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Linen Rich Patch Pocket Shift Dress

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Model Details

  • Model Height: 5ft 10"/ 178cm
  • Neck to hem length for a size 12: 96cm


Stay feeling cool and comfortable on warm days with this linen dress, featuring a subtle textured detail and patch pockets. This shift dress sits at knee-length, making it a great casual piece, and our lightweight and breathable fabric makes it ideal even for the hottest of summer days. Try accessorising the V-neckline with your favourite necklace to add a touch of personality to the look and teaming with espadrilles for a chic finish.

  • Product ID: T42/5633

    Fit and style

    • Product Style: Shift dress
    • Unlined
    • 55% linen, 45% viscose
    • Machine washable even at 30º
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Linen Rich Patch Pocket Shift Dress is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 269.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dress! I bought this dress yesterday...it looks so much better on than off. I am 5'7" and the length is perfect. I bought regular and it falls just below the knee. Perfect for holidays.
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good classic dress I bought this dress in the natural colour and was very pleased with it, then was happy to find it came in different colours! I wanted the amethyst colour, but as so may things from M and S it was not in stock. I ordered the "green" version, and was VERY pleased when it turned out to be a lovely aqua colour - not an accurate picture on line, M and S!!! I haven't worn either yet due to the weather, but they seem like a cool addition to the summer wardrobe. PLEASE MORE CLASSIC, PLAINER COLOUR AND DESIGNS LIKE THESE DRESSES, NOT THE AWFUL PATTERNED ONES THERE ARE IN STORE!
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely summer dress Ordered two sizes online, and whilst the smaller one was ok the larger just hung a bit better and was therefore more comfortable. What really surprised me though was the difference in length - the larger one is about 3" at least shorter than the smaller one, although they are both "standard" length. Uusually its the larger size that is longer, so dont know what happened here. Anyway, it did mean the shorter length was perfect for me and avoided any alterations. The dress itself is a really good addition to a summer wardrobe, could be dressed up or down, and the beige colour is lovely, not too wishy washy. Obviously being linen it does crease, but not excessively. Havent yet washed it, so cant comment on how well it washes.
Date published: 2019-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer days This is the perfect summer dress, can either be dressed up or down,looks far better on than the photo. Hope it’s going to be done in more colours.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS IS MORE LIKE IT M&S !!!!, When I saw this dress on line I knew it would be a winner. It’s offered in a huge range of sizes, well done!!The dress is very reasonably priced. The colour is a creamy oatmeal.The garment is a linen blend.Last year hundreds of older women were asking for sleeves in summer dresses, well ,thank goodness you have listened to us. The style is simple,I like the addition of pockets, especially if you want to wear the dress loose as I do. Even though I am only 5 ft 4ins I bought the long length.I am happier with my knees covered.I am obviously not the only one , as the long length seem to be selling fast. Interestingly, there is a very deep hem,3 to 4 ins. This gives a little more weight to the dress so it hangs well. Presently I am unable to comment on how it will wash .Looking at the material it should not pose a problem. I actually bought two sizes ,trying to decide which look I want ummm mm m !!!!!!
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from patch pocket shift dress Lovely dress I'm sure i will wear often throughout the summer. If they did the dress in brighter colours such as yellow, orange, pastel blues etc. Im sure I would buy more of them. Great for a "lady of a certain age" if you know what i mean? (Phew its hot in here)
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smart Shift I ordered this shift, and a number of others in the range, as I liked the simple line, and style, also the pocket detail and the fact it had sleeves. The colours were true to the online photo, and the fabric was a very good quality for the price. Although, once again, sizing varied between items of the same size. From recent experiences I ordered 2 sizes, and i’m glad I did. In one colour the smaller size fitted best, and the next size up was too big around the neck, and shoulders. However, in a different colour, design, the smaller size fitted, but the next size up was also a good fit! I liked the dresses so much I bought 4! They are very versatile, and comfortable to wear - when I eventually found the right size!! This appears to be an ongoing problem across the board, and it means I now have to order more items than I need because of the fit. As a loyal customer for over 40 years, it’s not something I ever had to do in the past because of sizing, so come on ‘Marks’, it’s time to get this sorted out - please.
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilled with this dress I bought this dress in oatmeal and am very pleased with it. The fabric is really soft and good quality and a nice natural colour. For me at 5 foot 2 the length is perfect just resting over the knee. It is the sort of dress that feels comfortable and easy to wear and I really like the patch pockets. I am looking forward to wearing it i this summer. It is the first time I have bought a dress from M&S for some time and I am so pleased I am going to buy another.
Date published: 2019-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than expected Every aspect of this dress was better than I expected. Like most women I know around my age (late 50s) I'd begun to give up on M&S clothes. This dress/tunic is made from a lovely, high quality fabric. It falls well and creases a lot less than most linen. It's been thoughtfully styled with an interesting neck line and great pockets. It's practical and smart - a difficult combination to achieve. Plus the colours look better than on the web site. More colour choice please plus some winter styles designed by the same people.
Date published: 2019-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really versatile dress! I ordered two sizes online 14 and 16, normally a 16 top, and 12 bottom. This dress comes up a little bit big at the top so 14 fitted perfectly, which meant it was nicely loose around the hips. I ordered a standard length as long wasn't available, but it comes just on my knees I'm 5' 9" . Would look great with heels, or flats, and equally nice wearing a pair of leggings underneath. I love it, it will get lots of wear in the summer.
Date published: 2019-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful find - so comfortable I liked this so much I bought 3 ! I am going to dye one! And one is the blue patterned one. Looks as good as ones twice the price -- or more -- that I have seen.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have summer dress This is one lovely comfortable dress so very pleased with it, and well done M&S for style and the fact that it has sleeves that end a couple of inches above elbow perfect for women of a certain age. I’m 5’ 3” so length on the knee, again perfect. I hope you cater a little more for the older women who wants to wear fashionable clothes not Mini or midi or cold shoulders.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely linen shift dress Good fit, nice sleeves. Needed longer version, though. (It’s an age thing, you know!). Only hope it doesn’t shrink when washed. As it is, love it! Would love more colours.
