all the dresses in this edit), making it a static-free zone. Wear with sandals to make the most of bare-leg days in early autumn, and switch for tights and ankle boots once the chill sets in.

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HOW TO STYLE IT

Long-sleeved mini dress
Keep things short and sweet with this dress
£35
Pale blue hair clips
Hair slides add a touch of retro charm
£8.50
Teddy coat
A teddy coat winter-proofs the look
£59
Ankle boots
Opt for vegan-friendly boots this season
£35

The puff-sleeved midi dress

A key shape for 2020, this sweetly sophisticated style (coming soon) ticks all the trend boxes while offering great cost-per-wear value. The figure-flattering sweetheart neckline and effortless midi length make it smart enough for socially distanced gatherings when paired with simple ballet pumps, while the fun polka-dot print goes perfectly with an oversized denim jacket and white trainers for a more casual look. Ruche detailing at the neckline and cuffed sleeves elevate this feminine design and add intrigue – be prepared for compliments.

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HOW TO STYLE IT

Polka-dot midi dress
We’re dotty about this pretty midi dress
£45
Gold hoop earrings
Accessorise with a pair of simple gold hoops
£9.50
Denim jacket
The ultimate throw-on-and-go jacket
£39.50
White trainers
Wear with trainers on run-around days
£19.50

The star-print midi dress

Reach for the stars this autumn with this covetable black and white printed midi dress. Cut to flatter with a softly structured sleeve, elegant V-neck and figure-skimming shape, it’s bound to become a wardrobe staple that works as hard as you do. Complement the eye-catching print with simple accessories to let the dress do the talking, or pop a cosy jumper over the top to get more mileage out of the look – the lightweight and naturally breathable viscose fabric makes it ideal for layering. But act fast, because this stellar dress has all the hallmarks of an Instagram hit.

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HOW TO STYLE IT

Star-print dress
The dress that has us all feeling starry-eyed
£35
Black loafers
Go flat out with a pair of square-toed loafers
£49.50
Grey jumper
Keep things toasty with a chunky knit
£19.50
Black handbag
Complete the outfit with a sleek tote
£69

The voluminous midi dress

If there’s one trend we can’t get enough of this season it’s the statement-making midi dress. Not just for holidays and heatwaves, free-flowing styles look great even in the depths of winter when teamed with lace-up hiker boots and an oversized coat. This printed style with on-point smocking is ideal for lunch dates (no restrictive waistbands to worry about), autumnal walks with a pumpkin spice latte in hand, or simply worn layered over a ribbed polo-neck and teamed with chunky loafers for the office.

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HOW TO STYLE IT

Grey beanie
Top off your look with a cashmere beanie
£35
Black aviator jacket
Maximise your cosy with an aviator jacket
£69
Polo-neck jumper
Ribbed polos make for fuss-free layering
£17.50
Hiker boots
Reach new style heights in hiker boots
£59

Words: Dulcie Emerson

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