THE BRETON SHIFT DRESS
The epitome of chic, this sleek Autograph dress is an effortless choice for work, weekend or holidays, says M&S.com womenswear editor, Charlene Barton.
As far as classics go, the Breton stripe holds the line. Once a humble uniform for the French navy, it’s been making its mark on the fashion stage ever since Coco Chanel used it in her 1917 nautical-inspired collection. Fast-forward almost 100 years and it’s universal; so much so that I defy you to find anyone who doesn’t have at least one version sitting modestly within their wardrobe, male or female. Such is the power of Gallic simplicity – something this luxe Autograph dress masters with aplomb. Featuring a sleek shift silhouette (and handy pockets), the design is timeless, which means you’ll be wearing it now, next season and for many years to come.