Date published: 2019-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful dress I bought this dress because I really like linen for the summer, and it has sleeves! Well done, M&S, so many summer weight dresses are without. The detail of v neck front and back gives it that extra something. Very pleased.
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple & Stylish A great dress for a multitude of occasions - accessorise with M&S jewellery and coloured shoes or wear with sandals and a beach style bag. I love the simple lines of this dress and it definitely looks more stylish than other high street brands.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Website picture did not flatter this dress The dress is great and looks very sophisticated the pic of website is awful and would not have ordered dress from that! I saw dress in store and loved it. The size is generous which is good as you need the tummy room to be sufficient as straight dresses can be unattractive if dress clings to a roundish tum.
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not my favourite dress when I saw this in M&S I thought hurrah at last a comfortable shift dress. I bought size 12 which was ok but too long for my 5ft 1in height as I like dresses just below the knee, this was mid-calf. Decided I could shorten it, but NO, it was a deep double hem which would have entailed virtually a complete re-make. When it came to remove the dress it was a near impossibility, no opening in the back, I tied myself in knots trying to get it off and nearly had to call a neighbour for help.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty colour M & S its about time you got your sizes sorted, no wonder you are losing customers. Bought this in 2 different sizes and as previous reviewer stated the lengths are very different. The larger size a good 3 inches shorter!! how very odd. The fabric isn't as soft as I expected but hoping it washes soft.
Date published: 2019-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classsic linen dress Until I tried it on, I thought it to be a rather plain, boring dress. When I tried it on, I loved the fit, especially the sleeves and think it will be a favourite dressed up or down for many occasions.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great dress, not such great colour I like the style of this dress, particularly the v neck back and front. It hangs well and just covers my knees (plus point)! It’s a simple, classic style which is easy to wear and will bea great holiday dress. The colour is a negative, a deadish oatmeal which isn’t the most flattering, but I’m keeping it because, apart from that, the dress is perfect. It would look wonderful in an ice blue or a strong pink.....
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really lovely dress I think I will wear this dress a lot because it is so comfortable and I am only hoping it won't crease too much. It can be worn as a day dress or for going out in the evening with some chunky jewellery. I have the beige colour but I might order it in another colour as well.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant dress Saw it in store and knew it would be great. Ordered 10 and 12 Regular - 10 fitted perfectly, it hangs well, very flattering, oatmeal colour fabulous. Have been waiting for linen blend with sleeves. More please!
Date published: 2019-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dress Very comfortable and easy to wear. More of this please.
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely fit and colour the reviews on this dress put me off a bit, so I decided to buy it in store rather than online and I'm glad I did. I had tried on my sister's size 14 at home and it was too tight. In store I tried a size 14 and it fitted perfectly and was 3 inches longer than the size 16. I think you just have to buy this dress in store to find the right fit and length. It is very annoying that the sizing varies so drastically! Having said all of that, it is a lovely dress, better on than off, a very good price and the oatmeal colour is a lovely colour.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to wear dress Lovely casual daytime dress. A little loose around hips so went down a size. I'm 5'2 and it's just on the knee. Had same fabric dress last year & though it feels/looks like linen doesn't crease as much. Happy.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice material I wanted a linen mix and thought "at last" when I saw this but although it fitted well around my too large hips...my main body problem, it was too big on bust and shoulders so sadly I had to return it.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At last! The message seems to be getting through; this dress is plain and simple, suitable for all ages and shapes, and leaves the owner to decide whether to dress it up. As an older lady, I am delighted with the sleeve length, the pockets and the neckline. The V neck is flattering and will be cool on hot days, without showing too much flesh. The dress shape skims over imperfections, and is not so translucent that they are still revealed. (I bought the oatmeal version, because I particularly wanted a neutral garment; flesh coloured underwear is barely visible.) The length is perfect for me as it just covers my knees but I am only 5ft 3in, so I expect taller mature ladies would have preferred a choice of length. I am looking forward to wearing it; different choices of accessories will provide variety and interest and it has none of the silly fashion fads to date it. A navy version would be very welcome! To make it absolutely perfect a tiny bit of elastane would provide some "give" when sitting or moving the arms, but that's being picky. More of these thoughtful, basic staples please; save the fancy stuff for the accessories.
Date published: 2019-05-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing This style is not true to size - it comes up very small indeed and if you are over 1.8m tall it's far too short. I ordered two to test the sizing and the first one arrived on its own looking as if the dog had slept on it - terribly creased and disreputable-looking! I expect better from M&S logistics really. It's good value at the sale price if you can get one to fit you properly as I think it would be quite versatile, however both of mine went back. Pity but there it is...
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfort I hate tight fitting clothes as my body swells in the heat. This dress is comfortable to wear and nice and cool. Slightly big fitting but downsizing would be to small. Would definitely buy more in this style
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plain but oh so versatile This dress is very comfortable and flattering to wear and you can dress it up or down with scarves and jewellery. I bought the turquoise and it's a lovely dark shade, almost jade. The regular length came to just under the knee and I'm 5'5". I'd like another one but not the colours available - how about navy?
Date published: 2019-04-27
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